Dentgirl09

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Hey everyone... I know there are interview feedback pages.. but for boston there are only about 3 and they aren't too helpful...
So if anyone has interviewed here and can PM me any helpful advice, how the day was.... show up early? on time? ..... places to stay (are the ones on their list any good?) ... transportation in the morning in boston...how the interview itself went... faculty and student demeanor... anything!

Its my only interview and I want to prepare very well for it, so please help me out if you've interviewed there this cycle! thanks!
 

munecaDDS

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Hey this thread would be extremely helpful !! im also interviewing at BU and its my only one so far !! please any feed back would be great!!!
 

pbrooks

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hiya i have an interview coming up there in feb, I went to check out the boston schools in the spring, and boston u was kindof out of the way (the subway alone cant get you there) so it will def have to be cab or your own vehicle, and if you are driving I suggest finding the school the day before the interview (my cab driver even got lost when i went to go see it!)
 
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Dentgirl09

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Hey Pbrooks, thanks for the advice! I will definitely do that.

Also, if anyone is cancelling their interview for before feb 24th, and you dont' mind PMing me when you do it, I'd really appreciate it. I'm trying to move it up because that week is my parent's anniversary.
 

murff05

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There has been at least three other threads about BU interviews, go check them out. There is not much to it. It is a very laid back interview. I didn't prepare. I barely got to talk about myself but it was still a good talk. I wouldn't worry about it too much. It was my only interview too.
 

Dentgirl09

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There has been at least three other threads about BU interviews, go check them out. There is not much to it. It is a very laid back interview. I didn't prepare. I barely got to talk about myself but it was still a good talk. I wouldn't worry about it too much. It was my only interview too.
Congrats on your acceptance!
 

dfordat

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Hey everyone... I know there are interview feedback pages.. but for boston there are only about 3 and they aren't too helpful...
So if anyone has interviewed here and can PM me any helpful advice, how the day was.... show up early? on time? ..... places to stay (are the ones on their list any good?) ... transportation in the morning in boston...how the interview itself went... faculty and student demeanor... anything!

Its my only interview and I want to prepare very well for it, so please help me out if you've interviewed there this cycle! thanks!

I had an interview at BU in December. I don't know which state you'll be coming from, but give yourself enough time because that area tends to get a lot of traffic because there are a lot of schools there. The hotels that they had on the list were too expensive for me. A few were around $200 or more for one night. You can try areas nearby. I stayed in Comfort Inn near the Logan International Airport. The hotel was good, but the commute to teh school in the morning was not good. When I got the drections from teh computer, it was only supposed to be 20 minutes but with morning traffic and the weird street sigss, it turned to a lot more than 20 minutes. Going back to the hotel was stragight forward. But there is just something about getting to the school by the car from that hotel that was very weird. But anyways, the interview day was good. they had breakfast, then a tour they also take you outside so you can bring your coat if you want to, then an admissions committee member came and talked to us about the school. It was pretty long. Then we had lunch with students in teh same conference room. Hten are the interviews. THey are very nice there, just be yourself and ask them questions about school. They really like that. Ask them about the different programs they have, the seminars, the curriculum, etc. Then you come back and there is a presentation about housing and finacial information. That is the end of the day. Be yourself and ask questions and dont be nervous. They are nice people there. The admissions staff comes in from time to time during the day to introduce themselves and you'll probabaly have an interview with one of them, so have a smile on your face and good luck. You'll be fine. Oh and they have subway system in Boston, which I heard is really good and near the school. I didn;t try it but you might want to find more information about it. Some hotels have shuttle service to the schol inteh morning and back or one way so might want to check up on that too. I hope it goes well.
 

munecaDDS

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when did you interview and when were you accepted?? and congrats btw i hope i can soon say that I will be in the class of 2013!!!
 

eventualOMFS

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The interview was super relaxed. I had Dr. Calabrese and enjoyed my conversation with him more than any prior interview (it probably helped that I myself was also more relaxed than during my prior interviews).

Neetu (a D3) gave our tour, and she was very pleasant, involved, and informative. Definitely a good tour (I've been on a few bad ones haha).

I interviewed 12/15 and was accepted today, 12/17, by email. Quick turnaround!
 

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Dentgirl09

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hey.. thanks everyone who posted and PMd! It's good to knwo its relaxing.. I'll prepare to be relaxed and answer simple questions about myself. :)
Again if anyone cancels their interview after they hear from anotehr school.... I would love to know about it so please PM me. Thanks!
 

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Hi,

Im a D1 at BU. What I did on my interview was purchase a last minute package deal off of travelocity.com. It cost me around $500 for a round trip ticket from Michigan with a three night hotel stay at the Park Plaza Hotel! It was worth it to book it like that. Get to the interview early and take a cab! Tell them to take you to Boston Medical on Albany Street. They will definately know that. Some cabbies don't know where the school is, but it is right next to the hospital. Also dress in a suit or very nice, ask lots of questions. Its a long day, but make sure you are cordial to everyone, and always look interested. I would also recommend to book a little extra time in your trip to take a look at the city, it has a lot of heritage which you'll love. But if your from the west coast, beware, it is cold in the winter. There are maybe 15 students or more from the west coast in the class, and they are doing fine, but it took them some time to adjust to the weather. Anyways good luck, and I hope this helped.
 

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is there area around the school really terrible?
i keep reading reviews of hotels in the area and many of the complaints are of how the area is full of homeless people and somewhat unsafe.

what did you guys think when you went for your interviews?
 

mannygrk

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The area around the school isn't the greatest. But in the last few years the area has been almost renovated. Expect to pay top dollar for housing. But i think the South End is the best place to be in Boston. It has average housing cost, access to the school and downtown on foot, and it doesn't hurt that you'll get to see some good cases coming off the street.
 

bennijai

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The school is just on border of a rough neighborhood but the area around the school seemed relatively safe. I walked around the neighborhood when I got there during the late hours and I wasn't mugged or anything, but I did notice alot of shady people walking around.

The interview is very laid back. It's just a normal conversation with you and the interviewer. Just relax and have a handful of questions that you may want to ask. I can't recall the name of the hotel I stayed in but it was just around the corner from the school. Walking distance of just 5-8 minutes. Can't recall how much it was for the night, I believe it was $150. Good luck
 
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