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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"tell me about yourself. they need to get rid of that question it's so vague, bland and mindless." -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself doing after medical school?" -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing American healthcare today?" -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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)" -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"to explain a particular grade on my transcript (but really I anticipated that). " -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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." -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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" -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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)." -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really. I was pretty familiar with the entire process." -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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!" -Posted 10/23/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2004

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