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  • Tufts 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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 do you want to go into Medicine?...No one in your family is a doctor, why do you want to become one?" Report Response

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

"Why Tufts?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have any siblings? Tell me about them." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No one in your family is a doctor, why do you want to become one? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to some doctors currently at Tufts Medical Center, review App., "The Medical School Interview" by Jeremiah Fleenor., interview feedback on SDN, talked to a friend enrolled there (MS1)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A lot of Tufts facilities are BRAND NEW! My interview group was the first to use the the newly renovated building for interviews. Also a brand new clinical skills lab - with exam rooms and classrooms. Everything looks amazing. The school and hospital look impressive. The tour was also very informative - even meet an anatomy professor and some MS1 students doing some exam review on the cadavers in the anatomy lab. Everyone was very welcoming...when all the interviewees were waiting in the library before the start a med student approached us and offered to answer any questions. She talked to us for about a half hour about the school and what it is like. All the students love being there for sure. Also, the match list for the MS4 students was very impressive- a lot going to some of the best programs in the country. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only qualm I have is the price of tuition and living expenses of living in boston...but I think it will all be worth it in the end. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How welcoming everyone is from the dean to the medical students who eat lunch with the interviewees are. I ended up being very relaxed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview went very well and went over time so I had zero time to regroup after and went straight into the second one. The second one went very fast and I felt like I barely did any talking! The ER doctor interviewing me just talked about what it was like to do what he did and some ways the E.D. deals with huge volumes of patients. It was pretty funny - he did at least 70% of the talking!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/17/2009

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?

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?

9 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?

6 out of 10

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