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  • Tufts 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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 (xxx) in your application? ... this was asked repeatedly, becuase I have done so many diverse extracurricular activities." Report Response

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

"How did all these things that you have done apply to medicine? THEY ARE ALL SIGNIFICANT CHARACTER BUILDERS THAT SHAPE ME TO BECOME A DOCTOR IN THIER RESPECTIVE WAYS. Why was I asked that? He gave me the impression that all my other work was garbage and not medicine oriented so he made it seem like there was little or no connection to medicine. " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked, "what do you want from your medical school education?" Obviously, I want my MD so I can practice medicince, but at the time I was unsure of what they were really trying to get at. It was clear to me later on that they want us to realize that we cannot necessarily learn everything we want in our education, rather we should learn the tools to help our continual learning experience, because medicine is a profession of continually new knowledge that we will have to absorb and accept." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"That one above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS file, read a few responses on this website, talked to a friend that interviewed here a few months ago." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was amazingly friendly and they made you feel at complete comfort, up until the actual interview..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"During the interview the interviewers countenances seemed to change from happy and gleeful to let's analyze the shit out of you from the little information we have. If only that were possible. They should at least smile more so you don't feel like you're screwing up. Other than that, I was dissapointed that there is no mexican food restaurants =( " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew the general weak and strong points of the school. But I was happy to discover that the student body there managed their workload very well and they did not seem overcome with stress. I think it is better that I found out there rather than knowing it ahead of time. I don't really think I wanted to know anything ahead of time or have a preconcieved notion of the school. I just wanted to get to know the area that I could possibly be attending medical school in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"So I'm from Cali, which means weather was a bitch. 50 degrees of shoreline weather was pretty damn cold to me. Excuse my colloqiualness, but damn, I was told that it was minus 20 a couple weeks before I got there. That is insane. I guess I will just have to suck it up and adjust. The school is great. They have an amazing rate of residency mathcing. They do not have enough Cali people there, but being in the east coast should be a lot of fun. I definitely would not mind leaving my bubble here to experience life in Boston... to be overcme with death by extreme weather... haha jk. They need some more vibrant people there. The Dean was hilarious. Other than that, people were happy, but lacked vibrant out-going personalities. I'll change that =P " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/02/2004

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