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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

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

"Why be a doctor when there is so many of the problems you have worked on are social and political issues?" Report Response

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

"What areas in medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An ethical question about an orthopedic surgeon who wrote during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Basically what level of risk is too great when operating on a possibly HIV positive patient. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why President Mbeki of South Africa has such a backward view on HIV and AIDS. (My work deals with South Africa)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, BU's materials, reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital, community and students. The admissions director gave alot of good insights. The hospital has a mission of service to the people of Boston. Lots of great clinical opportunities and international opportunities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A traditional curriculum, the staff was not all that enthusiastic about the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The emphasis on research. I thought it was a very clinical heavy school, but it also has alot of research going on." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was formal, but conversational, it was nice to have someone to talk to who has actually read your application. Just one interview and it is with a member of the admissions committee. The rest of the day was just talking with students and getting a tour of the hospital and student areas. Students seem happy and the facilities are nice. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2003

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