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  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Tell me about this specific activity that you did." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose these particular courses as an undergraduate?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor if your background is in engineering?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How might a background in math/engineering enhance a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through primary/secondary, read books about healthcare" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interview was mostly about behavioral questions, nothing about ethics or healthcare." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interviewer started my interview late. Interviewer had a commitment right after my interview and cut my interview shorter than the standard 30-45 minutes they say. Interviewer didn't seem to know much about the school. Interviewer variability is huge here. Several friends of mine had the people high up in the admissions committee as interviewers, while some had random physicians who didn't know what questions to ask. Questions differ greatly depending on who you get and since it is 1 interview, that can make a difference." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interviews are sprawled across campus so try to get the information about your interviewer as early as possible and race to the interview location." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All in all, unimpressed with BU's interview. It's definitely one of the easier interviews, but I think that's just because they don't see the interview as a huge part of the application. Some interviews are well structured and have clear questions. I did not have that. I think one interview means you really have to be lucky with who you get because some interviewers are just bad. I pray that those in the admissions committee pay attention to this." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

No Response

What was your total time spent traveling?

No Response

What was your primary mode of travel?

No Response

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Standardize the interview better in terms of who is giving the interview, how long the interview should be for (30-45 minutes is a huge range...), what questions are asked. People are flying across the country not to be met with an interviewer who gives them a substandard 20 minute interview." Report Response

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