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  • Boston 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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Why BU? Why medicine? " Report Response

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

"What other careers have you considered? " Report Response

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

"Why did you take a year off? What have you gained?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about using animals for research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions about details of my research and its applications" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my amcas and secondary apps, practiced some questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They don't really get a lot of people with insurance--so not only are you helping to make a difference in poor and immigrant communities, you are also seeing a wide variety of illnesses and people. Also, they hire professors that are solely there to teach and tend to pay them better. Might mean more dedication to students?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Old facilities, trash in the hallway in some places, price" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They took us into the anatomy labs!!--this is my fourth interview and none of the other schools have done that. I was not really prepared to see a real human being totally ripped apart. It wasn't just so much the shock factor, but it almost felt disrespectful to go in there and gawk at these people. Like they were using them as a way to sell their school or ensure we had a memorable experience or something. I don't know, maybe I'm crazy and should have loved it. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Early day, but an entertaining dean and a nice and pretty relaxed interview made for a good experience. Besides the anatomy lab." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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