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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"Why Tufts/medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are your professional goals?" Report Response

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

"What is one experience of diversity that you have had, and what impact did it have on you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time when you failed completely." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS, Secondaries" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Boston area is this school's biggest asset." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school seems to lack a definite character or purpose, and it shows in the admissions process. They didn't seem to have a clear notion of what it meant to be a Tufts doctor, and the students I met (MD/MBA) openly admitted that they had no intention of practicing clinically and were just in it so they could get consulting jobs after graduation. They also claimed that a large amount of their class wasn't particularly confident about their decision to pursue an MD. I was shocked that they made it through the application process and got an acceptance when they really didn't seem to actually want to be doctors." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students openly admitted to me that Tufts plays second (or third, or fourth) fiddle to the other Boston med schools, and I was really hoping that this wasn't the case." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really struck by how little I learned about Tufts in the interview process. I feel like I didn't get a good sense of the character of the school, and the whole day seemed somewhat listless to me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

10/22

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

8 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"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." Report Response

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