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"Having out a schedule of the interview day before hand would have been nice. Coffee available would have been fantastic. Otherwise, it was a good experience."
"None to note. Great experience."
"Maybe have your students pretend to be happy when you have candidates coming through."
"Drop the 10 minute MMI. It was a very long day, you could easily make the 10 min MMI a real 20-30 minute open file interview."
"If there aren't many women in the interview group, don't crack a joke about "What happened, don't women want to go to medicine anymore!?"...it was really awkward..."
"To give a folder to all interviewees to put their papers in."
"The campus tour was a bit unorganized."
"None; the admissions staff was really great!"
"Nothing. Everything seemed organized and fluid."
"DO NOT DO group interviews. It is difficult to make a competition for a spot into a collaborative effort. Once a person is accepted, they will be able to work with others. There were people in my interview group that were a negative impact on the group performance."
"The office does a great job."
"There were way too many candidates there on my interview day. I believe there was 20, making it very impersonal."
"No suggestions. Everyone was awesome."
"Return phone calls and email promptly."
"Use cool little thumb drives like Erie."
"Keep doing what you are doing! :) Unbelievably friendly and supportive!"
"None, they are great!"
"They are all very nice but need to be more responsive to phone calls and emails."
"None... super quick in response time. I knew I was in within 2 days of my interview."
"Name tags would be helpful"
"Sitting in on a PBL session for 2 hours is entirely too long. 20 minutes would have sufficed."
"The process was very straightforward and I felt like I had something to do or learn the whole time t"
"Never had a problem with the admissions staff here. They always respond in a timely manner and are m"
"It seemed like there was a little too much coverage of the pharmacy school, but maybe they are just"
"Reading the passage didn't seem necessary. Interviewers didn't care too much about it."
"Letting students know they need to enter in the rear of the building would have been nice."
"Let interviewees know they cannot be let in to the building until 7:30 am. Myself and another interv"
"Very nice people. Well organized throughout the day."
"Very good. Heather was super helpful with any questions"
"less talking about clubs,more time about 3rd/4th year rotations. ditch the tour, LECOM is 1 building"
"Change the interview to open file so you act as if you care about the interviewee, or at least know"
"The interview day was on the long side and did not need to be. The last sessions of the day were a"
"Shorten the inteview day!"
"Longer response period"
"Make interview day shorter!!"
"More time to decide about acceptance!"
"Not the best admissions office that I have dealt with in terms of friendliness and enthusiasm for th"
"You're doing a great job. Thanks for scheduling the PBL sessions."
"If there is only 1 seat left to our incoming class, why should we choose you?"
"What are your hobbies?"
"3. What unique skill set can you bring to PBL/groupwork?"
"What was the hardest class you've taken?"
"Who is your number one mentor and why?"
"Asked about how we worked in groups"
"Group interview questions:
- Tell us about yourselves.
- What's one challenge you faced in your education (whether it was grades, exams, etc)?
- What would you do if someone posted a patient's medical history on social media?"
"If a member of your PBL group was not pulling his/her weight, what would you do? What if you'd already consulted the group leader, and his input had not changed the student's behavior"
"What is active reading?"
"What do you think of organ donation?"
"Tell us more about yourself"
"What are the last three books that you've read?"
"What do you know about Problem Based Learning (PBL)?"
"What has prepared you or enlightened you about PBL?"
"What brings you here? (Why Bradenton?)"
"When do you study best (what time of day)?"
"What is one unique thing about you that you would bring to a team?"
"What are the pros and cons of PBL?"
"What is an important characteristic to have when in a PBL setting?"
"How so you think PBL will work for you?"
"1. What is one question that you do not want to be asked?
2. What's your greatest weakness?
3. What do you feel about electronic medical records?
4. What do you think medicine will be like 10 years from now?
5. What you do if a patient does not listen to you and is stubborn?"
"If you had an on-line test, would you be able to resist the urge to cheat by using the books?"
"Why LECOM? Why DO?"
"What is one thing you would like that would improve your life?"
"How was your time in your recent graduate program?"
"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician? Why not another health profession like a PA?"
"What does your study time look like?"
