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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What should I tell the admissions commitee about you?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? " Report Response

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

"Why Tufts?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There weren't any interesting questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, talked to friends who attended Tufts Med" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"See summary and comments." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"COST! COST! COST! You'll be in ~$250,000 worth of debt after graduating from Tufts. I don't think that it's tuition justified itself. Where the heck is all that money going? " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked a lot of things about Tufts: the admissions commitee gave very informative and entertaining presentations, the students weren't cut-throat-out-to-get-you types, the food (sandwiches and drinks) was decent, Honors/Pass/Fail for the first two years, and their match list is impressive (lots of Harvard affiliated hospitals) I would go there in a heart beat if it weren't for the cost of their tuition. They're the second most expensive med school in the nation (the first being George Washington), and the financial aid person said that after four years at Tufts, you'll be in approximately ~$250,000 worth of debt. Whoa!!! With that much debt accumulation, forget the diploma and give me a BMW. I interviewed with the Head of Admissions, a radiologist. He's a nice guy. Don't be alarmed if your interview with him is very short; all of his interviews last approximately 5 - 10 minutes. Thankfully, my second interview was with a fourth year medical student who who was very sweet. No trick questions there. A NOTE TO ALL YOU INTERVIEWEES: THAT INFAMOUS INTERVIEWER WHO ASKS THOSE ASININE QUESTIONS THAT HAS BEEN POSTED ON STUDENTDOCTOR.NET LOOKS LIKE ELTON JOHN! ELTON JOHN! HE HAS THE ORANGE HAIR AND THE DARK RIMMED GLASSES AND EVERYTHING! IN FACT, THAT'S WHAT THE MEDICAL STUDENTS CALL HIM. NO JOKE! He'll ask questions like "What is compassion?" "How would you describe the color blue?" "What is the difference between empathy and sympathy?" "How would you describe pain?" BEWARE IF YOU HAVE HIM. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE GETS FROM ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS NOR DO I THINK THAT THOSE QUESTIONS HELPS THE INTERVIEWER TO GET TO KNOW THE INTERVIEWEE BETTER, BUT THEY SHOULD REALLY REPLACE HIM OR ASK HIM TO NOT ASK THOSE TYPE OF QUESTIONS. THOSE QUESTIONS ARE JUST DUMB IF YOU ASK ME." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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