Hi guys/gals, I've been on more than a few interviews for this season and outside of the actual interview process, I am not all that impressed with the student tours and the other information you can learn about a medical school. I'm curious and I want your opinion. Am I not asking the right questions? Or are the tours inherently structured and designed in a flawed way? Now, regarding the first question...it's more rhetorical than anything else. At least, I'm not going to specify every question that I ask. It's more for other people that have been on several interviews. But I find that tour guides focus on 1) the fact that their school is so non-competitive; 2) people like to skip class (and they almost proclaim that as if it's a good thing); 3) the school loves their students and will not let anyone fail if they don't want to fail; 4) people really have a life outside of medical school By my unofficial calculation about 80% of the tour guides talk about those topics with regularity. And in fact, it is said with such effusiveness that I believe they think it's unique about their school. In reality, every school claims the top attributes and I have found tours become asymptotically less informative. That is, the more interviews I go on, the less I learn and the tours simply become a formality. My question to you all: Do you find the tours highly informative? Slightly informative? If so, please do respond because I would like to know what you ask or glean from these interviews. The only differentiating factor for the tour guides are the tour guides themselves. Tour guides represent their schools and the more impressed I am with the guides, the more impressed I am with the schools. That's why I enjoyed my visit to Albany and Cornell more so than other schools I have interviewed at that might be considered better med schools. Thanks for your opinion.