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  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Individual Feedback 5 180 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 146
Negatively 5
No change 7

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.35 176

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 124

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.06 109

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 8
30 minutes 131
35 minutes 18
40 minutes 6
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 3
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 179
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 178
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 167
Closed file 8

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.16 178

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

"Greatest weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one specific event that confirmed your desire to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you shown leadership during your undergraduate years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What factors will affect your choice of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I continue my education after going to school there" More from this Member | Report Response

"What scares you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in today's healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about a time you worked in a team."" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself/Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you are not accepted by this school?" 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.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on healthcare?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three current health care issues and propose how to solve one." More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some satisfactions you have received from volunteering your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the process by which you choose your undergrad institution," More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about this work experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide me with an example of your leadership ability" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _______ (ECs)." 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 ? " 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what made you come to Baylor?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Med student interviewer. Asked me to pick 3 topics I wanted to talk about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to ask me about Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not just pursue an MD with a heavy research emphasis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a favorite class." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to change the world, WHY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a specific interest in any specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you come to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ___ experience on your app." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about Baylor/why Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what makes you an asset to baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be other than a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked questions about my clincal experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research like you're telling it to your grandmother." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [insert AMCAS experience here]." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about <x>, your undergraduate institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your family adjust to you moving to TX?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me your biography, yawn" More from this Member | Report Response

"The famous why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...this helped me steer the conversation towards my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite undergraduate course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions very predictable." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your day been so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your motivations for becoming physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about youself." 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)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you choose to major in liberal arts instead of something like bio?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll fit in here?" 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.'?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you forsee being your biggest challenge as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you ever do anything you considered to be morally wrong? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what are some of your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your independent study." 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about x, y, and z experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were pretty conversational, causing me to forget specific questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your support system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (this was the first time I've actually ever been asked that!)" 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.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why texas? (i am from the east-coast)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (both interviews started with this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to deal with anything difficult?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your role model and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems we may run into with genetic engineering? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Baylor College of Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your best expereince at your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult course in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the greatest problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your degree will help you in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are your lab grades low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-Why do you want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of probing specific questions about my undergraduate classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this part of your AMCAS essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your undergrad degree help you be a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemma I've encountered." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about what I had written in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"what should i say about you to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to go to [specific college]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interested you in Baylor?" 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest dissapointment and failure in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do with your kid when you are in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most prominent healthcare issue facing your community today and how would you help fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in the healthcare system today and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see on your application that you were involved with X activity. Can you tell me about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine over everything else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you envision your career in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a challenge that you experienced, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time you stood up for someone in need?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What things attract you to Baylor College of Medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me more about what you have been doing in your gap year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your experiences in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Walk me through a time you overcame a challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to recall 3 specific words I used in my personal statement...could not remember them.." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you gain from your clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you get your news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you heard about life in medschool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you're a resident, and after one of your shifts, you tell a friend on facebook (ie, write on their wall) a patient's name and the specifics of their condition. The hospital you work for finds out and calls you in to speak with your attending. What law have you violated? What would you tell your attending?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you'd like to update the admissions committee with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me one problem about the healthcare system and how you would fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you would fix about healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you like **** tell me about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience abroad and how it shaped your views" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe any medical experiences you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to XXXX school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how your clinicals led you to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specific volunteer experience was most meaningful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this your first experience with the Texas medical center? Why psychology(major)? If I was to recommend you to the addmissions committee, why should I tell them you should do medicine instead of pursuing psychology? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer wasn't very conversational. Asked me to name my three best and two worst qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, starting wherever you like, including all the high points and low points" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 2 (faculty MD/PhD): why do you want to be a doctor? Why Baylor? Have you ever gotten to shadow a doctor? What sorts of clinical experiences have you had? Give an example or two of an issue(s) that you, and the new generation of doctors may have to face, and a potential solution(s) to the problem(s). Do you know what track you might enter, if you were accepted? (I answered: research.) Do you know whether you'd like to work with patients or with animals in your research? Do you have any questions for me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interviewer. Had the eval sheet in front of him as he talked to me and made sure that we covered all the topics on it. Tell me about this activity. What would you do if not medicine? What was the most difficult class you had? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Academia or private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to just devote yourself to research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What two relationships have most shaped your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from your accomplished peers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had that support your desire for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the nation's healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What strength of yours will be an advantage in medical school and as a physician? Similar question about a weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have a chance to pull up your application earlier, so would you mind simply telling me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one particularly difficult day you had at school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Int#1:How would you solve the 45 million no-access to healthcare problem? Int#2:Describe yourself in 10 years. (ugh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss various activities I was involved in" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't study medicine what would you want to do with your life instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we gave you a week off, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which area of research would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your favorite books? (i'm an english major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your worst qualities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you have been practicing for 10 years, what will motivate you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other experience have you had outside of the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the institution of medicine is all about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength/Weakness question " More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you special?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They both were very well-read on my applications. They had a list of questions pertaining to different things I had mentioned on my "resume" and essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do your have a moment when you knew medicine was your only career path? If so, tell me about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question--lady has 2 month old downs syndrome fetus, what do you say. role playing or something like that" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some important issues affecting healthcare nowadays?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to your undergraduate university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Both interviewers asked me this.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your research interests are at Baylor (or Rice as applicable)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when/how did you know that you wanted to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this your first time in Houston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from your extensive involvement in different service activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about Y experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you did something nice for a person other than a relative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracts you to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that is not on your application that you would like me to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors should be responsible for addressing the under-insured and uninsured population...or is it enough for doctors to give quality care to those who can pay? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to make sure the interview committee knows about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about the research you've done. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What inspires you to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you looking for in a med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So your father owns a small business...tell me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hospital experience; what lessons have you learned from specific patients? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do with a patient who didn't listen to your advice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing after medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything else you want us to know that i haven't asked you about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you stand on the politics of healthcare (i.e. universal vs. managed care)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of practice do you want to be involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know specialty you want to go into? (He didn't ask why, but was glad i chose a surg subspecialty like him)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of art and literature do you like? (what a vague and yet confining question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Int.1: Why Baylor and what do you know about the school? Int.2: Tell me more about your post-grad work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences as a paramedic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you diagnose a man with HIV and he instructs you not to tell his wife, what should you do when she comes to you wondering what is wrong with him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All other questions stemmed from what I brought up in response to the first question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine might you see yourself entering? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem with healthcare? Another?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a difficult challenge that you faced and how you were able to overcome it? What did you learn from this experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you interact in a group setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD and not MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a moment when you really connected with a patient duing your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the Admissions Committe about you, and what do you feel distinguishes yourself from the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which specialty? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were misjudged... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-What was your favorite class? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of specialty are you thinking of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is unique/special about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would do if a resident who was my "bosss" said something offensive to a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to describe my research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"why baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do during your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time? What books are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hometown." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first know you wanted to become a Doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What if not medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Teach me something" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to work in _____ during your gap year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you over all the other competitive applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't go into medicine, what field would you go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why BCM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you work in groups?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about Baylor." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most recent book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the greatest adversity in your life, and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the stresses of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What lead you to apply for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider to be your biggest failure, and how did you deal with it / react to it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY specific questions from my personal statement and activities section." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any Questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about X experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the committee about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't other career choices suited you? Why is medicine different than other fields that have bored you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be most difficult for you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you like to do outside of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your one piece of advice to an incoming college freshman who is interested in being pre-med be? If I was to go back and ask the people who had to work with you in a group setting , what 3 things would they say about you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor? Why medicine? What will you be doing in five years? Typical questions, I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did working in an emergency room change your opinion of medicine? If so, how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interested in adding Baylor's international health track to your medical school experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the Texas Medical Center? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the 3 most important aspects of being a successful physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself redefining medicine in the course of your career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who inspired you to into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do research in so many different areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect medical school to be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you draw the line between providing help for your patients and realizing your limitations as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X class (not because of a grade, but it was an unusual humanities elective)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take time off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What person do you admire and want to emulate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most significant non-medically related volunteer activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the best aspects of your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Int#2:What if you dont get in? How do you deal with stress? Favorite class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one person who has inspired me and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a date with yourself, what would bother you most about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the drug problem in Camden?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience you've had that sold you on medicine, that confirmed it wasn't just make-believe, but something you could see yourself doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as an important problem in the field of medicine at the moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say why you want to be a doctor in one to two words" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you define professionalism in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What issues does the next generation of doctors face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides medicine, what else do you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the life of a doctor is like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the best and worst experiences you had as an EMT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you came to Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell the admissions committee about why you should be let in over someone else?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your clinical exprerience helped you to determine your dedication to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked for my GPA and mcat--both interviews were closed file i think. OH--take a look at the interview evaluation form before you go in; you get it in a file and hand it to the interviewers. obviously its a must to study it beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes you different from other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you hope to achieve or get out of a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you envision your career (i.e. how much time spent doing research, how much practicing, what type of setting etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you want to practice medicine (private, university-affiliated, team setting etc.)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose (my particular college)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school? Who are your heroes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides what you submitted in your primary and secondary applications, what do you want the admissions committee to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard ethics questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a patient that does not take their medication or show up to office visits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Generic, but it let me steer my interview, which I appreciated)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you come to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(The student interviewer kept asking me to ask him questions, when he was done. I kind of ran out of questions at the end.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you don't want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think will be most challenging aspect of being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me the West Nile Virus talk. (In one of my essays, I talked about how I gave presentations to senior citizens on protecting themselves from West Nile Virus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(while we were on the topic of communication) What would you do to ensure good communication between yourself and your colleagues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine are you interested in? What other schools are you looking at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was so conversational, so no specific questions, especially from the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever shadowed a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing American healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what area of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracted you to the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you'll be able to handle the basic science years' academic rigor? (I'm an econ major who is still finishing post-bacc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to me as if I was a layman, and tell me why it should be important. (It seems as if the student interviewers read these SDN posts to pick good questions from!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would anyone want to live in Houston? (when I responded that I had lived in Houston for a summer and enjoyed it, the response was "Ugh, how?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an obstacle you have had to overcome and how you did it. Discuss an obstacle you faced during college." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your dream situation ten years from now, and what is your realistic expectation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Int.1: Name three personality traits that are positive and why they will help you in medical practice? Int.2: What ethical issues face OB/GYNs in university settings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think medical school will be different that college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite non-science class you took in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about xyz experience on your amcas. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience during your volunteering where you felt you truly connected with a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions regarding my application including research, leadership, and community service experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"As an applicant, what areas of medicine are you interested in now (this of course may change over time)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your upbringing will affect your future as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes to the ER after they crashed while driving drunk. How do you approach that with your public health background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any academic difficulties in college and how did you overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my most important moment in volunteering/patient interaction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor, and why Texas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will you be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-What do you want to do after medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

""You mention a desire to help people, and there are a lot of ways to help in medicine. How much time will you spend doing things for people, and how will you disconnect?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits do you have that will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research in layman's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very conversational. We talked about books, various authors, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"give me a situation in which you had to make a stand about an ethical issue that personally affected you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your story." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to stay in Houston after being here so long?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to other schools around here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in a specific area of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to (insert some big name school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to? Have you interviewed elsewhere? What did you think of "X" school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in the health care class you took in college" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why switch from engineering to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Teach me something" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does politics influence healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were only accepted to Baylor, what would make you turn down the offer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you treat mid-level providers in a healthcare team, how important are they?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To what extent do you understand the life of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any conflict between your religion and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got to this point in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how do establish and encourage trust with your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from all your volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"So what is your research about?" 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.... -__-" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from (blank) experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, it was the flow of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee on your behalf? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. Most were pretty generic." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your passions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Played a word-association game. It was fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about <a history class I took some years back>." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which cell type would you most like to be?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do astronauts exercise in space? (this is related to my job)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to live in Texas? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the portrayal of medicine in the media will affect your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you anticipate challenges as a woman in medicine?" 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.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Question about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the challenges of teaching piano lessons to an autistic child?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite undergraduate class and why?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to solve the drug problem in Camden?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you have gotten into med school in the UK if you had applied there?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are three people you admire and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ethical for medical students to be allowed to treat patients in public hospitals?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Typical Stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions were very basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about a time when you faced adversity and how you dealt with it?" 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?" 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...." 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"fast forward 12 years and tell me what you're doing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"My interviews were very conversational and not to stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in highschool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a hospital adminstrator during a natural diasaster, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does music and medicine relate" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself from birth until now." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do people like Bollywood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in a way that a friend would describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions off AMCAS." 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to get a PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you compare being a resident assistant and being a medical resident?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best and worst days of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you like research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(several interesting questions that particularily related to my application)" 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) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if two colleagues of yours were not getting along?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really stands out. Mostly talked about my public health background" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Standard question: what is the biggest problem in healthcare" 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!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the one about the noncompliant patient" 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ballet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you get out of your community service activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle non-compliant patients?" 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with US healthcare today?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"all expected or easy" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me something about yourself that you don't want me to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing about you that makes you better than other candidates?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I spent a summer in Dallas, so my interviewers asked about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Somehow ended up talking about Charles Dickens." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you most scared about in planning to attend med school? " 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?)" 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%." 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you take more after your father or your mother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If President Bush made me czar of medicine, what would I do?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard questions, I asked most of the questions actually" 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." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your degree will help you in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like problem based learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is medicine? (looking for a very abstract answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What patients have made the biggest impression on you in your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parle vous frances? (I don't)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see below" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite undergraduate class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"An ethical delimma I encountered during college" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several Ethical Questions about Genetic Research..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was just the usual..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"So I heard that your school has a drinking problem? =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on some controversial medical topic?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me something interesting about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about kenya (related to file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a missionary in Bulgaria." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

