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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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 BU? What do you want to get out of your education at BU? Name 5 words that describe you." Report Response

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

"I was given an ethical scenario and asked to discuss what I would do. I was also asked to describe an ethical dilemma I had been confronted with recently and how I resolved it." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? How will you handle moving across the country? Tell me about your family. How will your family handle you living so far away?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some of the risks of going into private practice versus working in a collaborative setting?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of the risks of going into private practice versus working in a collaborative setting? Also, naming 5 words off the top of my head that describe me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"flash cards, practiced interview questions with friends, SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were amazing! They were so helpful and so friendly and they put together a dinner the night before my interview for the interviewees to meet them and ask them questions. The faculty was amaizng, the director was so wonderful, and the clinical rotation sites are great. The city itself is awesome too :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the interior was a little out dated, but they are working on upgrading :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Having 4 15-20 minute interviews is stressful! Its hard to get everything across that you want and it makes it tough for the interview to feel conversational (though 3 of the 4 managed to feel that way)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great city, great program!" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Alaska Airlines

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn & Suites, Boston Crosstown Center

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/28/2011

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?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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