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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me how you would explain osteopathic medicine to your family and friends." Report Response

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

"Tell me how you have shown leadership in your various experiences." Report Response

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

"What is the most negative facet of medicine to you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your grandparents. What kind of relationship do you have with them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I'm going to ask you a three-part question: 1. Name an ethical dilemma that is facing physicians today 2. Describe your stance on it 3. Explain how you arrived at that stance." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched MSUCOM links, read up on osteopathic medicine, reviewed my application, prayed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff was so kind and encouraging. The interviewer was also incredibly nice. I appreciated the length of the interview because it allowed enough time for me to calm down and feel more laid back by the end." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Waiting around for long periods of time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There would only be 3 interviewees this morning (not a big deal, but I had been wondering), each interviewed by a different person." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers do not have your academic record, so it's all about getting to know you and see what you're about. The interviewer I had was wonderful and we got to talk about different topics (like music lessons and Korea) at different points in the interview, which was super nice (not a constant focus on why-do-you-want-to-be-here, very directed, questions)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2003

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