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Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1834
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 185
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Tulane University School of Medicine (Tulane)
Allopathic Medical School
New Orleans
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 240 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 5 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $58,592
  • Non - Resident Tuition $58,592
  • Application Fee $125
  • AVG MCAT 514
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 68.2

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
  • 1430 Tulane Avenue
  • New Orleans 70112
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Tulane University Health Sciences Center is in the midst of a spectacular renaissance and, as a result, has become a most interesting place to study medicine. While much can be said about the faculty, curriculum, research programs, facilities, and other components of the Health Sciences Center, there can be no doubt that what has made Tulane University School of Medicine special is its student body, arguably the most diverse of all the nation's medical schools. The diversity of students, combined with an open and cooperative faculty, has led to the development of a true academic community, a community in which students learn in a non-hostile environment, with the help of friends and colleagues.

Curriculum

The School of Medicine offers an outstanding curriculum that is designed to prepare students for any field of medicine they wish to pursue upon graduation. There is an excellent balance between basic and clinical sciences with an emphasis on the attitudes, behaviors and clinical skills necessary to effectively practice medicine. The courses and clerkships can be reviewed at: www.som.tulane.edu/courses.html

Facilities

Founded in 1834, Tulane University School of Medicine is the 15th oldest medical school in the United States. Today the medical school is but one part of the Tulane University Health Sciences Center, which includes the School of Medicine, the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the University Health Service, the Tulane Regional Primate Research Center, the U.S.-Japan Biomedical Research Laboratories, and the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research. Most components of the Health Sciences Center are located in the heart of historic New Orleans, near to the Vieux Carre (French Quarter), Aquarium of the Americas, the Louisiana Superdome and other major attractions.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 196
Negatively 18
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
1.97 233

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.27 154

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing exactly what you're doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - the admissions office was really great. They responded promptly, helped when I needed it, and were knowledgeable about any topic I had questions on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give applicants more choices of dates to interview. I got called and asked if I could come in on one specific day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office could be a bit more bright and enthusiastic in their letters and communications. They were not mean, but compared to other programs I looked at, they came off as being a little bit too reserved." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you call, make sure to have your AMCAS number ready. If you're very interested, e-mail Dr. Beckman and express your interest. Also, on your secondary, don't be afraid to be yourself! Diversity of their student body is one of their main focuses, so really show them who you are!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Post-acceptance information from the school could be more timely. I thought I would get more information after submitting my deposit, but I'm still waiting for more information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't have any..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Emailed Letters instead of snail mail, although there is something satisfying about getting an actua" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who cares how eco-friendly application materials are? " More from this Member | Report Response

"online status updates" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are not that responsive on the phone but when you are there everybody is really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed on the second day of interviews. It would have been nice to have a little better organ" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been nice to receive a complete email and to have access to a status page." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe allotting an extra 10 min between interviews. Mine were far apart and ran over = run! lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sometimes things are a little slow here, but I think that's to just be expected. They were more tha" More from this Member | Report Response

"The online secondary needs work. not user friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't send your interviewees to the wrong building for their interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please make your online secondary application interface more user friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Revise the secondary-it's hard to use." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Secondary application is AWFUL in functionality. AWFUL." More from this Member | Report Response

"The secondary application is not user-friendly at all. It would be much better if this was redesigne" More from this Member | Report Response

"well, the woman in charge of admissions' computer crashed the friday before my interview, and she le" More from this Member | Report Response

"Directions to the Admissions office would have been nice. Even with the address my student host had" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was swamped with patients while I was there, so it might be a good idea to make sure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Oh, where do I begin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Either decrease the length of the tour or do the tour first. 90 minutes seemed a little excessive fo" More from this Member | Report Response

