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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 medicine? Why BU? Why come back to Boston?...The usual." Report Response

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

"What do your parents do? How has that influenced you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the New Hampshire supreme court case?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, mock interviews (back before my first interview), reread AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school's explicit dedication to providing excellent care to underserved populations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The speakers who came while we were waiting for our interviews didn't seem to be able to answer a lot of our questions. The school seems to talk itself up and not really follow through: it makes a big point about its integration of cultural awareness into teaching medicine and then doesn't have it included anywhere in the curriculum and the students I talked to hadn't seen it in the clinical teaching either. The buildings looked much nicer from the outside than the inside. I love Boston, but even I wasn't excited about living in Roxbury. Also, the students didn't seem that happy." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The Dean's speeches at the beginning and end were helpful and interested but sounded very very rehearsed. Then we sat in a room and had speakers come present to us on the curriculum, housing, student support services, and financial aid until lunch. We left when we had our interviews or when students came to take us to their anatomy class. My interviewer was very kind, conversational, and helpful, but he seemed out of touch with most of the current curriculum (classroom and clinical) so he couldn't answer most of my questions and actually sounded surprised by some of the good things I'd heard about BU. The most enthusiastic person I met was the 4th year who gave our tour and sounded very pleased with his time at BU. Otherwise, most of the students were just okay with the school and their experiences so far." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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