"what is your biggest failure" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in the healthcare system today and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about a time when you said something or did something and then later realized it was wrong?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your publication asserts "_______" but that doesnt make sense to me because "____", so why did you assert that in your publication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see your career in 10 years and how can Baylor help you get there" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to do with a BCM education in your medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult. Just know your resume since it is open file and the interviewers do actually look through your file prior to the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about community service and how society views service." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most recent book I've read (read my last book over the summer and could hardly remember the plot)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will the lessons you learned from adversity help you be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drives you? (Just those three words, spoken with a heavy Swedish accent)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do/ how did you become interested in medicine since your parents are not doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about current healthcare problems and how to solve them. Both interviewers asked this. It wasn't a problem for the student interviewer, but my faculty interviewer said "any more" after I said 3." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really difficulty, except for the open ended "tell me about yourself" type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be most difficult for you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me any involvement you had in organizations beside this one. (I didn't have any - I don't like school organizations)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm your biggest advocate to the adcom. What should I tell them about you to prove that you are an excellent choice for Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We have a range of hospitals that we work with, public/poor to private/rich, what do you forsee in treating at these different hospitals ? Will you have to do things differently ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you be doing in five years? Only because the interviewer had made me really nervous and I forgot that I'll be starting residency in five years :/ Oh well..." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses. I didn't have three of each prepared!" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical situation: You area urologist and gave a man a vasectomy a few years ago. His wife is now pregnant and he comes to you to get the vasectomy redone. Once you get started, you discover the first vasectomy is still intact. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a series of questions about a topic I had no experience in (only 1 interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A hypothetical scenario involving late-term abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your experience in research, why aren't you doing an MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you resolve being impulsive and thoughtful about evidence for ideas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult challenge you faced in the recent past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one thing you like and one thing you don't like about research. What about medicine or what you have seen in the hospital. --- telling this to a PhD interviewer who clearly has devoted her whole life to research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the values you got in you research? I shouldve read over my papers for specifics before my PHD interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a situation in which you faced adversity and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you are prepared for the challenges of medicine in the United States, since most of your experience with medicine has been abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one person who has really influenced you and told you something about yourself that you didn't know (the 2nd part of the q. stumped me but that's just me..it should be pretty easy for most ppl)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time you were misjudged." 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? and If you couldn't go into medicine, what field would you want to work in and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of challenges do you anticipate in healthcare in the next ten years with respect to the government?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed that you had a hard semester during your sophomore year. Med school is going to be just as hard, if not harder, than that semester. How do you plan on coping with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say why you want to be a doctor in one to two words (basically i said a word, then spent 2 mins explaining what i meant by that..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really all that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing about yourself you want the admissions committee to know" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should funding for research only be given to projects with immediate, direct clinical applications or all projects that seek to understand the world around us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you commited to the MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you're a better applicant than the others who are interviewing today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult in my opinion..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which class will be the most helpful for your medical school education? For your career as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some positive attributes that you have and one that you think you need to work on" More from this Member | Report Response

"I told him that I wanted to be a surgeon, so he asked the following: " More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer wanted a specific number of strengths and weaknesses. I wasn't prepared for that specific number." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this disciplinary action. (For obvious reasons.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about community this and that" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a grade I had received in the past. It caught me off-guard because we had been told that the interviwers' copies of our application would have our grades and MCAT scores whited out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situation...you are a doctor, you have a patient that is two months pregnant but it is just found out that her child has down syndrome...what you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you finish all of your schooling and find that you hate practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best thing you have done for another person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do X activity for so long??? Didn't that seem like a long time? Didn't it seem confining?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some nontraditional or creative sources of aid that a hospital may be able to take advantage of during a natural diasaster." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about where you think the Supreme Court is heading..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness and what do you do to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difficult issue in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to major in biochemistry of all subjects?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions off AMCAS." 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you became a doctor and then realized medicine was not for you, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above -- all sorts of memories flashed through my head, I could not think of one specific day." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Was hard to answer without sounding like I was dissing either research or my PI." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain how you're so busy, because it doesn't seem like you would be too busy from your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare, and how would you fix it? I hate this question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you special? How would you contribute to diversity in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"since no one in your family is a doctor, how do you really know what it's like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the role of the physician in a world where alternative medicine is becoming more and more popular?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none pop into my mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do with the MD/MBA going forward?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you see for women in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"to explain a particular grade on my transcript (but really I anticipated that). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your generation has been labeled the "y" and "z" generation (as opposed to the "x"), why do you think that is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your activities in middle and high school? (I just couldn't remember that far back)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracted you to the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no hard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is a career in medicine going to be worth all the school and hours and hard work? Couldn't you be in business and have a "better life?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really...I was expecting a difficult question because I got into Rice/Baylor's straight med program before but turned it down, but neither of them asked me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think that by choosing primary care, you'll be jack of all trades and master of none?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problem of balancing the need for quality health care with the need for keeping costs down?" More from this Member | Report Response

"weren't really difficult. Everyone was pretty chill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a personality flaw that you hold that does not bode well for you and explain how you will go about making sure it does not become problematic in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why you had some problems with grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Texas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems facing medicine? and? and? and? .....another question from my second interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were too difficult! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Trace the process of elimination (in detail) that led you to medicine as a career. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really... the first interviewer (med student) had only by-the-book questions (problem with healthcare, hardest thing I've been through, etc) while the second one (faculty) was conversational, more about my personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any difficult questions. I was able to answer each one comfortably." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you fix the healthcare problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your current research project and what outcomes do you expect?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest hurdle medicine faces today? (Be sure you have more than one answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the heroine problem in Baltimore?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above....all quite typical questions about my application and nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. I blanked for a few seconds." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. What was my most important moment in volunteering/patient interaction." More from this Member | Report Response

"Identify one time in your life you were misjudged and how you dealt with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers asked about my SAT scores . . . they go into your past in detail!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A very specific and difficult biochemistry question about my research for which I had no good answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you measure whether you were a successful physician? (and I couldn't say outside measurements, like mortality rates)" More from this Member | Report Response

"waht accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer asked my why I didn't have very much clinical experience like 5 different times. I know that it's a weak part of my application but what did she want me to say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Though I was interviewed by a student, which was the first time that I had experienced that, a little different." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your shortcomings in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Still the usual... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your three strengths with examples and one weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of your interesting experiences, relating to just about anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend like I'm a layman; explain your research to me so that I'll understand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are the three most important people in your life and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would the people you work with change about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one instance that you did something that you truly regretted? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you want to know (first question and only q kept on repeating it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest difficulty facing physicians in the 21st century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a career-changer and had to always explain why I'm switching to medicine. Very standard though." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Sdn questions, Baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application (VERY important here), looked at the website and reviewed my notes about the school, looked at SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew everything on my file perfectly" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, read about Baylor on their website, read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I took really detailed notes on all of the information available for prospective students on their website, and I made sure I was really aware of BCM was unique among all of other medical schools. I focused not only on why I was a good fit for Baylor but also on why they would benefit from having me in their class. I learned about the school's culture from current students and talked about why I identify with their student body. I looked up typical interview questions and brushed up on current events. I also did many practice interviews with friends and with the career center at my university." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed past interviews and went through my prepped answers to standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my performance at earlier schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"BCM website, practiced interview questions out loud" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research background of BCM, motto, future goals, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go over AMCAS, prepare brief talking points for several frequently asked questions, SDN interview feedback, go over ACA and Baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read every page of their website. Wrote down notes on their strong points. Reviewed my application to make sure I knew what I wrote and could talk about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my personal statement and secondary essay. Reviewed some of the common questions I had been asked at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn.net, Baylor's website, other med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overprepared by reading books about policy. It was a waste as interviews were very personal, no questions about healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Internet and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read everything I could about the school and Texas Medical Center. Talked to students and faculty beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at their website and checked other postings on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, BCM website, SDN, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, read over PS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"BCM website, SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my app, practiced typical ?s " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, read my secondaries for all schools, reviewed AMCAS application, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interview, mock interview, researched BCM website, spoke with a BCM student, reviewed the basic questions expected in an interview (e.g., why do you want to be a doctor, why this school), SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, brochure, talked to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the BCM website, SDN, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, including the student handbook which is online. Read studentdoctor.net of course." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, previous interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Got a good night's sleep, ate breakfast, took the morning off work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read app, website of Baylor's." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my application, studentdoctor.net, msar" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed thesis, AMCAS, reviewed BCM's curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous 2 interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, talked to professors and students at the school, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my research, " More from this Member | Report Response

"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. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school brochure, looked over AMCAS, checked out the evaluation sheet that you have to give to your interviewers that states the criteria with which they are evaluating you specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading information about the school, re-reading my application essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read school's website and brochure, read app essay, read some current health policy material." More from this Member | Report Response

"Six prior interviews. Read everything on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, brochure, AMCAS, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, BCM website, personal statement, I would look over the AMCAS application..they give you a copy to give to your interviewers and that's what a lot of my q.s were based on" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview Feedback, read SDN, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, PRACTICE, MATERIAL SENT FROM SCHOOL" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Baylor website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, guidebook, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN, health policy books, previous interview, ect." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on student doctor network. Also, I did a mock interview at my school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my AMCAS app., talked to students at or who went to Baylor" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over the website, read over amcas app, sdn, health policy class notes, read over essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"read some practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read essays, PS, SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Check out the school website and visit with a few researchers in their lab the day before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read AMCAS, pre-wrote questions, read over material, website, talked with students, I've been to Baylor before (I go to Rice), etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, MSAR, www.bcm.edu" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the stuff they send, the BCM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN; Reviewed application and bioethical issues; Talked to Baylor students; Reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't. It's kind of pointless, especiall here because they try to get to know YOU, not what you think about world issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over CDC, WHO, and AMA websites; read over application, articles on BCM website, and recent Supreme Court decisions affecting medicine. Got some good sleep and relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I way over-prepared! SDN interview feedback, read up on topics in healthcare and a medical ethics book, participated in mock interviews and had previous interviews. None of these things came up in my interview. Basically they just had me talk about myself for 30 mins. Both interviews were very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. not much else b/c i've been to 5 other interviews so far" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback; extensively reviewed school's curriculum, special features, and resources; read through the whole of last year's acceptances thread; PM'ed several current students; read up on my biot ethics. I really want to go to this school, my first choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"glanced at website--6th interview and it's late in the process so i was tired and indifferent at this point" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, med school website, MSAR, reread applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reread secondary, look at school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the materials Baylor sent in the mail, visited the Baylor web site, read SDN reviews, got to the Texas medical center very early to check things out for myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interview feedback on SDN, read over my application, practiced answering questions, and read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review application, taught about answer to specific questions, and SDN site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS application, looked at interview feedback on SDN, read some books on health care policy, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications, looked at Baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed amcas, looked on the baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied interview feedback, talked to other interviewees, read Baylor's website, and reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read the Baylor website, discussed the school with my premed advisors" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, practice with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared by looking at lists of FAQs and how I would answer them. Knew my application well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed and re-read my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed website, school literature, SDN, MSAR, and talked with past interviewees of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed, looked at the Baylor website, read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and self reflection" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, just talked to myself aloud" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on SDN, talked to my student host the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over AMCAS, read SDN and a good night's sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"spoke to Baylor students/alum, went over my app, got a good night's sleep, read the Baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read BCM web site, this site, my secondary and AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on this site, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, some introspection" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, asked the Dr. I volunteered for many questions, researched current medical topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked for sample interview questions, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, learned about the curriculum, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't do too much. Read the SDN interview feedback and relaxed. This wasn't my first interview, so I kinda knew the drill." More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the curriculum, reviewed my application, did lots of practice interview questions, prayed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, read BCM site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website and studentdoctor. net" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I didn't really. I just went in naturally. Mentally, I had gone over my reasons for wanting to study medicine and I wanted to make sure I communicated that with as much passion and credibility as possible and that was the main thrust of my preparation. I sort had a picture of what the interview would be like as I knew a few students from my alma mater who were already there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, looked at SDN, read the brochure, was there all summer..." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, read through my app, read about Baylor on the web" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, Baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor website, this website, lots of introspection" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, several books with sample questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"viewbook, reviewed undergrad research" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my publications, but that turned out to be unnecessary. I also read over Baylor's brochure." More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to student, read Baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, this site, Kaplan book." More from this Member | Report Response

"I took the time to read over my AMCAS application, Baylor's website, current medical journals (Lancet, NJM, JAMA), and interview feedback on this forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback reports, read about school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor's website and SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site, Baylor's website, talked to current Baylor students I know" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read information on SDN, and from the Baylor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about Baylor on website, sdn, interview feedback, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read several books and articles on health care issues in the United States, studied my application materials, and I read the NY Times along with other periodicals (e.g., Atlantic Monthly)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over Baylor website, application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through Baylor's website and information that I acquired over the years, studentdoctor.net, interview questions that I downloaded from the internet, MSAR handbook, and USNews.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"read baylor's website, looked over sdn interview feedback, reread my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read AMCAS, read newspaper, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"read Baylor's website, read my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview reviews, read over secondaries, stayed with student host." More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read AMCAS and secondary app, read sdn interview feedback, Baylor website, various healthcare primers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and Baylor's website. Reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, school website, got to the school a day early and asked my student host tons of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS, secondary, interview feedback. Looked at website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, bio-ethics book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviews with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"BCM website, SDN, mock interview by pre-med advisor" More from this Member | Report Response

"review webite, application, news" More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you a copy of your AMCAS app to present to your interviewer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed secondary application and AMCAS application. Read feeback from SDN interviews. Was able to talk to students that provided housing and that was very beneficial." More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Smiled a lot before my interview and tried to relax. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, read my secondary and AMCAS apps. read up on health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"read stuff here, and at the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to a lot of students from Baylor from all different years, read on their website and prepared with my apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS, studied Baylor website, read interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over applications, read over website, slept." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor's website, SDN, talked to current and former students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Collected my thoughts on different issues in healthcare today." More from this Member | Report Response

