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Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1900
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 172
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Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Allopathic Medical School
Houston
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 168 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 4 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $6,550
  • Non - Resident Tuition $19,650
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 35.0
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 73.4

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Admissions Information

  • Rm. N104 MS-BCM 110
  • 1 Baylor Plaza
  • Houston 77030
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Baylor College of Medicine is committed to being a national leader in advancing human health through the integration of patient care, research, education, and community service. The only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, Baylor was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the Baylor College of Medicine is designed to be a highly integrated unique and flexible program for the student to learn the art and science of medicine. It is designed to prepare students to be knowledgeable, skillful, compassionate, and dutiful physicians in the twenty-first century. The four year curriculum consists of eighteen months of pre-clinical courses integrated with patient and physician educators to maximize the experience for each student. This is followed by two and one half years of clinical opportunities in core clerkships, as well as clinical and research electives. The curriculum has sufficient flexibility for students to do extensive research, pursue advanced degrees, participate in special tracks or explore other avenues of personal and professional growth.

Facilities

Located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 740-acre complex of 42 independent institutions. Affiliated hospitals include: Ben Taub General Hospital, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, The Menninger Clinic, The Methodist Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 139
Negatively 4
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 164

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 112

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"A little more communication between the interviewees and the office. Interviewees had to search for info through the website whereas other places personally sent out emails detailing how the interview day was going to go & made me feel more comfortable/prepared." -Posted 06/19/2017 | More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" -Posted 06/30/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My only suggestion is to consider paying for parking for those being interviewed. Every other school I interviewed with paid for parking." -Posted 02/21/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Because Baylor doesn't go all out with food, it seems like they aren't as eager to impress applicants as other schools" -Posted 11/14/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't end at 7, that's so late!" -Posted 10/29/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the m112 room is small, so it gets crowded when students show up, so bigger auditorium would be better." -Posted 12/11/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Less paper, more details online" -Posted 01/25/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewees should get a little more time with the actual admissions officers." -Posted 01/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Accept applicants more quickly!" -Posted 03/31/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