"Tell me about your current job and how you got there."
"Why osteopathic medicine? Why LECOM?"
"Why DO/Why medicine? Why LECOM? How would you do with PBL? How do you study?"
"Please explain your MCAT?"
"I see you struggled in class " " explain. (they ask this whether you struggled in a class or not)"
"Only 3 questions, Why DO, Why LECOM, what is the honor code"
"Why medical school?/ Why Osteopathic Medicine?"
"Tell me what you know about PBL."
"Why physician, Why DO, and why Bradenton? Why PBL, do you think you will do well with PBL?"
"Why did you choose to apply here?"
"What makes you think you can handle PBL?"
"Why Do? Why LECOM? Why Bradenton?"
"Tell us how you became interested in Osteopathic medicine and how you came to be where you are now"
"Why osteopathic medicine? What are the principles of osteopathic medicine?"
"How do you like to study?"
"Tell me about yourself.
"Why LECOM-B?/Why DO?"
"Tell me about yourself and where you went to undergrad."
"1.) Tell us about yourself?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"1) We haven't seen your file so we know nothing about you. Tell us about yourself.
2) What do you like better, photography or poetry (Based on previous answer)
3) What do you like to take pictures of?
4) How does photography help translate into the practice of medicine?
5) What about osteopathy appeals to you?
"What do you do to relieve stress / what is something interesting about yourself?"
"How do you deal with stress and conflict?"
"Why do you want to do medicine, why DO?"
"Same as previous interviews "
"Tell us about yourself? Why not occupational therapy? Why DO?"
"1. Describe yourself. 2. Have you applied/interviewed to MD programs as well? 3. Why DO over MD? "
"Why medicine? Why DO?"
"Tell us something that is not in your application."
"Our files are closed, so we haven't seen your MCAT scores, grades, or personal statement. What can you tell us about yourself? Tell us something about yourself not in your file."
"Tell us something that may or may not be in your file."
"Why PBL and not traditional lecture? "
"Why not MD?
"Why osteopathic medicine? What makes you think Problem Based Learning would be a good method for you?"
"Why LECOM Brandenton, why PBL?"
"Tell us something interesting about yourself"
"Tell me about yourself, Why medicine, Why DO, Why PBL"
"Tell us something that may or may not be in your file (they hadn't read it). Describe yourself. How did you learn about osteopathic medicine? Why DO? What is a holistic approach?"
"Why do you want to be a physician? Why a DO?
"Tell us something that isn't in your file."
"Anything in your academics you want to explain?"
"Anything you want to tell us/explain about your academics?"
"Describe yourself/Why medicine. Why DO/How did you learn about DO? Why LECOM? How would your friends describe you? Where else have you applied? What do you do for fun?"
"Why LECOM-B? Why medicine?"
"Examples of being a leader and what makes a good leader."
"How do you handle conflict? Have you ever functioned as a leader?"
"Tell me about a time when you were a leader"
"What was your introduction to Osteopathic medicine? Tell us something that is not in your file."
"the people interviewing can choose to be closed or open so be prepared.
Why DO? Tell me about Osteopathy. What type of leader are you? Are you a leader or follower?"
"What don't you know about medicine?"
"What kind of leader are you?"
"Tell me something about yourself.
"Do you think you could learn from PBL?"
"1)Tell us something about yourself.
2)What would your family say about you (strengths and weaknesses)
3)How do you deal with conflict + example
"If you had any academic difficulty, how did you correct the problem and how were you able to turn things around?"
"Give me an example where you had to resolve a conflict."
"Why do you want to learn by PBL?"
"Tell us something about yourself that we did not read in your file."
"1. Tell us about yourself (since it's closed file. 2. How do you communicate?
3. How are you a leader and do you have leadership experience? 4. How do you deal with conflict?"
"Why do you want to be a DO as opposed to a MD? What is the difference?"
"How do you lead? Give an example of where you held a leadership position."
"Tell us about youself?"
"Why do you want to be a DO doctor?"
"What would your friends say about you?"
"Tell me about yourself...
