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  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rootstown
Individual Feedback 2 44 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 33
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.14 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 26

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
5.25 24

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 17
35 minutes 7
40 minutes 6
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 39
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 22
In a group 19

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 39
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.15 41

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

"How would your friends describe you? Your supervisors/professors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NEOMED?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to fix the current healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What frightens you most about medical school? Excites you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with one person alive or dead, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do not get into medical school, what other careers, options would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest disappointment, and what are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NEOUCOM? Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe your method of thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The two I already listed were the two questions that had nothing to do with my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal experiences have made you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of providing care to patients with no insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NEOUCOM? Have you considered a specialty and why? What do you hope to get out of being a physician? Where do you intend to practice? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be a major problem in medicine in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sice when have you wanted to be a doctor and what made you decide on this profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked specific questions about my college and grad school experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What grade are you most proud of, not necessarily an a A, but the one you feel you really earned? -what non-science class would you reccomend to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"What influenced your decision to want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best and worst day of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research work at the NIH" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me two strengths and two weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get accepted to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Asked about my activities and things in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one of your weaknesses? Greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current healthcare system compared to other countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I say to parent who is against vaccination for religious reasons?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to join our program" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the last two books you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHy do you want to be a doctor and what makes you different that the rest of the applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest challenge in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your G.P.A. is slightly below average, but your MCAT score is above average. Explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one major issue that you can see affecting medicine in the near future? (followed by numerous follow-up questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to speak rather philosophically. How would this translate into a medical situation requiring concise decision-making?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you were unfairly represented? You took the MCAT a few times, how did you increase so dramatically from the first two times to the third time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NEOUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your present undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it take to be a great doctor?...compassion, competence, community, character, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have decided to pursue medicine? Give us a specific example that led you to medicine? What other examples can you give that made you want to consider medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How are your current experiences in research and volunteering preparing you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 2 problems with the medical field and what you would do to fix tehm." More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem very well organized and prepared, and your application is solid. Name a time when things didn't go the way you had planned. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite movie? Book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked questions from my personal statement which they had clearly read." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a failure that you've encountered." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were to talk to your friends, and ask them why they like you what would they say? And if they then said "but he can make me angry because..." Finish the sentence." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you turn to when you're stuggling with a decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to return to your own country to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a cell which one would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do to prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you budget your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go from a History major to wanting to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your extensive travels reflect on your decision to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time that you achieved a goal... then they followed up with describe a time when you set out to achieve a goal and fell short" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? At retirement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest challenge when you are a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you encountered conflict while working in a group and the methods you used to resolve it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you motivated by grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you've overcome resistance to an idea." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? Name five characteristics your friends would describe about you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What other things would you like the adcom to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance your time? (I was not once asked why I wanted to become a doctor)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about your study abroad experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you given any thought to what you might do if you do not get into med school this year or ever? They also asked me about my medical missions trips to Honduras. They asked me why I transferred colleges after my freshman year and what that experience was like." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happens in your life that makes you want to run home and tell your family? What really excites you? What does your husband do? How will you handle family life and being in med school? Do you know where you'd want to do your rotations? Is there anything you'd like to tell us before you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you possess that will make you a good doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your friend was cheating on a test? (Say that you would report them... that's what they're looking for! )" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked if I had any questions for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis in layman's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does malpractice insurance affect your decision of wanting to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked if I had interviewed elsewhere and if I had acceptances elsewhere. They didn't aks me where else I got in, but asked me why I was still interviewing at NEOUCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose your undergrad college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask us some questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a married medical student, how do you plan on managing your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any questions that we didn't ask that you want us to? Anything else we should know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"with all of your responsibilities at home how will you handle medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else should we know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point in your life did you begin to understand that medicine was the career path that was right for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the last non-science/non-academic book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to read? What was the last book you read for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your role model and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe will be your legacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide an example of an ethical dilemma and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of my questions were straightforward. No curve balls." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you the type of person who can say no? Also, are you in medicine for the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe your method of thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time where you might have been unfairly misrepresented?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a student had the questions to one of my tests, would you look at it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You fellow M4 comes in to the clinic smelling like alcohol, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any interesting questions. They did ask what my personal strengths and weaknesses were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical question: if someone had the first biochemistry exam during your first year, would you look at it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a classmate during your first year here approached you with a copy of your upcoming Biochem exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be willing to extra classes if we felt you were deficient in a particular area? (Biochemistry) What happened during your sophomore year? (1995?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"With all your involvement in under-grad. extra-curriculars, how will you balance your time while in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are in the ER, and a patient comes in with bad stomach pains. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient has teminal cancer, is in a lot of pain, and increasing his morphine dose would kill him, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was mostly asked about my college and grad school experience. One of the other students was asked about pelvic exams in patients under anesthesia." More from this Member | Report Response