""Tell me about a time you worked in a team."" -Posted 10/14/2017 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into Baylor, what would you do? (Notice, it's not "into medical school")" -Posted 06/19/2017 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself/Why medicine?" -Posted 02/26/2017 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you are not accepted by this school?" -Posted 06/10/2016 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine as opposed to teaching or other service profession? (This was probably uncommon and likely had more to do with my application.)" -Posted 02/17/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on healthcare?" -Posted 02/21/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you think await you and the other members of your med school class when you enter the workforce as physicians?" -Posted 01/27/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in which you failed at something (doesn't have to be academic)" -Posted 11/19/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experiences" -Posted 11/14/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three current health care issues and propose how to solve one." -Posted 10/29/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in ten years?" -Posted 09/26/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some satisfactions you have received from volunteering your time?" -Posted 01/25/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the process by which you choose your undergrad institution," -Posted 12/19/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you spoken to other people who did this (medical school) while raising a family? " -Posted 12/01/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe extracurriculars." -Posted 11/10/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about this work experience." -Posted 09/22/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide me with an example of your leadership ability" -Posted 09/19/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _______ (ECs)." -Posted 09/06/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about baylor? What attracts you to Baylor? What negative quality will affect you while in med school ? How can you improve that ? " -Posted 03/17/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was very conversational. The student interviewer really seemed interested in me and the things I have done." -Posted 01/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what made you come to Baylor?" -Posted 01/10/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 1 (student): why do you want to be a doctor? Why Baylor? Tell me about your senior research thesis. Tell me about your patient interactions. Have you ever shadowed a doctor, or gotten to see what a doctor does on a day-to-day basis? I see that you're a musician; what do you play? What did you do with the musical group you joined? Given all your diverse interests, what happens when, a year into your medical education, you decide that you find something else more interesting? When you were a part of a medical research lab, did you feel like an outsider since you had a liberal arts background/how did you deal with that? Is there anything else in your application that we haven't covered? What are your two biggest strengths and biggest weakness? Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 12/13/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Med student interviewer. Asked me to pick 3 topics I wanted to talk about. " -Posted 10/05/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to ask me about Baylor?" -Posted 05/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." -Posted 04/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not just pursue an MD with a heavy research emphasis?" -Posted 03/31/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a favorite class." -Posted 03/27/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths?" -Posted 03/27/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x research" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to change the world, WHY?" -Posted 01/04/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 12/06/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any weaknesses?" -Posted 12/03/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a specific interest in any specialty?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you come to Baylor?" -Posted 09/15/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ___ experience on your app." -Posted 09/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to study medicine after pursuing a music degree? (I was a piano performance major)" -Posted 03/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that has surprised you about dancing (or any other activity you are passionate about)?" -Posted 02/03/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Int#1:Tell me something you're passionate about. (later) How does this relate to medicine? (would have picked a different passion if i knew that was coming) Int#2:Tell me about a time you were misjudged. (very vague, wouldn't clarify)" -Posted 01/21/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to pick one defining moment in your life that made you decide to be a doctor what would it be?" -Posted 12/07/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" -Posted 12/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about Baylor/why Baylor?" -Posted 11/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some good qualities and one quality you'd like to work on/change (about yourself)" -Posted 11/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes you an asset to baylor?" -Posted 11/18/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be other than a doctor?" -Posted 11/06/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked questions about my clincal experience." -Posted 10/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you family." -Posted 10/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about [insert AMCAS experience here]." -Posted 09/29/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about <x>, your undergraduate institution." -Posted 09/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your family adjust to you moving to TX?" -Posted 09/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Baylor?" -Posted 09/24/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...." -Posted 09/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" -Posted 03/01/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me your biography, yawn" -Posted 02/11/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The famous why medicine?" -Posted 01/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...this helped me steer the conversation towards my research" -Posted 01/07/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in ten years?" -Posted 12/11/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" -Posted 12/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite undergraduate course and why?" -Posted 12/03/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to have a vast interest, why don't go into public health instead?" -Posted 11/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MDPhD? If you had to choose either the MD or the PhD, what would you choose?" -Posted 11/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics questions" -Posted 11/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions very predictable." -Posted 10/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your day been so far?" -Posted 10/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your motivations for becoming physician? " -Posted 10/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Texas and why Baylor? (I'm an out-of-state interviewee.)" -Posted 09/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to get a PhD? - after talking about research for most of the interview." -Posted 09/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about youself." -Posted 09/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an ethical problem with what the hospital administration wanted you to do, how would you handle it? (For those of you who are suddenly panicked that the interview is hard, this was as bad as it got. All of the others were very generic and straight-forward)." -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (From the interviewer who hadn't read my file)" -Posted 03/03/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your X research project to me in lay-men's terms?" -Posted 02/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to major in liberal arts instead of something like bio?" -Posted 02/01/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll fit in here?" -Posted 01/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you're going to like your daily activities as a doctor? (Weird question because who is going to say, 'No, I'm not going to like the daily activities of a doctor.'