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  • Tufts 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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Is there anything you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" Report Response

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

"Why Tufts? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why did you decided not to go into student affairs or teaching?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How has your work in student affairs affected your interest in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What kind of poetry do you like to read?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school site, talked to a student, SDN, mock interview, reviewed AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students! They're interesting and enthusiastic and outgoing and happier than the students I've seen at any other school; even the other applicants were some of the nicest I've met at all my interviews. The location is amazing, right in the middle of my favorite city, a block from anything you could want. The students were excited about their classes and the faculty who taught them. Unlike deans' speeches at other schools, this one was actually funny and useful. The financial aid presentation was the most helpful I've seen; yes, the school is ridiculously expensive, but they at least explain exactly what that means down to the dollar and why it's actually manageable. The other student support services also seemed excellent." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We didn't get to interact with any 3rd and 4th years. It sounded like the 4-year MD/MPH wasn't a great program and that both degrees suffered from it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Wonderful. I didn't expect to be as impressed by the school as I was; I couldn't really find anything I didn't like. The day started later than most so I got to sleep late (especially helpful since I was on pacific time) and the presentations all morning were very useful as well. After a decent lunch with the students, the interviews and tours are assigned as we sit there, so I ended up just hanging out for about an hour before I went anywhere and got to talk to several students for a long time and get all my questions answered. During this time I also saw a demonstration of TUSK, the online student service, which is a lot like the one at my college but looks very helpful. I ended up doing my tour with two tour guides and just one other applicant, so it was very intimate and adjusted to our interests. My interviewers were very kind and conversational and seemed excited to be interviewing me; they complimented me on the parts of my application that were strong, which was comforting, and talked about the parts they found most interesting. Even though they had just received my file, they both seemed to have read it very carefully. I was also impressed by how quickly Tufts reviewed my application and I think it's certainly up there in my top few choices." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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

10 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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