"What class would you recommend to another student (outside of pre-med/science classes)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does an outdoorsman like yourself get a "C" in Ecology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you dont get into medical school, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes would you recommend to an undecided freshman to take at your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After doing all the other things you have in medicine, why do you want to be a doctor now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to return to your native country to practice? (I think I can do more for my people here... and there mission statement mentions that they want to graduate students to serve northeast Ohio... so be sure to try to emphasize you plan to stay there." More from this Member | Report Response

"In your corporate experience, how would you say dishonesty differs in the corporate environment vs. healthcare? Are the consequences different?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a cell, what cell would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your relationship with your sister. (???? I was not expecting questions about family members)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a college baseball player. They asked, "If the Indians offered to draft you this spring, would you go?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you discovered that one of your classmates was cheating on an exam what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to change from a business man who gets to travel the world to a "schlub" of a first year medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers placed his hand on the table and said, "OK, imagine this is your first day of medical school and your anatomy professor calls you down & asks you to describe this hand to the class for 3 minutes. You may begin NOW!"" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What first got you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you think about the affordable care act." More from this Member | Report Response

"none were difficult... no ethical questions or current healthcare questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What defines you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating on an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question #2." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it's right for the government to tell me what I can and can't do regarding things that only affect me (wear a seat belt, smoke pot in my own home, etc.)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are doing a surgical clerkship and you see me cut something I shouldn't have (resulting in a negative outcome). How do you respond? (asked stoically by a surgeon)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time where you might have been unfairly misrepresented?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What character (Real/Fictional)do you think of when you think of a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the sole member of an ethics committee and you have to decide who to give a liver to: a 54 year-old successful senator with a family or an 18 year-old who just got out of prison and has a girlfriend (both are EXACTLY the same otherwise), who would you give the liver to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will adapt to an area that is dominately male?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were not accepted to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why NEOUCOM? What can you bring to NEOUCOM? Have you shadowed? How was your shadowing experience? Besides what you learned during shadowing is there anything about it that pushed you toward/away from medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having spent some time off from school, what have you done to cultivate a consistent learning environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two major problems in the medical field today, and what you would do to resolve them." More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps the above question just because it took me by surprise. There wasn't anything too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your medical studies committee described your academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most pressing issues in the medical field today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you live here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in molecular cell and biology, that was related to medicine? ( I told them that was my favorite class, but I took it my sophomore year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to be able to deal with going to class with all these "kids" at your age?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmm just the basic tell me about your research question..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever dealt with students that cheat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think was the person of the year? (not expecting this at all)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you NOT enjoy about being a teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You discover a colleague has a substance abuse problem. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a colleague had a problem with substance abuse and denied it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the most pressing medical issue today? And how would you criticize the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very hard. It was pretty conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above. There's only so much you can say about a hand!" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced with advisors, had answers for as many questions I could find, practiced in the mirror" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brainstormed answers to common interview questions (strengths/weaknesses) and reviewed my application (personal statement, activity descriptions, secondary essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"YouTube example interviews, studied the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up common interview questions and read through my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"i went for a walk with a paper and pen and thought about my life and certain experiences of my life, thought about those stories and wrote down the ones i thought i might be able to talk about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over school materials and website info plus reviewed interview questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over their school information as well as SDN interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my personal statement and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this website, other random websites, and NEOUCOM's website. I read over my application essays. I talked to people who know me about potential questions/answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor.net, practice interview, researched ethical issues, reviewed my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed in a hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read all the interview feedback on sdn. Spoke with previous interviewees from the school, and read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"NEOUCOM website, this site, practice questions, mock-interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, practice questions from my career center" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site (was very helpful, there was not one question I was asked that I hadn't seen somewhere on this site, or the packet they sent me to study for)" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview at my home institution looked at old feedback from SDN " More from this Member | Report Response