?)" -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you forsee being your biggest challenge as a doctor?" -Posted 12/26/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"would you ever do anything you considered to be morally wrong? " -Posted 12/18/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were specific to my life experiences, research, why I want to be a doctor, etc." -Posted 12/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? One of the interviewers kept asking me this over and over again. I had a few pre-prepared but ran out after 6 of them and had to think them up on the spot which is a bit difficult when you're nervous." -Posted 11/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of your strengths/weaknesses?" -Posted 11/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" -Posted 11/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What person/people have most shaped you, and how has their influence prepared you for medicine? What are your strenghts/weaknesses? How has activity X influenced you? What have you learned from your volunteering?" -Posted 11/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your independent study." -Posted 11/04/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself. they need to get rid of that question it's so vague, bland and mindless." -Posted 10/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about x, y, and z experience" -Posted 10/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" -Posted 09/26/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were pretty conversational, causing me to forget specific questions." -Posted 09/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your support system" -Posted 09/11/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (this was the first time I've actually ever been asked that!)" -Posted 02/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What else? What else? What else?? What else??? (I work full-time, I don't have THAT much free time.)" -Posted 01/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Your personal statement starts rather dramatically--tell me about that." -Posted 01/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you prepared for the long haul and hard work involved in MD/PhD?" -Posted 01/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Int.1: Where is your undergraduate college located? Int.2: Where do you work and what do you do for them?" -Posted 12/13/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine?" -Posted 12/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why texas? (i am from the east-coast)" -Posted 12/03/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" -Posted 11/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (both interviews started with this)" -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" -Posted 11/11/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor? " -Posted 10/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to deal with anything difficult?" -Posted 10/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your role model and why?" -Posted 10/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems we may run into with genetic engineering? " -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How are your co-workers balancing their practice and research, and how would you do the same?" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor College of Medicine?" -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your best expereince at your undergrad school?" -Posted 10/04/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult course in college?" -Posted 09/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the greatest problem with healthcare today?" -Posted 09/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your degree will help you in a career in medicine?" -Posted 09/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are your lab grades low?" -Posted 09/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"-Why do you want to be a doctor? " -Posted 09/10/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of probing specific questions about my undergraduate classes." -Posted 09/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this part of your AMCAS essay." -Posted 09/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your undergrad degree help you be a better doctor?" -Posted 09/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemma I've encountered." -Posted 02/04/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about what I had written in my personal statement." -Posted 01/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what should i say about you to the admissions committee." -Posted 12/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." -Posted 12/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What a some drawbacks about being Pre-med at your school?" -Posted 11/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to [specific college]?" -Posted 11/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What interested you in Baylor?" -Posted 10/15/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of Baylor that you've noticed? (Everyone I talked to said that a "Why Baylor?" question is almost always asked)" -Posted 10/13/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest dissapointment and failure in undergrad?" -Posted 09/30/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." -Posted 09/23/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" -Posted 09/15/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do with your kid when you are in medical school?" -Posted 05/29/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"To what extent do you understand the life of a physician?" -Posted 06/19/2017 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" -Posted 02/26/2017 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" -Posted 06/10/2016 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked an ethical question regarding a patient who tested positive for HIV. Patient asked you as the doctor to not tell his pregnant wife since he contracted the disease most likely from his prostitutes. What do you do." -Posted 06/30/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Any conflict between your religion and medicine?" -Posted 02/17/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got to this point in your life." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read recently?" -Posted 08/25/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how do establish and encourage trust with your patients?" -Posted 02/21/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from all your volunteer experiences?" -Posted 01/27/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Integrity." -Posted 11/19/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So what is your research about?" -Posted 11/14/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was interesting when my faculty interviewer picked up her phone and took a personal call which didn't seem like an urgent matter at all.... -__-" -Posted 10/29/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from (blank) experience?" -Posted 12/11/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None, it was the flow of the interview" -Posted 01/28/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee on your behalf? " -Posted 12/01/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe extracurriculars." -Posted 11/10/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. Most were pretty generic." -Posted 09/22/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None" -Posted 09/19/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." -Posted 09/06/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"During our clinicals, medical school students have to be the last in line when treating a patient. First is the physician, attending,resident , etc. so when it is your turn, the patient is usually tired and grumpy. How would you deal with a non compliant patient in this situation?" -Posted 03/17/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None." -Posted 01/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your passions?" -Posted 01/10/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Played a word-association game. It was fun!" -Posted 05/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about <a history class I took some years back>." -Posted 04/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Which cell type would you most like to be?" -Posted 03/31/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"After telling my student interviewer about a class that looked at the culture of illegal drug use in the US, he asked me how I would solve the problem. After I gave my answer, he apologized for giving such a hard question." -Posted 03/27/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do astronauts exercise in space? (this is related to my job)" -Posted 03/27/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to live in Texas? " -Posted 01/04/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the portrayal of medicine in the media will affect your practice?" -Posted 12/06/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor?" -Posted 12/06/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you anticipate challenges as a woman in medicine?" -Posted 12/03/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you listen to?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you come to Baylor? (They didn't believe a Californian would relocate)." -Posted 09/15/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my research." -Posted 09/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the challenges of teaching piano lessons to an autistic child?" -Posted 03/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty basic q's about mainly activities..but here's one: What was the most difficult day you have had in school?" -Posted 02/03/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite undergraduate class and why?" -Posted 01/21/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a date with yourself, what would be the thing that would bother you most about yourself?" -Posted 12/07/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Pretty standard." -Posted 11/27/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you have gotten into med school in the UK if you had applied there?" -Posted 11/21/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most significant volunteer experience not related to medicine you had in college?" -Posted 11/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"very standard questions" -Posted 11/18/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are three people you admire and why" -Posted 11/06/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ethical for medical students to be allowed to treat patients in public hospitals?" -Posted 10/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your Id's (selfish) reason for applying to medical school?" -Posted 10/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical Stuff" -Posted 09/29/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your family adjust if you decide to move to TX (I'm a Michigan resident)?" -Posted 09/25/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were very basic" -Posted 09/24/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about a time when you faced adversity and how you dealt with it?" -Posted 09/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your family's vast experience with physicians, what are some attributes you would like to emulate and what are some attributes you would change about those physicians?" -Posted 03/01/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"mostly conversational interviews, although the faculty one told me that I get to ask one question exactly halfway through. weird...." -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

