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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 your current employment." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine? How did your interest in medicine, people, and health develop?" Report Response

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

"What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? Do you think you will be able to handle the challenges of medical school? What qualities do you have that would make a great doctor/add to your medical student class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most were standard except for the question below." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see you applied to both TUSM and UMASS. If you are accepted at both schools why would you choose TUSM over UMASS? (question in response to my comment on the excellent financial aid presentation)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, school website, preparation books, reviewed my application, learned the science behind my research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the students seemed happily challenged and motivated yet manage to maintain a balanced life. There is an incredible emphasis on feedback from students-the school administration prioritizes the voice of the student body. I had already been to a few interviews, but the financial aid presentation was fantastic and more in depth than at other schools. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I work at another, much larger/Harvard affiliated hospital in Boston and New England Medical Center could not even oompare. However, opportunities to take advantage of these other facilities (even beyond TUSM-affiliated hospitals) is available to students. It was hard to hear your name called for interviews in a room with 40 applicants and 20 med students. The estimated cost of an MD education at TUSM and living expenses is ~$288,000." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I found most of the information needed on the website" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought an interview experience with 40 other applicants at one time would be impersonal, but it was quite the contrary. My first interview was with the Dean and was more formal and consisted of the standard interview questions. The second interview was with a fourth year student and was much more of a conversation. She was very open, honest, and candid about her experience and allowed me to project my potential MD experience at TUSM and relate to her four years at TUSM. The personal nature of this interview left me with an overwhelmingly positive impression of the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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