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Ohio State University College of Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1834
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Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSU-COMPH)
Allopathic Medical School
Columbus
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 208 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 5 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $51,484
  • Non - Resident Tuition $70,180
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG MCAT 515
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 71.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 155D Meiling Hall
  • 370 West 9th Avenue
  • Columbus 43210
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Over the past several years, the College of Medicine and Public Health has been working cooperatively with the University to respond to the current changes in higher education and academic medicine. Specifically, our shared goal is to: (1) participate vigorously in the scientific and medical discoveries transforming medical practice, (2) address the financial challenges facing academic medical centers nationally, and (3) move to the forefront among public research universities and academic medical centers.

Curriculum

Ohio State helped forge the American medical curriculum. Recognizing students different learning styles, Ohio State created the Independent Study Program in 1970, developed a problem-based learning curricular pathway in 1990, and in 2002, produced an exciting hybrid curriculum that marries the best of the problem-based and lecture-discussion approaches. Ohio State offers you two curriculum pathways for mastering the basic sciences: the Integrated and the Independent Study pathways. Choice of curricula allows students to self-select into the method of learning that works best for them, a special option that attracts top students from around the nation.

Facilities

More than 100 buildings house the most technologically advanced research, teaching and patient care programs in the region. These modern hospitals, offices, labs and classrooms are balanced by interior design and natural spaces that promote healing and invite quiet reflection. Featured facilities include the University Hospital, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, OSU Harding Hospital, the Biomedical Research Tower and Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, a state-of-the-art training center for medical students and other health professionals that simulates actual patient care experiences and allows students to hone their medical skills.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 175
Negatively 11
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.08 201

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.68 152

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make the day with less lectures, not advertise yourself with how highly ranked you are as the first thing you do (most of my fellow interviewees were ivy-leaguers, telling us you're #30 in the nation is really not selling you), and stop pushing your school so hard because it seems a bit desperate." More from this Member | Report Response

"None that I can think of. Everything was great. Maybe provide us with some information on student orgs and dual degree programs. Also, lunch felt just a tad rushed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the interview earlier in the day, so that students can relax and be able to focus while they are listening to financial aid information, tours etc. Provide bottled water and other refreshments earlier. Have a break between lunch and the tours so that the applicants can go to the restroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thanks for the free messenger bag and flash drive. But please don't tell us that we're interviewing to "keep" a spot as deferrals are very common. Interviewing to "keep" a spot it much easier than to "earn" a spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Love the bags!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thanks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"As other applicants have stated, new name tags. The stickers don't do a very good job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better name tags ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked more time on the tour. It felt rushed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The name-tags were not sticky at all! They fell off everybody." More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you a cool bag!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I dislike the system the admissions office uses to alert its' applicants about a change in their app" More from this Member | Report Response

"An e-mail reminder before your interview, maybe with some tips, would be helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"A courtesy email a few days prior to the interview regarding things to bring and weather conditions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think as long as you have got the right people doing admissions, which right now is the case, ther" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us upload a photo on the secondary rather than bring a wallet-sized one to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about the hardest decision you've ever had to make." More from this Member | Report Response

""Describe a time where you had to make a quick decision without any outside input"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would contribute to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Both of my interviewers opened with this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me an example of when you learned from an experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you learned while performing your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some challenges that you might face going into the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my leadership experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your path to medicine (I am a non-traditional student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the Admissions Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the cause of Lichen Sclerosus (from my research)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer specific questions about use model I use in my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of questions from my application trying to clarify and understand what I had done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to (insert person with little education). The point is to see how well you can simplify complex information so that an uneducated person can understand it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty: Why medicine? Student asked the typical questions you would expect but not 'why medicine'." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict in the past and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an ethical dilemma you have faced personally." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Why Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Ohio State? Why Medicine? Tell me about your research. Student Questions were very standard and pre-prepared, though nothing unusual. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Details about research/coursework that I took...I graduated back in 2006 so if you've been out of school for a while, brush up on your coursework and research from back in the day." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Of the people who know you best, how would they describe your positive and negative attributes?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A general medical ethics question. Not a particular scenario, so I ran with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your school made you sign an honor code and you caught someone cheating would you turn them in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemma in the medical field and give your take on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe motivation, why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical issues do you plan on encountering as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are from the east coast, so why Ohio? Are any of your family members in the medical profession? How did your interest in medicine come about? What is your greatest weakness? Strength? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of support system do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you handle ethical procedures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions going over file and ECs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I did poorly in an unimportant undergrad course" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you describe an example where you displayed leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your volunteering (student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What role do you normally take in a group setting? How do you respond if another member conflicts with your position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength/weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if an 18 year old girl came to you for an abortion? (She's old enough to not need parental consent)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD rather than PhD (I have done alot of research)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical issue in medicine that you have thought about (followed by a question about the issue)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What nice things would friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of altruism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you good at group work? (This was actually an attack by my student interviewer, he kept insisting that my extensive leadership experience would make me difficult to work with.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is an ethical question you have thought about and how would you answer it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do." More from this Member | Report Response

