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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?

1 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

Two. There were two one-on-one interviews.

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 do you want to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"Why Tufts University School of Medicine?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you [hypothetically] couldn't become a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I'm not sure there was one "most interesting" question that stood out over the others. I could say "What would you do if you [hypothetically] couldn't become a physician?" but that is a common question that I've had elsewhere." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Tell me about yourself". Fortunately I had experienced a similar version of this open-ended question in the past, and had a good answer. I spoke to my resiliency and went through the challenges on my journey to become a physician." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my application very thoroughly, including both my primary and secondary applications. I reviewed common interview questions, and TUSOM-specific questions here on SDN. I researched TUSOM on their website, and created >8 questions for my interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How happy the TUSOM students are. Dedication of the TUSOM faculty. Student-involvement in curriculum changes and other important TUSOM decisions. The fact that there are 21 Tufts-affiliated teaching hospitals. Plentiful clinical and research opportunities. New state-of-the-art facilities [e.g., Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, Anatomy Lab]. Location [downtown Boston]. TUSOM match results." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"N/A." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"N/A. I was very well-prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed by Tufts University School of Medicine and I hope I get accepted there!! :)" 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

I stayed at the 4-star W Boston hotel, a few blocks away from Tufts University School of Medicine.

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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?

9 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Optional extension of the max interview time from 50 minutes to 1 hour." Report Response

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