"Always give a ''recruitment speech'' to the applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't see why we have to send in a paper copy of our AMCAS. 16 pages times 1000s of applicants =" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very conversational but classic why medicine was a common theme" More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer barely asked me any questions. I basically explained my motivations for medicine to him, and then he told me about his life lmao. My student interviewer was super cool though! Asked me the typical qs (why medicine, why tulane, idk)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you want me to know about you or your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my family and some extracurricular activities on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like it in New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your university and why you decided to pick that school. (I attended a very small private school that most people haven't heard of.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about the research I was doing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tulane" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what part of India are you from. (I never said I was Indian). Followed by questions about how Hindu I was and if I preached Hinduism (I'm not Hindu)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're friend was cheating off you in a test, what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your impression of New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the genesis of your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about one experience you have had as a member of a team and one experience you have had as a leader - what did you learn from each?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tulane? Why New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the US should do about health insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about this experience--how did that influence your decision to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is most interesting service activity that you have engaged in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know nothing about you. Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since they don't know anything about you, they pretty much just start off with the basics. I've been out of school, so they wanted to know what I've done since then and that pretty much covered the 30 minutes. It was basically the same interview three times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tulane? I was asked this in every interview. Make sure you spend time researching this question so you can hit it out of the park when they ask you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tulane? Have you been to New Orleans before? What have you done while here? <---You will definitely be asked all three questions. If possible, I recommend coming early the day before your interview and visiting sites in the area (or looking up things you'd like to do if this isn't possible). Be able to vocalize why you want to be at Tulane - it is a very unique school in a unique city, and as such, I feel that the school is looking for a particular type of unique student to fit into both." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to New Orleans? Why Tulane? (everyone asked me this--they very much want to know that you want to go to Tulane)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to be quite the world traveller. Tell me about the places you've been..." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you get to New Orleans/What did you do before the interview? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What brings you here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Tulane?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"very conversational.... lots of open ended questions. The interview started with the typical, "So tell me about yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your thought process in deciding to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the generals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tulane? This one is very important according to my interviewer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service are you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the Deans want to require a research thesis to graduate. What do you think of that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"GPA " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What volunteer experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tulane/New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Tulane? What is your MCAT/GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we chose to interview you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversation...just asked why tulane, about my life, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we selected you out of all our applicants from California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about Tulane?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your GPA? MCAT score (interviews are closed file)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's your GPA? MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What service activities do you/have you participated in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your undergrad GPA? MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"List some of your community service involvement." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"do you play a musical instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you play an instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I have been out of school for four years, so I was asked why did I want to go back to school now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you move to New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you have read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really know what you're getting into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will your significant other be coming with you to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for when you apply to medical schools & how does that affect your decision to attend Tulane?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever been to New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you really willing to come back to New Orleans after everything that has happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how did you learn about tulane?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Nothing other than typical stuff from the essay and AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. This prompt led to "what kind of books do you read?"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you interviewed? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite president? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"GPA? MCAT? (This despite assurances that our interviews were assessments of personality, not numbers.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is your name from? Tell me about yourself? whats your mcat/gpa?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Any doctors in your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you ECs" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"name? school? hometown? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you, (tell me about yourself)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should Tulane take you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"About my activities in college" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family. Asked for biographical information." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other languages can you speak?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why go out of CA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I reccommend that you get into Tulane and you are accepted, can you guarantee me that you will attend 100%" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to move to New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"very, very typical interview questions. I really wish I could be more specific, but honestly nothing was surprising. My student interviewer really seemed to want to answer all of my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to Tulane?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Have you had any "hands-on" clinical experience as an EMT or nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's Friday night, what are you doing?....It's Saturday night, what are you doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, this is for you to share whatever you want." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why tulane? why medicine? explain your research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about who you are" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why Tulane?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (family, school, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. How do you propose to deal with the onslaught of information presented to you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you get involved in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your community service activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So why didn't you apply right out of college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked why I married my wife, i.e., what I liked about her. I could think of a million reasons, but somehow they didn't come to me in the middle of an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"You want to give yourself to medicine, what do you expect to get in return?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What medical related experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"see above for difficult questions. my cognitive psych guy did much more talking than me, analyzing my hand motions and my body positioning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you get on mcat verbal? (i had forgotten)" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your favorite author?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Background" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself (major, hobbies, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the top 3 reasons you want to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"so why tulane? why new orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you start college so early?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about some psychosocial realities faced by people to day that were the result of X and Y history of treatment. It was just a really cool discussion on something that came up during the interview that the interviewer (faculty) talked with me about" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asking me when I got to Tulane (I spent the weekend there); the interviewer telling me how I clearly didn't value the school because I didn't spend more than a few days there (I was a full time student) and that I was just wasting everyone's time by even being there." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you change the world" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers spoke about the situation concerning the crime in New Orleans and what could be done about it in the midst of Katrina, return of businesses, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"None too interesting. Mostly a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you interview with Dr. Owens, heads up that he might throw out some random questions (i.e, Wanna bet that I know where you got your shoes?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about travel, languages" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting, really" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something that you have created." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the worst day you've had and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"In all my interviews, we went on really interesting, seemingly random tangents. But I do that in normal conversation all the time, and since it really was a conversational interview, it doesn't surprise me this happened. Gee, I hope it doesn't hurt me :/" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical school can be time-consuming, and you seem to have a lot of energy. How do you think you will maintain that energy level in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"The city of New Orleans is recovering from Katrina very nicely, but some people see it as a work in progress. How do you feel about working in this type of environment and what examples can you give from your experiences that show "being involved in building something great" suits you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Tulane's history?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What classes other than science courses did you take?" I majored in non-science, so when you eliminate my major and all my science classes, there aren't many left.... I mumbled something about economics!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. My interviewer winked at me after the interview lol...and I got in! AMEN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do after a test block to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to come see this patient with me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tulane? (Of course they'd ask this one, but I thought it was the most important one so I had to throw it in somewhere!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you Jewish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react if we required that students spend at least two years after college before matriculating? And what would you do during that time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very straightforward... very much just a conversation - little actual questioning." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Tulane's involvement in the community? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What TV shows do you have to watch every week? What kind of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What good books or movies have you seen lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we chose to interview you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think New Orleans compares to other places you've been? How do your parents feel about you applying here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to apply to Tulane being out-of-state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we chose to interview you out of all the California applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 90 seconds to tell the president of the United States what he could do to improve the lives of America's children, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were more of a conversation in which the topics all lead into each other which was not at all what I was expecting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you see your self practicing? Where will you be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions: What do your parents do, why tulane, any siblings, medical experience. Very disinteresting" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think medicine is? (This was after the interviewer said that he thought that medicine worked because of love)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What DIDN'T you like about your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer actually had me list off my volunteering experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"typical interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you going drinking tonight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real zingers. Just started off with my background and story and followed the tangents where they went. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to Latin America?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not sugarcane farming?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview lasted about 30 minutes. My second interviewer was called into a last minute meeting with the dean of Tulane University. I was able to sit down with him later that afternoon after the tour(about 230pm). We ended up talking until about 4pm. Felt like both interviewers got to know the " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviews were very laid back. It really felt like I was just talking to someone at a park, not for a medical school interview. I was asked by one of my interviewers how bad the deliquency of Asian youth was in my hometown." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has Katrina affected your decision to attend Tualne?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what should I tell the adcom about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your fiance think about you going to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play an instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite book from last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stands out ... your typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your previous trips to New Orleans." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about attending Tulane in light of Hurricane Katrina?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play a musical instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whats the most challenging situation youve experienced" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you play any musical instruments" More from this Member | Report Response

