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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 did you learn about Michigan State?" Report Response

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

"What do you expect from your clinical years?" Report Response

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

"Do you understand the costs involved in coming here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you expect from your clinical years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you expect to be the biggest transition for you from undergraduate work to medical school? (this question isn't necessarily difficult, it's just that you ASSUME the interview would understand that the coursework is tedious and the level of anxiety is high)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studentdoctor, went over my secondary, AACOMAS, MSUCOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was very conversational. He genuinely wanted to know more about me and he was familiar with the area that I am from in Illinois. The campus is gorgeous; it is THE college town." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost; out of state students should expect to pay about $62,000 a year. Also, the student who took us on the tour didn't show us much and she certainly didn't sell the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The REAL cost. I knew it was expensive, but I thought they were including a whole year's tuition. It turns out they were leaving out summer tuition. The school is year-round." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really though MSUCOM was a great school, but I don't think any school is worth $62,000 a year; especially when they're raising tuition 10% next year. The people were very nice and the campus was great. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/24/2003

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