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  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Allopathic 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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Student: ethical dilemma i had thought about recently, why CHM? Experience of interaction with a difficult person and how i resolved it. She wanted to know about some of the extracurricular internatl experiences i had listed. She wanted to know about my poetry writing skills, because of essay i wrote." Report Response

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

"Faculty: Why medicine? What do you do for fun? So tell me about your poetry writing skills. What makes a physician different from any other profession? What specialty would you want to pursue/medical interests. Experience of interaction with a difficult person and how i resolved it. What are your 3 strengths? " Report Response

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

"Both asked "So tell me about your background. " Basically if there is anything unique about your application. They'll ask about it, so be prepared!!! Its closed file, so they dont know your MCAT or grades!!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I wrote my essay of something outside medicine, on poetry. Both intervieweres were like " So tell me about your poetry skills"." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, I was more than prepared. But if I wasnt prepared, it'd probably be ethical dilemma I had thought about a lot recently. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS, secondary essays, Interview feedback questions, exchanged pms with a kind soul who had been recently accepted from this cycle, and had a friend drill me" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"As always, friendly atmosphere!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview wouldnt be half as bad. Pretty conversational. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews went great, I was MORE than prepared, and displayed much genuine passion and they were extremely impressed. It was more conversational. Read all questions from interview feedback, and get your answers ready. Go over your essays, they asked me about my poetry writing cause i wrote an essay on it. the student one was on ethical dilemma i had thought about recently, why CHM? interaction with diff person and how it was resolved? Faculty one was why med? what do u do for fun? (luckily for me, she played b-ball like me :p), what specialty would i like to pursue? why CHM? what are my 3 strengths? And they both asked me about poetry, cause i wrote my essay on it, and they were both very much interested. Faculty asked me if i was ok staying in east lansing for another 2-4yrs. Faculty asked me about what makes a medical prof different from others. They both wanted me to talk about my international experiences and my background. It wasnt bad at all, the rest of the day is pretty informal. Dont sweat it at all, just go over your material, and the interview feedback and you'll be fine. It was a breeze, infact i started talkin to faculty about her interests, geriatrics, and then i brought up medicare bill, and we were laughing about it! Then we both talked about interests in b-ball, and started talking about her daughter's team that she's coaching. I had a COOL interviewer! REMEMBER this is your chance to shine!! Whatever they dont ask, bring it into the conversation, so they can TRULY know you! Its only 30mins so you need to make them feel confident that you are a great match for CHM. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2003

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