"New York is really different than the South. How do you think you can adjust to the Southern atmosphere?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know Kathy Wilson? (She works at Mayo Clinc with me), though I didn't know her, Dr. Beckman was very excited that I had ways of contacting all the physicians at Mayo and gave me an assignment of "finding Dr. Wilson."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play a musical instrument? They are big on music!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about improving health care in India? (I had volunteered in India last summer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no real questions, mostly it was just conversational with questions thrown in the mix." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where else have you applied that you would like to attend? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, it was pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how the hurricane effected you and your family" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I don't remember any questions standing out as really interesting or peculiar." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your best asset? followed by What is your worst asset? Do you like mysteries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you rank in your high school class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you apply to medical school again if not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I notice you are clenching your hands. Are you nervous?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're pretty set at other schools (accepted to), so why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had absolutely nothing to do today, what would you be doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about applying to McGill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questins about my volunteering experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to an arena football game?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We mostly talked about travelling." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Who is your favorite president? Why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary, no ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you respond to potentially racist patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothng interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Everything was pretty normal and basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all pretty average -- tell me about yourself, what are your interests, etc. the student interviewer asked me, if i had a 5 gallon jug and a 3 gallon jug...how would i get 4 gallons. but it was kind of a joke :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you react at 3 in the morning when you have to go attend to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think can be done to keep out-of-state students trained at Tulane from returning to their home states?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you and Ayn Rand share a similar philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you like? What is your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you smoke? (I don't, but I found the question odd)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you married? Are you wearing earrings? Are your heels very high? (By the navy dude.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you married? (Inappropriate, but I answered anyway)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I discussed the various open alcohol containter laws in New Orleans w/ my first interviewer. Interesting question from my second interviewer was regarding my school (which she graduated as well)." More from this Member | Report Response