"got some sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Look over resources and materials. " More from this Member | Report Response

"knew my research - about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, relaxed, and enjoyed the experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the paper. Thought about answers to possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewfeedback.com, went over my file, perused Baylor's website and the materials they sent me." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"transparent about admissions committee process" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were friendly and talkative. They came across as very authentic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and students, my host experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"No whistles or bells, they were extremely down to earth" More from this Member | Report Response

"how closely the interviewers had already read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, the students, the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staying with students allowed me the best understanding of the school and student body. I also saw alot more of the school than on the interview tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"BCM is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the biggest medical center in the WORLD . The students talked about how the culture of BCM is to really help each other succeed. There is no real competition for grades since it is PF so it would benefit them to work together to learn the material. This type of culture was thoroughly expressed by the students and faculty. My interviewers made me feel very comfortable, and only at the BCM interviews did I feel capable of wholeheartedly expressing what I wanted to do with my career." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, faculty, and students I interacted with were all so kind. I know some people have said that Baylor comes off as rather aloof during the interview day, but that was not the impression I got at all. You could tell they really cared!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of effort they put to select interviewers I could relate to" More from this Member | Report Response

"location! Average Step 1 scores! curriculum!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, TMC, and how nice and friendly the students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's even more opportunities for pediatrics work than I originally thought" More from this Member | Report Response

"1.5 year accelerated curriculum, extremely high Step 1 scores, nice facilities, the TMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center, the friendliness of the students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor students seemed very professional, mature, friendly and relaxed. I felt like I could make good friends here." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very kind and helpful. They took time to make sure that all of my questions had been answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"18-month basic science curriculum, clinical opportunities at Texas Medical Center, very well put together presentations/tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their average Step 1 score is amazing: 243! Shortened curriculum and that they only have anatomy lab once a week. The integrated curriculum seems great too, and I like that they have a lot of time to study for Step 1." More from this Member | Report Response

"academic reputation, very friendly people, 1.5 year curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great medical center, 1.5 year curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Flexible clinical electives, TMC, research oppurtunities, integrated organ systems curr, half day classes, PPS/IPL, students were laid back, best facilities in TX." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMAZING, mind-blowing medical center. clinical rotations and experience is just absolutely unbeatable. love the 1.5 year curriculum (that's really how it should be since clinical rotations matter the most!); 240 USLME step 1 scores! ; amazing research experience (a med student was telling me how he was able to have 5 pubs by working on the side); children's hospital is awesome; students seemed genuinely happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"School, 1.5yr curriculum, location, TMC etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The happiness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, the curriculum, the facilities, the carpeted gross lab, crazy high Step scores, lots of potential for mentorship in any field imaginable. Pass/fail. Abundant clinical opportunities. Tracks. Research everywhere if you're interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed SO HAPPY! loved this. facilities are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a very expansive campus and everyone was very friendly. Had a great and lively impromptu conversation/interview with an alumni professor who teaches 1st years during the campus tour. There's a lot of opportunity there and things to do. The curriculum is very compatible to my likings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-clinical facilities were recently renovated and the Texas Medical Center was AMAZING!!! The hospitals and resources there are second to none. It was also in a really convenient area of Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical volume available at the TMC. Inside of BCM is seems very new. Pass/fail grading system in pre-clinical years. Students here have 8 months to do whatever they want (study for the boards, do research, get married..) because they finish pre-clinicals in 18 months. This means you can have tons of time to study for the boards. 20k/yr tuition OOS, and you can very easily get Texas residency from what I gathered. The medical students who helped run interview day were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone who goes to school there and works there was super nice, curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"TMC, the med students were so warm and friendly not at all snobby, friendliness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seven hospitals! Or something like it. I think Baylor is unbeatable for clinical education. The students here are really well-rounded and seem to really like one another. I also love that the school is top ranked in both primary care and research....it's the perfect school for me. The weather in Houston is nice in winter, again perfect since I had cold weather. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Texas Medical Center: not only is it huge, there is yet more expansion to come, including the completion of Baylor's own teaching hospital (to be completed by 2011); the enthusiasm of the students for the resources available at BCM; the flexibility of the curriculum and ability to tailor it to your own interests; the diversity of opportunities for developing academic interests, obtaining faculty mentors, and boosting your residency application, weaved into the curriculum; the attempt to make Houston seem like a very interesting city to be in (I'm from Houston; so I have a bit of inborn skepticism); the humble/jovial attitude of the students (i.e., they were proud/confident of their school and own accomplishments, but no arrogance whatsoever); the atmosphere of cooperation among students; the unbeatable value of medical education at BCM (tuition is almost cheaper than my undergrad)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Texas Medical Center, amount of hands-on clinical experience that the med students get. The friendliness of the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Shockingly, absolutely nothing. It was fantastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had already seen the TMC (Texas Medical Center) before, but that is fantastic. The students were happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. Clinical training is probably as good as it gets. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are fantastic. So many of them came by to meet the interviewees during the day, and then they took us out that evening. The dean of admissions was very warm and friendly, and explained in detail how they would evaluate us after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything about Baylor. It's such a great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Translational research facilities collaboration of research 1.5 years science, then a couple rotations before PhD " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Baylor has everything (AND INDEED, MORE) than the Ivy's and Hopkins have, but without the pretentious atmosphere and with an affordable price." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor College of Medicine is arguably the best school in Texas with amazing resources at the Texas Medical Center. Apparently, you can have a ''handshake'' interview for many of the top ranked residency programs at the TMC (ie all you have to do is shake hands to get the residency). The students were down to earth and my interviewers were really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent teaching resources, very progressive clinical track. Tons of flexibility. Extremely affordable for such a high-ranked school. Strength of fellow interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly the students were, how funny and open the admissions people were, the quality and extensive nature of the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. Public transit more accessible than I expected (and free to students). Clincial facilities are diverse and highly respected. Texas Medical Center is the largest in the world and students can choose where to do rotations (private, public, VA) and in what order. Flexibility of curriculum. Friendliness of student body. Honors/High Pass/Pass/Marginal Pass/Fail scale would in theory engender competition among students but since grades are not curved, they all seem very collegial." More from this Member | Report Response

"shortened curriculum, very nice facilities, great price for a top school, early clinical exposures" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical Center is RIDICULOUS. Seriously amazing clinical opportunities and new BCM hospital being built." More from this Member | Report Response

"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!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were AMAZING - TMC is huge! The students seemed genuinely happy there and everyone was very down-to-earth. Like how they start clinical rotations a half year early, super flexible clinical curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Facilities are AMAZING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really loved this school. The interview was very low stress. After the welcome speech everyone stood around talking and I instantly met a bunch of nice people, which relaxed me. The interviewers were mostly laid back and asked about items on my application. Lots of Baylor students were involved in the interview day, and they were all enthusiastic and happy with the school. The medical center is amazing, of course. The facilities are nice and all lectures are video recorded. Lecture class time is relatively short, and you start clinical rotations half a year early. The curriculum seems really well thought out. Endless opportunities at this school, including rotations abroad. Students really help each other- for instance the 2nd years were putting on a practice anatomy practical for the 1st years while I was there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The people are incredibly nice, the facilities are excellent, the faculty are brilliant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed kind and very enthusiastic. The students' presentations on Baylor were very well done." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT...the best were the students..the curriculum..the board scores, and the clinical exposure and even though they know they are good i thought they presented their school in a really positive light without sounding obnoxious at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students at baylor seemed very friendly. Moreso than some other schools. The interview day is scheduled nicely, giving plenty of time to interact w/ students and other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"very extensive facility, satisfaction of students with the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center is AWESOME! They have all these hospitals all in one area, very nice facilities, etc. What impressed me the most was the friendliness of the current BCM students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical center, quality of clinical experiences (not just watching great doctors but actually working with your head and hands)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, everything. I wasn't expecting such an amazing school--BCM's diversity of clinical experiences, both in the Texas Medical Center and in affiliated programs, are second to none; EARLY clinical exposure (starting in Week 2 of MS1); 18 month basic sciences curriculum; opportunities for research; special tracks designed to let you craft the curriculum to what you're interested in; happy happy students that glow about how supported they are by the faculty and administration...oh, and the building itself is gorgeous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of different hospitals, the friendliness and enthusiasm of the students, and Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers, both were great. The students seemed happy and enthusiastic. Food was awesome and abundant. TMC is really impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"the texas medical center is amazing, students only have class from 8-12, the histology professor was amazing, my student host was incredibly accommodating and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiastic students, the largest medical center in the world" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are very welcoming and excited about the school. Everyone seems to genuinely enjoy going to Baylor. Also, TMC is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The researchers that I visited were very friendly and enthusiastic about their work." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center is outright amazing. It's the biggest medical complex in the world. You can't beat that. Diversity of experiences, therein, is incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, really friendly admissions staff, enthusiastic students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Students were friendly and open, Houston is great if you're a Spanish major" More from this Member | Report Response

"I absolutely loved Baylor. It is a top ten medical school in the country and has the curriculum that must be one of the best in the country. Only 1.5 years of basic sciences; Classes only until 12:00; and opportunities to pursue other interests such as research, international health, and underserved healthcare. Students are very friendly and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole atmosphere was incredibly welcoming and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, people, TMC, schedule (both weekly and the 1.5 yrs of basic sciences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center of course. The curriculum(1.5 yrs basic sciences 2.5 clinical). The students and the lecture I sat in on. Students have free access to the light rail that runs from downtown to the medical center--makes transportation easy and cheap. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, classrooms, hospitals, tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities. The curriculum. The approachability of student adcom members. The happiness of every student I met." More from this Member | Report Response

"H/HP/P/MP/F grading--yay for differentiation. also they encourage competitive specialties. these were 2 big pluses. 1.5 yrs of sciences instead of 2, dunno what to think about that. oh baylors super cheap too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic sciences completed in 1.5 years. Students seem very enthusiastic about this as it gives them opportunities for more electives. Extremely friendly faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything...the year and a half pre-clinical is something that is really awesome considering it gives you an extra 6-8 months to take whatever electives you want. Clinical doesn't seem too stressful, but what is excellent is that fact you rotate in both public and a private hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"How kind the interviewers were: I had an interview with a second-year student who really put me at ease. He was very friendly, and that left me with a good impression of Baylor students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wow, just about everything: the size of the TMC, research and educational opportunities, curriculum, facilities, students, and my fellow interviewees. MD Anderson Cancer center is here and is arguably the premier cancer center in this country. The tuition at Baylor is ridiculously cheap, even for OOS residents, and you can become a resident after your first year. I particularly liked the tracks (read about them on the school's website before you go), the early clinical exposure, and that the students seem so happy. I think that Baylor highly values teaching and research backgrounds, and they also seem very open and receptive to non-traditional students. Some students serve on the admissions committee with full voting rights. I have the impression that the administrators care a great deal about student opinion and happiness." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student seem very nice, the facilities are great. The interviewers make you feel relaxed. They explain in detail their selection process and their curriculum. BCM students are very involved in the selection process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor really tries to make the interviewees feel at home. Everyone was very friendly and did an excellent job of selling the school. The whole day was well organized. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The diverse patient populations seen at the Texas Medical Center. The many interdepartmental and interinstitutional research opportunities available (ex. Rice University Dept of Bioengineering). Low cost of living in comparison to DC. Prior to beginning your PhD, you get to do 6 months of clinical rotations because of the basic sciences curriculum being compressed to a year and a half." More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical facilities were amazing--texas medical center is probably the hugest medical complex in the US and you have everything available that you may think about entering--from the public hospital Ben Taub to the private St. Luke's to a nearby Children's Hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were excellent and everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is an absolutely OUTSTANDING school. If I am lucky enough to get accepted, there is no doubt that I am going here. Facilities in the Texas medical center are amazing--with training at St. Lukes for private health care training, at the VA for government-based national ccare, the Ben Taub general hospital for underserved/county care, AND a new outpatient clinic. The students and faculty here are very collegial, open, and positive--you can tell that the students are VERY happy--one reason may be the early introduction to clinical medicine(within the first two weeks of school starting!) and an emphasis on body system training instead of boring stuff like straight biochem. The interview day is set up really well--very relaxed, fun, good tours, and great presentations. Even though it is an interview day, I think Baylor does a good job of making it no pressure--which is what it seems like they do for their med students during their time there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical facilities and the 1.5 years of bsic sciences before clinical rotations. The students go to high ranked residencies" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there was amazingly nice. So much time off for students, yet they continue to be one of the best med schools in the country (9 months off to do whatever you want, such as study for boards, chill on the beach, do research, etc. They have some of the highest board exam scores in the nation. Such a diverse group of people, amazingly friendly and laid back yet hardworking at the same time. Clinical facilities at Baylor are unmatched in terms of their hands on patient care. Nice mix of VA, private, public hospitals, as well as outpatient clinics in the Texas Medical Center makes this an absolutely incredible place to learn medicine. Many faculty are tops in their fields. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical center in Houston is the largest one in the world. The student's were extremely happy and the curriculum is wonderful (only four hours of lecture, with most afternoons off); plus, you get to start clinical rotations after one and a half years instead of two! Also, all the applicants that I met were very friendly and enthusiasitc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was most impressed by the combination of the excellent curriculum, the friendly student body, and the opportunities available to all types of future physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything I <3 Baylor. Seriously I was impressed by the financial aid packages, the 18 month basic science curriculum, the high board scores, the international electives and the international health and underserved tracks, the list can go on and on" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seems really happy and friendly. The facilities are outstanding, and there are a number of opportunities to be had. Furthermore, if you're interested in peds, this is THE place to be. Apparently, you can avoid the match and stay at Baylor if the director of peds likes you, or something to that extent. Also, the tuition here is ridiculously cheap for a private school (or any school for that matter), and you can become a Texas resident after a year if you're out of state. An amazing place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Size of TMC, enthusiasm of students, warm reception by staff and faculty... I sat in on a pathology lecture and the professor was running all over the place and getting the students really involved in the class. He was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"how extremely friendly the students, faculty and the admissions staff were. the students were bright yet extremely laid back. amazing financial aid packages. TMC is simply huge yet gorgeous. Definitely one of the best medical centers to obtain medical training." More from this Member | Report Response

