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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?

3 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)?

"How would your friends describe you?" -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

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

"So your father owns a small business...tell me about it." -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

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

"(while we were on the topic of communication) What would you do to ensure good communication between yourself and your colleagues?" -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing immensely interesting. I got the "What is your biggest pet peeve question?" too." -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the role of the physician in a world where alternative medicine is becoming more and more popular?" -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Didn't do too much. Read the SDN interview feedback and relaxed. This wasn't my first interview, so I kinda knew the drill." -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school presents itself so well. I really like the way they emphasize the clinical aspect of medicine. The students were all very happy." -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of a lot of student facilities (i.e. gym). And of course, parking." -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had an inclination that they were going to hold the admissions committee was going to make the decision the night after our interview, but I didn't know that it was while we were on our tour. By the time we went to the social, they were already done!" -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Baylor College of Medicine is an amazing school that I knew that I would like and I came out liking it even more. The students are calm, are great presenters, and are obviously all intelligent. Being from a non-ivy league school, seeing lots of high tier institutions represented at the interview session was a little intimidating, but everyone's in the same boat. No extensive walks to interview locations, but eat beforehand - the refreshments they serve can in no way shape or form replace lunch. The day starts at noon, which is nice (you avoid a lot of morning rush-hour traffic), but everyone is just tired by the end of the interview and a lot of people left early after their interviews. My interviewers were both really nice, and my second interviewer told me that I would fit in really well at the institution. What a great compliment, so I'm hoping for the best!" -Posted 11/20/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2004

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