"STUDENTDOCTOR.NET, neoucom website, reviewed my resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the ancient feedback on this site. More people need to submit feedback!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the schools website, reviewed my aamcas application, this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over inverview books, wrote thoughts down." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this helpful website." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview. this site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read too much on ethics and current malpractice issues. They concentrated on undergrad history and my time in between graduating in O2 and now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sample interview questions and practiced them, this site also gave me a better feel about the school before I got there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went out for drinks at JJ's bar in Youngstown Ohio the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

" Going over a list of interview questions and this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS ans secondary apps, SDN, read through all the schools posted and mailed literature, MSAR." More from this Member | Report Response

"read websites, did a mock interview, asked a current student about hers, used this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed research and read about ethics and scenarios at the AMA ethics site because I heard they are big on those type of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through application, SDN, school's website and curriculum, latest news on NEOUCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, talked to students attending" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, reviewed NEOUCOM's information and website, practiced general interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this site, went over some frequently asked questions in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, thought about who I and why I want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school viewbook, talking to folks who were familiar with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had some students who got into the program the year before me help out." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is so nice and it seems that the school really listens to the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice people, many hospital partners/variety of options, on campus apartments" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small environment, closeness of medical students with each other, nice facility, closeness of medical students to faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people at Neomed were all incredibly nice; the interviews took place immediately, rather than at the end of the day; the financial aid presentation was only 15 minutes and made more sense than any other financial aid presentation I've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness, open door policy, the fact that it is a stand alone institution without a giant university attached to it like case and osu" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Wassan Center. If you don't know what it is check it out." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the staff is extremely nice as well as the interviewers, they made sure to make me feel at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"New and renovated facilities; admissions office staff was super friendly and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is solely a medical school. There are no other graduate programs, meaning all the teachers, money, and resources go directly to the medical students. Also, the students were exceptionally friendly. Several people approached me to ask whether I needed any help or if I had any questions. Everyone appeared genuinely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have you eat lunch with students who were incredibly friendly and helpful. They all seemed to really like their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"early patient contact, some new facilities, patient sim, ''stan,'' financial aid rep, the cafeteria" More from this Member | Report Response

"The two interviewers were very friendly. The interview was more of a conversation than anything. They just wanted to get to know you. The match list was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"How new, and up to date everything was. The facilities were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed everyone was. I was interviewed by a doctor that had graduated the program and a professor. There were also students that were in the program now, that were there to ... I don't know why they were there, but it was helpful and made the environment more laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"the degree of remodeling that is currently being undertaken the enthusiasm of the students and the community based atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students was very encouraging concerning the academic atmosphere at the school. Also, the two professors that interviewed me were very professional and representd neoucom very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"One admissions staff member was pretty excited about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed to be in a very postitive mood even though 1) the school was basically in the middle of nowhere and 2) it was very early in the morning. Also, they have addressed the problems with their class-time heavy curriculum (40+ hours a week!) and a revised "integrated" curriculum will debut in the fall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very friendly, and laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and talkative at Kent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly. Excellent school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very warm, friendly people. The students there were very open, easily approachable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"during first year, high student to prof ratio, but later it gets very small. One on one at clerkship time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice, caring atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The really awesome results of NEOUCOM's match day the year before." More from this Member | Report Response

" That there were groups of two or three students. I also liked the fact that everyone seemed so personable and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The gross anatomy lab, the newer feel of the buildings which allow you to stay inside during bad weather and get to where you need to be (it's a circle of buildings)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very helpful and it was not stressful at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were very cordial... almost like a northern hosptality thing.. (from the south so I value that... and man they had some very pretty middle eastern/persian/indian girls....(sorry girls with the exception of me the guys all looked like geeks) " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and faculty I met were very courteous and enthusiastic about my being there. There was a sense of loyalty to the school and a genuine concern for the students. They also are quick in getting their decision to you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students currenltly in the program talking to you before your interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so kind, and the interview process/admissions procedures very clear. They were very positive about admitting me as a non-traditional, slightly older applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very calm, laid-back interview. Very conversational. Not the nightmare you hear about." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is extremely nice and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings/labs/lecture halls were all very modern and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of most of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very high out of state cost of attendance, somewhat small campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Though the "village" of apartments on campus is new, it feels like a dorm; the admissions tour guide didn't seem to have a plan, just went with things as they came up" More from this Member | Report Response

