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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"Why did you choose MSUCOM? Why do you want to be a DO? " Report Response

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

"How did you find out about DO? " Report Response

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

"Do you have any other brothers or sisters? Do you have any other questions? Good thing I ask too many questions because my itnerviewer really just talked the entire time. I didn't mind at all. I felt like I was interviewing him for admission. He just kept talking and I just kept listening. The only positive experience I had at this school was that the doctor who interviewed me was great and wanted to offer me a position instantly." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was LITERALLY asked only three questions the entire time!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NONE!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website and the MSUCOM website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer was very friendly and had told me that he appreciated my maturity level (I thought this was funny since I am the most immature person I know). He was laready offering me a position to shadow him and to work with him as soon as his clinic opened up in the fall and handed me his business card. He told me that he was really looking forward to working with me. I have no idea why he was impressed with me, especially since he did most of the talking and rambled. I merely listened attentively." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Too many things. Again, it may just have been the dayI visited the school. I heard too many positive comments on MSUCOM that I think this may have just been a fluke visit. 1) TUITION for out of state residents is exorbitantly high!!! (65k a year) 2) Studendt ambassadors verbally attacked me. I really didn't appreciate this and had done nothing to warrant such a response. 3) School locks up all of their classrooms that I didn't get to see the labs (OMM or anatomy). 4) Building is pretty run down. 5) I waited for 3 hours because my interviewer was 2 hours late! I didn't leave until after 5 p.m., and I had arrived at the school at 9 a.m. The other interviewees all had left by 1 p.m. I sat by myself in the waiting room. Three hours waiting is extremely long, and I refused to stree myself out by staring at an ethics book or my application so I took a 1 hour nap in the comfortable reclining chairs. By the way, since I was unimpressed with the school, I really didn't care what they thought of me at this point and if they rejected me. Being unporfessional and sleeping in the waiting room obviously didn't affect my admissions into the school since I was accepted into the program even though I am an out of state applicant. 6) The students had a chip on their shoulder since they thought they were in the best school. 7) MD and DO students have lecture together the first year which means that the class sizes are extremely large, I can only imagine that this makes learning a little difficult. 8) Rotations are raffled off and you can only do them in the same hospital somewhere in Michigan for the last two years. You are stuck in the same EXACT hospital for tow years. If you're single like me, you're oretty much screwed over in this process. People who are married and/or have kids have priority over those that are single. In essence, it's not really a raffle. If you're single, just expect to get the last hospital that no one wants." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"THE COST!!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Summarized above in the "What negatively impressed you during your visit?" " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2003

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