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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?

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Discuss an ethical/moral situation." Report Response

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

"Tell me about XYZ activity from your AMCAS." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you see your career being like in the future? (How do you plan to balance your interests medicine, as well as personal life)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about an ethical/moral delimma." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, catalog, secondary, AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Quality of clinical experiences-- unlike many other schools we actually had the opportunity to talk with students from all four years, and fourth years talk very highly about their experiences at BU" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The library is small and seemes like it could use a face-lift to be more of a comfy-cosy place that you wouldn't mind spending 10 hours in. Also, the Med Student lounge was dirty (messy) and barren, but tolerable." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would like the school so much." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"In spite of some of what I have heard about BUMC, I was pleasantly surprise on my visit here. The city of Boston in very chic, cool, thriving, and very much a fit for the young professional/student. The curriculum at BU does leave something to be desired- students readily admit that although there are only 4 hours of lecture per day, you still have PBL, grp work and other classroom-based "things" that result in a 8/9 am to 3/4 pm day on most weekdays. However, clinical exposure at BUMC gets a good grade from what I saw, as it starts early in the first year and continues with intensive rotations during your 3rd and 4th years at a public hospital. BUMC also has a strong commitement to social causes and community-- at least that what came across and on the surface seems to be that case. One example is the program where students spend time doing home visits for geriatric patients. Whether r not this social concern permeates thru all aspects of the school, I probable could not tell until I was actually a student. To summarize, all-in-all it was a very pleasant experience, and it goes to show that you really do not know if you will like a school until you go for the interview day-- the feel in actuality is often so much different from the feel you get on paper. Just like us interviewees I suppose!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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