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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"my background/childhood, mcat score, etc" Report Response

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

"most interesting/difficult question" Report Response

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

"Older but vigorous lady comes down with cancer. She agrees to go through chemo, aware that it is going to be hell. She survives and tells her family and doctor that if she doesn't want to ever do it again, even if she relapses. A year later, she is back in the hospital and the doctor is hooking her up to machines to keep her alive, despite the protests of the family (who are present). As a doctor of the same level of authority as the other doctor, what do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In rural areas of Indonesia, subsistence farming is the norm. Families often depend on an ox to provide for their livelihood; if the ox were to die, families usually don't have the resources to replace it since it costs $35, which is equivalent to $1,000,000 for us. Without the ox, at least one member of the family will certainly die. The only way to get this money is to sell your daughter to become a prostitute in the city. You are the father in this family, so what do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS, read viewbook, talked to friends who go to school there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students really seemed to love being there, the school is really focused on serving underserved populations, success of students in matching for residency" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Difficulty of finding housing nearby" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Personally, BU went from being a middle level school to one of my top choices" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Start with an intro to the school from the dean (seems like a nice guy), then meet with various faculty/office members to discuss their perspectives on the school or services they offer to students, interviews are staggered every hour for 3 hours so you spend time with other interviewees for a couple hours when you aren't interviewing, lunch and tour of the school end the day" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2004

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