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  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Tulsa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell us about yourself. This is almost a definite. Be able to tell your story in a condensed format that focuses on your strengths toward med school. Stay away from negatives, let them bring up your weaknesses, only show your strengths. For example, turn your negative experiences into poisitve outlooks and then deal with your negative as they bring them up, do not give up your weaknesses, but deal with them if they are addresed. Basically, be able to sell your strengths and acknowledge, yet defend, you weaknesses." -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

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

"why DO? Who is most influential in your life that led you to DO? Do you have any questions for us?" -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

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

"You also applied to OU, what would be the factors for you in deciding if you were accepted to both schools? Again, if you don't believe in Osteopathy, than your shouldn't be interviewing. It is most definitely not the same as the MD world, think about this, it is important for you and your patients." -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"if you were given 100 million dollars, what would you do for Oklahoma medicine? Tell us about yourself. " -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What challenges have you had, and what have you done to overcome them?" -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"student doctor, read over my app, looked into ostepathic medicine. "The difference a DO makes" is written by an OSU pioneer: hint, hint." -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"small town, down home feel. they don't know your MCAT or grades so if your are strong, bring it up. Also, they have your records, be savvy, know how to turn any negative into positive. Let them know you deserve to be there without being arrogant. work on it, it DOES take practice. Thats the way DOs are, they know they are deserving, yet give credit to the system of doctor/patient relations. A DO cares more about patients than their reputation. they give credit elsewhere." -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"small town, down home feel. they are proud in a different way. OU has a quiet arrogance while OSU has a proud, yet humble approach. remember, every medical shool in the US has something they are proud of; know what they like. OSU produces many primary care physicians who serve rural areas." -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"they want to know why you are interested in osteopathic medicine. they definitely want to know why ostepathic over allopathic. If you are not interested in DO, then don't apply." -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"interviewers were interested in me, but they want to know why ostepathic. you should have strong convictions here, as they do, or you will bomb. Ostepaths are still misunderstood, and they want to know that you understand them and their way of thinking. it always comes down to the patient with DO. DOs care about patient above themselves and they expect to see that in yourself. " -Posted 11/24/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2003

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