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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 was the most interesting question?

"none really, the interview was really conversational." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There was one random ethics question. Not really too difficult because I think they just wanted to see how you would reason through a situation, but be prepared for one of those." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical training (one of the most important aspects when it comes to picking a med school!!). BMC is a safety net hospital meaning they can't turn anyone away. As a result, they tend to see cases that you would normally only read about in a book because much of their patient population is poor and does not get regular care. They are also one of the largest level 1 trauma centers in New England (maybe even the largest?). I think there's even a trauma surgery component to the surgery clerkship. Some of my friends who are residents at other Boston hospitals have commented on the preparedness of the BU students because they get so much hands-on experience during clinical training. You really get your hands dirty as opposed to some private hospitals where your patients might ask the student to leave the room. Also, because it's Boston, there are loads of opportunities for research, outreach, and enjoying life outside of school when you're not studying." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Aside from the school being really freaking expensive, it's also very pricey to live in Boston. BMC is easily accessible by bus, but not the T, so many people choose to live in the South End to be close to school. The South End is a trendy, up-and-coming area that carries a huge pricetag when it comes to rent." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The receptionist seemed really angry at life." Report Response

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