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  • Tufts 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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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)?

"What would you do if you are not accepted to medical school? (I answered I'd do it again) How would you improve your app? (I answered I'd get more clinical experience)" Report Response

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

"Can you recommend a book for me? (A certain unusual subject area I focused on in undergrad, and in which he was interested.)" Report Response

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

"Why Tufts? (One advantage to having interviews all the way at the end of the day is to be able to answer that question as intelligently as possible.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"During your experience volunteering at the ER, have you seen anything that impressed you negatively (re medicine)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your personal essay seems kinda dry... Why medicine? (What he meant was that my essay was focused more on my background/bio [I'm nontrad] than on "why medicine". I did not get his drift until after interview. I did not respond as well as I could have.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock, SDN feedback, website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Democratic spirit (the students seem to really have a voice), friendly people, gorgeous facilities and interior design. Better financial aid that I thought. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition and high cost of living in Boston. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It took me forever to find the parking lot. Directions to parking lot should be included with directions to the school itself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2009

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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