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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Baylor?" Report Response

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

"What are you doing now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, previous 2 interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything. Public transit more accessible than I expected (and free to students). Clincial facilities are diverse and highly respected. Texas Medical Center is the largest in the world and students can choose where to do rotations (private, public, VA) and in what order. Flexibility of curriculum. Friendliness of student body. Honors/High Pass/Pass/Marginal Pass/Fail scale would in theory engender competition among students but since grades are not curved, they all seem very collegial." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Weather was perfect, but everyone said they have to minimalize time outdoors during the unbearably hot summer months. I'm not sure how long the school will be shared with Tulane; doesn't seem to cause problems except concerning bodies for anatomy (which may be remedied next year). It is a large class size (168), but they have 2 smaller afternoon session each weak (IPS,PPS) and set up a "PRN" group (don't remember what it stands for) so you get to know students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How looong the interview day would be. I sat in on two classes from 10-12, 12 was the intro, 1-4 interviews and basic sci tour, 4-5 curriculum presentation, 5-6 clinical tours (don't recommend heels, my feet were numb), 6-7 dinner and life in houston presentation. I didn't attend the Two Rows Grill social at 7:30 (was ready to put on the jeans and tennis shoes). They feed you well throughout the day though and I really appreciated the thoroughness of the schedule. Also, we were told that the committee members selected applicants for interviews based on essays/activities - MCAT/GPA were whited out (I'm sure there was a certain cut-off for apps to reach the committee though). They meet at 5pm on the interview day to discuss the interviewees and rank them, then there's a program that weights MCAT/GPA along with their rankings and the top tier is called/mailed acceptance within 2 weeks. Rest go into the rolling pool." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Actual interviews were very laid back/conversational and the interviewers discussed their experiences with medicine, which was interesting and informative. One was a ped er doc on faculty (she had read my app) and one was a 4th year med student (hadn't read my app). Interviews seemed really short." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

IAH

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/06/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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