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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"What have you done with you time after graduation?" Report Response

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

"Talk more about you current research job." Report Response

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

"We mostly had a converation about my experiences, family, thoughts about career possibilites. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you please discuss some ethical issues from you clinical experiences?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were very difficult. More like a conversation....I know this doesn't really help, sorry." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, BU website, reviewed AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour was really great, very informative, and we got to see a lot. Our tour guide really seemed excited to share his experiences and talk to us about our questions or concerns. It was nice to get information without feeling like you were being evaluated. The dean is just great! He really makes you feel at ease, one of those calming voices, and he is a wonderful speaker. He was happy to hang around and answer our questions when the day was over. The two women from the registrars office were super nice, Loretta and Susan (I think) and they answered questions in a very informal manner. The med students I met seemed like very diverse and interesting people. Also the physicians I met were enthusiastic. This is a great school if you are interested in underserved populations and uninsured patient issues. BU's hospital serves something like 90% of MA charity care." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I guess the idea of the cost of living + tuition is really scarry, but 100+ students do it every year, so there must be ways to manage the debt. I think it sounds like the curriculum is very lecture heavy in the pre-clinical years, but they said there are alterntives if that isn't your learning style. Sometimes my iterviewer couldn't answer my questions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I can't really think of anything, I was pleasantly suprised by BU. Oh, they have a long-standing elderly homecare program that the dean said most students remember as a highlight of their time at BU. They feed you well, but bring water for the morning. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrived and greeted by the Dean in a small auditorium. Then he delivered, without missing a beat, a hour presentation about BU, its history, what we could expect as a med student and also what our day would entail. He highlighted some things that BU has every right to be proud of....first school to recognize the importance of allowing women to practice medicine! We then moved to a conference room, and for the next three hours interviewees came and went for interviews, while other members of the BU faculty and staff came to answer any questions we had. Then we had lunch with some 1st and 2nd years. I had a great chat with a first year who was very happy with his dicision to come to BU. Then we had a tour, awesome! I think the hospital would provide superpurb clinical training, but very challenging as well. Then the dean gave closing remarks and the day came to a close." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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