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  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Your personal statement starts rather dramatically--tell me about that." Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Name an obstacle you have had to overcome and how you did it. Discuss an obstacle you faced during college." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me something about yourself that you don't want me to know." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you solve the problem of balancing the need for quality health care with the need for keeping costs down?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Didn't really prepare." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Texas Medical Center is amazing, my student interviewer was very friendly, my faculty interviewer talked about how her students come to her for all sorts of things--academic and otherwise, students have three afternoons free per week." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Even though the student we talked to played down the competitiveness of the school, there still seemed to be a lot of "gunners" and even "snipers"--a term I hadn't heard before which the tour guide explained was people who pretend not to care about their grades but secretly study all the time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"After 4 o'clock, all the activities--student life presentation, hospital tour, box dinner, and some other things--are optional." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began with a rather long and pointless introduction. This was followed by two interviews and some free time to tour the academic facilities and chat with students and other applicants. There were some presentations about special academic tracks and life in Houston and a tour of the gigantormous Texas Medical Center. Everyone seemed very nice, although some of the admissions reps (both student and faculty) seemed especially fake. " Report Response

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