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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Explain x, y, and z from your AMCAS application. The interviews are open file and they definitely take the time to read through and make notes about points of interest from your file, so make sure you go over it." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your parents." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I paid for your ticket and all your expenses for one month, what country would you go to and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The follow up questions to the one above. Have a good justification for this on the off chance you get it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over AMCAS and Secondary, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dean of the MD/MBA program as well as other faculty were on hand to answer questions. Also, they are extremely responsive to student feedback, which was a large part of their recent revisions to the interview process." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The morning presentations are disjointed and are pretty much the only thing that add to the stress level... especially finding out that 'Tufts is pretty expensive' actually means '$325,000 over four years for the MD/MBA program.'" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they had completely revised the interview process, it's very well organised and you get the times of your interviews as well as who will be interviewing you in the morning." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great experience, the school takes student feedback very seriously and has made huge improvements in the interview process as well as the decision turn-around time. They send out decisions every month now instead of just three times a year as they did in the past. The administration is totally accessible and my interviewers were very laid back and conversational. As a side note of warning... if you review the interview feedback, some questions seem very unconventional and even difficult... these all come from one of the interviewers, so [edited for privacy]... review your answers for the philosophical/ethical questions." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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