"all the people I met, including the other applicants, were both very intelligent and very friendly; the med center is an amazing resource" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very accommodating. I missed my flight and arrived at campus at 2:30 in the afternoon. I called ahead of time and the admissions staff was able to reschedule my interviews for later in the day. The lectures are videotaped. There are so many opportunities such as advanced tracks in ethics, world health, caring for the underserved, and research (which requires an extra year on campus). There is a wide variety of patients available. You will see everything from gun shot wounds to little old ladies in no apparent distress to dozens of different languages. Baylor even teaches a course in medical Spanish. Also there are tons of dual degree programs -- feel free to get as large of an education as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"the structured day--there was an intro, interviews, tours, a student-panel...plus LOTS of food." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, attitudes and personalities of the students (very dynamic and enthusiastic), flexible curriculum and clinicals, many opportunities outside of the traditional schedule (including abroad experiences and optional tracks)" More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful facilities, the TMC seems like an inspiring place, students i met were pretty cool and laid back, curriculum is really flexible, clinical part starts spring of second year" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very friendly, interview was really relaxed, students seemed very happy! Also, the curriculum and opportunities at Baylor are really cool. also, the other interviewees were really smart." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum that allows time for exploring your interests. Also, you can ask about research without them thinking you're trying to get brownie points. You're encouraged to do research here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much everything! i love their curriculum - it's systems-based, and they only have class from 8-12 most days and still get done in a year and a half! the students seemed to be a really diverse, talented group and seemed genuinely happy at baylor. they were also down to earth and relaxed and seemed like people i would enjoy spending time with. the texas medical center is amazing - there's so much there and you get incredible clincal experience at a variety of hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school presents itself so well. I really like the way they emphasize the clinical aspect of medicine. The students were all very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people - so level-headed, enthusiastic and engaging. the facilities - second-to-none!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews first eases the competitive nature of all the applicants and creates a more relaxed atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The texas medical center is HUGE. Students were very laid back compared to the typical "east coast" school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are very nice, the curriculum- early clinical contact, different "tracks", lots of flexibility, my second interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Karen Johnson. My advice to prospective interviewees make friends with her. she's easy to talk to but you will probably only have access to her for 30 mins. She remembers names and she wants that personal contact so she can advocate for particular students during the committee's review" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, the two med students who "took care" of us all day, the facilities, the texas med center, everything...the interviews are really chill" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students (obviously smart, but still very down-to-earth), the facilities, the curriculum, how med students are treated almsot as equals by attendings, pretty much everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"wealth of opportunities at the Texas Medical Center, curriculum (1.5 yrs basic sciences, clinicals start a semester early), different tracks based on personal interest" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people there were INCREDIBLY nice and personable. Maybe I had false perceptions of how admissions people would treat interviewees or how med students would be in general, but everyone from the students to the admissions staff people to the faculty were all very encouraging and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical sites are AWESOME Students seem intelligent, articulate, and happy Admissions staff (including students) were all very professional " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all really really happy, and the weather was AMAZING! Think about it, there's no point in going to a place with "better" nightlife like manhattan, boston, or chicago when it's freezing as hell half the year you're in school and you're too damn cold to go out (trust me, i know, i'm from chicago)...baylor students seem to have a better life in that they go out practically every night, even if the clubs and bars arent as ritzy as other places but they're definitely a LOT cheaper!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the coordinators" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything--I was expecting a really "Texan" atmosphere with mostly UT or A&M applicants, but it turned out to be a really interesting, diverse group of interviewees. The school itself is pretty nice (especially when compared to the other nearby med school). Also I met current students who had chosen Baylor over places like Hopkins and UCSF. Also, throughout the whole day no one at Baylor mentioned any of the other TX schools (or any other med schools for that matter), which was classy and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"new facilities, huge and high-caliber medical center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center is amazing, my student interviewer was very friendly, my faculty interviewer talked about how her students come to her for all sorts of things--academic and otherwise, students have three afternoons free per week." More from this Member | Report Response

"the sunshine, the laidback atmosphere in general. The MD/PhD students were really really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was coordinated and the respresentatives were polite and informative. I felt that the facilities were up to par and that the hospitals were above average. The curriculum was very much a "hybrid" setup and works well for the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"LARGEST Medical Center in the NATION. Basic Sciences only 1 1/2 years---clinicals start in spring of 2nd year ! ! ! Class only 8-noon ! !" More from this Member | Report Response

"the texas medical center is ENORMOUS and beautiful/new. there is every kind of specialty and patient population represented. students were very open and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the medical center" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone is VERY nice; low tuition even for out of staters; 1.5 yr basic sciences=10 months of flex time; classes 8am-noon; TX med center is awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything from the unique curriculum to the classrooms, and not to forget the Texas Medical Center" More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVE BAYLOR. it's an amazing place. the curriculm is truly flexible and involves several different electives/tracks students can choose. there is super-early exposure to patients, and with the condensed curriculm you have ~ 10 mos of time which you can structure. the students are so smart, funny and laid back. the clinical exposure is unparalleled--the tmc kicks butt! i loved the interviews and every aspect of the day, including the 12-9 schedule that saved me $ on a hotel (allowing me to fly in the morning of and leave the night of). a great day overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the curriculum. Baylor is truly a gem in medical education. The facilities are the best that I have seen thus far and the curriculum is definitely geared toward clinical exposure. In addition, the students are genuinely happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient contact starts day one of medical school. Each student takes a class called Physician, Patient and the Society where you learn how to give diagnoses and take medical examinations. Also, after taking your clinical electives, you have at least 10 months free before graduation to do whatever you want. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are amazing - texas medical center is like its own little city south of houston. the area that the school was in was nice, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experience in first 3 weeks, 10 months off to do electives or study for the boards. Inexpensive housing. A light rail system is scheduled to be finished next year, I think, which will make getting around much easier." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nice facilities & elective tracks that lead to certifications" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are AMAZING. Also, lots of tips on how easy it is to get Texas state residency" More from this Member | Report Response

"baylors start clinicals after 17 months of basic science. from that time on, they have 10 months free to schedule until graduation- vacation, extra clinical electives, abroad electives. International Health Program seems like a really interesting program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Medical Center: it is very impressive! Also, the students and fellow interviewees are a lot of fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student host was incredibly kind and helpful, and she's pretty representative of most Baylor students. IMO, Baylor's greatest strength is the quality of the student body; they are very accomplished, yet still down to earth. The same was true of my fellow interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were outstanding, the faculty were really nice, and the students were GREAT. Very accomplished and entertaining." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything... Students and other applicants were great, facilities looked nice, and I love the way their schedule works" More from this Member | Report Response

"this school has some serious cash" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed like a happy crowd, and the curriculum seems very well designed to minimize unnecessary stress and give you freedom to pursue research or other projects." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything - the facilities, the opportunities, the students, even the area of Houston was not bad, and last but not least, the quality of my fellow interviewees was simply amazing and assured me that I was at a real top-notch program." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty much everything - students, curriculum, facilities. Curriculum provides for a ton of flexibility and/or time off. The students seem incredibly happy here and well-adjusted. They made it very clear that if you're ultra-competitive, this is not the place for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly and wanted to talk about their school. They came from ugrads all over the country and have a great diversity of experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were among the best I've seen anywhere. Texas Medical Center is the 2nd largest in the world, they claim. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly. School also has web link to allow viewing of classes in case you miss a class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students, curriculum layout" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING: the tour of the Houston Medical Center, the students, the faculty members, and the helpfulness of the admissions staff. The curriculum is also awesome and very unique." More from this Member | Report Response

"Texas Medical Center is large and impressive. There are some unique faculty there I'd like to work with." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were great- very friendly. seem genuinely happy at the school. student interview was great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible medical center." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! Baylor has the most amazing facilities, students, and faculty members! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How much Baylor tried to make a very good impression on us. Very well planned day. Student host program is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really cool. While waiting for interviews, all the 1st and 2nd years came in and introduced themselves. They were really chill, which made everything a lot less stressful. The facilities were also amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, you see patients in the first month!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How down-to-earth Baylor students are, in addition to being very bright. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the other applicants being interviewed. I felt they were what I had anticipated my future classmates to be like. They were obviously bright, motivated, intense, and very friendly. The kind of people I want to surround me when in school. I was impressed with the admissions committee's skills at picking who to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center including Children's Hospital, St. Luke's, and Methodist. The students did not have the competitive vibe to them that I thought I would find. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the immensity of the medical center - the friendliness of the students and the non-competitive atmosphere. peopel say it is a snobbish competitive place but i didn't get that impression. very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything: facilities, faculty, students, curriculum, financial aid, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were cool. Everyone was very laid back and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Baylor curriculum. I really like how they have it laid out, and you start clinicals after 17 months." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"bad lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor definitely doesn't sell themselves too hard on interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Presentation didn't seem like it was persuasive -- they didn't attempt to explain why we should come to Baylor, they just informed us about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the hospital and teaching facilities are a bit dated, but overall it was a very good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"there was a lot of unstructured time during the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview program had alot of time sitting in a room. The student tours were not very insightful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tours that they led to the anatomy lab were somewhat unorganized. There was a tour every ~5 minutes led by different students who were just standing around waiting for something to do. BCM knows that since it's a top 20 school & the #1 school in TX, I felt like it was a matter of the interviewees needing to impress BCM vs BCM needing to win them over. Whereas other schools seemingly broke their backs to win students over (i.e. UTSW has a two-day interview, with the first day ending in a very elegant catered dinner in a high-rise building so you are able to see the Dallas skyline while current students were there with name tags eating and conversing with you), BCM's interview started at 12 and ended around 4; we got take-out from a local sandwich shop and we just ate our lunch while opening remarks were made." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking (parking garages are really packed if you don't get there early in the morning)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of organization of the school tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"Schedule of the interview day - not well organized. Also, lunch was pre-interviews and was a sandwich in a bag and we had no table to eat it at (so the crumbs went all over my suit)... They also did not cover parking which I did not like. Almost everyone drove to the interview (Houston is a driving city) so we all paid for parking (in addition to the rental car, air fare, hotel, food, etc.)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston traffic, parking costs at the TMC for students/employees" More from this Member | Report Response

"My MD interviewer didn't seem too interested in me" More from this Member | Report Response

"parking was not validated, the food at lunch was mediocre" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although Houston is a big city and offers a diverse experience, it would not be my top choice of location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tours were quite lengthy, tour guides talked, and talked, and talked. Long day overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The food-- it's pizza, and it was cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"food was bad, no student housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cut ties with Methodist, financial problems a year or two ago, rude faculty interviewer, not a big fan of the location." More from this Member | Report Response

"lot of walking, was hot in suit, both interviewers ran late. Parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much to complain about the school itself. I would love to be accepted here, definitely my top choice. Wish the weather weren't so hot/humid though. BCM has also had some negative media exposure in the past few years due to its financial problems, but these issues don't seem to affect the students themselves. Students also seemed to be stressed out (probably because MSI's were just about to have their first major exam though)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The style of interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Carpet in the anatomy lab," More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial uncertainty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial instability. The recent instability of clinical affiliations. It seems like administrative types got careless, overconfident, or were just haphazard in their planning. If the Rice/BCM merger happens, I would imagine that tuition would go up significantly to align with the current Rice tuition schedule. Even then, serious financial and credit issues may still be present. Very difficult/expensive to commute to school...simultaneously difficult to find housing nearby that suits families and dogs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"wish time from 1-4 had been more structured. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How most people come from UT or Texas anything. It can get really humid there. Interviews were pretty intimidating on my end and had me a bit concerned considering I exited both feeling like I made a bad impression (compared to previous interviews)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How most people come from UT-Austin or Rice - just seems kind of cliquey." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day seemed extremely impersonal because they have so many people at once. I was surprised by how much I dislike Houston. Baylor is smack dab in the middle of a huge professional complex, and not the place to go if you want a college environment. No real rec center. I don't think I met a SINGLE MS1 the entire day. They aren't affiliated with MD Anderson or Methodist. Parking is $12/day if you want to drive to the TMC..?!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long day, felt out of place since I'm not from TX, not very pretty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day starts at noon and there is a lot of lag time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Public transport in Houston. The "train" is laughable. Doesn't seem to be much to do in the city. Bad traffic, even on the weekend. Faculty interviewer had a half-smile on her face the whole time. Most boring interview so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Poor road design surrounding the school (but what can they do about that?), expensive parking, no BCM-affiliated housing, not a very bike-friendly campus, very metropolitan (nothing outstanding in terms of the natural environment), overly bulky welcome packet from the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The heat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that comes to mind. Maybe one or two of the applicants..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were kept in a lecture hall setting; this made it inconvenient to move around, meet people, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The humidity is a bit of an adjustment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really. Living in Houston, I already knew about the parking situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little too much small talk and "best behavior" in our official tours. Individually, people are solid there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston. I don't know if I could live there. I think it's funny that they put on an hour long presentation showing that it's not that bad to live there. Most of the students are from Texas and stay in Texas to do residencies. A BIG detractor for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the second interviewer was somewhat judgemental" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather was perfect, but everyone said they have to minimalize time outdoors during the unbearably hot summer months. I'm not sure how long the school will be shared with Tulane; doesn't seem to cause problems except concerning bodies for anatomy (which may be remedied next year). It is a large class size (168), but they have 2 smaller afternoon session each weak (IPS,PPS) and set up a "PRN" group (don't remember what it stands for) so you get to know students." More from this Member | Report Response

"some students seem a bit immature, but all of the 3rd years or above I met were wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Houston is interesting but may be a big change for west coasters/east coasters" More from this Member | Report Response

