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  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • East Lansing
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"How would you deal with this situation (no right or wrong answer): suppose one of your patients came to you and asked you to put his/her life to an end, regardless of whether the patient had a terminal illness or not." Report Response

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

"Describe a leadership position you have assumed in your extracurricular activities." Report Response

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

"Did you apply to MD schools? If so, how you will decide between the two if you are accepted by both?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An ethical question was: Suppose you attended a guest lecture by a homosexual male. After the lecture a group of your friends were standing outside the auditorium basically mocking the lecturer because of his sexual orientation. What would you say, if anything, to this group of your peers? (No right or wrong answer)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me what you know about OMM (one of the classes offered throughout several semesters at this school)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedbacks on SDN, talked to other people who attended MSU-COM and talked to DOs. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is beautiful. The students are extremely nice and more than willing to help each other out. It's a very friendly environment, and a nice moderate-sized campus city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer was not very friendly. She was late for the interview, she didn't introduce herself or offer any sort of greeting, just started firing off questions right away. She was not even a health professional." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That non-health professionals also conduct interviews. Everyone I had talked to and all the reviews I read said that the interviewers were extremely friendly, but I ended up with a very rude one....so be prepared for both." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was not terribly impressed by the interview itself. My interviewer asked me thought-provoking questions, but was very brisque and not very welcoming. Other than that, I still have an overall positive opinion of the school because the other people are just so incredibly friendly, and the campus is really a nice place." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/25/2003

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