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  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

Open file

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

"Lots of probing specific questions about my undergraduate classes." Report Response

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

"What sort of specialty are you thinking of?" Report Response

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

""You mention a desire to help people, and there are a lot of ways to help in medicine. How much time will you spend doing things for people, and how will you disconnect?" " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Parle vous frances? (I don't)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A very specific and difficult biochemistry question about my research for which I had no good answer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The usual" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything - the facilities, the opportunities, the students, even the area of Houston was not bad, and last but not least, the quality of my fellow interviewees was simply amazing and assured me that I was at a real top-notch program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"To be honest, nothing. I will say that most of the students complained about the parking/transportation system, but I could get over that very quickly if I'm lucky enough to get in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be prepared to be impressed. Also, you may want to eat a large breakfast right before you go because you don't get fed until around 6 pm, and even then you just get a sandwich and some chips." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Quite simply the best school I have interviewed at. During my time there, I felt like I was in the presence of the best pre-med students in the country. If you're lucky enough to get an interview here, then you will be going to medical school somewhere. The interview day itself is long, so prepare by eating a large meal before you go and review any research you have done and anything else that might stand out in your application. They accept 70% of their class from Texas and 30% from out of state, and it was about a 50-50 ratio of in-state to out-of-state students on this, their first day of interviewing. " Report Response

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