"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!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nearly everyone there is from Texas, goes to school in Texas, or has some kind of affiliation with Texas. I was born in TX but live in CA - wondering if this has any bearing on my application... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston's weather is awful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only two negative things I heard from anyone- the weather is really hot and humid in Houston (which it was), and parking is expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wraps they served for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"I couldn't sit in on a class since the students were on a break. The hospital tour also wasn't that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"ummm...the tour was okay..but that may just be because I've seen a lot since I went on the UTH tour which I thought was more extensive and detailed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Except maybe that it's so hot in Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"I couldn't get a host." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed a little selfish, ie focused on their careers more than patients. All I met were ivy league-ish (just homogenous that way)" More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of students are married and/or older, there's no cohesive student housing, terrible parking situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admission seemed so heavily dependent upon the interviews. Mine didnt go well and I got the impression that was all that mattered since they were going to rank you based on your interviewing score. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Several of the MD/PhD students were quite arrogant and had poor personalities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't like the new logo. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem to lack studying space because they come to Rice (I've seen them here). Lack of parking. Lack of on-campus housing. Oh, and I wish they had fed us more food because you don't get lunch and the thing starts at noon..." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer didn't seem to like me a lot from the get-go, even though he hadn't already read my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking isn't that great?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the only negative thing about Baylor is Houston itself. The weather is HOT and HUMID! This is a huge turn-off for me, but pretty much the only negative thing I can think of" More from this Member | Report Response

"absolutely nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a torrential rain storm on my interview day so we only got to tour one of the hospitals, but a hospital is a hospital. One of our tour guides was the least PC person I have every met, albeit funny." More from this Member | Report Response

"weather, which prevented us from seeing the private hospital + I didn't feel as if I had connected with any of the individuals I met with (fellow interviewees, interviewers, student tourguides, nada). might have been b/c the interview group was so large (~50 people)" More from this Member | Report Response

"From the post-interview mixer at a local bar, how Baylor appears to show sizable favoritism to some otherwise underprepared, underdedicated, and underimpressive Rice applicants. This was exhibited by both some fellow interviewees and current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"ben taub hospital--poor and sordid. st.lukes and methodist--rich and sweet but we didnt get to go due to rain. tour guide just quickly walked us through in silence pretty much. some rowdy URM interviewees were a big turnoff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The map of the building if hard to decipher, that's pretty much the worst part of Baylor, so really they do pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much to complain about other than typical interview stuff: lots of walking, Houston in September (hot and humid). Overall the day was well organized, and I liked that the day started at noon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmm, not very much. Maybe I was a little surprised that considering how heavy into research Baylor is, I seemed to be the only person at my interview day who was interested in research. Also, students don't attend class much, but they watch their classes on line and still seem to do well. The school does give grades, unlike many other top schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel the dinner at the Rice Village, should be moved to the night before interview. The final selection is made with a computer program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some students seem a little weird. Maybe they're very proud of themselves. (although some are very nice and down to earth)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is difficult during the week; however, public transportation is available." More from this Member | Report Response

"that there is no "on-campus housing" so I feel that students may have a hard time building strong networks at first--but most students do live nearby and housing is very affordable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The other interviewees were from such prestigious schools that I'm not sure I'd get along. I don't come from a background with a lot of money and I doubt I'd have a lot in common with the Harvard types." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much other than the heat during the day. I'm from the northeast and wore a HEAVY suit--don't do it." More from this Member | Report Response

"1 month summer vacation after the first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all. BCM continues to be my top choice if I am fortunate enough to gain acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was extremely hot and humid in Houston. Besides that it would be a wonderful place to live. Baylor excepts mostly in-state residents because they except funding from the Texas state system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ummm, parking I guess. Parking is terrible but there are shuttles." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. They kept talking about the miserable parking, but being from So. Cal, I'm very much used to that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, and staff, over-emphasized on the amount of free time that they have: instruction from 8-12 daily and 9 months off (for vacationing or whatever). But the still do amazinginly in their boards and matchings. About 90% of the interviewess (of whom there were 55) either went to school in, or are living in, Texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not a big fan of Houston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston is the fourth largest city in the country. Moving to the area can be quite shocking." More from this Member | Report Response

"tours sucked. we just walked around the Texas Medical Center, which is huge, and saw random places." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city seems pretty dangerous and hectic..." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. i <3 baylor." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. well, the weather sucked. it's so humid my glasses fogged up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour was very disorganized. The students seemed a bit too laid back and talked about how little time they spent studying and in lab. Their selling point was how much less work their school is compared to others. Also, they kept saying how much better their school is than the one next door (Personally, I was more impressed with UT-Houston than Baylor)." More from this Member | Report Response

"they changed last year from p/f to h/hp/mp/p/f grading - supposedly because students weren't doing as well on the comprehensive exam at the end of their 2nd year. also, the class is bigger than most schools (170), though that's really not too much of an issue. apparently it rains a lot in houston, but at least it's warm!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of a lot of student facilities (i.e. gym). And of course, parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"the humidity, of course" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"They dont take a lot of out-of-state students, which I did not know when I applied" More from this Member | Report Response

"the first interview- very hostile and confrontational, the ad-com members who were students who basically stayed with us the whole day, and no matter how they try, can't hide the fact that baylor is *still* in houston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. I hate the way high profile schools like Baylor give the red carpet treatment to students from Name-brand institutions almost shunning the rest of us and making us feel intimidated. then again, it's interesting to note that very few Baylor students are actually from those name-brand (better known as Ivy-league schools)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the length of the stinkin' tour, especially since i've already seen it all =0); they also seemed to make a huge deal about the interview, which i know is true, but it would just have put a lot of pressure on me if it was my first interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"parking and the weather seem like they are pretty big issues. Also, it was nice that they started late, but i was getting exhausted by 7..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston humidity, constant construction at the TMC especially Baylor" More from this Member | Report Response

"I will always dislike Houston weather, especially when required to wear a suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Semi-scary 2nd interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Methodist Hospital (the largest private hospital in the nation) and Baylor may be ending their affiliation because Baylor wants to build its own clinic in a few years....it seems like a lose-lose situation to me though, but I guess we'll find out for sure in April once the current contract ends. Also, it seems like everyone was in-state, but I'm not....Baylor just got rid of its $4800 scholarship for all out-of-state students due to lack of funding, starting this year, and they didnt even bother to tell us, I had to ask financial aid." More from this Member | Report Response

"length of interview day, interviewees weren't as close knit as at other interviews, not very approachable in the beginning interviewer who played devil's advocate with a matching, stony facial expression, high industrialized/urbanized feel of texas medical center, grading is similar to A-F starting from the middle of the first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"my close-minded and cold interviewers, the "texas or bust" attitude" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though the student we talked to played down the competitiveness of the school, there still seemed to be a lot of "gunners" and even "snipers"--a term I hadn't heard before which the tour guide explained was people who pretend not to care about their grades but secretly study all the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"the excessive smell of formaldehyde in the hallway outside the anatomy lab. Tour was not very comprehensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston is a very large city and the medical center area is very congested. Road work and construction seems to be concerns for the students as well as the ever-present parking situation. Transportation also was spoken of on several occasions." More from this Member | Report Response

"No ER residency in Houston" More from this Member | Report Response

"as with most texas destinations, a car would be nearly essential." More from this Member | Report Response

"In my opinion, Houston is an urban wasteland." More from this Member | Report Response

"the only negative thing (and it's not really that bad) was that one of my interviewers kept asking new questions before i was done answering the previous one; i think it's just a matter of his interviewing style, but it made me a little nervous; otherwise, nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the people I interviewed with and some of the students seemed a little holier than thou" More from this Member | Report Response

"well, um...houston is an interesting place to live. but frankly, it's not that bad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking situation (it's the only negative thing that current medical students could cite as a problem)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewer's conceited attitude... yes, I'm an applicant, but respect between any two people should be a given. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have any negative impressions, but I did learn that this may not be the school for you if you're interested in primary care. You are given the opportunity to study and practice in a dynamic medical center, but it's primarily specialty based. You have the opportunity to learn from the best doctors and use this information in a primary care residency maybe elsewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"i don't know what it was that was negative - i just got a not-so-good feel. the weather, i guess..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Climate. Also, Houston is not the most beautiful city. Not great in primary care." More from this Member | Report Response

"The non-traditional curriculum, very few non-traditional students, first semester is pass-fail" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students I met never seemed to go to class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"although baylor's system is technically open file, it depends on your interviewer. i had two faculty interviewers that hadn't read my applications, and I felt that their questions didn't really supplement my application much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The structure of the interview day was a little long and not as organized as it could be. Also, the transportation and humidity were not the best!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The humidity. I felt like I was melting whenever I walked outside." More from this Member | Report Response

"The standard answer: parking sucks. Luckily the MetroRail will be done by the time the c/o 2008 enters." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston isn't that nice of a city" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't say that the students are arrogant, but the money does have a noticeable effect on the school atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, nothing. I will say that most of the students complained about the parking/transportation system, but I could get over that very quickly if I'm lucky enough to get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students did complain about parking, but if you live in the right place it becomes a non-isssue." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'll say the parking just 'cus it's the pet peeve of most of the students. I'm from a big city so I'm used to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer was very nice, but the second made me feel like a piece of crap. She didn't really seem to respect me as a student, but I can't say that she represents the school in that regard. Also the fact that the interview day is 12-8 is quite annoying, especially for west-coast people who have to fly in the night before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Everyone complained about parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Maybe the parking situation in the medical center." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview there. I think it was the worst interview setup of all the schools I have visited. I don't think I'd like the weather there and trying to make it around there with no parking in the extremely hot summer doesn't exactly appeal to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some rotations are done in private hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I live in Houston, so parking is no big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Condoland." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston. The weather, traffic, parking, etc. seem like they could be a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking at the Texas Medical Center. Also, I don't know much about all the students living at "Condo Land."" More from this Member | Report Response

"transportation to campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"houston is iffy but its cheap and tons of things to do - i definaetly imagine living there - but the heat sounds oppressive at some times of the year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston. The city seems a little dirty and polluted. There were no clouds and I couldn't see the sun (think about it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much students complained about parking. It is a real problem though." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"very relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"How beautiful Houston is!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What a diverse and exiting city Houston is" More from this Member | Report Response

"how highly seen their graduates are" More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical tours are optional but are after the end time that we were told, so I had to leave before I could go on a tour to catch my flight" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was an optional 1-hr TMC tour at the end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a water bottle" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay for the optional TMC tour at the end, it IS different than the UTH tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should've also gone over the most recent book I read" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they had given us more info about the school, the curriculum, the town, etc. BEFORE the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"You start at 12 and get out at 7." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be a lot of walking, interviews would be personal." More from this Member | Report Response

"don't have to be there till around 12p.m" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would have been a killer interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How few out of state people are accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews would be more pointed and structured than I was used to. Didn't feel like I did anything to stand out. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would get really humid and I would be one of the very few out of state interviewees. Also that I should take Hobby instead of Bush Airport." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we wouldn't get to really look around at all before the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I had left my comfy shoes at home. :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my shoes were going to hurt so bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my entire day would be spent in an auditorium with about 50 other interviewees. But I liked the other interviewees. There are really amazing people at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is no paid parking for interviewees. That you need a very good map to get to campus if you're driving in (try to get one from an actual BCM student). To expect traffic to increase your travel time by at least half an hour, if you're heading to BCM for the interview in the morning or at lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"It doesn't feel "too southern" in Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you can get an mph at ut-houston concurrent with your 4-year baylor degree. pretty sweet. do epidemiology at md anderson sounds like a quality experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers receive a sheet with 6 categories in which they evaluate you. These are similar to the "admission criteria" found on the Baylor website." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Baylor has an agreement with MD Anderson for the PhD aspect of the MSTP program, allowing you to work in any of the top-notch labs there and then return to BCM for your final clinical years." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have called ahead to make sure all of my transcripts had arrived so that I could have avoided some confusion early in the day (thankfully, they were all there, just under my maiden name)." More from this Member | Report Response

"put down the research interests you already have experience in...not just the stuff you want to learn--i was quizzed in a subject I was interested in learning about, but had very little experience in " More from this Member | Report Response

"That Baylor has the premier molecular and human genetics program in the country. I want to do translational medicine in some capacity and BCM provides the resources and talent from the ground up to make it happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"How looong the interview day would be. I sat in on two classes from 10-12, 12 was the intro, 1-4 interviews and basic sci tour, 4-5 curriculum presentation, 5-6 clinical tours (don't recommend heels, my feet were numb), 6-7 dinner and life in houston presentation. I didn't attend the Two Rows Grill social at 7:30 (was ready to put on the jeans and tennis shoes). They feed you well throughout the day though and I really appreciated the thoroughness of the schedule. Also, we were told that the committee members selected applicants for interviews based on essays/activities - MCAT/GPA were whited out (I'm sure there was a certain cut-off for apps to reach the committee though). They meet at 5pm on the interview day to discuss the interviewees and rank them, then there's a program that weights MCAT/GPA along with their rankings and the top tier is called/mailed acceptance within 2 weeks. Rest go into the rolling pool." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much the cab from the airport would cost (~$51). " More from this Member | Report Response

"How good the medical school is for not much name recognition." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Texas Medical Center is huge, and difficult to navigate! Get a great map." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring comfortable shoes to put on for the clinical tour! And of course I shouldn't have worried so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shuttles to the medical center from your hotel can take longer then you expect, especially if the shuttle has numerous stops. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was a real big surprise..everything was standard and meant to just make us comfortable and inform us in the right way...what a great way to attract people to your school! p.s. I would come extra early or get a really good map of the TMC so as to not get lost which I did!" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"They will feed you all day, so you don't need to worry about foor at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"How big the Texas Medical Center is...my feet were screaming for mercy by the time we got to Methodist! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Fly into Houston Hobby, it's much closer." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can do more than one track (like, international health and medical ethics); Baylor will find a way to let you pursue anything you wan; that it would be 85 degrees on Nov. 17" More from this Member | Report Response

