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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why medicine? " Report Response

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

"What course did you take that exceeded your expectations? What course did not measure up to your expectations?" Report Response

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

"Why BU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of political conflicts exist in [my homeland]?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Projecting the U.S. healthcare situation ten years from now, what ethical problems do you predict that physicians of the future will be facing?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Previous interview preparation, read up on BU-specific information." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The initial 8am information session was filled with Gary Larson cartoons and vibrating text to stimulate your consciousness if not your interest. Staff was very sincere in explaining the issues the students face (namely debt) and the entirety of the admission process. Other applicants and the med students all have a good sense of humor, albeit a bit worn down by the weather and schedule. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students are scheduled to stay in class from 8am to 5pm each day!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"BU is a school on a level of its own (in both price and appearance)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started promptly at 8am, which may be excruciatingly early for the californians who flew in. The powerpoint presentation was given in darkness and may put one to sleep, if not for the somewhat uncomfortable laughter prompted by occasional Gary Larson cartoons (loosely relevant to the presentation of the med school). However, the presentation was not given by Dr. Witzburg, who wasn't present at the day. Nevertheless, his substitute made a good effort to inform and reassure us. Interviewers were scheduled at 9:15, 10:15, or 11:15, and in the meantime we were greeted by a vascular surgeon ($$) and a staff for financial aid. The interviewer I met was incredibly genuine and was fun to talk to. The first-years began to trickle into the applicant lounge as they have only about an hour to spend with us before going off to class again. Despite their 8-5 schedule they still seem cheerful, and anxious to answer our questions. Lunch (soup, luncheon meat, bread, soda) was given in a small classroom. The upperclassmen also came into the room but gathered into a side of the room on their own. A few mingled with the applicants but the others probably came just for the free food. The tour was done in three groups, with visits to the library, computer lab, anatomy lab, student lounge, cafeteria, lecture halls, and locker rooms. The facilities were generally above par, as one may expect for the price of attending BUSM. The final presentation covered what we may expect to receive from the admission committee in the following weeks, and how we should respond to a waitlist decision (submit a letter of intent). Good overall interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2004

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