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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

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

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

"Tell me about X and Y experience" Report Response

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

"He had me ask him questions at the very beginning. I was expecting that he would give me that time at the end. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Proposition 123 was voted on and passed in California denying illegal aliens access to health care. The proposition then went to the supreme court and it was reversed. What is your view on the issue?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me your viewpoing on managed health care. Before you answer that question do you think US health care is very good and should not be changed, is oaky but has some problems that need to be fixed, or is a total disaster and we need a new system. None of the questions were too challenging or unexpected." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, BU website, mock interview at undergraduate school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone we met through the day tried to draw the pressure of the applicants. It was a much more relaxing environment than I expected. Also board schools are well over the national average, and students do very well matching with resident programs" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'll go with everyone else and say the cost. The dean's explination for why it was so expensive was pretty weak." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewer was there to learn how he could be an advocate for me when he goes to the admissions committe. He wasn't trying to trick me or really challenge me, but rather learn how to best present me to the admissions committe. The interviewer was on my side." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The dean talked to us for an hour. The 25 or so applicants were split into 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 interview slots. While we were not interviewing we went to classes, talked to profs that dropped in, and chatted amongst ourselves. 11:45 we had lunch (I pretty much missed it because I had an 11:15 interview slot). Then we toured with a fourth year for about an hour. The dean then wraps it up and we are out of there around 2:30. BU did a very nice job organizing the day. I learned what I felt I needed to about the school. Everyone was friendly and very positive about the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2004

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