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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

3

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)?

"Research specific questions." Report Response

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

"General questions about US healthcare policy." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you make healthcare available to everyone?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Research specific questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my secondary application and AMCAS, SDN, school website, interviewer bios" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Boston is a really nice city; there's lots of things to do and the public transportation system is very effective. The actual program is very flexible about allowing you to change your mind about your research area or what program (MD, MD/PhD, etc.) you wish to be a part of. Boston U students perform very well in the match, and the clinical training you receive is excellent." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost of the school and of living in Boston. I heard one of the students say that for a 2 bedroom apt in the area around the school, the rent per month was $2400. Only 3 students in the MD/PhD program receive full tuition and a $5000 per year housing allowance, but no stipend during med school years. Everyone else in the program receives half funding during the med school years. The curriculum is also set up with classes running from 8 am-3 pm, and multiple classes being taken at once." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The subway is a little bit sketchy; if you are planning to ride public transportation from the airport, I would recommend during the day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was very low stress, and the dinner the night before is very nice and on the school. The cost of attending Boston U is very high, but the clinical education you receive may be worth it. Average finishing time according the MD/PhD office is 7.5 years, which is on par with other MD/PhD programs." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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