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Boston University School of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1848
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 168
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Boston University School of Medicine (BU)
Allopathic Medical School
Boston
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 242 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $50,950
  • Non - Resident Tuition $50,950
  • Application Fee $165
  • AVG MCAT -
  • AVG GPA -
  • LIZZYM Score -

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 72 E. Concord St., L-124
  • Boston 02118
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Boston University School of Medicine began its history as the New England Female Medical College, which opened in 1848 as the first institution in the world to offer medical education to women. In 1873, the college merged with Boston University, becoming the first coeducational medical school. Throughout our history we have maintained a strong commitment to the study and practice of medicine in the context of a mission of service to society. In addition, our medical school is a major research institution, ranking 12th among US medical schools for sponsored research. There are over 600 funded research programs and more than 1,000 active clinical trials, providing an exceptional environment for students interested in basic science, clinical investigation, or public health and health services oriented research. Students may also participate in international health programs and a variety of professional and social service activities.

Curriculum

The BUSM curriculum offers students the opportunity to study medicine in a flexible, supportive environment that stimulates a spirit of critical inquiry and provides a sound base of knowledge in the biological, social, and behavioral sciences. While curriculum review and modification is an ongoing process, the last major restructuring of the academic program took place in 1992 with the expansion of early clinical experience and the addition of small group, problem based teaching sessions. In this Integrated Problems course, students meet in small groups, employing case based discussion to develop and integrate their knowledge in the biological and social sciences. The Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course provides early clinical exposure, creating an opportunity for students to begin developing the communication and examination skills that are fundamental to effective clinical practice. In addition, these two programs provide a bridge between the basic science instruction of the first two years and the clinical clerkships of the third and fourth years. The emphasis during the first year is on normal structure and function (anatomy and physiology). In the second year, the focus shifts to abnormalities or defects in structure and function (pathology and pathophysiology). The third year is the core clerkship year. Students complete initial clinical work, participating in active ambulatory and inpatient practices on major teaching services, in the disciplines of medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, family medicine, and psychiatry. In the fourth year, students complete clinical rotations in neurology, radiology, ambulatory primary care, geriatrics and home care, as well as a subinternship in the specialty of their choice. In addition, there are 20 weeks of elective time during the third and fourth years, with opportunities to pursue clinical, basic science, research, and independent study programs. Students may choose to spend some of this time at other institutions, either in the U.S. or abroad. Some entering students may choose the Alternative Curriculum, spreading the first year requirements over two academic years and paying half the tuition for each of those years. There are a limited number of positions available for students who wish to pursue this option. In addition, combined degree programs are availble for students who wish to pursue a course of study leading to the MD-PhD, MD-MPH, MD-MA, or MD-MBA.

Facilities

Our three major affiliates, Quincy Medical Center, Roger Williams Medical Center, and the Boston VA HealthCare System, head up a network of community hospitals and neighborhood health centers.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 189
Negatively 21
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.92 235

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.72 154

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The admissions staff seemed like they were hiding from us, avoided gaze and stayed in back room (except for the dean who was speaking to us)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Trivial suggestion, but I would have liked some more protein in our breakfast options. :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please provide some cookie for lunch! (jk have some vegetarian and kosher options)" More from this Member | Report Response

"fewer people during the interview would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"To not have the interviewers print out the massive 20+ page AMCAS documents. To have friendlier phone etiquette. Remember--we can hear a smile :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"During the interview day I would suggest doing away with the hour long faculty lecture. Within 10 minutes the faculty doc had digressed to rambling about personal musings." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It's best as an applicant to not call if you can help it, but use the internet system you enro" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour should also include Boston city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The receptionist seemed really angry at life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide hot tea as well as coffee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Witzburg is superficial and is excellent at executing a friendly facade." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep being awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Question about a specific activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about a particular EC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three most meaningful experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Clarification of an EC" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to medicine as a career choice? (why medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"very conversational, tell me about..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (asked in a conversational way)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are these three activities connected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me who you are outside of class" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why BU? What do you want to get out of your education at BU? Name 5 words that describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Flowed like a casual conversation. Very few direct questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle your immense responsibilities as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"State an ethical dilemma you were in and how you overcame this." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergraduate experience (very nontraditional)" More from this Member | Report Response

