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Tufts University School of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1893
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Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM)
Allopathic Medical School
Boston
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 209 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $58,346
  • Non - Resident Tuition $58,346
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 68.7

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 136 Harrison Avenue
  • Boston 02111
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of Tufts University School of Medicine is to promote human health. We will fulfill our mission by emphasizing rigorous fundamentals while stimulating innovation as we: educate, in a dynamic learning environment, physicians, scientists, and public health professionals to become leaders in their fields; contribute to the advancement of the sciences basic to medicine through discovery, research, scholarship, and communication, and join with our partner institutions to provide the best care to our patients and communities.

Curriculum

The TUSM "hybrid" curriculum uses a full array of teaching methods best suited to achieve specific educational goals of the four-year curriculum, including interactive lectures, small groups, labs, standardized patient exercises, and extensive on-line resources such as TUSK. Curricular themes such as evidence-based medicine, genetics, and geriatrics and broad-based topics such as ethics, professionalism, and communication skills are woven throughout. Course content is well integrated within each academic year (horizontal integration) and across the four years (vertical integration), featuring extensive clinical correlation with the basic sciences. Courses and programs such as Interviewing and Selectives provide students with clinical experiences beginning from the first semester of medical school. TUSM's long-standing Problem-Based Learning program (PBL) is coordinated with the preclinical coursework and provides the foundation for team-learning, evidence-based medicine, critical thinking, problem-solving, and lifelong learning.

Facilities

The teaching and administrative activities of the School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences are conducted primarily in the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Health Communications, the Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences, the M&V Complex, and Posner Hall.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 172
Negatively 18
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.64 204

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.55 148

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they seemed to know what they were doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have interviewers who aren't adcom." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interview day is extremely long as is. It's hard to maintain focus for the whole day while sitting in the same room listening to multiple presentations in a row; it might be more beneficial to break up the day by touring in the morning or something to get people out of the interview room." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day is well organized, with food, meeting students and faculty, and tour and information sessions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having the interviews in the afternoon makes the day incredibly stressful" More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys are doing an awesome job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Day was a bit too structured and scripted. No downtime to breathe or use the restroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved Colleen's talk and the presentation about research at Tufts." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a brief presentation by a TUSM professor. It was mediocre. Should i expect mediocrity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were fantastic! even offering to set up separate days for us to attend classes with curre" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"No, they were great. Really friendly, professional...fun. John gave a great set of presentations." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when X happened at Y activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply DO/PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you have shown resiliency in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (specific lab)!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself down the line?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you write anything interesting on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the strongest point of your application is?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"all questions were about activities from my application as well as my background that I discussed in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What has inspired you to work with the underserved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall very basic questions. Just asked about specific aspects of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you faced a stressful situation and how you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"This interviewer focused a lot on my future career goals. We talked briefly about my previous research, and how I would tie my future research interests into a career as a physician scientist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a position where you were leader and another situation where you were a follower" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you had difficulty handling large workloads / would you be able to adjust well to more work in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why would you come here if you could go to a state school and pay about half the cost?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to solve this problem at my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself. Where do see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

