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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?

8 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?

3

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)?

"Describe your current research (what MD/PhD program doesn't ask this?)." Report Response

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

"How did you choose which schools to apply to, and how does BU compare to your other schools?" Report Response

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

"What do you like/dislike about the city of Boston?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Research Specific: How I would compare my research to the research done by a PI in a similar field." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions about various roles of BH4 in enzyme function (vaguely related to my research, interviewer published a paper on it)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read research interest summaries for my interviewers, reviewed PS, etc. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were absolutely amazing. There was also an excellent opportunity to work with both underserved and more affulent patient populations, and the city of Boston was amazing. I also liked the proximity to other schools in the city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost of living, the fact that the MD/PhD program is not fully funded." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How amazing students and faculty were." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First day was very relaxed. We had a brief orientation, a tour, and then had dinner with several current students. No interviews at all until day two. Interviews were spread out and allowed time to wander around the campus a bit. Day two ended with a session on financial planning. Everyone was very helpful. This was my least stressful interview by far. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

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?

With students at the school

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?

12/06/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep being awesome!" Report Response

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