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  • Tufts 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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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 ties do you have to the Hispanic community? Just a note on this one: I am a Mexican-American but I'm light-skinned - frankly, I was a little offended by this one...just because I'm not dark and don't have a Spanish-sounding last name you ask me what my ties are......uh, my blood! Obviously, diversity isn't a big deal here or they would know better." Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get into med school this year? NOTE: This was asked by my 2nd interviewer, a totally snobby old lady that didn't seem very impressed with my file. She obviously assumed I was only there because I was a URM from the way she talked to me. Boy would I have loved to tell her that I had already been accepted to not 1, but 2 schools and was awaiting to hear from 4 other interviews!" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about moving to a city like Boston?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is water polo? (the sport I play)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest weakness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, previous interviews, Tufts website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Boston is awesome! I have always wanted to visit the city and it is definitely fun." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm from Cali and it was really cold. Also, the things I mentioned in my general statment." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the financial aid is very limited and that they don't even have many grants or loans to offer their students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went to Tufts expecting it to be fabulous since it is a school with a big name and reputation. Unfortunately, I wasn't at all impressed. In fact, I was a little taken back by how non-impressive it was. The whole day started with a 2 hour lecture/power point on general stuff you here at every intervie....boring! The facilities were so-so, the faculty seemed a little reserved and the students seemed a bit uppity. Plus, the group of people I interviewed with were all kind of snobby to me because I didn't go to Harvard like they did. Whatever. It's a good school but the enormous price tag is not worth what I was presented with. The only plus....BOSTON :) To all you other URM applicants out there, diversity doesn't seem to be a big priority here. The URM lunch wasn't very encouraging and did not have much of a latin component. Oh, and if you don't plan on pursuing a dual-degree, you'll feel left out like I did since it seems that is what everyone is interested in doing." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Tremont

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2006

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

4 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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