"how long the day would be, i went to class from 8-12 and then had stuff from 12-7:30 when we headed to dinner" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admission is so heavily dependent upon the interviews. It appeared that gpa, mcat, extra curricular, and essay were only used to get you an interview and once there everyone was on an even playing field. Had I known this I would've prepared myself with marvelous answers! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How stress free the school and students would make my first interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that MD/PhD student get free tuition and a sizable annual stipend!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I will have two student interviewers instead of one for my MSTP interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"TMC is GIGANTIC! They warned me and I ignored it, but in retrospect I should have brought better shoes for walking!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No taxi drivers knew where Baylor is; if you say the Texas Medical Center, everyone knows where to go, and Baylor is right there. Maybe that sounds stupid if you're from Texas, and the TMC is kind of important but, coming from Michigan, I was completely lost." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor students have alot of time off during which they can pursue other related interests or just relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee decides right after the interviews who gets in, who gets put on a waiting list, or who gets rejected." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interviews would be. I shouldn't have stressed out so much beforehand. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That you gotta send your transcripts right when you get the offer to interview. Also, it's a pretty long day which ends with two hours of powerpoints. Also they have grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was raining so we only got to see the crappy county hospital and not the nice private ones. you can leave right after your 2nd interview. day starts at noon and ends late." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I was a little confused about which bldg the interview was in b/c they specify it in the interview invitation. So for those of you going there it's at One Baylor Plaza." More from this Member | Report Response

"medical tracks...definitely seems helpful when applying for residencies" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interviews would be. I wouldn't have been so nervous! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Houston has a large Hispanic population, so if you speak Spanish, you should definitely let them know that. Don't try to exaggerate your fluency, though. One of my interviewers did test me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is bad and that the interview accounts for < 30% of the ranking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee gathers at 5PM on the day of the interview to review and rank the candidates. If you are one of the top people in your interview group, you will be phoned in two weeks. If you aren't one of those lucky people, you may have to wait up until June. About 650 people ae interviewed, roughly 300 are offered spots, and 168 matriculate each year. Of the people being interviewed on the same day as me, about 1/2 had already graduated from college. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes for the tours. In fact, bring a pair of sneakers to wear solely for the two tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"on the day of the interview, bring comfy shoes (and clothes if you wish to go out later) because there is definitely a lot of walking on the tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"I realized how research focused and academic the school was. I knew that before, but it wasn't driven home until I was there." More from this Member | Report Response

"That their anatomy professors are awesome. I was a little hesitant after one past review on SDN, but after talking with students--that is completely the opposite of what is really true--students went on and on about how awesome they are and how they make the first year anatomy classes fun and MANAGEABLE. " More from this Member | Report Response

"12-1 PM-Introductory Statements 1-4 PM-Interviews, Basic Science Tours 5-7 PM-Clinical Tours, Life in Houston and Curriculum Presentation 7:30 PM-Optional Student/Applicant Gathering at Two Rows Bar and Grill" More from this Member | Report Response

"They rank you during a meeting held at 5pm on the same day as your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Classes are only from 8-12, and supposedly you have a lot of time off during the 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission decision is made the same day as your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview counts for 30% of your admission status. Also, they rank you at 5pm of your interview day, so yeah. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview group would be close to 60 people." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they truly over-feed you. That 50-60 other people are to be interviewed on the same day, and that 90% of them are either Texan or go to school there." More from this Member | Report Response

"they actually do give you enough to eat, that I wouldn't have time to visit the financial aid office" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor College of Medicine is NOT affiliated with Baylor University at all! They may have the same name, but don't make the mistake of believing that they are the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the day would be so exhausting. It was 12-8 pm...which was nice cause it didn't start so early...but it was still so tiring. Also, on the program of the day's events, nowhere did it indicate food would be there...it would've been good to know we'd have food (I wouldn't have lugged around snacks all day)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would rain, making walking in heels even more difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking is a pain, most students take the rail or the bus to school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time during the whole interview day. I wish I had known it would be so relaxed, maybe I wouldn't have stressed so much. Ooh, also, the interviewers have these sheets that they use to rank you... I realized by looking at this that the interview isn't weight that heavily, it is really all about grades and coursework and experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the most Baylor has is its name. There really is nothing wrong with this school and is probably a great place for some people but not right for me. The laid-back conceited types are not who I want to spend 4 years with." More from this Member | Report Response

"there were like 50 other interviewees!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an inclination that they were going to hold the admissions committee was going to make the decision the night after our interview, but I didn't know that it was while we were on our tour. By the time we went to the social, they were already done!" More from this Member | Report Response

"that they interview a very large number (40+) per interview day..." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are so many times to ask questions, so think of a LOT! Also, you get to meet tons of students and talk a lot. The whole day ends up being pretty long because you start at 12:00 but go until about 7... and then everyone goes to Two Rows afterward, which is pretty fun, so if you can you should go." More from this Member | Report Response

"don't go on the tmc tour if you've had *any* kind of remote contact with any of the hospitals- because that's all you're going to get on the HOUR-LONG walking tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. I was pretty familiar with the entire process." More from this Member | Report Response

"they really do give you enough food...the tour really is LONGGGGGGGGG...how to spell isolette" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I already knew that they didn't really give you lunch, but I forgot to eat anyway. Make sure you eat enough and have a granola bar or something to keep your energy from dropping later in the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the admissions committee convenes the same afternoon to decide on applicants. Also that Baylor is planning on building their own outpatient clinic that will probably replace The Methodist Hospital for clinical rotations (~2007 completion). BCM interviews 600 people every year and accepts about 300." More from this Member | Report Response

"That "looong" tour that they tell you to bring shoes for isn't so long. I felt stupid carrying a huge bag around all day with my shoes in it & ended up not even using or needing a change of shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"..." More from this Member | Report Response

"They decide whether to offer you acceptance or not that very same night! So I guess you are at somewhat of an advantage in interviewing so late actually, because you are so damn fresh in their minds. I guess you wouldn't really have to bother with thank you notes then. Also, I just learned about the Methodist rift, and the elimination of the out-of-state scholarship." More from this Member | Report Response

"houston/baylor is not the place for me" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the committee meets to vote on the interviewees immediately after the interviews are over at 5:00 the same day." More from this Member | Report Response

"that baylor is a doctor factory and innovative ideas are not welcome" More from this Member | Report Response

"After 4 o'clock, all the activities--student life presentation, hospital tour, box dinner, and some other things--are optional." More from this Member | Report Response

"the connection between Baylor and Rice University for the PhD part." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ten months of vacation/study/research time to plot strategy or recreational venue. The students can do electives at any time during their clinical years as long as they meet the pre-requisite for the individual clerkship. The grading system was clever yet deceiving. You had to dig a little to get the real scoop on rankings. The adcom makes the decisions during the clinical tours but I do not recommend skipping out. Patrick (student adcom rep) is very observant and will notice." More from this Member | Report Response

"You walk around EVERY hospital---believe them when they say bring comfy shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. the students gave a presentation on baylor curriculum, life in houston, and also the "10 months free" concept where if you plan your schedule a certain way, you could have several weeks of a break. also, they finish basic sciences in 1.5 years and the boards are not required to begin clinical rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for those fustrating situational ethics questions. Especially the ones involving genetic engineering." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition for TX residents--only 6550! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat a big breakfast, because they don't have enough food laying out for lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The two medical students who host the interview sessions and presentations are on the admissions committee. Make friends with everyone! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"that i wouldn't want to go to baylor. i wouldn't have wasted the trip down there." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is very easy to find the M112 room (no need to arrive 1 hr early). Also, bring comfortable shoes - there is a lot of walking on the tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the day was going to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Texas residency seems fairly easy to get- get driver's license, voting, and own property for one year. many baylor students buy condos in Condoland- range from $60k-$150k, and since property values are increasing, can often sell back for a profit 4 years later. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Admissions Committe votes on the applicants the evening of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned the day before my interview that half the interviewees are accepted. That takes some of the edge off." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring comfy shoes for the tour afterwards, they let you change and they dont have any official functions after. They make their decision on you the evening of the interview day while you are touring/eating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"How quick a 30 minute interview feels--limited opportunity to make the impression you want to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to be impressed. Also, you may want to eat a large breakfast right before you go because you don't get fed until around 6 pm, and even then you just get a sandwich and some chips." More from this Member | Report Response

"Members of the admissions committee go out to Two Rows afterwards with everyone. Although you're already ranked based on that day's interview, you will still be ranked against upcoming interviewers. The point is, behave while you're there and know that pretty much anyone you talk to could be on the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of time they have during their 4th year to pursue other things, like extra rotations, special tracks, research and time off!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can get Texas residency by buying a condo in Condoland. Also, it's a $60 cab ride between the school and the airport so make sure you take the shuttle or get your nice student host to drive you." More from this Member | Report Response

"length of interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee decides your "fate" that same night! after the interviews, the committee meets that night to vote on your status. baylor has a variety of degree programs available- you could do MD with an International Health focus or Ethics focus or research focus (1 year) and other areas related to the field of medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really cold and the tours are at night, so bring a jacket!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They're very open about the way the admissions system works, with all members of the admissions committee voting in secret and a computer tallying up the results. Wear comfy shoes for lots of walking (they warned us though)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is really generous with financial aid, and they help you get around paying out-of-state tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The structure of Baylor's curriculum and how much free time they have." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy going the students are compared to what I was told to expect, such as cutt-throat. They are serious about what they are there to do, but still like to have fun in their free time. I also didn't expect the admissions committee to spend the first hour trying to make us feel comfortable and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of walking - wear comforatble shoes (to their credit they did tell us this - i didn't pay attentoin)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax, relax, relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"How stress-free interviewing at Baylor would be" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"BCM did the very least to impress me and I still came away very impressed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school, little less friendly than other schools. Area is also beautiful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experiencs at Baylor" More from this Member | Report Response

"they downplay themselves so dont be fooled" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was the most underwhelming interview day of my interview season. I was very excited about Baylor but much less so now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not my best interview, but definitely my favorite school" More from this Member | Report Response

"BCM is the best school in TX and the only school in Top 20 with an affordable tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was one of my top choices, I had pretty hing expectations for them. They did okay in meeting them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school, wish they tried harder to impress me at the actual interview day though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Love Love Love that BCM starts their interviews at noon. Waking up at 7AM for morning interviews in Texas kind of sucks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress too much. Prepare/think about general answers, but don't try to construct and spit out answers word for word. You want to try to seem genuine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great looking school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an excellent day and a very positive interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great interview day program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall great school, interviews were not stressful and the students genuinely seemed to like each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer was super friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school was a completely different experience that I expected. I liked the students and curriculum a lot more than I thought I would, but I dislike the location, the ties to local hospitals, and its "past" financial problems. The cost is a big unexpected plus though." More from this Member | Report Response

"amazing school. amazing curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"What a class above the other interviews in Texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"BCM is an amazing place, and I would love to go there. Unfortunately, no matter how much they try to convince you, Houston is kind of a lame place to live." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that a lot of people feel that their BCM interviews are a little impersonal. I'm not sure that's the best descriptor...but my interviews did feel pretty generic. And I would imagine that's by design. " More from this Member | Report Response

"student interviewer was very professional. i really liked having a student interviewer - didn't think i would like that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Couldn't make it to the post-interview get-together due to flight schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, would love to attend. Impersonal interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice school, for sure, but it definitely didn't impress me as much as I thought it would" More from this Member | Report Response

"For having the reputation that it does, it truly is a welcoming friendly env. .... The students help each other out" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews here was the most stressful thus far (and I've been to higher-ranked schools). But that doesn't change my opinion of Baylor. If I get in, I'm 90% sure I'm going." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student chairs for the interview day are extremely friendly. The day is long but well-planned, and BCM feeds you both lunch and dinner, as well as paying for snacks at Brian O'Neill's pub afterward, to compensate. Make sure your boots are made for walking, 'cause that's just what they'll do. Like the rest of Houston, TMC is absolutely sprawling." More from this Member | Report Response

"Exceptional facilities. I think the strong point for Baylor is their clinical offerings. The fact that several of Baylor's programs have direct affiliations with MD Anderson (e.g. neurosurgery chair is head for both BCM and MD Anderson) and that Texas Children's will probably be the best pediatric hospital in the country in the next few years, it really a phenomenal breadth of experience to be had." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a student interviewer and a PhD interviewer. Be prepared to talk about what is relevant to your application even if you're being asked about irrelevant things." More from this Member | Report Response

