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  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
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?

40 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)?

"How did you pick your college? Research, activities, etc." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family. Do your parents want you to go to med school? " Report Response

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

"Why didnt you pursue music professionally? Community service (talked about playing in nursing homes....) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you ask if you were interivewing students in 30 years? How would you pick students? Are schools more or less similar now than they were 30 years ago?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talked with host, website, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My host was great. Boston. The school is really user friendly - one professor met with a group of students who did not receive stellar grades on a mid-term 3 hours a day, six times a week for 2 weeks before the final!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The focus on the double-degree programs. A week after I got in, I got another invitation to apply to a double-degree program. Pushy, pushy! Also, it is so expensive and there are no need-based scholarships the first 2 years, not to mention aid for students whose parents may be able to pay but wontarent. In general, the school seems to be having money problems more so than other schools." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"So many others have said this before, but it really felt like an interview factory. There were about 40 interviewees. The day started out with a long morning of talks, most of which could have been compressed into an hour or so. The coordinators do a great job organizing and definately work hard to make the experience positive (lots of food at several stretch breaks, finding out the answer to my question which stumped them - how many students to a cadaver, etc.) My first interview was strange - he was a little rough in his mannerisms, and at the end of the interview, disagreed with everything I said. The next person who met with him said the same thing, so I knew it was OK, and it was since I got in a few weeks later. " Report Response

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