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  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Individual Feedback 2 31 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 29
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.61 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.45 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.68 31

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 16
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 5

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 16
At a regional location 10
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 31
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 21
Closed file 7

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.00 31

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

"What is the biggest problem facing our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my activities from application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you uniquely qualified for OUWB?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What experiences led you to want to become a physician? Why should we accept you over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you have time for anything besides community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you couldn't be a physician what career would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kept questions to the usual ones and questions specific to my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part about medicine most attracted you to the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what about _____ experience made it special?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you worked on a team." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did activity X (From my app) affect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to OUWB?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 3 days to do whatever you wanted what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When were you most stressed about something in your life and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience abroad? (AMCAS questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about (specific AMCAS activity)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when you taught something to someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't be a doctor, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about [AMCAS Activity]." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you respond to peer conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my diverse background (I was born in Mexico)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges have you faced that have influenced you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever dealt with a bad team member?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my activities and experiences listed on my AMCAS (everything is accessible except stats and undergrad institution)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of specialty do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you would fix about the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your greatest accomplishments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you fit into the school's mission to train holistic physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had one free day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you demonstrated leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What first influenced you to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OUWB." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (insert extracurricular activity)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you anticipate being difficult for you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a bad team member?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I read about your biochemistry research, and I am a PhD. I chose to pursue medicine through research, and I am wondering why you are not pursuing medicine through research, and pursuing it through being a physician instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about an interesting clinical experience you've had" More from this Member | Report Response

"About one of the activities I had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last non-medicine-related book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Through which experience have you made the biggest impact on your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your position on healthcare reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experienced helped you understand the state of healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you would like most about being a doctor? What would you dislike the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we encourage more physicians to practice in under-served areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on AMCAS activity" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some important qualities of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will you deal/cope with seeing sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this experience, specifically what you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to the table?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is something your mother would change about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer asked me to "break the news" to a patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"What suggestions do you have for improving health programs for inner city populations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What three books would you bring to an island?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be most rewarding/challenging about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do anything except practice medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After you leave the room, I am going to type up a recommendation to the committee. What should I absolutely include about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experienced helped you understand the state of healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What TV shows do you watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were stranded on a desert island, what three books would you bring with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my view of the US healthcare system and what I thought about if it was the right thing to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with an angry patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to learn the ukulele? :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has influenced your most during your path to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are doctors role models? (the interview was very conversational, and this question developed within the conversational context)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if your mentor tells you "this isn't how you are supposed to do this, but everyone does it this way"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you would change about yourself right now? (Translates to "what are your weaknesses?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your suggestions for increasing doctors in underserved areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are three things you would want to change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the greatest issue facing healthcare in the US today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get your master's degree? (The question itself was very easy to answer, but my interviewer kept pushing the issue to apparently make sure my reasons were genuine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were overtly difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you were criticized, and how did you take it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something along the lines of.... "Medicine focuses on teamwork, along with leadership, have you ever been involved in a team? Tell me about it"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught someone cheating on a test, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are going through medical school and you will be going through a life changing experiences along the way. How will you still be you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some negative aspects of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Note- I did a summer research internship at VCU School of Medicine.. Why did you want to do a summer internship in Richmond, VA? Did you know anyone there? What made you want to just up and leave to Virginia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you felt you truly connected with someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time that you have worked in a group and interacted with people who were not good group workers" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, practice questions, researching the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, reviewed primary/ secondary applications, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied my application and common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read my App, looked over ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback and website. The school website is super informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just researched the school and read up on healthcare topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew my application and researched the school thoroughly (their website, youtube channels, read sdn feedback)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading up on the school's values and comparing them to my own background. Going over standard med school interview questions. Get good night sleep the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions and reading healthcare articles (both policy and ethics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made outlines of common questions. Practiced answering questions from the SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, practice questions, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviewing in suit, SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prep interview questions, look over school material." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my application, surfed Oakland's website, went over potential interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website thoroughly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice w/ others!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS review, current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Writing out my answers in outline format to common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice practice practice" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student morale is extremely high" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beaumont Hospital tour, Student happiness, faculty friendliness" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was very interested in me, my motivations, and my experiences. No out of the box or ethics questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was very nice and supporting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The degree to which the admissions staff and students went to making you feel welcome and answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Outstanding anatomy lab and facilities (all new - built in 2009), the culture of care for the whole person at the med school and Beaumont, the super supportive environment for students. Faculty do not do bench research, they only teach and do research related to medical education - so they are very committed to teaching and working with students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff is so incredibly friendly. I really felt like they wanted me. Also, the school and hospital are gorgeous. The anatomy lab was awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everybody there." More from this Member | Report Response