"Convinced even a skeptic east-coaster like myself that the Texas Medical Center is the place to be; blows away all other schools in this regard." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interview was fantastic; he gave me about 10 minutes of questions and then said that he had a good sense of who I was and that I would be a good fit at the school. I got to ask him questions, it was very relaxed. My faculty interviewer was very formal, took lots of notes. I strongly recommend going to the social event that the school sponsors at a local bar, I talked with M1-M4s for several hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"1 interview was like an interrogation, but the rest were fabulous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Phenomenal. The Medical Center is by far the nicest place to be a medical student at relative to the other top 10's I have interviewed and received acceptances to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Actual interviews were very laid back/conversational and the interviewers discussed their experiences with medicine, which was interesting and informative. One was a ped er doc on faculty (she had read my app) and one was a 4th year med student (hadn't read my app). Interviews seemed really short." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hm. First interview went very well, and was a nice conversation. Second interview was tough as all hell. Not sure if I did well or not; I was asked if my strength and weakness was contradictory. A bit worrisome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I liked the school and its students. One of my interviewers was super weird, but I liked that both interviewers really read my application. I interviewed with ~50 people, which I didn't care for. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was pretty long, but everyone is so genuinely interested in you and wants you to come, that the time flies. It was an overall good experience and Baylor has become one of my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall very pleasant experience. During the day you spend most of your time in one lecture room which is your home base. You'll talk with students, other interviewees, and go on a brief tour of the student facilities. In between, you have your two interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like most MD/PhD interviews, very low stress, a lot of them recruiting you. Its a pretty large program but the directors are very involved. Quite well organized. Just prepare for a VERY long day, since presentation, all 6 interviews (3 md/phd and 3 md) interviews, and tour are all on one day." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great day - they keep you well fed too. Started at 12 with a light lunch (wraps) and an introduction. Two 30 minutes interviews sometime between 1-4pm, if you're not interviewing then you're hanging out in the auditorium which is your ''home base'' for the day - you can elect to go on a tour of the school while you wait/when you're done with interviewing. Curriculum overview at 4, the clinical tour (Ben Taub's, TCH, St Lukes - depends on where your tour guide takes you), dinner (sandwiches) at 6 with a funny presentation about life in Houston and a student panel (slightly disorganized). Day's over at 7pm, but you can go to an optional hangout afterwards at a local pub (I didn't attend)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school emphasized that we should be relaxed, that they didn't want the experience to be stressful. My interviewers were friendly and asked straight-forward questions. They were both very familiar with my essays and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were introductory remarks and lunch, time to chat with first years, two 30 minute interviews with either faculty or students, basic science tour, curriculum talk, clinical tour, funny presentation about Houston, and a student panel for questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything I would want in an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got the impression that students at Baylor are a nice blend of smart, kind, and down-to-earth. It's a great school without the Ivy League feel, which I appreciate. And for those of you who may want to go to Baylor out of state and have not yet applied: the best way to get an interview is to let admissions know you are interested REPEATEDLY! That's how I got my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an absolutely wonderful experience..this was my #1 choice and the interview just confirmed it..everyhting from the presentations, students, interviews, tours were really laidback and aimed at informing and getting to know each other rather than grilling or boring! I went in to this interview with less prep than I had gone in to with any other interview and didn't think I performed any less if not better! Just one note: send in your official transcripts to BCM if you are interviewing!!! I did not know this and it's quite imp.!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aside from the interviews themselves, everything was quite impressive. The students seem great, the curriculum is awesome, etc. However the interviews (my first) were probably the toughest I've had. Neither interviewer was abrasive or anything, but Int#1 was quite stand-offish. Difficult to tell how he was reacting to what I was saying. Int#2 was a student, and much more open/encouraging. Still posed some hard questions, however." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful; great campus; very impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by BCM, the students and the faculty were extremely nice and helpful, I'm excited to start there next July (I've been accepted)." More from this Member | Report Response

"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). " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed Baylor...the whole interview experience is very low-key, you arrive at noon, which I appreciated, but it does make for a long day. There were about 50 or 60 interviewees there, based out of a large auditorium like room, that's fully stocked with food and lots of med students circulate through to answer questions and chat up the interviewees. After a brief introduction, you either go on a basic science tour or to your scheduled interviews, and hang out in the base camp in between. Then around 4 pm students come in to give the curriculum and clinical facilities intro, then you split off into groups to tour the medical facilities. Then you meet back for dinner and an informal student panel, and off to Two Rows for more socializing if you want. I bowed out of the Two Rows event, it was 7:30 pm and I was exhausted. I stayed with a medical student, which I would also highly recommend." More from this Member | Report Response

"On the whole, I really enjoyed the interviews. I learned a lot about the school, and also received a lot of good advice during the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch (mmm was good) at noon, introductions/icebreaker and short intro speech, interviews and basic science tours, more presentations, tours of the hospitals, dinner and more presentations" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall the experience was great. it was far more stress-free than i expected and had a fun time meeting students and fellow interviewees. i really enjoyed how structured the day was and how everyone went out of their way to make you feel truly welcome. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews dissapointing. The school impressive, students enthusiastic, medical center awesome, curriculum progressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day is long but very relaxed. You start off with icebreakers and hear about the school in general. Then tour the school and go on your interviews. After lunch, you tour TMC (which is a long walk but not awful on the feet ladies) listen to a student panel, and then go home. There is plenty of downtime between events and lots of students around to answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The night before there was a dinner at a doctors house. The food was good and lots of schmoozing occured. It wasn't my sort of thing but I just tried to be friendly and talk about my interests. It went well. The next morning I have 3 MD/PhD interviews. One of these interviews was with an MD/PhD student; surprisingly, this was by far the most difficult one. The MD interviews and tours were in the after noon. There were only two of these and they were pretty casual. They went well. Compared to other schools, the tours at Baylor were quite boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"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. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is a great school with outstanding resources and students. One thing that affects my opinion of the school (so take the opinion considering this) is that I am from Rice, so I can just walk to Baylor. I knew 2 out of the 3 tourguides, and there seem to be so many Rice kids it's crazy. Baylor, as a school, is very good and has some good opportunities. The flexibility of the schedule and large amount of free-time make Baylor a bit unique." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome! Everyone was laid back. They give you a copy of your AMCAS primary with the MCAT and GPAs removed; your interviewers have the same thing, so no one who interviews you will know your MCAT or GPA." More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with a 1st year student, which I recommend since you get to know the school and the students on a more deep/personal level. She was so sweet and accomodating. Morning of the interview I went with her to school and had a few hours to chill/relax before the interview, during which I watched Alias in their student lounge! The interview began at 12:00 with a introduction from one of the nicest individuals I have ever met in my life. The first interview was with a faculty who was hard to read and related to, but I made the best out of the situation. I really couldn't tell if he had read any of my file before coming in, which was a bit frustrating. The second interview was with an MD/PhD student and it was fabulous! He was so nice and easy to talk to, and I felt that the whole session flowed really well. Overall, Baylor is amazing with just one flaw which is Houston itself. If you can get passed that, you will love Baylor!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school! Well set up interview day...very little down time like at other schools and you have the option to leave after interviews are over for flights etc. The Texas Medical Center is the largest med center in the world(bigger than the NIH). It would be an amazing place to study and is brimming with opportunity. One of my interviewers was a 4th year med student and the other was a faculty member. My student host invited me to one of her morning classes. In the past I was advised not to sit in on a class b/c it would have no bearing on my decision. I totally disagree. Not only did the class get me excited about Baylor, but also medical school in general. The professor was the most dynamic lecturer I have ever witnessed and the students loved him. I also got to see how the class interacted with one another. " More from this Member | Report Response

"50 interviewees in a lecture hall, all trying to describe how much they love Houston. Tours of the halls of the public hospital - look just like the halls of the other hospitals. Med students who were jittery from the test that they just had.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview was with a Ph.D. and was weird only because he wanted me to pattern my answers. I didn't know how to take it: was he just very pedantic and desirous of structured responses or was he trying to hint for me not to worry so much (for whatever reasons)? {I can only wish....) Second interview was wonderfully conversational. It was pushed up a half-hour because the person in front of me didn't show, but it gave me a chance to break the ice on the walk to his office. My interviewer was a pediatrician with special training in the business side of medicine (he teaches some of the MD/MBA courses) and we shared a connection about the cultural components of healthcare. He was also very receptive and non-judgmental about the minor disciplinary action I have on my record—very reassuring that the school values applicants holistically. Overall, these were the most personable, laid-back interviews I experienced." More from this Member | Report Response

"good option for texas students. best school in the region and in the south. i interviewed at some other good schools that had superior candidates. the out of state interviewees at baylor are markedly sharper than the in staters. competition among them for admission is much stiffer. medical center is a pretty impressive place, a good location to learn medicine. high tech and renowned, big buildings. parking is a chore though. 1 doc and 1 student interview. a lot of ppl dont like houston, summers are wretched too." More from this Member | Report Response

"At first very intimidating. My first interviewer was very very serious. But at the end of the interview he finally cracked a smile and told me I gave a good interview so if it happens to you, don't stress, might just be the person's interview style. The second interviewer was also known for being serious but I didn't find that to be the case. He was pretty laid back and very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of a long day...12pm-7pm. Intro was decent, kind of useless though. the interviews were kind of laid back and very conversational. One was with a student and the other was with an MD. Everyone there seems to like what they do and are happy with the choice that they made. All the other applicants seemed a lot more competitive than me (I.E. they had a lot more ECs and life experiences than I did). After the 2 interviews, there was a curriculum overview, then residency overview, clinical tours, followed by dinner and then life in houston. The end of the day was an optional chance to hang out with med students at a bar & grill" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is a top tier school, and it's easy to see why. See positive impressions for more about what specifically impressed me. The interview day was well-structured, with plenty of time to ask questions and talk to fellow applicants. It also starts later than most other interviews (12 PM), so if you're coming from the East, you can take an early flight in that morning rather than having to stay there the night before. The interview group here is VERY large, on the order of 60 students. But I actually liked that, because it gave me an opportunity to meet some of my potential future classmates. I had two interviews: one with a PhD researcher, and one with a student. The med students will talk up the trip to Two Rows, but I don't think that it lives up the hype. It's basically just a bar where you can hang out and talk to students and fellow applicants some more. But considering how long and tiring the day was, I should have just passed on going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was great. I connected with both of my interviewer. My second interviewer told me they would love to have me at BCM but it is past two weeks now and I am still waiting for the call. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is an incredible school with great faculty and clinical opportunities. The interview day was well-organized and allowed you to get to know the school and its curriculum better than some of the other schools I have interviewed at. The actual interviews weren't very stressful and seemed to be designed to let the interviewer get to know you as more than an MCAT score or list of accomplishments. Baylor is my number one choice :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MSTP applicants begin at 8 am with a welcome by one of the co-directors, and then have 3 interviews back to back from 9-11:40. Two of these interviews are faculty, one is student. In my case, my student interview was actually done by two current MSTP students. The MD portion of the interviews begins at 12, where the MSTP students join the MD applicants. There's a welcome where everyone introduces themself (all ~50 applicants), and then there are two MD interviews, one faculty, one student (or another faculty in my case). Interspersed between interviews is a tour of the med school. Following interviews, there is a presentation on the curriculum. Then, there is a tour of some of the Medical Center. Following the tour, MSTP students go to an MSTP social for an hour, and then can rejoin the MD applicants for the MD social. This unfortunately means you miss the presentation on Houston, which is supposed to be really funny. It's a long day; I went to the social events and my day lasted from 8 am to 9:30 pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"fantastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good. Arrived at 11 for a 12 start. Had introductory briefings, introduced ourselves, and then started interviews between 1-4. More briefings after 4, then tours, which I missed because I was sick." More from this Member | Report Response

"OUTSTANDING. A great school, super nice people, and houston isn't that bad--wait until the life in houston presentation that is given--it is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were laid back, and mostly asked questions from my AMCAS application. I received many positive vibes from both of them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent! One with faculty and one with a second year student; both were friendly and non-stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A pleasant experience all around!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressive. You are treated well and the day is very organized. Interviews are early in the day so that you can relax afterwards. The walking tour is in the early evening to avoid the heat." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. My student interviewer was awesome. She was very easy going and made the interview very conversational. My faculty interviewer was a little more uptight and at times I felt like she didn't like my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty lax and straightforward. My student interviewer didn't read my app until I got there while my faculty interviewer had some specific questions from me. They were both very nice and left me with a very positive feeling. Seriously, if I leave Cali, this is where I would go (if I get in)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good. I fell in love with Baylor and it quickly became my first choice. I was thrilled to hear back from them a week after the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Lovely atmosphere that nurtures medical knowledge and training. The students are very HAPPY to be there. A highly-ranked school in a great city, at a cheap price, and within the largest medical center in the world. Baylor just jumped up my rankings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor was my first choice before I visited and the interview only cemented that. I especially like the curriculum (the accelerated lecture time and individual tracks), and the people really impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts at noon. You'll get lunch, presentations, tours, two interviews, then more tours and presentations, dinner, and finally a meal at Two Rivers Grill. Also, there is a lot of down time to meet other people. Since I spent Friday night in the city, my host and I went downtown to the bars and clubs --- definitely the most fun I've ever had with a host." More from this Member | Report Response

"Neither interviewer had read my file. We got to look at the criteria used to "evaluate" us on the interviewer evaluation sheet...and the criteria seemed very specific and in-depth--requiring the interviewer get to know the applicant in a way deeper than the interview time allowed...especially when the interviewer hadn't read the file beforehand and was just asking questions that could be answered from a glance at the file.....so instead of getting to in-depth questions about activities and such, we talked about factual things on the application. OK, the bottom line is that I felt the interviewer was required to make decisions about the appliant's maturity, leadership, etc. that the interview structure did not really allow the interviewer to reveal (relatively)." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school makes you excited, and the innovative atmosphere was very evident. The afternoon interview was kind of nice, because you're not being quizzed while half asleep, but you get them over with before the tours, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"baylor is my #1 choice ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is an awesome school, and really one of the friendliest and most relaxed interview days of all the schools. The other applicants I met were extremely impressive. The whole experience was much better and more impressive than any other medical school I've been to, even those that are more prestigous." More from this Member | Report Response