"You did not go straight into medicine. Tell me about the path that you took to get here." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A series of ethical questions, including patient asking for treatment I personally disapprove of, patient refusing treatment, parent refusing treatment for minor child. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overhearing a man tell his wife the wrong diagnosis in another language. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Super power question (above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical problem you experienced. (I discussed a dilemma I had regarding confidentiality with a female friend who had psychiatric problems and was at risk of harming herself. Fortunately for me, I found out later in the interview that my woman faculty interviewer was a psychiatrist.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If your best friend was sitting next to you what good things would he say about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about an ethical problem in medicine...why medicine...tell me about clinical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student #1: Tell me something about yourself that isn't already in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about yourself through your leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The drug ethical dilemma described above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor? What specialties are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Ohio State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your twin/family (I come from a different cultural background)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you prepared yourself differently after doing poorly on the first MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you go about telling a terminally ill, unisured patient about treatments that may save his/her life but are extremely expensive and and have an extremely small success rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a current ethical issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the discrepency between your grades and MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe and Ethical issue in Medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ethics question from above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much stuff that comes right out of the AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there any specific thing that tipped you over the edge in wanting to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You go to Vanderbilt... how did they not make it to a bowl game this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your family feel about you entering medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you/describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about ethical issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick any ethical dilemma and discuss how you might handle it (have a good dilemma in mind; I didn't)" More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths/weaknesses, what makes you unique/what will you bring to OSU's next class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you held?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities would make you a good doctor? What qualities make a doctor a "good doctor"? Something like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about alcohol and surgeon (above)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Just stuff on application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss an ethical issue facing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you wait >10 years before applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss some future problems of medicine that you forsee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"OSU seems to like the ethics questions more than the other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would others say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's 15 years from now and you an attending. You have a resident under you that you've had for 2 years. Everybody likes him a lot, he's very knowledgeable, hardworking, good with patients etc. One day you come in and a nurse pulls you aside and tells you that you should know that the night before the resident came in to preform an emergency surgery. Everything went fine but she could smell alcohol on the resident's breath. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an ethical situation and describe it. (no guidelines were given which made it a little awkward.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked about my Spanish skills and my international experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you foresee emerging in field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who is your basis of support? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the Da Vinci Code?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about myself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation a physician might face. (Not the exact wording but it was clear they wanted a good description of the views of both sides...not a specific answer. He keept leading me on for a long time during this...turns out the only other thing he was looking for is that we shouldnt force our views on others...ie abortion stick to your morals, but refer the person to another doc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"challenges..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite/Least favorite undergrad classes" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your service experiences, clinical exposure, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to Ohio State and why are you interested in our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths & weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient who is terminally ill and in a great deal of pain. He wants you to give him something to end it. What do you do? (He really grilled me on this one, continuing to ask "well what about this..." but then said he was just trying to push me.