"What would you do if you are not accepted to medical school? (I answered I'd do it again) How would you improve your app? (I answered I'd get more clinical experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some of the most difficult cases you dealt with during "x" clinical experience? How do you handle the shock of something like that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your family. What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into Medicine?...No one in your family is a doctor, why do you want to become one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's responsibility to their patients? To their community? To themself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of when you were a leader of a herd and had to steer people in the right direction. What traits did that require? Give me an example of when you were a member of the herd. What traits did that require?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do a picture and a statue have in common?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain pain to a group of 6-7 year olds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your experiences in basic science research speak to your ability to be a successful physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do we do with you? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe pain to a person who can't feel pain, is blind, and has a low IQ." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (I HATE this one!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a therapeutic relationship with a patient that you considered meanigful (I have a healthcare background)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your research has enhanced your interest and desire to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Tufts? no, why Tufts?, but WHY TUFTS??!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Which other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you write your essay? It is really well written." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience where you helped someone that you haven't written about in any of your applications." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Tufts" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of medicine are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me the full story on how you decided on medicine... when, why, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your figure skating. Are you any good?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All the questions were about my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"would you like living in a city like boston?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What ties do you have to the Hispanic community? Just a note on this one: I am a Mexican-American but I'm light-skinned - frankly, I was a little offended by this one...just because I'm not dark and don't have a Spanish-sounding last name you ask me what my ties are......uh, my blood! Obviously, diversity isn't a big deal here or they would know better." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you been up to since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"It says that you speak Spanish on your application. Can you carry a dialogue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between intelligence and knowledge and how has humanity changed with respect to these two variables over the course of human history?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine if your dad is a psychologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you write for Y? (I wrote for a publication on campus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something. (that's it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of dogs do I have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my weakest qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'll just say that I was asked nothing about my grades/MCAT or even really any specifics about my application. I feel like I was rambling a lot. Don't know if that's good or bad...haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you scared of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you having fun today at Tufts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your mom. (this was asked out of the blue)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge for you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you decided on this career change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (my first interviewer had not read my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about your going back to school? (I'm 30 and have a PhD already)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about softball (I'm a varsity athlete). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is passion? life? compassion? logic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging part of medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in our MD/MPH program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions commitee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between ethics and morals? Are ethics always right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Tutfts, why medicine, other questions off of my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If someone were to ask you what you thought of your day so far what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect other than simple competency is neccessary for a physician to posess." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not be a marine biologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your strength and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""how does the brain remember?" do you ever ask yourself that question?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about ________ . (Just talked about my varying experiences that i had listed on my AMCAS application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to know that isn't anywhere in your file? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did your family move across the country? (Also, some "Tell me about your family" type questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got into all the schools you applied to, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How did you pick your college? Research, activities, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is Life, Define Logic in one word. what is passion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (xxx) in your application? ... this was asked repeatedly, becuase I have done so many diverse extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me everything you want me to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"what should be done to fix healthcare in the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"General getting to know you questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you want to do with a medical degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What three things are you most proud of in your applications." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What is life? death? your philosophy on life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say annoyed the her the most about you" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" 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

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

"What on your application except for scores or grades would you want to improve upon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer asked pretty standard questiosn. Faculty interviewer didn't ask me much about medicine, more interested in me as a person and my interests. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is the diameter of the caroteid artery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the issue of diversity/ students of one race hanging out with only each other at your school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had to drop everything and move anywhere in the world for a month (all expenses paid), where would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who do you go to for support?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions about my research, where else ive interviewed/been accepted, do you have questions for me" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what kind of people went to your undergrad? anyone up there in the stratosphere? (i went to an ivy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you say to other interviewees about your interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do i want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Define empathy, ethics, compassion, sympathy, and morals." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My son is joining a fraternity! What are they like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a patient with strict eastern medicine beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No, tell me how Arab men really are (trying to get me to speak negatively about them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose between being the leader of a moderately successful team, and being a part of a top-notch, very successful team, which would you choose, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Help me understand the fraternity system and defend its purpose to me. He told me to do this after asking about my experiences as president of my fraternity." More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer asked me a question about how primary care physicians have been responding to changes in healthcare, which sparked a pretty good discussion about the direction of healthcare in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"A "what would you do in this difficult situation?" question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me one question to ask my next interviewee." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become godfather to your goddaughter and what has that entailed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not sure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being much older than the typical applicant, you will be almost 40 when you finish all your training (including residency, fellowship, etc). What are your thoughts on that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The other interviewer I had was from Ireland. Mainly, we talked about cricket and how we hate England :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"What insight do you have on the challenges in practicing rural medicine? (For Maine track)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you start liking insects? (part of a long discussion with a cool psychiatrist on one of my high school hobbies)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your most interesting extracurricular activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking about the state of medical practice today was interesting to me because I had the chance to relate my own experience in the medical device industry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you heard about medical school? (process, student life, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define pain without examples to a 6-year old." More from this Member | Report Response

"question about the experience of a friend I knew who was tested positively for HD (I worked on an HD outreach project in undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite food?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Less of a question and more of a conversation about Dr. Groopman, an author and physician who the interviewer knew personally." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have two patients, one who is very active and one who is obese and does not take care of himself. Both need heart transplants but only one can receive a heart. Which patient would you choose to receive a transplant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"During your experience volunteering at the ER, have you seen anything that impressed you negatively (re medicine)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I took a few strange classes during college and I got asked about my motives for taking those." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you move to Boston if accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to integrate your major with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare policy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Topic of health care reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any siblings? Tell me about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's responsibility to their patients? To their community? To themself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? What happens when your plans for the future fail? How do you continue to move forward? " More from this Member | Report Response

