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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?

5 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)?

"What is the worst thing about BU? (This one was easy, COST!) " Report Response

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

"What do you think of the current US healthcare system? Who is responsible for fixing it? Why are those people responsible, how do they affect it? (This question was rough, I was clueless for the most part, but my interviewer seemed to have some pretty interesting ideas about it. I was happy to hear his viewpoints because gave me some great insight.)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about (Fill in my name here)? Where is he from? What does he do? What motivates him? What was his childhood like?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had to perform an operation on an AIDS infected individual, which could possibly infect you and/or your staff, would you perform the operation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the current US healthcare system?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Boston is an amazing city!!! I think I would love to live there. The facilities seemed comparable to every other school I've visited, no big surprize there. My interviewer was a great guy, he kept coming up with all these hypothetical situations. Dr. Witzburg is a awesome guy too, I can't leave him out." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The other interviewers. They weren't nearly as friendly as people I'd met on previous interviews. This was probably due to the fact there were about 30 of us!!! If you ask me, that's way too many to interview on one day. The cost of living in Boston is also a major drawback. The tuition is understandable, but housing is ridiculous. Alas, that's not the schools fault." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I really liked BU. The people were friendly (with the possible exception of a certain secretary), and the area made me feel comfortable. I didn't realize it would be difficult to own a car in Boston since parking is so bad, but I can live without a car. From what I heard, public transportation is pretty good too. I guess I'll know in March whether I'll be going to BU or not. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2004

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