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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"If you had to drop everything and move anywhere in the world for a month (all expenses paid), where would it be?" Report Response

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

"What was your greatest accomplishment?" Report Response

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

"What do you look for in a medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you need to do in order to have compassion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is Compassion? I know this isn't a very difficult question, but I generally tend to flounder when asked to define words. I feel like Winona Ryder in "Reality Bites" when her interviewer asks her to define "irony" and she can't, exclaiming only, "I know it when I see it!" That's me. I was just happy I only got one of those kinds of questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, read my application, read info about Tufts. Preparation was pretty useless though. My interviewer would ask me a question and then cut me off before I had time to complete my thought. He was very, very nice, but I felt like I didn't have a chance to really express my ideas or convey who I was." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities, especially the computer lab. the students seemed really happy with the school. a lot of the second-years had exams that day, but they still came to talk to us which i thought was cool. the residency match list was also impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the cost. the fact that you need a car for 3rd year rotations. who can afford to have a car in Boston????" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i thought it was well organized. they give you so much information about Tufts, and about the admissions process in general, that is extremely useful. but by the time we got around to interviews in the afternoon, my brain was so full of numbers and facts that i had difficulty staying in "interview mode." perhaps this is what they want? for us to have our guard down? anyway, i think i would have done better at the interviews if i was more in the mood to be outgoing. nevertheless, I was accepted, so i guess i did alright. :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/26/2002

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