What is your communication style?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"The same general questions listed on other feedbacks: -Describe your leadership style. -How do you handle conflict? How would you handle a conflict in a PBL group? -Why DO? -Summarize the article. (At beginning of the morning you're given an article to read for ~15min on which you'll be asked to summarize it or questions on it during the interview). "
"There were a lot of questions about communication. What is your communication style? How do you communicate with others? Aside from asking others questions, how do you get them to communicate with you? By the end I wasn't sure if there were any other ways they could ask me how I communicate."
"What are your communication skills? (follow up: how do you handle conflict?)"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"How would you handle a student in PBL group who is always talking or answering questions, and how would you you encourage a shy student to speak up?"
"Tell us about your military experience"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"How do you plan on handling a course load of 30-40 credit hours per semester?"
"How do you communicate?"
"Leadership style, example"
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"How did you feel when you were giving the physicals to the soldiers? Has anything in your application changed since you sent it in?"
"Tell me things about yourself that are not in your file. Tell me of a time when you had a conflict and how you resolved it"
"All the questions I got were just like the ones that people have previously posted. There were really no surprises."
"Why Medicine? Why Osteopathic? Why Bradenton?"
"Why do you think PBL would be a good fit for you?"
"1. Tell me about yourself.
2. Tell me about [research subject in my application].
3. Tell me about [person in my application].
4. Tell me about [hobby/interest in my application].
5. Why medicine? Why DO? "
"How would you resolve a conflict in your PBL group?"
"your MCAT score was great, what happened to your GPA? "
"What can you tell us about yourself that we do not see in your application?"
"Why DO? and basic things from application."
"How do you handle stress?"
"What is your greatest strength in relation to what you could bring to PBL? Weakness? "
"Share with us something that is not in your application."
"All of these are listed in a different posting...try one of the postings from December of 2005. "
"Describe your communication style."
"Have you ever been in a leadership role? Give us some examples."
"What do you do for fun?"
"What is your leadership style?"
"Tell us about yourself"
"(1) Tell us something not in your file; (2) What do you like to do for fun? (3) Do you play a musical instrument? (4) What is your favorite Greek myth? [I studied classics; nevertheless, I didn't anticipate this one! Talk about having to pause to change gears!]"
"leadership style (all the questions are outlined on SDN, they ask the same 10-15 questions to everyone)"
"How would you handle conflict in a PBL session?"
"What brings you here?"
"they read from a sheet, standard questions"
"Would you follow the dress code?"
"Are you greek?"
"Weakness/Strength, Conflict resolution, What is not in your application, Leadership experience, Hobbies, experience with Osteopathy as a student and patient, and article summary (it is very easy)"
"how do u relieve stress"
"can't remember them so much right now - very similar to the ones posted by others.... tell us something about yourself we don't know... strengths/weaknesses and how you're trying to overcome your weakness... tell us about a time you were stressed and how you dealt with it... why osteopathic medicine... the interviewers would read down their sheet and ask questions, even though i had already answered them before. they also did not make much eye contact. i thought i wouldn't get in because of the interview. "
"Tell me something about yourself not in your file. A couple of questions about specifics in my file were asked. (Nothing too taxing - just details)."
"Summarize the article you just read (on HDL). In responding this question, they just want to see how well you can summarize to see if you would fit in well with their PBL setting."
"Tell me what the article you read today was about."
"Is there anything you'd like us to know that is not in your application file?
When did you decide to become a DO?
Tell us about your greatest strength.
Do you think you are a good communicator and why?
Have you have taken a leadership role?
How would you resolve a conflict with someone in your PBL group?
"The first question was the tell me something not on your file question. The rest, in no particular order are:
1. Why osteopathy?
2. Medical school is stressful, how do you relieve yourself of stress.
3. Tell me about your leadership roles, describe.
4. How do you resolve conflict.
5. Tell me about your communication, are you better written or verbal.
6. Strengths (it was worded differently, but I can remember how)
7. After my strengths he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“and what do you need to work on?Ã¢â‚¬Â
8. I was asked something about PBL
9. Give an example of when a group approach worked better than an individual.
10. What would be some reasons to choose a D.O over an MD.
11. Have you been treated by a DO.
12. Summarize the article on HDL (it was an easy and interesting read, so donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sweat it).
