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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Bradenton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"When do you study best (what time of day)?" Report Response

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

"How will you fit all the reading in? (How many hours will you need to read a day/night? How will you change your schedule to be efficient and not get behind on the reading?)" Report Response

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

"What are the keys to working in a group?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When do you study best (what time of day)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you make your priorities? (What will you do to balance family and med school? What will you do if a family member gets sick but you have a med school test the next day?)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback page, read over my primary, read over my healthcare class' lecture notes, came up with answers to common questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are GORGEOUS and there are a lot of great places for studying, learning, etc. The admissions staff is really kind and my interviewers were awesome (although I wish they had asked questions personally to each of us in the group). The faculty here really seem to care about the students and want everyone to succeed (seriously)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The PBL curriculum. Not for me, I think--no thank you to reading 8-10 hours/day on your own and having 12+ chapters of material on each exam, as well as having little direction from faculty on what to study. Also, no thank you to working in a group of EIGHT--four or five's fine, but working with seven others has got to get old after awhile... Oh and I'm not a big fan of the rules they have (no water/drink anywhere on campus except in the cafeteria; business causal whenever you're on campus)--I went into the interview knowing these rules, but when I saw them enforced I realized exactly how much I disliked them and how much I know they would negatively affect me and my ability to study/learn on campus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the group interview would contain five other interviewees + me, that the M/F ratio at the interview would be approximately 70/30 (which, actually, turned out to NOT be a great thing for all of us women there)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The group interview, honestly, really sucks if you're not good at group discussions (i.e., talking in a large group, getting your say in without interrupting others, saying something substantial that no one else said)--especially group discussions about trivial and/or broad things. I felt like I never really got a chance to say much, much less to say anything substantial. People in my group were talking over each other (and even the interviewers at a couple points!) to get their say in and a lot of them said what I was thinking, we were asked such general and such easy questions about PBL. This school really made me hate group interviews--I dearly hope I do not have to do another one. The sad thing is, the interview itself was really relaxed--no hard questions asked, the interviewers were very friendly, etc. I just don't think I got a chance to make a good impression upon the interviewers, as they didn't ask anything personal (the q's were ENTIRELY about PBL)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Sarasota

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn at Lakewood Ranch

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

8-16-13

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None; the admissions staff was really great!" Report Response

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