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  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Who was your role model and why?" -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Describe a difficult challenge that you faced and how you were able to overcome it? What did you learn from this experience?" -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Specific questions regarding my application including research, leadership, and community service experiences." -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know what the income tax rate is in England? We were talking about nationalized health care and I was asked this question to see if this program would be suitable for the United States. The answer is 60% while ours is 33%." -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I wasn't asked any difficult questions. I was able to answer each one comfortably." -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through Baylor's website and information that I acquired over the years, studentdoctor.net, interview questions that I downloaded from the internet, MSAR handbook, and USNews.com" -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Patient contact starts day one of medical school. Each student takes a class called Physician, Patient and the Society where you learn how to give diagnoses and take medical examinations. Also, after taking your clinical electives, you have at least 10 months free before graduation to do whatever you want. :)" -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't have any negative impressions, but I did learn that this may not be the school for you if you're interested in primary care. You are given the opportunity to study and practice in a dynamic medical center, but it's primarily specialty based. You have the opportunity to learn from the best doctors and use this information in a primary care residency maybe elsewhere." -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The two medical students who host the interview sessions and presentations are on the admissions committee. Make friends with everyone! :)" -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt very prepared for the interview sessions. I had a 1:30PM and 2:30PM. My first interviewer was strictly by the book. Seriously, my first question that I was asked was, "Why do you want to go to medical school?" Even though my answer why physiologically based he still asked, "why not social work, psychology, if you want to help people?" I already knew not to say "to help people," because I knew that would be the next question. He then asked me, "what challenges are facing the healthcare industry today?" I informed him of healthcare costs, the cuts in the CHIPS medicaid program, and health insurance. This is how we got on the nationalized health care topic. When we were talking about how cut throat insurance companies were, he cursed! I was shocked, but I knew then the interview was more relaxed and he then asked me questions regarding my application. I felt the interview was closed rather than open since he informed me once I stepped in that he only had time to glance at my application. The interview turned out pretty well and I was able to complete it and the next on a good basis. " -Posted 10/08/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2003

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