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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"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. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I had two interviews. One was with a faculty and the other was with a four-year. The fourth year was great and she asked me just personal get-to-know you stuff while the faculty interviewer was the tougest interviewer I ever had. He was out to get to me. Since I already have been to a few interviewers, I knew this guy was out to grill me. He asked me many difficult questions. I can't remember a period where I could catch my breath. After I answered his question, he would ask me to give an answer and kept doing that until I could not think of any. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"By this point, I really did not prepare, I just went in relaxed. I just made sure I knew my personal statment and application well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Overall, aside from the mean faculty interviewer, I like the school. During that day, I did not go on the tour as I had to leave right after my interviews so I can drive 10 hours to get to my next interview the following day at another school. But since I have moved here in Boston, I have traveled around the school and its hospital (NEMC) a number of times. The teaching building is nice and I really like the primary teaching hospital. In general, everything there is relatively clean and new. I was also pretty impressed with the recent match list, people getting in to many great residency programs. I think it is a wonderful school with a great reputation that the school can defintiely back up." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"M.O.N.E.Y. Yeah, it is so expensive. I actually have to take out the full amount in loans this year. 56k! With no aid. Great school, sucky aid. They generally do not have much institutional funds to give. So unless your rich where your parents can help so you at least don't have to take out alternative loans or in a situation where you qualify for aid, expect to take out most of this in loans. Other then cost, everything else great. Oh, the dorms are not nice. Do not go to the dorms if you can help it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How incredible evil it is to drive though Boston at night. I am use to NY, but Boston is very different to me to drive through. Many one ways and the names of the street change on you as you drive on the same street. I'm still not use to that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Honestly, after that interview, I felt I did not want to come to the school. It really was that bad for me and I'm a person who is usually not phased by much. When I got accepted (to my surprise considering the interview), I had to compare between three schools. In the end, I decided on Tufts. My advice for interviews is to be yourself and always stand composed. In hindsight, I think that interviewer was trying to push my buttons with that stress interview. I did, however, stay cool and composed. I think maybe that is why I got it. Anyway, good-luck to all of you, Tufts is a great place. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. [email protected] " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2002

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