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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

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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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)?

"Explain your research like you're telling it to your grandmother." -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"What other experience have you had outside of the medical field?" -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

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

"Besides medicine, what else do you want to do?" -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When I (the interviewer) am swimming, I sink. I cannot float on water. What can I do so I can float?" -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think you're a better applicant than the others who are interviewing today?" -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing really." -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people. I feel like I'm already part of the family. I also like the curriculum and the fact that you don't have to take you USMLE Step 1 before you start your clinical rotations. I also like how the 8 weeks of free time within the four years to do whatever you want." -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't like the new logo. " -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I will have two student interviewers instead of one for my MSTP interview." -Posted 10/07/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Baylor is a wonderful place. Even though I am an MD/PhD applicant, I will still go to Baylor if I just get into MD. They have many wonderful programs at Baylor. Besides the Houston weather and the parking at the medical center, I feel very comfortable spending the 8+ years at Baylor. For the MD/PhD applicants, the interview day is longer than the regular MD folks. The night before you're invited to Dr. Plon's house (the director of the MSTP) for a little pre-interview dinner. The next day at 8AM, you go to the MSTP office, get breakfast, and listen to a short presentation about Baylor MSTP. From 9-11:45AM, that's the interview with two faculty members and a student (or two). Immediately after the MSTP interviews, you go straight to the medical school and Dr. Karen Johnson will start and welcome the applicants. After a brief talk about the day's events, you then go to your two interviews or basic science tours. After the interviews and the basic science tours, the applicants gather and hear the brief presentation about Baylor and Houston. After that, the applicants split into groups for the clinical tours... walking around the medical center. This is the hottest part of the tour because you have to walk outside. Finally the MD applicants come back for the student panel while the MD/PhD applicants go upstairs and have the end of day social with the MSTP folks. Afterwards, both the MD and MD/PhD applicants go to Two Rows for another social. " -Posted 10/07/2006 | 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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