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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"What do you see yourself doing in ten years?" -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (Both interviewers asked me this.)" -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Baylor?" -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your favorite and least favorite things about doing research? (I'm a non-trad student coming in with a PhD.)" -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do if you finish all of your schooling and find that you hate practicing medicine?" -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read interview feedback on SDN, read over my application, practiced answering questions, and read the school's website." -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Wow, just about everything: the size of the TMC, research and educational opportunities, curriculum, facilities, students, and my fellow interviewees. MD Anderson Cancer center is here and is arguably the premier cancer center in this country. The tuition at Baylor is ridiculously cheap, even for OOS residents, and you can become a resident after your first year. I particularly liked the tracks (read about them on the school's website before you go), the early clinical exposure, and that the students seem so happy. I think that Baylor highly values teaching and research backgrounds, and they also seem very open and receptive to non-traditional students. Some students serve on the admissions committee with full voting rights. I have the impression that the administrators care a great deal about student opinion and happiness." -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hmm, not very much. Maybe I was a little surprised that considering how heavy into research Baylor is, I seemed to be the only person at my interview day who was interested in research. Also, students don't attend class much, but they watch their classes on line and still seem to do well. The school does give grades, unlike many other top schools." -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Houston has a large Hispanic population, so if you speak Spanish, you should definitely let them know that. Don't try to exaggerate your fluency, though. One of my interviewers did test me!" -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Baylor is a top tier school, and it's easy to see why. See positive impressions for more about what specifically impressed me. The interview day was well-structured, with plenty of time to ask questions and talk to fellow applicants. It also starts later than most other interviews (12 PM), so if you're coming from the East, you can take an early flight in that morning rather than having to stay there the night before. The interview group here is VERY large, on the order of 60 students. But I actually liked that, because it gave me an opportunity to meet some of my potential future classmates. I had two interviews: one with a PhD researcher, and one with a student. The med students will talk up the trip to Two Rows, but I don't think that it lives up the hype. It's basically just a bar where you can hang out and talk to students and fellow applicants some more. But considering how long and tiring the day was, I should have just passed on going. " -Posted 12/11/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

sorry, I don't remember

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/09/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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