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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?

1 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)?

"What do you want to talk about?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteer experience at the hospital." Report Response

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

"(as I was standing up to leave) So, are there any other schools we're competing with? (I was caught off guard so my answer was pretty short)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So what do you want to talk about? (this was pretty much the only question he asked, and then we proceeded to talk for an hour)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your parents aren't in medicine - how do they feel about you doing this? (not a difficult question, I just wasn't prepared for it)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"BU website, this website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewer was fantastic. The admissions staff is extremely helpful. I had anticipated that the school was in a bad location in Boston, but it's really not." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Our tour guide made a few too many references to Harvard. No flexbility to take electives during third-year rotations." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I met some people who spent the whole weekend in Boston and didn't even explore! It's a great city with easy public transportation. Just bring warm clothes and you'll be set." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a long but informative day. I liked that second years (instead of first years) had lunch with us and fourth years gave the tours. They had good insights into the school's pros and cons and were very frank about them. All interviewers are part of the admissions committee. My interviewer was very up front with me. It was more like a discussion with a mentor than an interview. The dean of admissions is great - he gives a great intro and wrap-up lecture. It's obvious that he's very vested in the admissions process and he really cares about students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2003

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