"In short, everything. The campus and hospital are beautiful. The curriculum is novel. I love the community engagement aspect of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beaumont Hospital, Friendliness of admissions staff and faculty, Unique curriculum, Friendliness of students, Brand new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The attentiveness of the admissions staff and the current student's interest in the applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"OUWB seems genuinely interested in how their students do. They really try to put together a class that fits their values." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beaumont. Amazing hospital. Along with the new (still under construction) facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of all the faculty!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office, friendliness, the dean of the school, Beaumont hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Beaumont Health System, the curriculum, the pleasantness of the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of faculty, staff and students, facilities," More from this Member | Report Response

"Emphasis on collaborative learning, curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"TBL, small class size, Beaumont" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everybody was, the culture of the Medical School" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour of Beaumont Hospital was great! Beautiful facilities there! Friendliness of EVERYONE! The TBL exercise!!!! It was a lot of fun and really demonstrated the benefits of having a TBL course!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beaumont, Dean Folberg, the Rec Center, student-centered approach." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the admissions staff, and how invested they were in making the interview day a positive experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff was very friendy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the current students and the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of staff. seriously, i would want these folks to be my profs" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital is 20-30 minutes away from campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The snow! (school was closed so no campus tour), not able to have student host given exam schedule" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to ask dozens of questions to my second interview to fill up time. She did not ask about my experiences but adhered to a list of interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cold weather made the tours very interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing, except maybe the fact that it snows..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean couldn't make it to speak to us" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"OUWB is in a very suburban area, and the hospital is at least 20 minutes away from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer took almost no interest in my app. He asked me a series of canned questions, hardly acknowledging my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"My two interviews were basically back to back with no time to reflect/reevaluate after the first one" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was under construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"the long drive to royal oak and OU, the length of the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"students who led the tour of the hospital kept getting lost..." More from this Member | Report Response

"New school, kinks need to be worked out" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself was pretty small...isolated campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the teaching hospitals are located 20+ minutes away. That the med school is located on the undergrad campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Required class attendance, entertainment/culture surrounding the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quite suburban" More from this Member | Report Response

"The length of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"its in suburbia..." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Relax, it's a very informal/stress-free interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is A LOT of walking at the very end of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was mostly what I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would LOVE this place" More from this Member | Report Response

"I never imagined I would love this school as much as I did. Makes my decision way harder!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have to give a summary of my life to my fellow interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Renting a car without a reservation in advance is very expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"To expect the interviews to be more conversational and laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax, the interview was very relaxed, so everyone reading this please relax and just be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go to bed early the night before!" More from this Member | Report Response

"dress for snow!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather was colder than I was expecting" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the day would be (although, knowing this would probably make it worse). Everything was useful, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be so much food!!!! That the TBL exercise would not affect your status/interview decision..." More from this Member | Report Response

"They mentioned tuition might increase over the next few years but "not to worry about that"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stress is minimal" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewers were not going to have my grades or MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"how much free food there was gonna be. seriously, i almost went there for the free food" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very friendly staff and faculty, it seems that the school has a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, incredible interview! Couldn't stop smiling throughout the day (and not just because smiling is highly recommended)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress, very interviewee-oriented the entire day. Great day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a great school. They emphasize service/humanity and were so helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seriously LOVED it. The curriculum is super cool - integrates clinical applications to the basic sciences early on. The students and faculty really care about each other and want you to succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"This must be the friendliest school on the face of the earth. Admissions staff, students, and doctors are proud of their new school and genuinely want you to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved this school. I definitely recommend applying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved this school. Will be matriculating here in the Fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day was very enjoyable and well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would be very happy to attend if given the chance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fun interview day, pretty low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great people, they are looking for people who will fit their mission and values, but most of all fit in with the personality of the school, so granted you were invited for an interview they obviously like you statistics, now just go in and show them who you are, and I'm sure you will do fine, good luck to everyone interviewing here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a fun experience. It was my first interview of the season, so I have nothing else to compare it to." More from this Member | Report Response

"A top new school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Long interview day, but needed to be to fit everything in :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is going places. Don't worry about the TBL, it's no big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"school's got a bright future" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 13
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 9
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 22
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 27

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 7
Out of state 17

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 1
4-6 hours 2
7+ hours 16

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 14
Automobile 10
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 4
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Bishop International Airport (Much less traffic)

South Bend, IN

(DTW)

DTW

Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit Metro

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 7
Friends or family 2
Hotel 8
Home 4
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.06 31

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.77 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.03 31

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.65 31

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.68 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make the interviews earlier in the day. Break up some of the lectures/overviews of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe the OU tour should be earlier. We were all exhausted by the end of the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were all great." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Outstanding job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved my experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"No other suggestions! Great job on interview day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I very much enjoyed Dr. Folberg's address to the applicants, the breakfast, and photographer :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep Ms. Grabowski as long as possible, She is extremely nice and awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful day! really made us feel at ease and welcome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Shorten the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing. It's awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

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