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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about a therapeutic relationship with a patient that you considered meanigful (I have a healthcare background)" Report Response

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

"Alot of your goals are public health related, and you could reach them by getting a public health education; Why do you want an MD?" Report Response

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

"Do you think that your academic struggles sophmore year made you into a better scholar?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why public health?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Most stressful question had to do with the validity of a statement I made: ''Are you certain that confidentiality is breached in some HIV tests?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Tufts websute, talking with various Healthcare professionals, knowing my AMCAS and secondary statements" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The culture of Tufts is extremely laid back. It genuinely seems that the administrations priority is student satisfaction. Dean Neumayer was extremely sincere and the medical students seemed not only happy with Tufts but also seemed normal" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost of attending a private medical school in Boston." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The MD/MA in Diplomacy joint program through the Fletcher School of Diplomacy. The program sounds impressive. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I loved Tufts and the people I met there. My first interview was scary, however, as the pathologist who interviewed me ''lost his composure'' when we were discussing anonymous vs. confidential HIV testing; and my advocating for the former. He was shocked that confidential HIV testing ''in which testee names are recorded'' have been anecdotally linked to increased insurance premiums for the testee. He balked at the idea, as he has run clinical labs and swore that it would be his head if ever such event occurred. The interview was going well up to that point, but his ''loss of composure'' may have ruined my experience. He apologized at the end of the interview, but I am not sure if such an incident hurt my chances. the second interview was with a MSIV and was just lovely. After I stated I was a reapplicant and that this was my first interview, she gave me a high five and said that she liked me alot from what she learned from my AMCAS. She thought I was a ''real person'' as I have had to overcome some obstacles and have a bredth of academic and extracurricular experience. We talked about grades, what character-type she thought made good doctors, and about having a relationship in medical school. The conversation was so laid back that it was as if we had met for coffee. In sum, the interview day at Tufts is fantastic in that the presentations in the morning are well done, the culture of the school is laid back, and the interviews are not intense. I hope I get in, and if granted admission would seriously consider attending Tufts." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson on Stewart St

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2007

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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