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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose the undergraduate institution you are currently at? " Report Response

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

"What interactions have you had with service work or with sick people?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What about your psychology major will be beneficial in the field of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is an ethical dileman you have faced in medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"my supplemental and AMCAS, BUSM website, healthcare website, MSNBC health website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"USMLE scores, rate of graduation statistics, overall prestige of the medical school; vast opportunities for clerkships and clinical study" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"poor location, not near downtown Boston and in the uninteresting area of Roxbury. Unimpressive facilities, longer class times than other medical schools, no emphasis on problem-based learning, extra time spent on histology and biochemistry than other schools which a second year student said was "difficult and irrevelant" to her continuing medical education, infrequent use of standardized patients" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"BUSM is not close to downtown Boston and does not have the city feel I expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was a bit long, with the Dean speaking a few different times, meeting with a member of the faculty, lunch with medical students and a tour. Interviews were staggered throughout the morning so you had to excuse yourself when it was your time to interview. The interview was relatively laid back and conversational." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2005

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?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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