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  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why MDPhD? If you had to choose either the MD or the PhD, what would you choose?" Report Response

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

"What do you think your research interests are at Baylor (or Rice as applicable)?" Report Response

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

"How do you envision your career (i.e. how much time spent doing research, how much practicing, what type of setting etc)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were a hospital adminstrator during a natural diasaster, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name some nontraditional or creative sources of aid that a hospital may be able to take advantage of during a natural diasaster." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications, looked at Baylor website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The diverse patient populations seen at the Texas Medical Center. The many interdepartmental and interinstitutional research opportunities available (ex. Rice University Dept of Bioengineering). Low cost of living in comparison to DC. Prior to beginning your PhD, you get to do 6 months of clinical rotations because of the basic sciences curriculum being compressed to a year and a half." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking is difficult during the week; however, public transportation is available." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes for the tours. In fact, bring a pair of sneakers to wear solely for the two tours." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"MSTP applicants begin at 8 am with a welcome by one of the co-directors, and then have 3 interviews back to back from 9-11:40. Two of these interviews are faculty, one is student. In my case, my student interview was actually done by two current MSTP students. The MD portion of the interviews begins at 12, where the MSTP students join the MD applicants. There's a welcome where everyone introduces themself (all ~50 applicants), and then there are two MD interviews, one faculty, one student (or another faculty in my case). Interspersed between interviews is a tour of the med school. Following interviews, there is a presentation on the curriculum. Then, there is a tour of some of the Medical Center. Following the tour, MSTP students go to an MSTP social for an hour, and then can rejoin the MD applicants for the MD social. This unfortunately means you miss the presentation on Houston, which is supposed to be really funny. It's a long day; I went to the social events and my day lasted from 8 am to 9:30 pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

8 out of 10

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