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  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself (asked in a conversational way)." Report Response

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

"We talked about health care reform, but in a conversational way. We talked about the "individual mandate" passed previously in Massachusetts and how it compares to the Affordable Care Act." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your upbringing (also asked in a very conversational way)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No questions stood out as being particularly interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Considering the great (and cheap) state schools available to you, why did you apply to BU? This question was difficult because it was asked after a discussion of medical issues and opportunities in my home state." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS and secondary, read questions on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Excellent school overall. There are opportunities here to do pretty much whatever you want. Location is pretty good, and Boston's a great city. Also, the medical student residence is a big plus. I think this would be a great place to be a medical student." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost of attendance is very high. Fortunately, the medical student residence is bringing this down a bit." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we were going to see dissected human cadavers during our tour. Right after lunch, our guides took us into the gross anatomy lab where fully dissected cadavers were lying out in the open. At other medical schools, the tour guides usually don't take you into the gross anatomy lab if there are dissections going on. It was fine with me, but one person in our tour group seemed a little queasy." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"BU is an excellent, well-rounded school that is unfortunately more expensive than a lot of other schools. The awesome medical student residence will hopefully ease the cost of attendance in coming years." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2012

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

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