"kind of dark and drab in the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is pretty much in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is in rural setting, not much happening, pretty boring location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location; if you weren't paying attention you could drive right by the school without even seeing it" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very close to my hometown. It is in the middle of nowhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is a bit lackluster, but its close enough to large (Cleveland) or moderately sized cities (Canton, Akron) for that not to be a real issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"lotsa youngsters a.k.a. ''rocket docs'' (yikes)....also, though we were the first group of the year to interview, we wouldn't go in front of the committee until late december, coupled with two more groups that had yet to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of their facilities are pretty old, and the library is too." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a half hour of side streets to get to the school once I got off the highway. Also the fact that about 80% of the students will be coming from the 6-year BS/MD program. They say they tend to be more immmature. The interview was for an alternate list spot. I still liked the school though." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location and the low credentials for BS/MD student (3.25 GPA and 24 MCAT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How far I had to drive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the wait time between interviewing and tours/lunch, bring a book" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is not so ideal, however it is within a few mid-size metropolitan areas (Akron, Youngstown, Cleveland, Canton)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most everything. The school seems to have been left exactly as it was when originally built in the 1970s. We weren't shown any labs, only the lecture halls, library and cafeteria. We didn't meet any BS/MD students. Their perspective would have been useful, too. There was no real discussion about how the school would help us become good doctors or why we would want to attend NEOUCOM. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The "integrated" curriculum will probably have some bugs that will have to be dealt with by the fall class. The area in which the main campus is, again, located in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small school, in the middle of nowhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Yougstown interview was horrible. It was two old doctors who looked at you like you were the scum of the Earth. I wanted to die. Alas, I survived, and you will too if you go through it. Everybody's experiences are different because they are interviewed by different people." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really don't have anything negative to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"having to choose between Akron, Canton, Youngstown campuses during 3rd year. Library not impressive. Curriculum is under contsruction. It will only benefit me in year 2. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I found out that I wouldnt know if I was accepted until June or July, due them having to see how many slots open up from the accelerated track!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rootstown is the pitts. Plus, the admissions people did not seem interested in pitching the school and I often felt as if they were talking down to me. The interviewees did not have a chance to meet and introduce ourselves and this felt like it was breeding competition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to impressed with the location of the campus and we didn't get to see the anatomy lab. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that they are in class essentially from 8am to 5 pm 5 days a week. They realize the error of this and how it turns a lot of applicants off and they are trying to change it, but the changes won't happen for years to come. Many of the students seem worn out and openly voice their disgust for the curriculum. But they will also tell you that most went to NEOUCOM because they didn't get in anywhere else. (This only pertains to the 4 year MD program, not the combined 6 year BS/MD program.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were not able to see the gross lab because a student needed to take you in and they were all in another class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmm... nothing really... maybe the weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their class time is longer than the national average. It seems like they are in lectures too long with little independent study time. They are working on changing that but it wouldn't effect me until my second year when the plan is implemented. Also, I sat in on a class. The professor was great but many students were talking throughout the entire lecture! It was very annoying. Maybe it was because it was right before lunch and they get tired of sitting in lectures all day!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"THE BATHROOMS were horrible" More from this Member | Report Response

"Terrible box lunch (but how much can you complain about free food, really). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It is my first choice school, and I feel I am a really good fit for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area the school is located in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. VERY rural." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish interviews took place at the medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wear very comfortable shoes - lots of walking on the tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can park anywhere on campus, don't drive around looking for the visitor spots they advertise in the email" More from this Member | Report Response

"I needed to be there at 8:30 but my interview was not until 11:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would not interview till one, even though I got there at 10" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a good cop/bad cop theme of the interview. It's doesn't mess with you that much, but the ''bad cop'' can make you a little tense. Also, be careful, they are indeed listening to you and will follow up on your answers with several other questions, so make sure your answers aren't canned." More from this Member | Report Response

