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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"After I described a time as a paramedic when I had to report errors of my supervisors, we talked for a while about preventing mistakes in medicine and taking pride in reporting errors." Report Response

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

"Tell me about this sailing trip to Newfoundland and the book based on it." Report Response

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

"What were your research findings last year?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""I'm supposed to evaluate your ethical platform but I think scenarios seem forced. Describe a time you had to make a difficult ethical decision."" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Aah, so rugby is what led to your famous 'incident'; tell me about that." OOPS!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, reread application, sdn, talked to 2004 applicant." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean of Admissions gave the best schpiel I'd seen and it was really nice to have a broad sense of the school and its history before heading off to interview and ask questions of students. The students charged with chatting with us at lunch were SUPER nice and down to earth. I wanted to stay and hang out. I was impressed by their public health department and how established their MD/MPH program is. Boston's awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"8 students to a cadaver. The facilities were good, not great, I thought." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Orange Line T stop on Mass Ave is a good hike from campus...not awful, but not as close as I thought...was almost late." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I got a very good sense of the place. I left really believing that BU is a good-willed, friendly, personalized place which offers a top-notch education. I'd be thrilled to go there. My interviewer was a sweet guy who asked good questions and also gave me the room I needed to tell him about myself. I had a lovely day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2004

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