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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 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)?

"What were some bioethical issues that came up in your research?" Report Response

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

"What information was on the IRB and consent forms for your current study?" Report Response

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

"What are the the most controversial issues in medicine today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the the most controversial issues in medicine today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"To name specific details from research I conducted many years ago." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Stay up-to-date on health-related legislation, global health crises, and slowly growing health risks such as MRSA and the mutation and spread of flu virus from Eastern Asia." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty at BU that I spoke with were the most collegial, literate, eloquent, and serious about their work of any medical school I have yet interviewed at." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities at BU (and I hear this is true of many northeastern schools) are run-down. The lecture halls are scuffed and dingy, there are exposed pipes, cramped elevators, and out-of-date institutional looking interiors. Don't come here for a psychologically pleasing academic atmosphere. Also, the cost of this school plus the cost of living in Boston are far higher than some of the medical schools I have applied to." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How truly extremely bone-chillingly cold it was going to be that day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"BU would be my top choice if it weren't for cost. This appears to be a school that is very serious about its academics and research and expects impressive results from all of its students. The faculty are very involved in students' success and it seems that it would be easy to identify an informal mentor. The curriculum committee is by far the most responsive to student input compared with those programs I have interviewed with so far." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

2 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?

Boston Logan

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2009

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?

9 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?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Provide hot tea as well as coffee." Report Response

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