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing right now. (Im not currently in school) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to OSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to pursue medicine and science? What experiences solidified this desire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A situation where the surgeon performed surgery after drinking- what would you do when you found out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Share your journey with us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically something equivalent to: What are some of the downsides to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength and weakness, hobbies, choose an ethical issue facing physicians, unique quality about me, how do you study, who will be your support system in Columbus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you leave graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What sparked your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the last book you read, what did you think of it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"no specific questions, just normal talking about different things, but basically: why do you want to be a doctor (and they wanted a pretty thorough explanation)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a friend cheating on the anatomy exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you think doctors face today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain shadowing, volunteering, research, support structure, strengths and weaknesses, intramurals " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to pick a moral issue, explain how I feel, then explore it from the opposite point of view." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about some specifics of the PET research that I had been involved in. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If a group of my friends were in the interview, what would they say are my strengths/weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about yourself" "Tell me about your clinical experience" "What is it about you that will make you a good doctor"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if a young woman came to you requesting an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interview was more of a conversation, but there was that ethical dilemma question I mentioned above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What ethical issues do you anticipate encountering as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A 73 year old man with pancreatic cancer comes into your office after a year of futile tests and treatments, he wants you to give him something to end it...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your strengths? Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had I shadowed any physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? What inspired you to choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many hours a day do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to leave engineering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about abortion and physician-assisted suicide, and would you do either?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (I hate this question, especially when your application is sitting right there in front of the interviewer on the table)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why havent you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about "Dr. Death?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experiences. Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I handle sterss?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you deal with a really bad day?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is one thing not on your application that you want me to take away from this meeting and convey to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most difficult decision you have ever made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the research projects you are doing now (I work for a public health organization)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will my work experiences help me as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most meaningful experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you use your experience as a barista in your career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical dilemma that you've encountered and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about pursuing a PhD also?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends, family, and sister describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a particularly interesting question...they also asked for my strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. This was the first question the faculty interviewer asked me. It didn't catch me off guard because I prepared for this, but I could very easily see it being strange for someone else expecting "Why medicine?" first." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to sit down with your biggest fan, what would they tell me are your number one strength and number one weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other role(s) does a physician have in his/her community? (my application essay briefly discussed this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could wake up tomorrow with one new skill, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you rely on for emotional support? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your verbal score jumped a bit between your two MCATs. What did you do differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my faculty interviewers posed an interesting question comparing two courses I took: Christian ethics vs. Biomedical ethics...do they conflict or complement each other?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm going to walk down the hall in 5 min and tell the committee about you, what should I tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts about end-of-life issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the lowest point in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you met a group of people for the first time, how would they describe you and would it be accurate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were laid-back and engaging and non-confrontational questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most recent book you have read." More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question about my personal statement, which my interviewer really enjoyed reading." More from this Member | Report Response

