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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"This is the only interview where I actually got an ethical question. Basically, the question was if you had limited resources, how would you decide which people will have to die? How do you decide one life has more value than another? " Report Response

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

"What do you think is the main problem with the U.S. health care system? " Report Response

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

"Who was your main role model in deciding on a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to read?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The ethical question for sure. I felt like I was stumbling all over the place and contradicting myself. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, read about the school, definitely plan for an ethical question i would say. not nec anything specific, but how you want to answer/handle it in general. definitely think before speaking. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Awesome city, great match list, nice student lounge. The BMC is amazing because they treat everyone equally and you get the feeling they really need the med students, you get your "hands dirty" and are "in the trenches" not standing around like an idiot like in some private hospitals. So really good clinical training. Geriatric home visits sound like a great experience. Pass/fail. Class seems not cliquey. The Dean is cool. You get patient contact right away. Lectures are online. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Expense. Housing is ridiculously expensive. So is food there. People here were a little catty - got weird looks from both a student and another interviewer when I smiled at them! Seems the most challenging of all schools I interviewed at. Didn't really see any comfortable study spaces. Probably need a car later on, which will be really expensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Boston is so freaking expensive. That my interview seemed to have decided he would write me a good review even before I talked to him because he liked my app so much" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very conversational, with one random ethical question that he abruptly shoved into the convo (bc he had to I think)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/11/2009

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

10 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

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