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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"How are you going to handle the stress of medicine?" Report Response

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

"Could you see yourself moving to Boston?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed essays, AMCAS, thought over answers to potential questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical education building is new and quite attractive. The entire campus is very compact and navigable. Seems like a very convenient place to spend your M1/M2 years. Definitely sold on Boston. The school is definitely expensive, but at least they're honest about it. I actually appreciated the long financial aid presentation and got the sense that they really try to help their accepted students figure out how to finance their educations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had a straight-up stress interview with my first interviewer. He alternately seemed exaggeratedly bored or alarmed. The only thing that I could think was that he was trying to make me super stressed out. In teh end, though, we ended up hitting it off, but I really didn't appreciate the initial feeling of being grilled to death. I felt like the day was a bit too structured, scripted, and long. There was one presentation after another, and it seemed impossible to get any downtime to do something as simple and basic as use the restroom." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to get a stress interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All in all, not a bad day. I think I got a bit unlucky in terms of my interviewer, but I can see how lots of people would have a very enjoyable experience. I was very impressed with the new medical education building, and I liked the compact layout of the medical center and the location in downtown Boston. I found the admissions staff to be really darling and helpful, but the day was a bit too structured and stilted - maybe it would be wise to take out a presentation or two." 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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2010

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?

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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

"Day was a bit too structured and scripted. No downtime to breathe or use the restroom." Report Response

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