""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 | More from this Member | Report Response

"fast forward 12 years and tell me what you're doing" -Posted 02/11/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview questions were fairly typical-- about past experiences, why medicine, etc." -Posted 01/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" -Posted 01/07/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"In general, what do you think is one of the biggest challenges facing U.S. society today?" -Posted 12/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite and least favorite things about doing research? (I'm a non-trad student coming in with a PhD.)" -Posted 12/11/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So why is ( my name) here and not some other person with a similar background." -Posted 12/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviews were very conversational and not to stressful." -Posted 12/03/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in highschool?" -Posted 11/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a hospital adminstrator during a natural diasaster, what would you do?" -Posted 11/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how does music and medicine relate" -Posted 11/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself from birth until now." -Posted 10/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging obstacle that you have had to overcome in your life?" -Posted 10/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do people like Bollywood?" -Posted 10/11/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in a way that a friend would describe you?" -Posted 10/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions off AMCAS." -Posted 09/24/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the worst thing you ever did in your life and about the best thing you ever did in your life." -Posted 09/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to get a PhD?" -Posted 09/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you compare being a resident assistant and being a medical resident?" -Posted 09/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best and worst days of your life?" -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you like research?" -Posted 03/03/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"(several interesting questions that particularily related to my application)" -Posted 02/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you set up such a medical program? (In my essay I talked about wanting to offer medical aid to the place I've been on several mission trips to) " -Posted 02/01/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other students?" -Posted 01/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if two colleagues of yours were not getting along?" -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"They were pretty standard." -Posted 12/26/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions" -Posted 12/18/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research in layman's terms, and explain the implications of it." -Posted 12/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really stands out. Mostly talked about my public health background" -Posted 11/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you explain to someone from another country what's wrong with our health care system?" -Posted 11/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing immensely interesting. I got the "What is your biggest pet peeve question?" too." -Posted 11/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all pretty run-of-the-mill, though my first interviewer spent more time selling Baylor than interviewing me..." -Posted 11/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard question: what is the biggest problem in healthcare" -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your biggest pet peeve. this was asked by the student interviewer, and it was supposed to be an "ice breaker" question. it kind of caught me off guard, but I guess I did ok, cuz I got in!" -Posted 11/04/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the one about the noncompliant patient" -Posted 10/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would balance family life with medical school. What I thought the biggest problem facing healthcare in America was (you shouldn't ask someone like me that question because I can't talk much science but I can talk recent social and policy issues! took me about twenty minutes to cover that question alone)" -Posted 10/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ballet?" -Posted 10/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you get out of your community service activities?" -Posted 09/26/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle non-compliant patients?" -Posted 09/26/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell a hypertensive elderly man who refused to take his medicine to take his medicine? (Not quite in those words, but basically)" -Posted 09/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with US healthcare today?" -Posted 09/11/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to me as if I'm a layman, and explain why it should be important to fund....not really that interesting because I saw it on SDN before. Actually, both my interviewers only asked me easy questions for about 10 minutes, and the rest was just me asking them stuff....my student basically told me I would get in." -Posted 02/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"all expected or easy" -Posted 01/27/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting--both of my interviews (I had faculty for both) were very conversational and unremarkable." -Posted 01/27/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel culturally isolated? (I'm South Asian and live on the Tex-Mex border.)" -Posted 01/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself that you don't want me to know." -Posted 01/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing about you that makes you better than other candidates?" -Posted 01/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Can physicians return to governing their own practices with insurance companies, government, pharmaceuticals, and attorneys trying to dictate medical practice?" -Posted 12/13/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your life will be like after you are working as a physician?" -Posted 12/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent a summer in Dallas, so my interviewers asked about it." -Posted 12/03/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Somehow ended up talking about Charles Dickens." -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"situational ethics on genetic engineering of crops, people, ect..... Man my second interview sucked" -Posted 11/11/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most scared about in planning to attend med school? " -Posted 10/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"A series of what the interviewer called "my rapid-fire questions" at the end of the interview. He basically asked me a string of questions that he wanted two-second answers to: what's more important-your values or the patient's, what's the most recent book you read for fun, what would your ideal date be like (what?)" -Posted 10/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what the income tax rate is in England? We were talking about nationalized health care and I was asked this question to see if this program would be suitable for the United States. The answer is 60% while ours is 33%." -Posted 10/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Which three classes that you took undergrad will help you most in medical school (mostly because everything i guessed he said was wrong - he ended up telling me that my english classes were most important)" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you take more after your father or your mother?" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If President Bush made me czar of medicine, what would I do?" -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were at high risk for a genetic disease, would you be tested to see if you had the gene?" -Posted 10/04/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard questions, I asked most of the questions actually" -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend I am a non-scientist who needs to be convinced on why your research should be funded and is important." -Posted 09/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How can the US strike a balance between funding for academic research versus funding for socialized healthcare programs such as medicare?" -Posted 09/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your degree will help you in a career in medicine?" -Posted 09/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like problem based learning?" -Posted 09/14/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is medicine? (looking for a very abstract answer)" -Posted 09/11/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What patients have made the biggest impression on you in your clinical experience." -Posted 09/10/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Parle vous frances? (I don't)" -Posted 09/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"see below" -Posted 09/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were grossly misunderstood, how did you handle it?" -Posted 09/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite undergraduate class?" -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a returning student, so most of my questions usually revolve around that aspect." -Posted 03/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical delimma I encountered during college" -Posted 02/04/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Several Ethical Questions about Genetic Research..." -Posted 01/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was just the usual..." -Posted 01/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to me in a way that a none science person could understand it. " -Posted 12/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you not see yourself doing in 10-20 years?" -Posted 12/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So I heard that your school has a drinking problem? =)" -Posted 11/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on some controversial medical topic?" -Posted 11/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the health care system in the United States compares to that in Sweden?" -Posted 10/15/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you think you'll be? (not specialty but philosophy)" -Posted 10/13/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something interesting about yourself?" -Posted 10/13/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did New Orleans prepare for hurricanes and what was my part of the job." -Posted 09/30/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about kenya (related to file)" -Posted 09/29/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a missionary in Bulgaria." -Posted 09/23/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked a bunch of ethical questions about cloning, gene therapy, vaccinations, etc." -Posted 05/29/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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9.50 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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9.67 3