"what book are you reading right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you noticed an increase in smoking among student populations? Do you smoke? Apparently the interviewer i had asks everyone this. Older conservative doc, not mean or anything just a little odd in his interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you smoke?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Standard ?s" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothin' much. The usual stuff comes up since you only have a half hour per interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you bringing your boyfriend with you to medical school??" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really don't think there were many pointed questions. All of the interviews were very conversational and engaging." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would cope with living in New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had ever had a drug or alcohol problem. Just a quick question but still weird. " More from this Member | Report Response

"all the questions are really typical. everything that everyone else has said about tulane interview is true. they dont grill you AT ALL. just be prepared to talk about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a man chasing after you!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you married?! (asked by OLD navy guy, he knew he wasn't supposed to)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do want to go to medical school after getting a masters degree" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your GPA, MCATs? Where did you interview, were you accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your dating life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...I wasnt really asked any questions (read belo)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nihongo dekimasuka? (Do you speak Japanese?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you like the movie Castaway?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none-just basic interview stuff... why medicine? why tulane? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parent's do? Tell me about your siblings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think northerners have a prejudice against the south?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting, just normal getting-to-know-you stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you spent so much time volunteering in the community? (trying to understand my motivations) Pretty easy question." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have stated that you are interested in research. What exactly do you plan to study?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you heard about a disease called "susto"? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If by interesting you mean not interesting: Recent medical journals have shown a trend on college campuses of an increase in smoking over the last five years where smoking had decreased on college campuses for the previous 10 years. What are you thoughts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers asked me what my specific stats were (MCAT, GPA, etc) which I thought was odd because the interviews are intentionally closed file for a reason. Oh well I got in anyways." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the weather in Salt Lake? ( I Don't live in Salt Lake)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really conversational interviews and nothing off the wall." More from this Member | Report Response

""You're an only child, are you spoiled?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"All that I was asked was "Tell me about yourself" or some paraphrased version of that" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will it take for you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No particular question comes to mind. In both interviews and the "working lunch," we just talked about family and interests. " More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about recent books/movies you have read/seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"If got into a UC school (I'm from CA) and Tulane where would I go." More from this Member | Report Response

