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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"Why do you want to come to Baylor?" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

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

"What experiences have you had that support your desire for medicine?" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

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

"Where do you draw the line between providing help for your patients and realizing your limitations as a doctor?" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When you have a patient that has an option for a non-essential treatment (one that isn't a life or death decision but one that would prolong or improve the patient's life), what would you do if the patient had been turned away from Medicare, etc.?" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do to find a balance between being emotionally connected with patients and being confident in order to provide a source of strength for your patients?" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced interview questions, read over the Baylor website and about their tracks (Underrepresented in Healthcare, International Medicine, etc.), talked to as many students as I could to get a feel for their culture and student life, thanks to my student host. " -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Stay with a student host! This was a really important part of the experience for me; I stayed at a student's apartment the night before and night of my interview. This allowed me to have a better understanding of the school and the cultural atmosphere before the interview took place. Absolutely everything impressed me: the Texas Medical Center was amazing (the largest medical center in the WORLD!), with tons of opportunities and hospitals all in one huge area; the students were amazing, welcoming, and very well-rounded; they have lots of faculty that work with the underserved and international health initiatives; they reach out to the community and to other countries by creating new programs. It was absolutely amazing and I miss it already!!!!!" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only the fact that the school contains just two lecture halls, one for the first years and one for second years. So, all day you are in classes from 8 to 12 in the same classroom. But, the facilities are beautiful!!" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I highly recommend staying with a student host! They give really great insight into life at Baylor, because the interviews take place before you hear the student presentations at the school. Also, I think it's important to show how much you are interested in Baylor. Also, my first interviewer was a professor, and my second one was a third-year that was really cool. Also, the fact that they can learn the curriculum in a year and a half because they learn based on organ systems, not based on separate subjects like physiology, anatomy, etc. There are also a ton of ways to get clinical experience beginning your second week of MS1! Ben Taub General Hospital is great for getting practical experience even in your first few weeks, because they need staff members and so med school students are a valuable asset to helping provide care. Furthermore, classes are generally just from 8 to 12 Monday to Friday and the sciences curriculum is taught in a year and a half instead of two years! Which means you start clinical rotations a half year before students at other schools, and thus can have more experience in (and really, be done with clinicals), by the time you apply for residency." -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had practiced possible questions, so it was not so bad. But they seemed to really want to know why I wanted to go to Baylor." -Posted 11/30/2007 | 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?

IAH

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?

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/30/2007

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Perhaps allow the students to keep the manila folders after the interview? And to clarify who needs" -Posted 11/30/2007 | Report Response

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