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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Do you think you'd be ok living in Boston?" Report Response

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

"So you want to go into public health?" Report Response

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

"Why BU? And more questions about BU, opportunities at BMC, incorporating public health and clinical work..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviewer read through my file VERY thoroughly and made connections tying together different aspects of my application, leading to a good conversation" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too hard. And I didn't get an ethical question which I think a lot of people do" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this feedback section, the BUSM website and my secondary essays. I also talked in-depth with a graduate of the program and considered life as a med student and as a med student in Boston/at BUSM" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The presentation by the dean, the warmth of my interviewer and how thoroughly she read through my application, all the opportunities for students at BMC and the preparation students get during clinical years, preparing them for residency (I heard a lot about this from a graduate of the program)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of the hospital/medical school, cost, some of the other interviewees (but not all!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known 1- How laidback and personal my interview was going to be but also 2- that the school wasn't exactly convenient to the T" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We got there and they gave us breakfast and had us sit in for a kinda long presentation. The presentation by the Dean really impressed me and I liked learning more about the history of the school and its role in healthcare in Boston. Then there were a couple of question/answer sessions which got a little redundant but tried to be helpful. Then I spent over an hour with my interviewer. We had a nice conversation about medicine, public health, why Boston, why BU, my nontradtional background. No ethics questions and nothing hard. She really really read through and knew my file, which was a great comfort. In the end I didn't get in-- I was suprised I got an interview in the first place-- but my interviewer was really great and in general, I had pretty good feelings about the school. Not a perfect fit but my interview day was a good experience overall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Friends or family

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?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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