"What books are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard questions, mostly conversational. Not at all like the Spanish Inquisition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever met any doctors who are frustrated with their career choice? Why do you think that is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - just tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you did well on your MCATs and took very few science courses...how did you do that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult. Mainly tell me about yourself questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked some pretty interesting questions about my hometown in PA. Of course, I wasn't able to answer them because I don't know all that much about my town's history." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the interivews were pretty much, "So tell me about yourself". I had prepared for some of the more difficult/ annoying questions but none of them came up." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you add to the class that no one else can? They really like having a diverse class of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do think the future of medicine will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you or have you ever smoked? Smoked what i asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the impact of the casino industry on your hometown? (dockside gambling was legalized a bit over 10 years ago where i grew up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your sister have a boyfriend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really go out of their way to ask "interesting" questions. It was pretty relaxed, get-to-know-you kind of stuff. I guess the only exception I can think of was "what prejudices do you carry with you about the south?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What absolutely mekes you unique and different from a cookie-cutter applicant? (they really look for diversity in their class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like best and least about X, Y, and Z cities? (three places where both my interviewer and I had lived)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were geared toward getting to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about being in classes where the students are much younger than you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well the second interview was quite sureal: What's up with your hair? How much do you weigh? (after telling me that I could never be a wrestler since I'm kinda small to be one) Not stressful...just sureal. " More from this Member | Report Response

"ok, i got interviewed by a cognitive psychiatrist and a psyco immunologist. none of the questions were "interesting." and many of them were confrontational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a girlfriend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you didn't get into medical school the first time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really--it was very conversational. All my interviews were closed file, so everything was along the lines of "Tell me about yourself, your family, etc."" More from this Member | Report Response

"All Tulane wants to know is if you fit their profile of a student at their school. They are looking for a unique and diverse student body. The interview was laid back and it was more of "what kind of person is this applicant."" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Everything was conversational. Typical what do you have to offer, why medicine, why tulane tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told that Tulane looks for students with good character. I was asked what examples from my life demonstrate my character." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really - very conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Was English your first language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether or not I believed one of the methods mentioned in the novel Rising Tide (a book about the Mississippi River)was actually used to protect the city from flooding." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your talents outside of school? Are you an artistic person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So did you take any history or humanities courses?? Tell me about it- what books did you read in that class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked, "Why do you want to be a doctor?" Followed immediately by, "Don't answer that question. I am tired of hearing rehearsed answers and both you and I know why you want to become a physician."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to play the _________ ? <musical instrument. I was in band...>" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - it was mostly, tell me about yourself, why medicine, that sort of thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

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How do you feel about the location of the school?

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What do you like most about this school?

"School goes way out of it's way to make sure the students are as happy as possible. While we pay a ton for tuition we do get a lot of amazingly planed events with lots of free booze." | Report Response

"Student body is amazing and supportive." | Report Response

"As far as I can tell there is no other school that provides as many leadership and clinical opportunities to first and second year students. Also, the pass/fail system means that you can enjoy your classmates and your surroundings without having to constantly scrounge for extra points." | Report Response

"I like the environment set up by the faculty, administration and students. My classmates come from diverse backgrounds and have more life experience than I was expecting to see." | Report Response

"Tulane has a wonderful, laid-back atmosphere (for a medical school). The faculty really holds your hand through the first year, most of the class is easy to get along with, and it's in New Orleans!" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Costs so much money and sometimes I feel like the school lacks things like good career guidance. This would be okay but we pay so much money, for what??" | Report Response

"Clinical rotations can be crowded." | Report Response

"Curriculum changes take a long time to move forward." | Report Response

"While I think the schools social agenda is important, having it forced on me on a daily basis can be tiring." | Report Response

"It's hard to pick a negative, though the price is certainly steep." | Report Response

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"The "non-competetive environment" is real here. Even the would-be gunners realize that no one is out to challenge them. You'll spend a lot of your time working hard. You'll also spend a lot of your time just having fun." | Report Response

"Deciding to come to Tulane was one of the best decisions of my life." | Report Response

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