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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about your family" -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

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

"If we gave you a week off, what would you do?" -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

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

"How would you solve the drug problem in Camden?" -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do to solve the drug problem in Camden?" -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, guidebook, SDN" -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Medical center, quality of clinical experiences (not just watching great doctors but actually working with your head and hands)." -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I couldn't get a host." -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" -Posted 12/02/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Few into Hobby via Southwest (this is probably the best airport to arrive in since there are multiple methods of transportation from the airport to the medical center and surrounding hotels. From Hobby airport here is a Texans Shuttle ($18) and an Airport Shuttle America ($15) that will get you to your hotel or the medical center. Problem is, you might have to wait just a little bit (I waited 10 min) but it's worth not spending the $30 (given price) for a taxi. You can also take the 88 bus to downtown Houston and catch the Metrorail south to the Medical center (expect to wait for the bus though, it will take about an hour to get to the medical center but it only costs $1). I took the rail/bus to the airport on my way back and it definitely takes you through some shady Houston neighborhoods. I stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn which is about a mile south of the medical center. I highly recommend it. They have a deluxe breakfast to get you started and, if you arrive early enough the night before, there is a hospitality hour with free drinks & food. The price was $79 a night at the Baylor rate (be sure you ask for that rate) and was the cheapest of any of the hotels that Baylor sent me. There is a shuttle from the hotel that takes you right to Baylor (you can also call the shuttle to take you from anywhere in the medical center to the hotel. I met a student in the morning (8am) to sit through classes (biochem, endocrine, & histo). The last two lectures were quite amazing and the histo professor was quite hilarious throughout. At noon there is a intro session for the applicants accompanied by food after which there is a 3 hour period of interviews (you only have 2 30min interviews) and the rest of the time you can either chat with med students (who come in and get free food) or go on the basic science tours (about 20min long). At 4pm there is a description of how the ranking/invitation process works after the interview and a presentation on the curriculum. At 5pm there are clinical tours where we got to see Ben Taub's ER & Neonatal care, the Commons, and St. Lukes Hospital (Texas Heart Institute). Finally there was a very funny presentation on life in Houston followed by a student panel. Many of the applicants left after this, but in an effort to make the most of my day (I still wasn't tired), I went to Two Row's for the social event. Most of the med students @ Two Rows just showed up for some food and left to go bar hopping but the main guys such as the class president stayed around to entertain questions and give his criteria for choosing a med school. I stayed an extra night and spent some time on Saturday taking pictures of the medical center and exploring Houston. What I loved most about the school was the obvious clinical experiences that the students were able to have. Even though they don't have sim labs, there are more than enough hands-on opportunities with real patients. It seems as though the med students have a good opportunity to get their hands dirty in medicine and act as interns would elsewhere (not just on the sub-I). " -Posted 12/02/2006 | 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?

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?

HOU

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott - Residence Inn Medical Center

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$301-$400

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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