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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)?

"Tell me about your research (and I was totally grilled on it. Down to the nuance.)" Report Response

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

"What are you doing during your application year?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about experience X, Y, Z." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Has working with AIDS patients changed your view of the disease? Erased preconceived notions?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think it's ethical to have studies that offer a placebo? Why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read studentdoctor.net, BU viewbook, AMCAS/sec apps." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, my interviewer - tough, but incredibly intelligent and engaging, the advisoral system, the breakfast/lunch combo, the Dean." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students - some just seemed a bit too fratty, and a bit vapid. Others were great. The facilities, the school's location within Boston, the construction, the uselessness of the informational sessions going on throughout the day. the price!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stayed with a friend who is a BU MS2 the night before, so she knew exactly where to drop me off - otherwise I would have been a bit lost. Arrived at about 7:45, just in time to grab some coffee and scarf down a yummy muffin. The Dean gave an hour-long talk about the history of BU med, and an overview of the curriculum. He's clearly a very GREAT teacher and dynamic (if not eccentric) person, but speaking to a bunch of people -- who are sitting in the dark -- at 8 am -- is just inviting them to nod off! I had my interview at 9:15 (other applicants were scheduled for 10:15 or 11:15) and it lasted until about 10:25 (oops). My interviewer was intelligent and thorough, and I really felt like I got to talk a lot about my experiences - and that by the end of our conversation she knew me as a person. Post-interview there were a couple of useless informational sessions (pretty disorganized) and then lunch - which was good. I had to bail after lunch (to catch a flight), so my friend (BU MS2) gave me a tour of the facilities. All in all, a really nice, pleasant, relatively stress-free day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/22/2004

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