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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 would you do if after treating a drug abuser for renal failure he returns 3 months later with irreversible kidney failure. Your only option is dialysis to which the patient later acts disrespectfully towards the nursing staff. The nurses approach you voicing their anger and want to leave. What is your responsibility to them, to the patient, and what would be your steps of action to address the situation?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about "insert name here". What did you do in High school, college, now (i took a year off)" Report Response

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

"Think back 6-7 years. Discuss the activities you were in and highlight 2 that had the most significant impact on you and somehow changed the way you view life, or others. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In life our goals may sometime represent flames. With some people these flames can be blown out with the gust of a wind while with others they persist in the midst of a tornado. What events have represented the "winds" in your life and how do you feel you have grown from them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"how do you feel healthcare should be fixed? Do you really think the government has the peoples best interest at heart?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, bu website, materials sent to me by admisssions committee upon being invited for an interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the interviewer - very friendly and offered great opinions. He made me feel very comfortable. the tour guide - very enthusiastic about BU and her experiences there. Also, the location of BU in terms of access to diverse and prestigious medical institutions. The dean of admissions - His wit and genuine personality made what could have been a stressful day more bearable. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the facilities weren't the best. The lecture halls were kinda shabby except for one (the one they made sure to show on the tour). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The office of admissions isn't exactly on Albany Street but rather behind the school of public affairs (which is on Albany). So you kind of have to walk THROUGH the underpass of the public affairs school before you see the O of A. I would never have figured this out if it wasn't for an individual who I asked for directions. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My best interview to date. The interviewer made me feel very comfortable. He posed his questions to me in a manner that didn't seem as if they were being fired at me. It felt more like a conversation." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2004

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