"These interviews were a bit more stressful than at other schools. I was not wowed by Baylor as everyone expects you to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"i had a great time at baylor and really fell in love with the school. the interview day is pretty laid-back, and you get a lot of opportunities to talk with students and the other interviewees. the committee meets the same day after the interviews are over, and then the waiting begins..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor College of Medicine is an amazing school that I knew that I would like and I came out liking it even more. The students are calm, are great presenters, and are obviously all intelligent. Being from a non-ivy league school, seeing lots of high tier institutions represented at the interview session was a little intimidating, but everyone's in the same boat. No extensive walks to interview locations, but eat beforehand - the refreshments they serve can in no way shape or form replace lunch. The day starts at noon, which is nice (you avoid a lot of morning rush-hour traffic), but everyone is just tired by the end of the interview and a lot of people left early after their interviews. My interviewers were both really nice, and my second interviewer told me that I would fit in really well at the institution. What a great compliment, so I'm hoping for the best!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by two physicians, both were very friendly and the students, faculty and staff were very welcoming. The student host program was stellar, too. Definately go to Two Rows afterwards if at all possible - this will help you get to know the students more personally and get a feel for how Baylor would fit your wants/needs." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great... besides the fact that I got a flat tire on the way to the airport... It was very laid back. I don't know if the faculty member had previously read my file, we ended up just talking about family and studying abroad. My student interviewer had a lot of very specific questions about my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"the day started a little disorganized and frazzled, but baylor has many things working in its favor. students are very very happy and relaxed. interviews a little spread out. tours are not too helpful but does just how expansive the tmc is. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. It would have been nice if they didn't mention some of the points on other students' applications that would probably make their applications seem superior (for instance that one of the interviewees was a published writer). Baylor wants to maintain (or attain) a certain status so the undertones of snubbery are only very thinly veiled- I was not deceived. Every other thing was nice. The students were great and the financial aid is out of this world!" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was great! i had a fourth year med student who was really friendly and asked good questions. my faculty interview was awesome. Dr. Dale Brown is great! we just had a great conversation and went over our time" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved Baylor! I'm totally going here if I get in. Unfortunately, I was more nervous than at my other interviews, and I kinda messed up on one of them. I had a student (who was very cool) and a physician (who hadn't read my application before I walked in). All in all, I felt a little mixed about how the interviews went, but very certain about how wonderful the school is." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time at Baylor. The day starts at 12 noon which was nice. One of the deans makes an intro speech at the beginning and we introduced ourselves as well. The day was pretty organized though it seemed they were cramped for time. The clinical tour wasn't that extensive and didn't really show their facilities in depth. Luckily my cousin is a 4th year at Baylor and he showed me more of the TMC the next day. Interviews were fairly laid back, but I found them to be a little more stressful than my others. Baylor is a great school and the clinical curriculum is outstanding at the TMC (Ben Taub, St. Luke's, TX Children's...). If I get in, I will most likely go there. Can't beat the $6550 tuition, especially for a private school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Totally low stress, even kind of fun to meet people. And Baylor is much higher up my list now." More from this Member | Report Response

"great! I wanna go to BCM!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was nervous at first because this was the absolute LAST interview day of the year, and there were about 50 students there, the most I've ever had. But it wasn't a big deal at all. THe interviews are technically open-file, but my second interviewer did not discuss my application at all, and my first asked only maybe one or two specific questions. My student interviewer was VERY chill and laid-back, which often isn't the case with some student interviewers who are up on their high horse. He was very relaxed and shared a lotta helpful advice, both in the interview and throughout the whole day as we talked (I noticed his nametag early in the day, and that he was my interviewer.) Ask your tour guide LOTS and LOTS of questions! They're not on the committee, so don't be afraid to ask what's on your mind. The food wasn't so great for lunch or dinner, so eat up ahead of time....but going to Two Rows Grill afterwards was GREAT!!!! Make sure you go, it's a lot of fun....but once again make sure you eat a lot somewhere in between, cuz I got pretty fucking drunk by 1 am not eating the whole day....(either that or don't be an idiot and have 10 drinks like me) also, i didn't stay with a student host, but i wish i did, it would make everything a lot easier, and a lot more fun....houston was great, and is in a much better city than duke, washu, hopkins, umich etc., whatever you do, make sure you fly out saturday night so you can go shop (and ice skate!) at the galleria the day after your interview, or just wander around the hospital if you're a dork like that =) so to summarize, baylor was GREAT!" More from this Member | Report Response

"baylor is a great school. extremely high board scores and prestigious hospitals pluses. however, it is now my last choice. maybe had a bad interview experience but the summers are killers and there does not seem to be any natural habitat left. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were befuddled by the fact that I didn't fit neatly into their conception of what a pre-med is. My grades and scores are very good, so I've spent my time exploring other fields, i.e. political science, education, environmentalism. Instead of being interested in my experiences, they wanted to know why I hadn't spent the last four years behind a bench doing research. Baylor is not a place for people with an interdisciplinary view of medicine or who are interested in being anything more than a researcher with an M.D. or, at most, a surgeon." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day began with a rather long and pointless introduction. This was followed by two interviews and some free time to tour the academic facilities and chat with students and other applicants. There were some presentations about special academic tracks and life in Houston and a tour of the gigantormous Texas Medical Center. Everyone seemed very nice, although some of the admissions reps (both student and faculty) seemed especially fake. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Three Ph.D. interviews - the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt the overall day was positive. I had one interviewer that did not want to be there and did not ask any interesting questions. He was a clock-watcher and ended exactly in 30 minutes. He showed no emotion and had a good "poker face". He clearly had not read my packet and was late to the interview. The second interviewer was on top of his stuff. He had read my packet in detail and asked appropriate questions. Park in lot 6 when you get there. It is adjoined directly to the basic science building. You go down corridor A to corridor M. Ask for Kleberg auditorium and someone will point you in the right directions. Bring $9.00 if you drive and park in the garage. Be sure to turn in your interview folder by 5pm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is the best school ever! You start patient contact after the 3rd WEEK of your first semester. First semester is pass/fail only, so no pressure. One of the interviewers was a student, and he basically told me he'd do his best to help me get in. The other was a young psychiatrist, and she was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was fun! about 40 students interview each session, and there is plenty of downtime to mingle with other students and applicants. don't miss the student-applicant gathering in the evening." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is my first choice, the interview only confirmed that, everyone was very happy and very enthusiastic about the school, Most people get 1 faculty and 1 student interviewer but I ended up with 2 faculty interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is great. The whole day was going fine until I got my second interview with a pediatrician. It seemed like I gave 5-7 problems facing medicine and how to solve them. Later I was asked about 10-12 question on genetic engineering, where he informed me of how wrong my answers were. With the exception of this interview the day could not have gone better. It was very organized, overall the school is outstanding." More from this Member | Report Response

"See below. I loved the day, and baylor is my top choice. It's an amazing school and I had a great time--for the first time i was truly sold on a school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was with a 3rd year med student and it went very well. The interview was conversational, friendly, and stress-free. I didn't get any ethical questions; most of the questions dealt with my personality or background. My second interview was conducted by the director of pediatric oncology at Baylor--an MD/PhD from Harvard. He asked me to trace the process of elimination (in detail) that led me to pursue a career in medicine, a process that spanned nearly 7 years. That question really sucked. After I answered the question, he told me that I still hadn't explained why I wanted to become a doctor. So I opted for a different approach. Not much luck that time either. So much for Baylor! I hope that I gain admission, but I'm not that optimistic in light of the second interview. Wonderful school, though. My first choice, without a doubt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrive at 12 noon, interviews at 1 and 3pm, basic science tour, presentation, clinical tour, presentation and sandwich dinner, over by 7pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt very prepared for the interview sessions. I had a 1:30PM and 2:30PM. My first interviewer was strictly by the book. Seriously, my first question that I was asked was, "Why do you want to go to medical school?" Even though my answer why physiologically based he still asked, "why not social work, psychology, if you want to help people?" I already knew not to say "to help people," because I knew that would be the next question. He then asked me, "what challenges are facing the healthcare industry today?" I informed him of healthcare costs, the cuts in the CHIPS medicaid program, and health insurance. This is how we got on the nationalized health care topic. When we were talking about how cut throat insurance companies were, he cursed! I was shocked, but I knew then the interview was more relaxed and he then asked me questions regarding my application. I felt the interview was closed rather than open since he informed me once I stepped in that he only had time to glance at my application. The interview turned out pretty well and I was able to complete it and the next on a good basis. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there is absolutely nothing wrong with this school. in fact, the facilities are amazing, the curriculum seems pretty nifty, and you get into clinical rotations early. there was just something about the school that i didn't like. didn't get a good vibe from it. my interviews were with a pediatrician and a dean. the dean basically asked me questions about healthcare, waited for my answer, then told me i was wrong and brought up some completely unheard of problem in healthcare (things that are probably only important to him. for example, the disparity of healthcare received by the wealthy and poor is not a problem at all. however, if we could only make our healthcare system more like mexico's then everything would be fine. you figure it out). there were almost 50 people interviewing there, most of them from texas. at the other places i've interviewed, there's been less than 15. i knew after ten minutes that i couldn't spend four years of my life in houston. don't know why. i'm sure that i'd get a great education there, but the place isn't for me. that's what interviews are for, i guess, figuring out where you'd be happy..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was very relaxed. We arrived at 12.00 and went through introductions, then the whole process started at 1.00 with interviews. The interviews were very relaxed and conversational - nothing to worry about. When you weren't being interviewed, you had the option of going on a basic science tour, although mine was very quick. More presentations at 4.00 followed by a clinical tour and a student Q&A panel. Baylor sounds and looks like a great school - students are friendly, plenty of resources available, and an amazing tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, Baylor is an awesome institution!" More from this Member | Report Response

"*Official Interview Day doesn't start until 12pm so if you stay with a student host, they can take you to class with them in the morning. *There's a welcome from Dr. Johnson and a member of the admin staff, Ms. Miller-Wasik *Break off for interviews *Regroup at around 4pm, go for clinical tour *Regroup at 5pm, eat dinner (sandwiches), learn about the curriculum, student panel talks, hilarious slide show on Life in Houston. *7pm interviewees and students head on over to Two Rows to eat, drink, and be merry. Basically, if you interview at Baylor, it's a real treat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is the best school Ive seen so far, and if I get in I am 95% sure I will be going there, especially since Im from Houston. Its a fantastic school in one of the great academic medical centers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview! Baylor quickly became my first choice in medical school, and the interviewers were very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. Baylor looks great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quite simply the best school I have interviewed at. During my time there, I felt like I was in the presence of the best pre-med students in the country. If you're lucky enough to get an interview here, then you will be going to medical school somewhere. The interview day itself is long, so prepare by eating a large meal before you go and review any research you have done and anything else that might stand out in your application. They accept 70% of their class from Texas and 30% from out of state, and it was about a 50-50 ratio of in-state to out-of-state students on this, their first day of interviewing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor is extremely impressive. This is my first interview, and they set an incredibly high standard for other schools to try and match. Plus, the tuition is incredibly low. This is a top-tier school and you could come out of here with less than $100K in debt very easily. If they accept me I'll very likely be coming." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's an outstanding school. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and show you everything they have to offer. (which is a lot!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was pretty good overall. They get you there at 12 then make you sit around for an hour without eating (we even had to walk by a table of pizza that wasn't for us). But then they feed you lunch and, later, dinner, and later at Two Rows you eat again. Definitely go to Two Rows, it was the best part of my interview day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a positive and relaxing day. The facilities are impressive and the people were very open and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall Baylor puts a lot of time and energy into their interview day. It's definitely an impressive school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. My best interview ever. I loved Baylor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unlike most midwest MSTPs, they do not pay interview expenses. In fact, they didn't pay for hardly anything. I had a student host, a student to pick me up and drive me to the airport, etc... There were a number of interviews, all of which were crammed into one insane long day, instead of two like most schools. One of my MD interviewers could barely speak English and wasn't much of an interview. My student interviewer was pretty... stuffy... and I hear from a current student there that he is a real a**hole in general. In general the faculty, the applicants, and the current students seemed more stuffy than anywhere else I interviewed, and this was backed up by those I know at the school. Regardless, it's still a top med school with a huge medical center and alot of great faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall experience was a good one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, the students seem really happy there. Medical center is incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew coming in to the interview that Baylor was an awesome school but now I am just taken back by how well rounded the school really is. The students are so friendly also! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are only a short part of the whole day, and thankfully, you get them over with first, so you can relax during presentations and tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience, very laid back...they did a great job of selling the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to be blown away! Baylor will set the standard for all your other interviews. Also, if you get an interview here, odds are >90% that you will get into medical school...a comforting fact. The admissions committee makes the decisions on your application that very evening, so it likely won't help to send supplemental materials post-interview. If I can say one thing about the interview: just relax! It's very low-key. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well organized interview experience, but rest up, by 7 pm you start getting tired. Great experience overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a really good interview experience. It was strange starting at noon and going until 6:30, but the schedule was well organized and productive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"its a super long day - from 7:30-7:30 - so get some serious rest. the phd interviews vary with what faculty you get, but the studnt interview was awesome and the faculty ones were really good too. the md interviews are cake in comparison - one studnet and a faculty. my student interviewer super friendly, so was my faculty one but i couldn't read them. they seemed like the perpetually encouraging type to whatever riff raff they would be interviewing ;-) so i'm sure. nevertheless i loved the school and was really impressed. texas wasn't nearly bad as i imagined either." More from this Member | Report Response

"Baylor was an amazing school. After six interviews at other schools, it flat out is my first choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid-back. Baylor does a very good job selling itself with it's friendly students and impressive curriculum and facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be sure to have a list of questions for your interviewers. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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Student 174
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

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Enthusiastic 99
Neutral 5
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

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9.07 102

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 48
Out of state 53

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 20
2-3 hours 28
4-6 hours 42
7+ hours 11

What was your primary mode of travel?

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Airplane 64
Automobile 33
Train or subway 3
Other 2

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

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< $100 22
$101-$200 13
$201-$300 19
$301-$400 19
$401-$500 8
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Houston-Hobby

Houston Hobby

Bush

Bush - IAH

Hobby Houston

Bush International

Hobby

GW

HOU

IAX

IAH

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 0
With students at the school 34
Friends or family 19
Hotel 28
Home 4
Other 1

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

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9.07 109

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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8.11 109

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

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8.24 108

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How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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7.70 56

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

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8.39 57

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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6.55 53

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have a better lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"More thorough tours of the medical facilities would be nice. The tour at Ben Taub was only down a single hallway near the emergency room, nothing more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask interviewers to be a little more friendly and welcoming! Not just the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing to complain about" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" 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." 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" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't end at 7, that's so late!" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Less paper, more details online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewees should get a little more time with the actual admissions officers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Accept applicants more quickly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps allow the students to keep the manila folders after the interview? And to clarify who needs" More from this Member | Report Response

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