"Leadership roles and see myself as a leader in future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would your girlfriend move to Columbus with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want to do a test on your patient, but they deny it because they might lose their health insurance, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What, if anything, would make you not want to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like most about your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest bioethical challenge that physicians will face in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What you do think of (my colleges football coach)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Contrast personality of your sister and you." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You find out your best friend is a drug dealer, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient couldn't afford a procedure that had a low probability of success when all other options had been exhausted? Would you discuss this with them or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A parent comes to you with his/her deathly-ill child. You know that if this child doesn't receive a blood transfusion, he will die. However, his parent is a devout Jehovah's Witness and refuses treatment. What do you do? What do you think of the RU-486 abortion pill? Why do you think the HPV vaccine is controversial?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught your roommate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a fellow med student was mistreating a patient? Then as I answered they kept asking for more detailed scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught your friend cheating on an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like being an only child? (It just surprised me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a woman in her first trimester asked you to perform an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually wasn't asked that many questions by the faculty interviewer. The most interesting to me was his first: What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical issue. (It's just so broad.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about where you grew up, where you've lived?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no new or different questions. We talked a lot about my sister's adoption, and some other personal matters." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you are a pharmacy manager and you overhear a conversation with one of you employees with a customer. The pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription for a young teenager for an emergency abortion pill. What would you do in this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were pretty standard. Why medicine, why OSU. There were some questions about my position on stem cell research and the ethical dilemmas physicians face today. The interviewer was very genial and we talked about family and sundry things. The student interviewer was good too. Actually he was more nervous than me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a cancer patient came to you and wanted you to assist her in suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about overhearing a man purposely tell his wife the wrong diagnosis in another language - it happened to my interviewer's co-worker." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had one super power, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was particularly interesting - it was pretty cut and dry, most questions identical to those posted on this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the hardest question you've been asked at your interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you speak a second langauge and have see a patient who doesn't speak English being told by her husband in the same foreign language you know that she's fine, even though she's dying of cancer, would you confront her about the illness, and her husband?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient was adamant about having a specific procedure done, but you believed she should get a different procedure, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the end of the day, what is the most important ideal that you want to try to reach?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could wake up tomorrow with one ability, what would it be (student interviewer)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics of pharmaceutical companies (I work for one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the context of learning about my my support circles/how I handle stress: Was there a particularly stressful time in your past, describe it, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your support system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situation concerning bridging cultural differences: a doctor overhears a man telling his wife in another langauge (one you understand) that she is fine and will be better soon, when you overheard the doctor give the woman a terminal diagnosis. Do you tell his wife the truth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the most difficulty situation you've faced and how you handled it" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you go about telling a terminally ill, unisured patient about treatments that may save his/her life but are extremely expensive and and have an extremely small success rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult question you have been asked in all of you interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. Standard set of questions they have to ask all applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"None to interesting. had a standard set of questions I was asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Come up with a controversial issue and how you would deal with it as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Very standard questions: i.e. why medicine? describe an ethical situation or current issue in medicine you're concerned about, describe strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your opinion on the evolution debate that is going on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about your application, if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about the Chancellor at my undergrad school, whom my interviewer was friends with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"(I said I read the encyclopaedia for fun): What's your favourite volume then? (I answered: "Uh...W?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"A fourteen year old who has already had a baby come into your office wanting to terminate pregnancy. She is with her mother who does not want her child to have an abortion. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about OHU? I was like, from the news. haha!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an ethical dilemma and tell me how you might handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"interesting in that he DIDN'T ask why I wanted to go to OSU." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"It was interesting how my interviwer did NOT ask me the famous "Why medicine" question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was chief of surgery, and a nurse told me that she smelled alcohol on a surgeon's breath, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're a gynecologist and morally opposed to abortion, but a patient comes to ask you to perform one for her, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specifics about my app, nothing from 2ndary. Consider reviewing your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer brought up a recent controversial issue in medicine- "what do you think"? It was something I'd never heard of- just in the news the past few days." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life journey and how it brought you to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions asked by interviewer were mostly routine except for some clarifications they needed to ask(see below)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like for me to tell the committee about you in order to plead your case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just some questions about my experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a fellow resident using intra-venous drugs, what would you do? What would you do if you couldn't tell anyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"pretty much the standard questions...nothing too out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"What unique qualitites would you bring to OSU? (most of the questions were pretty standard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my international experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you foresee emerging in field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your greatest strength." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're a religious studies minor, what do you think about The Da Vinci Code?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you different from all other applicants/what sets you apart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem cell question - about patient refusing treatment that involves stem cells, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard seeming stuff...I guess the most complicated was when he just asked me to describe an ethical situation (both sides)...which degenerated into a long discussion on stem cell research...all the while he was fishing for a specific point...which i eventually hit on and he finally let us move on." More from this Member | Report Response