"From where does your interest in medicine stem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your proudest moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you are an emergency psychiatrist. A patient, who may be HIV positive, may not be using safe sex (he was raped while in prison). His wife is sitting in the waiting. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"This is the only interview where I actually got an ethical question. Basically, the question was if you had limited resources, how would you decide which people will have to die? How do you decide one life has more value than another? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interviewer reviewed my file before the interview and basically asked me to talk about specific parts of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"what does a typical day in you rlife 10 years from now look like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some bioethical issues that came up in your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like to grow up in Alabama?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your greatest challenge as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is (my name)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about this experience... a few questions were like that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I have read your application essays, but please tell me about your experiences in your own words." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most significant healthcare volunteer experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was way more intense than most. He was a psychiatrist and I had no idea what he was thinking. Do you have any regrets about undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your current research (what MD/PhD program doesn't ask this?)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Please describe your most important volunteer and research experience. How did you choose them, why were they important, and what did you learn from them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me your story... (thankfully I didn't get far before the interviewer started asking more specific questions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the discrepancies between your undergraduate and graduate GPAs." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing specific" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you live? What's the cultural life like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the best/worst class you ever took and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'd be ok living in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked any. Toward the end of my interview I jokingly asked my interviewer whether she was supposed to ask me an ''ethics question''. She had me come up with one and answer it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to juggle being a good wife and mother while being in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my volunteer and research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the U.S. health care system." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"can't remember any out of the ordinary questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Please talk about the ethical decisions in prescribing drugs." More from this Member | Report Response

"bioethics question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your life seven or eight years from now (family, career, etc.)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you faced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical situation you have encountered." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (not what is in your application)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like [undergrad college]? How did you pick it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done during your summers during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How has X contributed to your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your story. Why MD? Has anyone ever convinced you NOT to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about activity x" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this Forensics class you took." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you feel is different about the US health care system versus the health care system in India? (I had been doing some clinical shadowing there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions about file concerning grades, MCAT scores and experiences (volunteering, research ect...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why BU? Why come back to Boston?...The usual." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Biggest struggle in life, as a psychiatrist, why would I ask you this question? Why is important for a physician to know this about a patient? Why is it important for you to know it about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research specific questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"the immigrant one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to BU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the ___________ program you're in." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did I choose my major." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you feel healthcare is a right or privelege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the major problems of healthcare in the US today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"amcas stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"how i would fix the health care system? what is better canadian system or US?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"talk about two diff research projects in specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself-- your heritage, where you're from, college, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"just questions about my application, who i am, etc...." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about growing up in your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"my background/childhood, mcat score, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of how healthcare is delivered today? Do you think that the system works, needs a litle fixing, or should be thrown out in favor of systems like the ones in Canada and England?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"He went through my undergraduate history with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the effects of oral contraceptives on the risk of developing breast cancer? (In relation to my research, and he wasn't grilling me, just curious)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (and I was totally grilled on it. Down to the nuance.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why are you interested in BUSM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After I described a time as a paramedic when I had to report errors of my supervisors, we talked for a while about preventing mistakes in medicine and taking pride in reporting errors." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were very specific to my personal experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done with you time after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a whole freakin lot of questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Would you like to be a medical school teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why you want to be a doctor, and why you want to come to BU. (Yes, they were ALL asked in one breath, 7 seconds after I sat down.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you really come here if accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to give back to your community using medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of leadership have you exhibited?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if after treating a drug abuser for renal failure he returns 3 months later with irreversible kidney failure. Your only option is dialysis to which the patient later acts disrespectfully towards the nursing staff. The nurses approach you voicing their anger and want to leave. What is your responsibility to them, to the patient, and what would be your steps of action to address the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe the research you are currently doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst thing about BU? (This one was easy, COST!) " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about so and so on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did I choose my undergrad college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite thing to draw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you like us to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why BU" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did u pick ur major" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of your non-medical extracurriculars during high school and college." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So, what's so special about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your services don't quite demonstrate your passion for medicine, why don't you get more involved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you get along with people younger than you (I'm 27)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where would BU rank academically compared to other schools you're applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"address uneven academic performance." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medicine now? I'm significantly non-traditional" More from this Member | Report Response

