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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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 do you think of how healthcare is delivered today? Do you think that the system works, needs a litle fixing, or should be thrown out in favor of systems like the ones in Canada and England?" Report Response

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

"Some years ago, Californians passed a proposition denying health care and education to illegal immigrants. (It was eventually overturned by courts). What do you think about that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I wasn't asked anything difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"1) Reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications 2) Read the BU viewbook 3) Read up on universal health care plans 4) Thought about ethical questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean of Admissions is well spoken and gave a good orientation presentation. The focus on community health is very strong and sincere. The anatomy lab is on the 10th floor, so you get natural light. You also get early clinical exposure---real patients from the first week, instead of standardized patients. Students are well prepared for their rotations and USMLE tests." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dinginess of the labs/classrooms, and the lack of transcription services for lectures. Many other interviewees sounded dismayed by the cost of attending BU and living in Boston, but after awhile, I got sick of hearing about money." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is an open house in April for people who get accepted, so don't worry if you don't get spend a time hanging out with students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts at 8:00am with pastries, coffee/tea and a presentation by the Dean of Admissions. Interviews happen at 9:15a, 10:15a and 11:15am. While you wait, people from Student Life, Financial Aid, etc., come in to chat. (This waiting period is very informal, and you can hang out and talk to other interviewees). I had an 11:15 interview in the hospital around the corner. My interviewer was very organized and pleasant and told me his interview format up-front. He went through my file, making sure all the important stuff was correct, and getting updates on things that had happened since I applied. We then went over things brought up in my personal statement. There was time for questions from me and then he asked me the questions below. I was very comfortable, and felt like my interviewer and I were having a real discussion about health issues. He seemed very satisfied with everything I said, and I left my interview in a really good mood. Unfortunately, I missed most of the student lunch, but got there in time for the tour, which was short and incomplete---we didn't get to see the hospitals at all." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/1004

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