"traits of people i know that make them good at what they do in the different fields they're in (a convoluted question basically getting at 'what makes you think you'll be a good doc?')" More from this Member | Report Response

"where have you interviewed so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were my favorite and least favorite classes" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever had your heart broken? no nevermind--don't answer that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult thing that you have had to do / had happen to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked a lot of questions pertaining to an African Studies class I took freshman year. It was difficult because I did not remember much and my interviewer had spent a significant amount of time in Africa. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain the parameters around an ethical issue in medicine - I chose stem cell research, but there are a number of issues that could be discussed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 19 year old came to you asking for an abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest difficulty/hardship you had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience with traditional healers in South Africa." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the links between human emotions and health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some medical ethics issues doctors face/will face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"None they were all standard OSU questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare healthcare in Nigeria to healthcare in the U.S." More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways do you feel that your religious background might positively and negatively affect your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a support system in place (does your family support your decision to become a doctor)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Ohio State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not anything too crazy. They seemed to just want to get to know me. They did ask me what my favorite book(s) is." More from this Member | Report Response

"about my mcat, i took it twice and the first time there was a huge disturbance that my interviewer knew about" More from this Member | Report Response

"What contribution do you hope to make to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what I thought the challenges and "bad parts" of being a doctor would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was curious about my first attempt at medical school applications (2 years ago) and asked questions related to that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of ethical dilemmas do you think doctors face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were very predictable and common. When is a time that you failed in life and how did you cope with failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a member of the LDS church (mormon for those not familiar). We usually spend two years as a religious missionary, starting when we are 19. I was asked what I learned during my time as a missionary. Later on I was asked how this experience relates to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a C grade in a class and was asked to explain what happened to get that grade." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing truly interesting comes to mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not necessarily the most interesting but most wide open question was how I saw medicine in 5 or 10 years after doing the socioeconomic research that I have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the standard medical school questions, I was asked to give insight about an ethical concern facing the future of medicine. He did not ask me to speak about my stance on the issue, but to discuss all sides that were relavant." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a desert island for 24 hours, what three things would you want to have with you? (I got the impression that he was looking for nonstandard answers in order to learn something about me...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a non-traditional student, how do we know you will stay with medicine, and not move on to another career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical issues do you anticipate encountering as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor asked me what my mother would say my biggest strength/ weakness was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical situation in medicine you have been following?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How does my family feel about my decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. He basically went down my file and asked me about each of the experiences that I had listed on my amcas application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think of you being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose it's 15 years from now, you're a very accomplished surgeon, you have your entire family over for Thanksgiving, you've just started carving the turkey and the phone rings. It's the resident at the hospital saying that a patient of yours needs an immediate operation. He knows you're not on call, but the patient would feel better if you performed the surgery. What do you do and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you consider your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about abortion and euthanasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low MCAT scores. (No one had asked this before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult time in your life and who did you depend on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of euthanasia? Would you perform physician-assisted suicide at the request of one of your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think will be the biggest ethical issue facing you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you leave Belarus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you laugh, what makes you cry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst/hardest thing that's happened to you in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you grew up in California. Do you think you will adjust well to Ohio? Follow up: Have you traveled much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever considered the bad parts about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were a drug that could cure arthritis, but had a 1% mortality rate, would you argue for its release?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name an ethical issue, and describe it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. Just asked clarification questions about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

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"Ultrasound program is unique and well-integrated Extremely friendly staff, faculty, and students Excellent clinical sites Excellent course structure and board preparation Excellent name recognition" | Report Response

"There are a lot of things I love about THE Ohio State U College of Medicine. First, I like being a part of a big campus, with a lot going on. I went to a small undergrad, and being able to experience the big school environment is a huge plus. I also like the big size of our class - it helps to be able to get to know so many people rather than just a few for all 4 years. I also love how dedicated the faculty (so far) are about our learning, and the fact that OSU takes in our feedback (almost too much, actually) and then actually works to improve what we don't like. Theres also the (huge) fact that I will get in state tuition after the first year - thats like a 20k scholarship a year for 3 years. Also, I love having P/F and 3-4 hours of class max per day. Can't overestimate how important that is - I have a ton of free time, unless its test week of course." | Report Response

"Compared to top tier schools, I don't feel like I've compromised at all in academics, but the atmosphere is very warm and relaxed here!" | Report Response

"Brand new state-of-the-art facilities, amazing opportunities to get involved." | Report Response

"- feel well prepared for internship by 4th year - option to do first 2 years "independent study" and avoid classwork --> allowed me to pursue a long distance relationship much easier" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"None" | Report Response

"Our clinical skills class - CAPS - is a bit disorganized, but they are working on it. There have been a few break ins around where I live, so that's a negative, but that can happen in any bigger city." | Report Response

"The curriculum can be a bit too detail-oriented." | Report Response

"Not enough room in the medical library to study (but there are plenty of other libraries and areas)." | Report Response

"- Large class size is less appealing" | Report Response

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"Very well funded institute with stability of faculty and constantly hiring new staff." | Report Response

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