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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?

1 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 people in Austin think about Vince Young's cashing in? Surprisingly hard for one who's been somewhat trapped in the local VY lovefest. I also think he was testing if it would stand up to a contradictory point of view." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

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

"Do your have a moment when you knew medicine was your only career path? If so, tell me about it?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

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

"How has your clinical exprerience helped you to determine your dedication to medicine?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Tell me about your greatest strengths, weaknesses, and challenges you've overcome. What I'm looking for here is about two strengths and weaknesses..." My first interviewer told me how to pattern my answers, which was a little strange." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about this disciplinary action. (For obvious reasons.)" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback; extensively reviewed school's curriculum, special features, and resources; read through the whole of last year's acceptances thread; PM'ed several current students; read up on my biot ethics. I really want to go to this school, my first choice!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities. The curriculum. The approachability of student adcom members. The happiness of every student I met." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"From the post-interview mixer at a local bar, how Baylor appears to show sizable favoritism to some otherwise underprepared, underdedicated, and underimpressive Rice applicants. This was exhibited by both some fellow interviewees and current students." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First interview was with a Ph.D. and was weird only because he wanted me to pattern my answers. I didn't know how to take it: was he just very pedantic and desirous of structured responses or was he trying to hint for me not to worry so much (for whatever reasons)? {I can only wish....) Second interview was wonderfully conversational. It was pushed up a half-hour because the person in front of me didn't show, but it gave me a chance to break the ice on the walk to his office. My interviewer was a pediatrician with special training in the business side of medicine (he teaches some of the MD/MBA courses) and we shared a connection about the cultural components of healthcare. He was also very receptive and non-judgmental about the minor disciplinary action I have on my record—very reassuring that the school values applicants holistically. Overall, these were the most personable, laid-back interviews I experienced." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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