"the nifty good cop/bad cop-style of interview...sweet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Reading SDN and the website prepared me well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low requirements for BS/MD students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The kids in the program were very cool, and didn't seem stressed at all. I read on this site that some kids knew within 24 hours that they were accepted. I asked this question during my interview and they told me that no one will know that fast, so don't count on it. i haven't got the call anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"the probability of acceptance for a direct entry is very low. 3/4 of the class is made up of B.S./M.D.s" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the interview day would be so short and cover so little about the school. The website is just horrible but I figured that the school would really try to sell themselves during the interview day....like all the other schools do. Had I known, I would definitely had written down some questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sometimes I forget how cold the weather in Ohio can be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The driving directions." More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax... Act like you've got your act together, talk a lot, but don't ramble. Remember your favorite movies and what books you read over the summer." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much... I think I planned it out pretty well" More from this Member | Report Response

"The younger students on the accelerated track are generally annoying and dont interact well with the 4 year students (as per students I spoke with)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a lot of gunners and nerds." More from this Member | Report Response

" I wish I read up more on current events. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewers would be a female family practice doctor that was a NEOUCOM grad, and that the other would be a basic sciences professor of Neurobiology. No big deal, it just would have been nice. Also, they called that same night to tell me I was accepted. I liked the fact that they don't drag it out like everywhere else." More from this Member | Report Response

"The local Ramada Inn doesnt have good heating in inclement weather so I stayed cold the whole night" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions (duh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The told me WHILE I WAS THERE that I was accepted. I was not expecting this and I went into shock, almost." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Very straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm pretty familiar with the school, so there were no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they waitlist some people with credentials good enough to go there because they see the other schools you apply to and assume that if you get into any of those you wont go to their school. Also, that some ridiculous percentage (like 80% or something) of students are 2 years younger than the average, traditional medical student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really surprised by anything there." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Have fun, seriously. You were invited because they like you and you deserve to be there. Meet some new people and enjoy the process" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 2, one-on-one interviews with MDs, each lasting about 30 minutes each" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall i had a really nice experience. i was scheduled to arrive at 8:30, but did not interview until 11:30, so bear in mind that you may have a few hours there before they interview you" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day is not too long, done by 1:00 and started at 8:00. Overall the day is not too stressful unless you have the last interview of your group. There were about 12-13 people that were interviewing during the same block of time I was. There was a second group of interviewees that came in after us and presumably ended their day around 3:00." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school impressed me, but it would still not be my top choice. If it is the only school I am accepted to I will probably go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I walked into the interview with very low expectations, and I left the interview pretty impressed with the school. While it is still not my top choice, I believe I would get a personal education and enjoy my time at NEOUCOM. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a quick info session with an admissions officer, then my interview, then a financial aid info session, then a tour, then lunch. Other people had slightly varied schedules, but it was awesome to get my interview out of the way early. There were about 20 other people interviewing on the day I went. Unfortunately, the ease of your interview must be the luck of the draw because the other set of interviewers apparently did not ask any ethical or theoretical questions what so ever, where as mine did... a lot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relatively smooth and stress-free. Enjoyed the unique physician/surgeon interview team." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very casual. The interviewers asked me general questions about why I want to be a doctor, where do you see yourself 10 years from now, etc . . ." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started when I got there, a little backwards from all my other interviews. We started with an informal interview, then the actually 2 vs 1 interview, a finacial aid talk, and then lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went well. There was really no need to stress, but I guess i'm just an uptight person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The inteview day in general went very quickly. there are only 8 interview days per year, so it seemed rather rushed. I felt as though the interviewers may not have gotten the most accurate picture of me as an applicant. Yet, the day was a positive experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a very positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was mostly them asking me questions and letting me talk. The questions weren't weird or anything. They seemed to be playing good cop/bad cop. One interviewer was really nice and the other tried to contradict me. It was more fun than the interviews where they tell you how great you are the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were quite nice and the interview session, itself, was very open and relaxed. They expect you to talk - a lot, which I liked, and, therefore, the interviers kept the questions to a minimum and stuck to very broad topics. Although, prior to the interview, you are told that the interview session will take 30 minutes, it seemed that, at least with the morning session, there was at least 45 minutes scheduled for the actual interview. So, say a lot and have plenty of questions handy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were very interested in me as a person, and asked me about all of my work experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't overly impressed with the school. The location was not great, there was no on campus housing, or on site hospitals. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great at Kent, nice at Akron, horrible at Youngstown. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive interview experience. The admissions staff let me know that I was accepted within 24hrs! I was impressed and I'll be happy to attend there in the fall. Priceline.com hooked me up BIG with a nice hotel for $25.00. look into that if you need to stay a night or two. Like many wise people have said... just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was shorter than I had expected and very relaxed. Everyone I met seemed genuinely friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"for the most part it was a relaxed conversation in which they're trying to figure you out. They want to know why you picked the courses you took and how you performed." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall, nice people, nice students, I would go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was the best part of my visit. Although one of my interviewers did not speak english, they both tried to get to know me and understand my ambitions." More from this Member | Report Response

