4 out of 10
7 out of 10
At the school
"tell me about yourself. they need to get rid of that question it's so vague, bland and mindless."
"What do you see yourself doing after medical school?"
"What do you think is the biggest problem facing American healthcare today?"
"How I would balance family life with medical school. What I thought the biggest problem facing healthcare in America was (you shouldn't ask someone like me that question because I can't talk much science but I can talk recent social and policy issues! took me about twenty minutes to cover that question alone)"
"to explain a particular grade on my transcript (but really I anticipated that). "
"Well, I didn't really. I just went in naturally. Mentally, I had gone over my reasons for wanting to study medicine and I wanted to make sure I communicated that with as much passion and credibility as possible and that was the main thrust of my preparation. I sort had a picture of what the interview would be like as I knew a few students from my alma mater who were already there."
"Dr. Karen Johnson. My advice to prospective interviewees make friends with her. she's easy to talk to but you will probably only have access to her for 30 mins. She remembers names and she wants that personal contact so she can advocate for particular students during the committee's review"
"Not much. I hate the way high profile schools like Baylor give the red carpet treatment to students from Name-brand institutions almost shunning the rest of us and making us feel intimidated. then again, it's interesting to note that very few Baylor students are actually from those name-brand (better known as Ivy-league schools)."
"nothing really. I was pretty familiar with the entire process."
"It was great. It would have been nice if they didn't mention some of the points on other students' applications that would probably make their applications seem superior (for instance that one of the interviewees was a published writer). Baylor wants to maintain (or attain) a certain status so the undertones of snubbery are only very thinly veiled- I was not deceived. Every other thing was nice. The students were great and the financial aid is out of this world!"