"how do you relieve stress?"
"How would you resolve a conflict between two people?"
"How did you learn about DO?"
"Is there anything you would like us to know that is not on your application?
What would your friends say is your greatest strength?"
"1) Why Earlham College 2) Tell us about your Peace Corps Experience 3) Why Florida 4) What is PBL 5) Summarize the artical on HDL 5) tell us about something not in your file"
"How do you handle stress"
"Why DO? Why LECOM? How do you handle stress? resolve conflict? "
"What's something not on your secondary you want to tell us?"
"Tell us aomething about you that is not in your file"
"how do you handle conflict"
"1)Tell me about yourself?
2)How do you handle stress?
3)Tell me about your leadership role.
4)Do you like reading? What is the last book you read?
5)What are your strength and weaknesses?
6)If there's a conflict between two groups, how do you settle it?
8)Summarize the article you've read."
"What is the difference between a DO and an MD?"
"All the questions asked are the same as posted here and in the LECOM-Erie section."
"What was a major conflict in your life and how did you resolve it?"
"Tell us something about yourself that is not in your file."
"I see alot of time has passed since we received your application (about 3 weeks), is there anything we should know that may be relevant to my application."
"Why didn't you do as well on organic chemistry and physics?"
"Tell me something about yourself, not on your application"
"describe how you handle stress"
"tell me about yourself"
"1.Tell us something about yourself that we couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find in your file.
2.Give a conflict that you were involved and how you resolved it.
"Explain a leardership role you have had to fulfill."
"Why DO? Why medicine? "
"How do you study?"
"1) How do you handle stressful situations?
2) We see you are interested in public health, what would you do if we made you the surgeon general of the United States."
"Give an example of a conflict in which you were involved and explain how you handled it."
"A question about burnout/apathy of practicing physicians."
"If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?"
"MMI question but I can't discuss that one."
"None were interesting"
"What do you think of the recent measles outbreak in California. Should parents be forced to vaccinate their children? What do you think a good solution is? (Asked during the 10 minute one-on-one interview)"
"What do you think about payment for organ donations?"
"What do you think of the current health care issue? What do you think health care will look like in the next five years?"
"How do you handle a classmate who continuously shows up to PBL small group unprepared?"
"If you were to design a curriculum for undergraduates, how would you go about it?"
"Why do you think PBL is for you?"
"When do you study best (what time of day)?"
"Do you think NYC Mayor Bloomberg is correct for banning 32oz sodas?"
"What can you bring to a group?"
"They were all about their PBL (problem-based learning) curriculum, and really wanted to make sure that you were fine with it, too."
"Group interview: How do we feel about electronic medical records"
"If you could go back and do anything differently what would it be?"
"Are you prepared to read textbooks 8 hours a day?"
"Tell us about where you work and what you have learned (I work in an inner city clinic)"
"What is the honor code?"
"Would you say that there are any similarities between dance and medicine? (I was a dance minor)"
"What can you bring to our school?"
"Nothing was interesting."
"None really... They had a list of questions, and they just asked those right off the list. Since it was open file, they didn't ask much about me because they already saw it in my file. It was interesting that they didn't ask me a thing about my extensive research experiences!"
"What was your favorite organism (The guy was a micro prof)"
"How was your shadowing experience? What did that D.O. have to say about our school?"
"What is your learning style?"
"Why is it that some people cannot agree to disagree?"
"So how did you choose between a career in music and medicine? (Based on previous things I talked about)"
"The interviewers gave me a lot of useful information on the area, preschools and the teaching philosophies. very helpful."
"Explain any academic blemishes on your record."
"If you had a discovered a solution that could make people live forever would you publish your results, why?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"12) Would you ever retake the MCAT again?
- He asked this since I said I was not overly happy with my performance on it and had taken it more than once. My score is very competitive for their school, but I went on to explain that I have very high standards for myself so thats why I mentioned it. Probably should've not mentioned the MCAT at all haha
"Did you see the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin game? (I am from WI, one of my interviewers did his Ph.D at WI but undergrad at Ohio)"
"What PBL experience have you had? Why do you think you're a good fit for your PBL program?"
