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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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 undergrad. school..." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research experiences, describe activities, what you're doing now, etc." Report Response

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

"Our conversation led to: How Pres. Bush is an idiot (!), the kind of care they provide the community both indigent and affluent-the free care they provide the indigent community, my childhood, and lots of little stuff I can't remember right now." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma and how you dealt with the situation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read BU website, viewbook, reviewed my AMCAS app., my supplemental info. I sent to them, relaxed and reminded myself that they wouldn't bother interviewing me if they didn't want to know me better (DON'T forget that! This is not supposed to be something you leave crying from--they like you already or they wouldn't have exerted themselves in an email or letter inviting you!). Oh, and I went out in Boston the night before. ;)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were great, the administration seemed human (always a plus!) and receptive to the needs of the students, the area is great--wonderful patient exposure at BMC. They also give you a bit of time to chat with other interviewees rather than passed on from BU faculty to Fin. Aid to...etc. It was nice--they applicant pool there was really cool (and VERY quirky) and we had good conversations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One cranky lady in the admissions office." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The heavy emphasis on lecture (and less on PBL) in their curriculum." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was productive, informative and encouraging. The dean was really nice (although a bit garrulous) and the faculty that dropped in during the day with us were as well. I left feeling like they spent a lot of time with my application before I got there and really wanted to know me and how I would contribute to BU." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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