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How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

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9.25 4

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Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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What do you like most about this school?

"BCM has been doing the 1.5 year basic science, 2.5 year clinicals curriculum for years now. It is extremely student friendly and lends itself to a lot of flexibility, which is very helpful for succeeding in USMLE prep and residency planning." -Posted 12/20/2016 | Report Response

"1.5 year preclinicals, flexibility in scheduling, dedication to teaching of attendings, amazing clinical facilities" -Posted 05/09/2012 | Report Response

"The 1.5 year pre-clinical curriculum is amazing. Exceptional Step 1 scores prove it. World-class faculty and classmates. School is surrounded by renowned hospitals." -Posted 11/03/2010 | Report Response

"Superior basic science and clinical curriculum. 3 afternoons off per week, and only 1.5 yr of basic sciences. AMAZING faculty within a structured mentoring program. Also, the class composition is mostly relaxed and easy going yet studious." -Posted 07/25/2010 | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Though the student body is overall collaborative, BCM still has a very competitive atmosphere. Maybe this is the case wherever you go, but I've always felt that expectations from faculty are set extremely high." -Posted 12/20/2016 | Report Response

"cost of parking!" -Posted 05/09/2012 | Report Response

"The parking. But the public transportation system is adequate if you leave reasonably close." -Posted 11/03/2010 | Report Response

"The summers here can get hot and muggy since it is tropical weather." -Posted 07/25/2010 | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Some of them have mandatory attendance, particularly during first year, such as anatomy lab and other group-based afternoon experiences 1-2x per week. The lectures, however, are 8-12 and attendance is never required." -Posted 12/20/2016 | Report Response

"Infrequently. Regular lecture, anatomy lab, and histology lab are not mandatory. There are afternoon small groups twice a week that are required." -Posted 05/09/2012 | Report Response

"Only mandatory for the physical exam course, clinical preceptor, and problem solving course. Lecture attendance is optional." -Posted 11/03/2010 | Report Response

"only 2 classes- the problem based learning (IPS), and the clinical skills one- (PPS). Both are only one afternoon a week each. Everything else is taped and online." -Posted 07/25/2010 | Report Response

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