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  • Boston 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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What was your most significant healthcare volunteer experience? " Report Response

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

"What specialty are you interested in? " Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did your parents meet? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about the state of healthcare? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Compiled a list of BUSM specific questions from SDN (about 50) and answered them outloud. Read a book on health policy. Read a few ethics documents. Read 2-3 current events articles. Went over a few questions I was concerned about with an academic advisor, but did not do a mock interview. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The history of the hospital associated with BUSM and their commitment to treating individuals underserved individuals. Now being a 1st year student there, I see that this is absolutely the case. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities at least externally leave something to be desired. However, they have just built a new state of the art auditorium, though 1st year students do not really use those facilities. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You will get a biography of your interviewer the morning of. Be sure to read this while they are giving you the morning speech, etc. I read mine in the 1 minute I was walking to my interviewers office. My interviewer asked if I had any questions about his background based on his bio. so I wish I had known to read it more thoroughly. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt that my interviewer was matched well to my interests. I've heard other students comment on this, but I can't say that BUSM does this specifically. If you were a GMS student, you will interview with an M.D., not a Ph.D. (as you may have had them as faculty on a previous occasion). The interview was extremely low stress, was highly conversational. I was told by my GMS advisor, that all interviewers will need to know 2 things, though they may ask these questions indirectly: your ability to and history working with diverse populations (because of the unique mission of Boston Medical Center) and your experiences with teaching because as a physician, you will be an educator. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

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