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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"General quesitons about my research. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"See rapid fire questioning above (passion/ethics/morality)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(paraphrase) When people refer to "dirty" needles what to they mean?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"prior interviews, read about school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"One the physicians who spoke was amazingly engaging/humorous/humbling." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Assembly line feel to the interview day. From the number of students to the way in which information is presented. Not personal at all." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I gave the day a 10 in stress level since it was my most stressful out of 14 interviews. I got the interviewer who gives the rapid fire string of questions that cannot be answered in a sentence. What is passion? Next question. What is [blank]? And on and on. It seemed he really didn't care what I answered just my demeanor in response to the stress test. Minority student perspective: while we were in front of the other 37 nonminority applicants, they dragged 3 or so URM applicants into a room, singling us out for a little chat. Why was this horrible? First, these minority things should be optional (I wasn't going to turn down talking to some minority students, but please), second, it was blatantly divisive (could've had the minority students walking around like all the other students who were chatting with the applicants I still would've asked why Tutfts has so few of you), third, it most likely sparked feelings among the non URM students, who undoubtedly were eyeing us upon returning from the seemingly preferential treatment (definitely was not), fourth, the admissions lady was there while we tried to gather candid answers about minority affairs (so of course all the URMs said it was the best), and five (now I'm just complaining) we all (3) had our interviews pushed late into the already tiring and long day. Tufts is a good place though. I think the education is great and they have very good faculty. The cost and housing are the main things students complain about (so they said). If I had to choose between Tufts and BU I would go to BU. At the time I was bitter going to so many interviews (this was my last) and I had gotten in at a better institution. These factors probably skewed my impression. Had it been my first my impression may have changed. " Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/20/2004

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