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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?

2 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)?

"The one's above and some of the same questions posted by other recent interviewees." Report Response

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

"How did you adapt to going back to school? Was it difficult? (I worked for a few years and then went back for a postbacc.)" Report Response

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

"What makes you a better candidate than someone else? How will you contribute to the school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If, during one of your first clinical experiences, you went to a clinic and saw that the waiting room was full of African Americans, what would you think? (PS I'm a white female.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you got into every school you applied to, how would you decide where to go?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the MSUCOM, osteohome.com, and AACOM websites; talked with my student hosts the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are really great and love the school. Also, the faculty appear to be pretty engaged in the students. They also have a great student-run course notes service that seems to be really helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The administrative staff were not as friendly as I would expect, but it was really not a big deal. The building is a bit outdated adn definitly has the feel of a converted dorm. The out-of-state tuition is scary, but I knew that before going to the interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, but for those who don't already know, there are two things that are important to know about MSUCOM: 1)They don't do disection in anatomy at MSUCOM - the faculty disects the cadavers beforehand. 2)Everybody goes out to one of their SCS hospitals for most of their clerkships. There is a map on the MSUCOM website." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview was great/friendly, school is great. It's a bit spendy, but I could definitly see myself there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2003

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