"No crazy questions ... pretty conversational and relaxed interview styel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a decision that you would change if you had to do it over again." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you create grey from black and white?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain pain to a group of 6-7 year olds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a day in your life in 20 years from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Take me through a day in your life 20 years from now. Start from the time you wake up in the morning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between morals and ethics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what's with your calculus grade in Freshman year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you actually want to DO with your degree? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a choice between your state school in NY and Tufts, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it true that you're not allowed to flush the toilet after 10 pm in Switzerland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List some single words you would use to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think it would be good if Hillary Clinton is elected president? (i know political questions are off limits, but i was okay with it)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What does life mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an older student, how do you feel about going back to school with people so young?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any other way to reach truth besides science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you coming from California all the way out here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the negative aspects about being a medical doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you wear that livestrong bracelet?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I paid for your ticket and all your expenses for one month, what country would you go to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about digital photography (both my interviews were interested in my photo experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite cello concerto? (upon my mentioning that my brother plays the cello)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were on rounds and one of the residents gets asked a question about the patients labs, and you know that he doesn't know them, and he starts making up numbers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think modern day humans are more, equally, or less intelligent than cavemen?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"they were pretty laid back - there were no of those philosophical questions that other people were asked" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions were fairly mundane." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is water polo? (the sport I play)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to solve a riddle (see below)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the population in your region?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressions of the whole application process." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a Vandy girl?!!!!! The best question I was ever asked in all my interviews. I am surprised I kept a straight face." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I think the meaning to life was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The intelligence of humanity question." More from this Member | Report Response

"does everyone in the south look alike?" More from this Member | Report Response

"with your unique cultural background how do you see yourself interacting with conflicting cultures in the hospital setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is ethics, what is morals? Who decides which?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where and how did my interest in medicine originate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What seperates humans from all other mammals? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents. (?? completely out of the blue...this was a first!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your work in student affairs affected your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are we more intelligent, less intelligent, or equally intelligent as men living in the stone age?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you scared of?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are we more, less, or equally intelligent as those who lived in the stone age" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told to just talk about anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your major help you to be a doctor (I am not a Bio major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing all that out of the ordinary. my two interviews were pretty basic questions, but some other students had some really abstract philosophical questions (like "define the color blue", or "how do you situate yourself in life"....etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has today (the interview day) done to influence your perception of the school? (They were very interested in student feedback throughout the day)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are sacrificing to go to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is better-a single evaluation based curriculum or a multi-evaluation curriculum (in response to my experiences studying abroad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your family influence you and your personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my friends would say if asked "what about her pisses you off the most?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like for me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is good bedside manner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging part of medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your journey to deciding to apply to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine that I were mentally challenged and blind. How would you describe pain to me without using synonyms?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine I am mentally challenged and blind. I am unable to comprehend complex terms. How would you describe physical pain to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several philosophical oriented questions: Define compassion, passion, the color red, morality v. ethics, sympathy v. empathy, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest failure in your college career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all fairly standard about stuff listed on my amcas app." More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone were to ask you what you thought of your day so far what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect other than simple competency is neccessary for a physician to posess." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about dirty needle programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you say I'm easy to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think we are more intelligent ,less intelligent, or as intelligent as people 20 000 years ago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were standard except for the question below." More from this Member | Report Response

