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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What do you do for fun? What else? What else? What else?? What else??? (I work full-time, I don't have THAT much free time.)" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

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

"What kind of art and literature do you like? (what a vague and yet confining question)" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

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

"Why would anyone want to live in Houston? (when I responded that I had lived in Houston for a summer and enjoyed it, the response was "Ugh, how?")" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you feel culturally isolated? (I'm South Asian and live on the Tex-Mex border.)" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Don't you think that by choosing primary care, you'll be jack of all trades and master of none?" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"talked to student, read Baylor website" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"new facilities, huge and high-caliber medical center" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my close-minded and cold interviewers, the "texas or bust" attitude" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that baylor is a doctor factory and innovative ideas are not welcome" -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviewers were befuddled by the fact that I didn't fit neatly into their conception of what a pre-med is. My grades and scores are very good, so I've spent my time exploring other fields, i.e. political science, education, environmentalism. Instead of being interested in my experiences, they wanted to know why I hadn't spent the last four years behind a bench doing research. Baylor is not a place for people with an interdisciplinary view of medicine or who are interested in being anything more than a researcher with an M.D. or, at most, a surgeon." -Posted 01/25/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2003

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