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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"So why didn't you apply right out of college?" Report Response

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

"What things do you like to do besides study and study?" Report Response

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

"How do you plan on handling the financial burdens of medical school? Tuition? Living costs? etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Does your sister have a boyfriend?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Actually, I didn't find any of the questions difficult. One note, though: be ready to talk about ANYTHING. If you relax and pretend like you're talking to a new friend, then no question will be difficult at Tulane." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I got to New Orleans a few days before my interview. Getting to know the city and visiting some departments at the school were invaluable to give me confidence going into my interview day--I knew what I liked about the place from first-hand experience and I even got to meet some faculty and students before my interview day." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone says Tulane has some old facilities, but this is only true if you don't actually spend time to see the WHOLE school. This is an important point. On the tour, they don't show you everything--they can't. The bioenvironmental research building is state of the art. There is an NIH center right on campus as well as 1 of only 8 primate research centers in the whole country. The students and faculty were simply unbelievable--fun, happy, and real." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly...Tulane knocked my socks off. It's not ranked by US News, but the Gourman Report puts it in the top 20 in the nation--if I get in, I'm going for sure." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It would have been nice if I knew a little more about New Orleans--my second interviewer talked a lot about the city and its culture." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Tulane is awesome. I've been interviewed at a bunch of top-tier medical schools, and Tulane is certainly up there in terms of quality of education. The people were fantastic and New Orleans is so charming. Some people give Tulane SOM a bad rap, because New Orleans has some very poor areas, but that shouldn't deter you. For one, the medical center is NOT in a bad area, and the surrounding neighborhoods are actually beautiful. As in any city, though, the bad areas can be separated from the good ones by only a few blocks. Charity Medical Center has the busiest ER in the country, and the students love love love being there. Oh, and the MD/MPH program is top-notch." Report Response

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