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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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?

No Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"If you didn't get into Baylor, what would you do? (Notice, it's not "into medical school")" Report Response

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

"Can you tell me more about what you have been doing in your gap year?" Report Response

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

"Why should we pick you over all the other competitive applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"To what extent do you understand the life of a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you like to do with a BCM education in your medical career?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I took really detailed notes on all of the information available for prospective students on their website, and I made sure I was really aware of BCM was unique among all of other medical schools. I focused not only on why I was a good fit for Baylor but also on why they would benefit from having me in their class. I learned about the school's culture from current students and talked about why I identify with their student body. I looked up typical interview questions and brushed up on current events. I also did many practice interviews with friends and with the career center at my university." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"BCM is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the biggest medical center in the WORLD . The students talked about how the culture of BCM is to really help each other succeed. There is no real competition for grades since it is PF so it would benefit them to work together to learn the material. This type of culture was thoroughly expressed by the students and faculty. My interviewers made me feel very comfortable, and only at the BCM interviews did I feel capable of wholeheartedly expressing what I wanted to do with my career." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tours that they led to the anatomy lab were somewhat unorganized. There was a tour every ~5 minutes led by different students who were just standing around waiting for something to do. BCM knows that since it's a top 20 school & the #1 school in TX, I felt like it was a matter of the interviewees needing to impress BCM vs BCM needing to win them over. Whereas other schools seemingly broke their backs to win students over (i.e. UTSW has a two-day interview, with the first day ending in a very elegant catered dinner in a high-rise building so you are able to see the Dallas skyline while current students were there with name tags eating and conversing with you), BCM's interview started at 12 and ended around 4; we got take-out from a local sandwich shop and we just ate our lunch while opening remarks were made." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There was an optional 1-hr TMC tour at the end of the day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"BCM is the best school in TX and the only school in Top 20 with an affordable tuition." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

Nov 4, 2016

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"A little more communication between the interviewees and the office. Interviewees had to search for info through the website whereas other places personally sent out emails detailing how the interview day was going to go & made me feel more comfortable/prepared." Report Response

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