" For my first interview it went really well. Now I hope that I get in!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It neither impressed me, nor deterred me from wanting to go there. I have multiple acceptances from other Ohio schools, so I went to give the place a chance. But it doesn't look like I'll be going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 2 interviewers asking me questions that they had written down on a copy of my AMCAS application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really cool overall... very nice people all around... they take your files seriously and take the time to read them. Ah and I was surprised there were so many cute girls in the Akron, Kent, Youngstown region..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program. The school is small and in a very rural environment so you get a lot of attention as a student. It seemed a little like high school with everyone knowing everyone's business (the students admitted this) but overall, it appears as though you get your moneys worth." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was not as nerve recking as i thought it would be. The interviews are very casual and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview lasted longer than expected. Very personable, they were interested in my teaching experience and how that would make me a better doctor. After the interview they took us on a tour of the school, then lunch. They told us at lunch that we were accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. The people were very friendly and comfortable to get along with. They even told me if I got in or not before I left! I didn't expect that, and they said that it hasn't happened like that before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. My number 1 choice school. I interviewed on a friday, and they told me they would send out a response on monday. I felt really good because one of my interviewers said that after reading my personal statement he really looked forward to meeting me...hopefully it paid off in the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour, lunch, interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"NEOUCOM is a great little public school in Ohio. They take about 25 direct entry students per year to add to the 75 BS/MD students. The students were generally nice but seemed pretty stressed (finals coming up.) The buildings labs and classrooms were as nice as I've seen anywhere else. They do stress primary care, but last year's match list was impressive - people went into every field you can think of all over the country. Overall a nice looking school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a senior medical student at NEOUCOM and went directly into the 6-year combined BS/MD program. Therefore, I interviewed as a senior in high school. I'm not sure how ready I was for interviewing for medical school but they somehow manage to bring the interviews to our level. There are three feeding universities (Univ of Akron, Kent State Univ and Youngstown State Univ) where you can apply to for 2-3 years of undergraduate studies. I applied to all three and was invited for all 3 interviews. Then, you get to rank them and they rank you (hmmm, think NRMP). I ended up at the Univ of Akron (Go Zips!) Depending on which ones you apply to and where you get interviews, you have to interview at the individual universities and not at the med school. You get a separate tour of the med school facilities at another time. From my experience - Univ of Akron were the most laid back but its supposed to be the most competitive. KSU had that "hand" question and seemed ok. YSU asks some tough questions and you have two separate interviews - one personal and one ethical." More from this Member | Report Response

"NEOUCOM is quite a different enviroment from the other schools that I visited. They have somewhere in the vacinity of 160 medical students per class, but of that number roughly 140 are BS/MD students, meaning that they are in the combined college/medical 6 year program. This makes for a interesting enviroment for any student wishing to enter after 4 years of college. The university is locate in a very small town and consists of one meta-building surounding a circular courtyard. The facilities are very nice and modern with even a cute little medicinal herb garden. NEOUCOM is known mainly for producing primary care physicians, but all manner of physicians come from this institution. The interview day was very simple with a short tour and lunch with students. The interview is in panel format with two physicians or professors. They are relativly easy on you and friendly. NEOUCOM is definity a nice place to spend the four years of medical school if you can deal living in a small town and studying with students at least two years younger than you (although they do a good job of integrating you)." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 15
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 18
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 14
Neutral 6
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.08 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 19
Out of state 5

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 10
2-3 hours 6
4-6 hours 4
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 4
Automobile 18
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 14
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 1
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Akron-Canton

Cleveland

Cle

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 6
Home 2
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
5.08 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
4.36 25

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
3.96 25

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.73 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.73 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 9

0 = low, 10 = high

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