"hypothetical situation involving indonesia family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you gotta be such a punkhead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"is there anything in your application you wish you could change" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to quit research and pursue dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been to Boston before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like BUSM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do during your year abroad? What have you been doing since graduating? (clarifying confusion he had about my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"If the hospital CEO wants to switch to a lower cost but possibly less efficacious hip prosthetic replacement because these people are older and not worth spending the money on, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the bilingual education immersion debate? (a current MA question for elections)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (to start things off)." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No interesting questions, just standard interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemma I may have faced" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drives you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions stood out as being particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with people who see 47% of the population as victims?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"all of them are pretty blend" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about bribery in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about someone important in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the risks of going into private practice versus working in a collaborative setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your goal-oriented attitude make you competitive in nature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talked about personal items in my application, biggest growing experience in my life" More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole interview was very engaging and interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked a lot about multicultural things" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a child's parents refuse to vaccinate him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine because it sparked a whole conversation about medicine as serving the community and advocacy which Boston University feels very strongly about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about a patient's right to know" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first question asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical dilemma. I love those things though." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, the interview was really conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Discuss an ethical dilemma. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how is the healthcare system like an ecosystem" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the the most controversial issues in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were leading a team of surgeons, and treated HIV patients, how would you respond if one of the doctors on your team refused to perform surgery on the patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the baby you nanny for." More from this Member | Report Response

"A man is HIV positive, he wants surgery so he can ride his Harley, you are the orthopedic surgeon, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are all standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some ethical problems you haved faced in your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about candidates' health care plan w/o telling me who you're going to vote for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the HPV vaccine should be required for all girls? Talk me through your answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficult time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who was the actress who played the orignal Becky on Roseanne? (I'm serious)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your parents meet? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So you say you want to work with the underserved. Have you ever done it? What did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research Specific: How I would compare my research to the research done by a PI in a similar field." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change anything in your file, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about setting caps on medical malpractice lawsuits?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Hypothetical situation in which I am a orthopedic surgeon and have a HIV+ patient who wants surgery to get medical clearance to ride a Harley motorcycle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational interview, questions were about my life in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about using animals for research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you special? Why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question about handling a difficult patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about pharmaceutical representatives and their relationships with physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the main risk factors for suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you watch American Idol? This was due to the fact that I sang in high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"there wasn't one specific question that stood out. the interview was more of a conversation about my past experiences and my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your views on PAS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your multicultural background will help you in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"My interviewer read through my file VERY thoroughly and made connections tying together different aspects of my application, leading to a good conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked any questions. My interviewer and I just talked." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brand of training shoes do you prefer? (Very conversational interview- we talked about my upcoming marathon)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you like going to art museums?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question about performance-enhancing drugs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. Tell me about something you had to overcome. Why not be a pub. health person. Why not be a social worker. What are you currently doing. Tell me about your research. Explain the changes in your grades. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the interview was a laid back conversation about my activities/experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your an orthopedist, you like a particular company's joint replacements the best but they are twice the cost, you use them exclusively but the hospital calls you and says you are losing them money and need to start using a cheaper joint that doesn't last as long in all patients 80 years old and above, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's another indication for the use of Wellbutrin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked specifically about a social aspect of my undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your religion mean to you (info from application and conversation)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some question about what was a challenging ethical situation I had been in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think can be done about the California health problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I do to convince you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is an ethical issue you feel strongly about? what is your solution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you become interested in service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you have experienced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation you've faced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an ethical dilemma you have faced either personally or in your work environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did the notion of medicine as a career start for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the best attribute of RNA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where outside of the US have you travelled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the New Hampshire supreme court case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question regarding organ transplants and the factors that determine who receives them." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a psychiatrist, why would I ask you this question? (About biggest struggle)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical decisions regarding the separation of conjoined twins. Basically, when would the risk outweigh the benefit." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you make healthcare available to everyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about removing all state funding for treatment of illegal immigrants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really- he just asked about my AMCAS application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(In response to explaining my clinical experiences) Have you ever faced an ethical dilemma in your clinical work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about your psychology major will be beneficial in the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the one thing during your college career that has inspired you the most and the one thing that has frustrated you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical dilema you have faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the ethical considerations of using a fetal pig for dissection purposes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He didn't ask me anything specifically - it was more of a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cultural challenges of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me an ethical situation that you went through and how you dealt with it. [You'll definitely get a ethics question, so bring your morals with you]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a current problem in health care and suggest a way to solve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question about nephrologist and giving patient care to younger non-compliant aggressive man vs many elderly compliant individuals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the current state of the medical system, what will you do to change it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was more of a conversation than specific questions... very laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer asked me about my sister's job and wanted details regarding motivations and purpose." More from this Member | Report Response

