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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Please describe your most important volunteer and research experience. How did you choose them, why were they important, and what did you learn from them?" Report Response

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

"The hypothetical orthopedic question." Report Response

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

"With only 115 spots for straight MD applicants, why should you get a spot out of the 1000 students to be interviewed?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Hypothetical situation in which I am a orthopedic surgeon and have a HIV+ patient who wants surgery to get medical clearance to ride a Harley motorcycle." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think no changes have been made yet with regards to health care coverage in America?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed application, SDN, BU Viewbook, spoke with recent graduate" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty. The director of admissions (Dr. Witzburg) is warm, accommodating, and obviously loves the field of medicine. My interviewer was also wonderful and I got a strong impression of the involvement of the faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students. They did not seem that well informed about the program and thus were unable to answer many of my questions. They did not seem very enthusiastic about BUMC." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is basically no student housing available (a total of 60 apartments and 155 beds for all BU graduate students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Early morning orientation, followed by an interview at either 915 or 1015. Then an informal open-disussiong with an attending. Then lunch with 1st and 2nd years, a tour with 3rd and 4th years, then a closing session." 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

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