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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Give me the full story on how you decided on medicine... when, why, etc." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family. Do your parents support your decision to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"In addition to everything we've talked about, what else about you makes you unique? (I had lots of trouble with this one because I had already exhausted every possible thing there was to say.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite cello concerto? (upon my mentioning that my brother plays the cello)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I notice that you speak rather quickly... Have you ever taught a class? Do you ever find that when you are teaching, you have trouble keeping up with your speaking while writing on the board? How do you deal with this?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dean of admissions and several med students spent a lot of time with us just chatting casually." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I really don't think the financial aid presentation was necessary at this point - the information was useful, but I'd rather wait until I'm actually accepted to a school before thinking about these things. They could've simply given us the packet of info instead of taking time from the interview day to go through all of it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The first half of the day consists entirely of presentations - the tour is very short and during the lunch hour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Tufts has completely revamped their interview day! Instead of waiting in a room all afternoon with 40 other applicants, there were only 24 of us, and our interviews (with members of the admissions committee) were scheduled - mine were at 1:10 and 2:50, so I was (and knew I would be) out of there by 3:30. It definitely helped take away some of the stress. Also, staff members will walk you over to where the interviews take place, so we didn't need to worry about getting lost (though getting back from the interview was a bit tricky)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada Inn (Comfort Inn)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2006

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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