"In rural areas of Indonesia, subsistence farming is the norm. Families often depend on an ox to provide for their livelihood; if the ox were to die, families usually don't have the resources to replace it since it costs $35, which is equivalent to $1,000,000 for us. Without the ox, at least one member of the family will certainly die. The only way to get this money is to sell your daughter to become a prostitute in the city. You are the father in this family, so what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss my actions as a physician if I witness a doctor treat a patient who verbally informed her family and doctor that she does not want to be treated." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a farmer that needed $35 to pay for a ox, or one of your family memembers would die, would you sell your youngest daughter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All very personal questions. They were relevant to my specific experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked several ethical dilema questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to get up in the morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time you had to make an ethical decision and what did you do in that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the most difficult situation you had to overcome/ how did you handle it/ etc... what were your teaching techniques at this hifgh school etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has working with AIDS patients changed your view of the disease? Erased preconceived notions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked an ethics question regarding an HIV patient who was promiscuous and didnt care that she was infecting others. I was asked what I would do." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to chose between using a more expensive, longer lasting hip replacement vs a cheaper, older model, on a limited budget, which would I pick and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of teaching style i found most effective." More from this Member | Report Response

""I'm supposed to evaluate your ethical platform but I think scenarios seem forced. Describe a time you had to make a difficult ethical decision."" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very conversational and all questions were specific to my profile. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you please discuss some ethical issues from you clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an ethical dilemma." More from this Member | Report Response

"Proposition 123 was voted on and passed in California denying illegal aliens access to health care. The proposition then went to the supreme court and it was reversed. What is your view on the issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will your wife do in Boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about travels that I have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"none were interesting, all were the typical cliched interview questions, however I think I got to make an interesting point contrasting the number of uninsured and the number of people covered by medicaid that don't have access to health care, probably the most interesting comment during the whole interview, and it wasn't even in response to a question, but rather me desparately trying to say something meaningful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is someone with your credential applying here?(Cause you are my safety! good prac interview too) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the traditions at your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you acted as a leader informally? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say was the most stressful time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In life our goals may sometime represent flames. With some people these flames can be blown out with the gust of a wind while with others they persist in the midst of a tornado. What events have represented the "winds" in your life and how do you feel you have grown from them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a young adult comatose patient and the family unanimous about taking him/her off life support, would you as a doctor pull the plug?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of political conflicts exist in [my homeland]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if, as a primary care physician, you had a 60 year old, HIV positive patient who still had promiscuous sex with unknowing partners?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to perform an operation on an AIDS infected individual, which could possibly infect you and/or your staff, would you perform the operation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"compare us healthcare system to another" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think most of the interviews incorporated a prepared ethics question. By nature of the question, the issues are difficult to grapple with and there is no right answer, but... we are facing a career full of such situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the religious implications of in vitro fertilization in the context of patient treatment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario question: if you had a disruptive patient who was a drug addict and needed regular dialysis, but threatened you and your colleagues, how would you handle the sitation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer had reviewed the wrong file, so since he did not know what to ask, his one question was "I am giving you open forum to tell me what you think I should know about you." " More from this Member | Report Response

