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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Is this your first interview? Why OSU-COM? Why osteopathic medicine?" -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

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

"Do you think it is a physician's responsibility to attempt to change legislation that negatively impacts his/her patients?" -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

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

"How are you planning to pay for medical school?" -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A question pertaining to my personal statement - "Explain how this experience influenced you decision to pursue medicine."" -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe what is has been like growing up without health insurance. " -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my personal statement and secondary, read "The Difference A D.O. makes" by Bob E. Jones, made an outline for possible question answers collected from SDN, spoke with my mother about Indian Health Service facilities, and spoke with a few MS1's about their experiences." -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very friendly gentlemen and genuinely wanted to get to know me as well as my intentions in medicine. Also, the students are so friendly - many of them stopped to say "Good luck, hope to see you next year!" while on their way to class." -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing - I have toured here two other times and it is still my one and only choice. " -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was in the very last group to interview. I had to sweat it out until 11:15 to interview while everyone else got to come back to the room and relax. On second thought, maybe it's a blessing that I didn't know or I probably would have driven myself crazy in the days leading up to the interview. " -Posted 11/22/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had heard from current students that the interviews are low stress and they were. There were times when a serious question would come up, but I remained confident and answered honestly. Most of the questions came from my personal statement and a few were general. Just be sure about why you want to go into osteopathic medicine and you'll be fine. " -Posted 11/22/2005 | 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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