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  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"So, what's so special about you?" Report Response

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

"Didn't you study hard enough for the mcats?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So, what's so special about you? (I'm not kidding--he said it just like that)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"hmmm, you have excellent grades but your mcats aren't spectacular--tell me about that...didn't you study enough? (by the way, my mcats are in the mid-30s)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the city" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the students seemed kind of fake and pretentious. I just kept thinking that it was an ivy dumping ground. and the administration doesn't seem to really care about the students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that a school that strips me of my dignity at an interview is not one i should have spent time applying to in the first place...i want my money back. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"oh my gosh, this has to be the worst interview and administration i've seen so far...the admissions office people introduced themselves and proceeded to be the rudest people i have ever encountered. and my interviewer thought it would be cool to try to "wear" me down by acting like the stereotypical med school interviewer--give me a break...I'm trying to be a physician, not a politician." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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