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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 makes you unique?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

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

"How do you want to impact medicine?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are you separating yourself among your classmates if you chose not to write a thesis?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Many previous interviews, read the mailed booklet, thoroughly went through the website, and talked to my student host." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing, Boston's full of life, the students were the most laid back of any campus, and there wasn't a sense of arrogance. The curriculum is changing (and it sounds like for the better) with an Introduction to the Profession course, early clinical rotations, and more continuity between rotations. There are lots of opportunities for those interested in global health. My student host was awesome. He took me around town to dinner and to a movie at night with his classmates." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost of living is very high. While many students stay for 5 years, cost of additional degrees (like MPH) is not covered. I can't bring my car because there's no place to park." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I never expected this interview, so it was a pleasant surprise. Based on being grilled by one of my interviewers (see thesis question), I don't expect to get accepted. All in all though, it was a great experience and I'm happy just to have visited the campus. The school, without a doubt, blows the competition out of the water. They're revamping the New Pathway program for next year and I'm thrilled with their emphasis on PBL. It seems like you can do anything you want here." -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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2006

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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