"If you could have dinner with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?"
"Absolutely NOTHING was interesting about this interview."
"Tell me about yourself? "
"I guess the "where would you rank PBL and why?", but they were all pretty standard. "
"What do you think about healthcare reform?"
"Has/will your family be supportive of your decision to apply to a medical school out-of-state?
"If we were to look at your facebook or myspace page right now, would there be anything you wouldn't want us to see? (Very interesting/good question. Not many students think to review this before interviewing.)"
"Do you think allopaths or osteopaths have made a greater contribution to the advancement of research? "
"If you had a time capsule and could meet any person in history who would it be? and Why?
I had seen this question on SDN before and always forgot to think of an answer so I was very unprepared for it. In the end I said the inventor of plastic ( yes the material we use on a daily basis) . WE ALL laughed and I got in so that very "left-field" answer didn't hurt me. "
"With your previous experience in PBL-like settings, did everyone always cooperate or did you ever encounter conflict? How did you and others deal with any conflict?"
"What is your leadership style?"
"There really wasn't a very interesting question..."
"What would your friends say your greatest strength is?"
"None were particularly interesting, very standard"
"Besides medicine or school, what is one example of when a group is better than a single leader?"
"Nothing, everything was pretty standard."
"none. They were very standard questions. It appeared everyone got the same ones."
"what kind of leadership method do you have?"
"Why do you believe PBL is a fit for you?"
"Do you like to read?"
"Nothing too interesting...the general questions as in previous years."
"What don't you know about medicine?"
"What is something interesting you can tell us about your academic background?"
"Why are you a leader?"
"Everything was pretty standard check the feedback."
"Why does the human body work the way it does?"
"I have a Masters degree in Health Service Administration and they asked me why I didn't just get a job as a hospital administrator."
"Working in the ER how would I tell a someone that their family member was not going to make it."
"How would your friends describe you?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Why do you want to learn by the PBL method? (I was hoping to ask them this first... because it would have helped to see PBL in practice to have an accurate understanding of what PBL is)."
"Tell us something about you that we didn't read in your file."
"Given so many applicants why should we accept you?"
"Give me an example where you had to resolve a conflict."
"Nothing particularly interesting or unusual"
"What would you do if someone had a problem with you and got in your face during a basketball game?"
"Tell me something that is not in your file."
"How well do you take Tests?"
"Is there anything in my educational or experiential background that would help us better understand you that is not in your file? "
"Why do you think you would do well in PBL?"
"Not much new here...Why DO? How do you handle stress?"
"Nothing really interesting -- very standard questions."
"Does your humanitarian side trump your scientist side? (I have a strong humanities background, and recently decided on medicine)"
"Why DO? (Was asked the same general questions that's listed on other feedback profiles here."
"What dish do you cook best?"
"Is there anything you have done since you applied that you would like to add to your application?"
"Simply to summarize the article we were given to read prior to the interview."
"Sum up an article that I had to read."
"How do you handle stressful situations given your military background."
"If you read through a few of these reviews there really is nothing that will surprise you. For the most part the interviewers have a worksheet that they read their questions from so everyone gets the same questions more or less. Their main focus is to see if you will do well with the PBL program."
"Nothing much. Pretty standard."
"None...all were expected and mundane"
"''How come your grades are so low but you're such an articulate person?'' This upset me because I don't think they realized who they were interviewing. My undergrad GPA, though not awesome, is a 3.6. I felt embarrassed answering that question because I have not gotten anything lower than an A in 3 years. They did not even take the time to put a name with a file and then translate that into CONSTRUCTIVE questions. Considering their average acceptance GPA is a 3.2, I'm sure my 3.6 is not THAT low. It made me feel like crap."
"Do you consider yourself more of a humanitarian than a scientist? (he asked this b/c my non-science GPA was higher than my science GPA)"
"Give an example were you were just part of a group and not the leader and how you managed that."
"Everything was pretty standard, no surprises"
"Nothing unexpected-- Communication, leadership style, why medicine, why DO, strengths/weaknesses, etc. No wierd questions at all."