"If all expenses were paid, what country would you visit for one month?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest part of medical school for you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So i hear you're a magician. Can you show me a magic trick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you dream in color or black and white?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given all the theater you did in college and before (a major extracurricular for me), will it be hard to give that up during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the color blue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about something in your file that you would want to erase or do differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your dad think about you applying to medical school(he is a physician)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself ten years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you ask if you were interivewing students in 30 years? How would you pick students? Are schools more or less similar now than they were 30 years ago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See rapid fire questioning above (passion/ethics/morality)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was asked, "what do you want from your medical school education?" Obviously, I want my MD so I can practice medicince, but at the time I was unsure of what they were really trying to get at. It was clear to me later on that they want us to realize that we cannot necessarily learn everything we want in our education, rather we should learn the tools to help our continual learning experience, because medicine is a profession of continually new knowledge that we will have to absorb and accept." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why do you want to come to boston, if you live in NY?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If God himself came down and told you you were not going to be a doctor, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Venezuelan people (I did research in Caracas)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a number of frustrations that physicians face in treating patients. Can you give an example of this given your experience working in a hospital? How do you think you'll be able to deal with such frustrations/dilemmas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what were the three things in my application that I am most proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a challenging situation in your life? then subsequently asked me about my junior year in college because my grades dropped...he seemed to try to get at me with stupid questions like that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tufts just got a new Dean and CEO. If you got one of these jobs, what would you do to improve the school or medical center?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest obstacle in medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Assume I have low intelligence. How would you explain pain to me without using the word pain or any synonyms?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If God himself came down and told me that medicine is not for me and that I could not be a doctor, what would I do then. " More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me to do some quick arithmetic, which really caught me off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important quality for a doctor to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I consider psychiatry as a specialty? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i notice you're pretty fair skinned...do you think a lot of people of your race have skin cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"some heavy duty personal questions. nothing TOO personal, but stuff that was seriously aimed at getting to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think the purpose of interviews is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say about you pisses your friends off the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing really... mainly just why tufts, why medicine, tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really ask questions at all. The student interviewer just glanced at my application before the interview (that's how they do it here) and asked me about my volunteer and work experiences. Then, he asked me if I had any questions. The latter part took up most of the time, so be prepared to ask questions. The faculty interviewer was really nice and didn't ask any questions. We just ended up talking about diversity and ethnic populations in the cities surrounding Boston (I'm from California, but luckily I stayed with family in Boston for a few days prior to my interview). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is my hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I were a person of very low intellegence, how would you describe pain to me without using the word "pain" or any synonyms?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the crisis in the Middle-East (I was a poly-sci major)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer was very much interested in the enviornment, so we had a good conversation about alternative energy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"(Taps my file with index finger) "Is there anything in here you want to bring to my attention?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you think you'll encounter while in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know any other languages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a situation in which you failed, and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"On studentdoctor.net, a lot of students have called me hard to read, do you find me hard to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a member of your gross anatomy group was not performing well....How would you handle this? I had said I would approach them and talk to them about it. The said "What if that didn't work?" Because part of your grade is based on how well everyone in the group does, the interviewer wanted me to say that I would approach the instructor and inform them before it had any negative impact on the group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you need to do in order to have compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing all that interesting. Pretty much the standards. Why the school? Why a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say pissed them off about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not really anything interesting. just talked frankly about my application and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the purpose of life? What is death? How do you feel about euthanasia/abortion/homosexuality? What was the last book you read? What is the difference b/w empathy and sympathy? What is the difference b/w talent and intelligence? What is intelligence? What must always be employed when using logic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are failures at your school - are you a failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions did you expect me to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of the medical school experience do you think you will most likely cause some problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could I vote for Hillary Clinton considering what she did to health care? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think your particular undergraduate institution is so successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked anything too interesting. Many questions were basic get-to-know you questions. Stuff like hobbies, what is your fav class, and why this school. I don't recall being asked why you want to be a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about half of my family being overseas and half of my family being here." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my family" More from this Member | Report Response

"where does imagination come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No question. Both interviewers asked me what I had to ask them. When they did ask questions they were not interesting-neither interviewer whas attended medical school and one was actually a professor at the public health school, not for a medical school course." More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"The faculty are amazing. They really care about the students becoming good physicians. The school takes student feedback seriously" | Report Response

"The people. Love the faculty-- they are incredibly friendly, down to earth, and very, very supportive. I had some personal stuff in my first year and the deans could not have helped me more in terms of giving me everything I need to succeed. I also love my classmates and the class size: it was perfect for me. Finally, the Boston location cannot be beat. Boston is the perfect city for young students with endless things to do and a fantastic culture." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"It is quite expensive to start and then cost of living is high in Boston as well" | Report Response

"The cost: definitely comparable to any out-of state/private tuition, but if you can get into your state school, you definitely need to think about money." | Report Response

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"This was my first choice school when applying-- no regrets in hindsight. I would come here again in a heartbeat." | Report Response

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