"(Briefly) You are an orthopaedic surgeon and have had 100% success with hip replacement X. The hospital administrators would like you to switch to hip replacement Y because it is 60% cheaper. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see your career being like in the future? (How do you plan to balance your interests medicine, as well as personal life)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A young woman has recently given birth and is now is a vegetative state. The family is thinking about stopping life support and seeks your advice. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing particularly interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think that your mission is more political than medical. (I want to help homeless people get quality medical care.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Nothing too interesting. Every question was aimed at clarifying my activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics question..be prepared!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"a couple of interesting ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change our healthcare system? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been a mentor? (You have the file, does it say I've been a mentor?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell me about the current situation involving the administration of BU med. (paraphrased)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How does the hypothalamus communicate with the anterior pituitary? (this wasn't a random question, it came up in conversation)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a colleague of an attending who intubated a woman whose family said she never would want this, what would you advise the attending to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"NONE: all questions asked were rude and disrespectful." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what's so special about you? (I'm not kidding--he said it just like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you feel you'll come weak when it comes to competing with other applicants for research positions? ( i'm non-science major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you want to talk about? (this was pretty much the only question he asked, and then we proceeded to talk for an hour)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the unknown aldehyde and ketone in your Orgo II lab experiment? (I had no idea anymore)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should university-based research be eliminated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a RedSox fan or a Yankees Fan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question about an orthopedic surgeon who wrote during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Basically what level of risk is too great when operating on a possibly HIV positive patient. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Let me start with, I applied for the DENTAL school. I guess they have a hard time filling their classes at BU dental. There were no questions asked -- the "interview" was a sales pitch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, only because I walked in and basically had a great 75min conversation about my education, research, interests in medicine, family, hobbies, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What unique qualities makes me stand from other med school applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were good, but nothing stands out." More from this Member | Report Response

"how are your parents doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your opinoin of health care reform led by Majority Leader Frist? (I did not know the details of this and had to ask why it was controversial)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your interactions with various cultures and diverse communitites affected your perceptions of the communities." More from this Member | Report Response

"he set up a hypothetical situation involving a family in indonesia whose only source of income was farming. the ox used for farming dies and a man offers the cost of another ox ($35) for the farmer's daughter to go into commercial sex. how would i handle the situation (any perspective)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you *really* want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be some of the problems facing medicine for your generation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Twenty years ago an orhtopedic surgeon wrote an editorial on whether or not physicians should be required to operate on patients with AIDs since at that time, glove punctures were common during orthopedic surgery. Give me both sides of this ongoing ethical debate and tell me which side you would take." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had two patients and one heart, what would enter your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an older applicant do think you would have trouble interacting with your younger classmates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"most questions were about my ECs, but posed in a way to see your thought process." More from this Member | Report Response

"What i thought about the english immersion program." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem in healthcare? This lead to a discussion on the Mass. Healthcare System. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you are the Chief of the Orthopedics Department in a hospital. Would to switch to a cheaper prosthetic hip replacement for the elderly if the management threatens to cut funding is case you do not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just questions about my background, opinions about certain relevant areas of research, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in your free time if you got accepted in BUSM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have to perform an operation and there is a 10% chance that you will contract HIV from the patient, will you still operate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are gays and lesbians discriminated against in our society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you matriculated to BU next year, how would you spend your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I want to know all about the "insert name". The "insert name" of childhood, the "insert name" of high school. The "insert name" of policy work. The "insert name" of graduate school...and the family of the "insert name". I asked him if he was telling me he had a few hours to kill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you withold treatment from a 28 year old female in a vegetative state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you take after?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A medical ethics question: A 28yr. old woman is in a veg. state. The family wants to pull out her feeding tubes. What do you do as an attending?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some ethical questions, but nothing hard -- I had a very nice interviewer. That was the best part of the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most difficult period of your life? Why was it difficult and what did you learn about yourself in going through it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewed liked to talk about the history of different ethnic groups in Boston---AFTER he finally showed up an hour late" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did I see the US Healthcare system going over the next 30 years and what would my role be in that change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was basically just asked questions about my ECs." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research did I do in the lab? How will it help me in Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer went to my high school. So we talked about that. Not an interesting question, but an interesting conversation!" More from this Member | Report Response

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