"Tell me something not in your file."
"How did you feel when you where giving the physicals to the soldiers? (I'm in the National Guard)"
"What are your communication skills"
"Do you see the merit in arguing? (follow-up question to a question on interpersonal conflict)"
"What are your weaknesses?"
"All questions were read off a prescribed list of Qs, and they tried to make stretches to make it seem more conversational... but the most interesting was ''What is your leadership style, and how have you used it in the past?''"
"no real surprises"
"1. Tell me about [research subject from my application].
2. Tell me about [person mentioned in my application].
3. Tell me about [hobby on application]."
"If you were eating at a restaurant and the server was not very attentive to your needs, would you still give him or her a tip?"
"What do you think of the mcats? Do you think they are an accurate predicition of a person's ability to become a doctor?"
"How does your uncle feel about you going to a DO school? (He's an MD)"
"I can't remember a specific one"
"Tell me something about yourself that is not in your file."
"Give an example of an interpersonal conflict and how you resolved it."
"typical interview questions- why DO and not MD? Why not be a nurse practitioner? Why our school?"
"They surprised me with a question from a letter of rec. that I recieved from a D.O. I thought that was interesting but I was glad to know that they looked at my whole file even the LORs!"
"How would you handle interpersonal conflict in a problem based learning (PBL) environment? "
"If you could invite three people (real or fictional from any point in history) to dinner, which three would you choose?"
"Tell me something about you that we could not know from your application."
"They ask you questions off a standardized list."
"Give an example of how OMM could lower healthcare costs of patients."
"describe your third grade teacher.
How would you respond to conflict?"
"(A follow-up question to the most difficult question I was asked) If you had it to do over again, would you still make the same decision?"
"If we had 9 of your friends lined up on the wall, what would they tell us was your weakest attribute. and then the same with best"
"It was the same standard set of questions already posted on SDN."
"what do you do to relieve stress?"
"Are you currently reading a non-educational novel?"
"how do you plan to adjust from having a salary to being a student?"
"Name an issue in health care today and don't say health insurance."
"Are you greek? I got this before i even sat down for the interview."
"No surprises. The questions are all on SDN. They did ask about where I learned Spanish, but everything else was standard."
"If you could ressurect 2 ppl and invite them to dinner, who would they be and why?"
"None. They were all standard from the sheet and are asked to everyone."
"None were really interesting."
"Summarize the article (previously given with plenty of time to read and understand). "
"Tell me something about you that we don't already know."
"Please begin by telling me about yourself."
"We have read your file and gone over your information; tell us something about yourself not in your file to better get to know you."
"what influenced my desire to be a DO"
"All the questions have been posted by previous interviewees. Nothing surprising."
"No real surprising questions, just the same ones that everyone here mentioned."
"What is good communication? However, after I gave my answer, the interviewer told me another good answer would be to "come prepared". Huh? The whole interview was like that. It's like they didn't know what they were asking me."
"What is your best quality?"
"If you had a supervisor that you absolutely hated, how would you deal with him/her?
"About my time in the National Guard,...16 years ago"
"Why did you join the Peace Corps?"
"Describe yourself in two words."
"Describe a situation where you had to take on a leadership role."
"something not in your file "
"How do you think you will contribute to PBL?"
"current state of health care in america"
"What would my friends tell me to work on in regards to my personality?"
"Nothing very interesting. Just basic questions."
"In lieu of a previous discussion, I was asked why I thought that manual manipulative medicine was important."
"You were asked to summarize an article that you were given to read- and questions on that were really interesting."
"What do your parents think about you moving to Florida? "
"what is your favorite american literature author?"
"how would you resolve an altercation?"
"Do you feel you are a good communicator and why?"
"The questions were general:
Tell us about yourself?
Why D.O.? How did you learn of D.O.?
What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
How do you deal with stress?
What was your favorite non-science class? Why?
Why I chose Nutrition as a major?
"Very standard questions."
"What did you do during your summers while not attending College? "
"How do you think we're all going to die in this world? Do you think that a virus will kill us all?"
"How did you end up in Florida?"
"They asked me a lot of scenario questions, they got pretty creative"
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