3 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"Tell us about yourself. This is almost a definite. Be able to tell your story in a condensed format that focuses on your strengths toward med school. Stay away from negatives, let them bring up your weaknesses, only show your strengths. For example, turn your negative experiences into poisitve outlooks and then deal with your negative as they bring them up, do not give up your weaknesses, but deal with them if they are addresed. Basically, be able to sell your strengths and acknowledge, yet defend, you weaknesses."
"why DO? Who is most influential in your life that led you to DO? Do you have any questions for us?"
"You also applied to OU, what would be the factors for you in deciding if you were accepted to both schools? Again, if you don't believe in Osteopathy, than your shouldn't be interviewing. It is most definitely not the same as the MD world, think about this, it is important for you and your patients."
"if you were given 100 million dollars, what would you do for Oklahoma medicine? Tell us about yourself. "
"What challenges have you had, and what have you done to overcome them?"
"student doctor, read over my app, looked into ostepathic medicine. "The difference a DO makes" is written by an OSU pioneer: hint, hint."
"small town, down home feel. they don't know your MCAT or grades so if your are strong, bring it up. Also, they have your records, be savvy, know how to turn any negative into positive. Let them know you deserve to be there without being arrogant. work on it, it DOES take practice. Thats the way DOs are, they know they are deserving, yet give credit to the system of doctor/patient relations. A DO cares more about patients than their reputation. they give credit elsewhere."
"small town, down home feel. they are proud in a different way. OU has a quiet arrogance while OSU has a proud, yet humble approach. remember, every medical shool in the US has something they are proud of; know what they like. OSU produces many primary care physicians who serve rural areas."
"they want to know why you are interested in osteopathic medicine. they definitely want to know why ostepathic over allopathic. If you are not interested in DO, then don't apply."
"interviewers were interested in me, but they want to know why ostepathic. you should have strong convictions here, as they do, or you will bomb. Ostepaths are still misunderstood, and they want to know that you understand them and their way of thinking. it always comes down to the patient with DO. DOs care about patient above themselves and they expect to see that in yourself. "