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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Why Tufts?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you fail to get into med school?" Report Response

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

"tell me about research, voluteering, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are we more intelligent, less intelligent, or equally intelligent as men living in the stone age?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my AMCAS statement, pray" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"my first interview was much fun to talk to; he was the yellow haired Ob/gyn guy who asked me questions such as: what is the color yellow, what is life, what is compassion, what is passion, difference between sympathy and empathy, what is logic, etc. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"that they have the highest tuition in America, and the facilities are still not as good as some other places I saw. The housing situation there is horrendous, which makes me wonder where all that high tuition is going to. (some schools in NYC have cheap subsidized housing for their students.)I don't usually care much about tuition (expecting an HPSP scholarship), but when the school charges HIGH tuition for little improvement in the school, it is a big red flag concerning the school's financial circumstances and future direction. The area is also unsafe, evident from the high security guarding entrances to the school's buildings. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"not much" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They have a somewhat long presentation of their school, followed by lunch with students, then the interviews and tours. The lunch was okay, better than some schools I visited, but not as good as some other places that served hot food in the cafeteria (again, not reflective of their high tuition). The interview schedule after that was chaotic. I had a tour before my interviews, and some have it in between and others after their interviews. You sit in a large room with around 40 applicants waiting to be called anytime from 1 to 4:30, so it is a little unnerving. My interviews were somewhat late, and by the time I got to my second interview I was a little tired so I did not express myself as well as I wished. Maybe that was why I have not received the acceptance e-mail on 12/15/05 that many others did. So I am either "delayed decision"/waitlisted, or rejected. O well, their loss." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2005

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?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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