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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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)?

"Here's my story...now tell me yours (starting from birth to the present)" Report Response

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

"The prospective abortion situation described above" Report Response

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

"What schools have you applied to/interviewed at/been accepted to...how will you make your decision?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A situation regarding an 18 year old longtime patient with the desire to abort a pregnancy...how would I handle it and how does my background mold my decision" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSUCOM'S website and links, spoke to staff at MSUCOM, read over application etc etc" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and students were incredibly friendly, tuition is very reasonable for in state students and living expenses are not bad. It is a very laid back environment, and the students are very satisfied with their education. It is a P/F system which hopefully fosters more stress on actually learning rather than competing for a #1 spot. The school focuses a lot of attention on OMM which I am actually interested in. Also MSUCOM was rated #4 in primary care, has excellent board scores and the residents are regarded very highly. I will most likely attending MSUCOM, they took only 2 weeks to determine admission status." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I am already biased against Lansing (Go Blue!), however getting that out of the way, I've lived there before and the city does not offer me that much. I was not impressed by the facilities, they seemed fairly old. The tour guides were very uninformative, and we were unable to access the "high-security" OMM and anatomy labs which was unfortunate. I also did not appreciate being asked to which schools I have previously applied/interviewed and whether I was accepted, how I would choose what school to attend etc. I was nervous that my personal views on such touchy subjects such as abortion would alter my interviewers opinion of me either way-however I think he truly just wanted to know more about me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be prepared to have either a 15 min interview, or in my case over two hours. I did not know I'd need to befriend a student to help "infiltrate" the "high security" OMM and anatomy labs. On a serious note, I recognized MSUCOM's sincere desire to enlist students that appreciate osteopathic medicine, and desire a first rate education." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As mentioned above, my overall interview experience was positive. The facilities are lacking as is the city of E.Lansing, however with the funding available I do think MSUCOM has done an incredible job training their students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2003

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