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  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 do you think the strongest point of your application is?" Report Response

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

"How would you define success?" Report Response

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

"What would your mother describe as a strength of yours? Weakness?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had to choose between being the leader of a moderately successful team, and being a part of a top-notch, very successful team, which would you choose, and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You're on your surgery rotations wrapping things up with your classmate. You walk into one of the patient's rooms and see your classmate stealing pain medication. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS, secondary app, sdn, interview feedback, school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewers made it pretty difficult to connect with them personally. It didn't really seem like a "casual" conversation with me. I felt like one of my interviewers was almost...bothered by my presence at times. I know that at other schools, it felt much less like an interrogation. I'm not the type of person who gets frazzled easily though, so I don't think it affected me too much; but it would've been nice to have been felt a little more warmth." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the talk with representatives from the combined degree programs was not a formal presentation. I was sitting in the room while the rep for the MD/MPH was talking to a group of students in the corner. I ran to the restroom right beforehand, so I guess I missed the initial announcement." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"One of my interviewers was pretty cold. I couldn't get her to smile at all; she seemed to be staring pretty blankly at me the whole time. The other interviewer was a bit more engaging, but seemed particularly eager to challenge me--I didn't necessarily find that to be off-putting because I appreciated the opportunity to defend my positions on certain points, but it seemed a bit aggressive at times. The staff was otherwise friendly, and the space was comfortable. The tour guides were great, and genuinely seemed willing to answer any questions we had. They also seemed to be very happy at (and with) Tufts." 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 is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2015

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"N/A" Report Response

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