6 out of 10
7 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"Do you see yourself practicing in a rural area?"
"Did you spend a lot of time with the D.O. who wrote your letter of recommendation?"
"Do you have a support sytem? Is there an issue you feel passionate about? Why do you want to be a D.O.? How did this certain experience in your personal statement cause you to want to become a doctor? How did this undergraduate course prepare you for first year anatomy in medical school? What was the most stressful time in your life, and how did you handle it? Was your highschool difficult? (this one was a little random)"
"How do you react to a patient who won't stop smoking and eats krispy kreme donuts all the time?.... or something to that effect."
"Is there an issue you are passionate about?"
"Read over application, talked to other applicants, read SDN feedback."
"The close knit community at OSU really impressed me. All the students know each other, and they even know things about each other. The professors and staff at the school know the students by name. The OSU clinic for needy patients was described, and seems like a great way for students to learn while helping the community at the same time. The students go to class, study, and still participate in clubs and community service. Also, the woman who gave the financial aid/campus presentation at the end of the day was wonderful. She really put me at ease about finances. She also gave this wonderful talk about activities students can get involved in. I think she should be OSU's number one recruiter."
"The anatomy lab was not on the tour."
"At 8:00, three ladies spoke with us about the college. Then we all introduced ourselves and asked questions. The inverviews started around 9:00, and those who were not interviewing went to the library to hear about the online programs. The rest of the time we sat in a board room and talked with the other interviewees. Current first and second year students came in periodically to chat. (There was a list of all of the interviewees names and what undergraduate college they attended posted in the hall for all the students to see.) They told us a little about each interviewer and what they do. Then it was off to the interview. It was very professional and pretty easy going, however some of the questions were very open ended. When I didn't know what was exactly being asked, I didn't know how to answer. The interviewers then met all together where they got to see our grades and scores for the first time and discuss us over lunch. The interviewees had lunch in the lobby area. It was very fancy and quite tasty. We then had a tour of the building. The day ended with a financial aid and general campus talk in a lecture room. It was very informative. I got an acceptance letter (FED EX) 6 days later!!!! YEAH!"