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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?

3 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?

Open file

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

"Faculty: What makes a physician different from other professionals? Envision 10 years into the future, what type of practice do you see yourself into what will your life be like? How will MSU help you get there. What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare today? " Report Response

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

"Student: Ethical question (above). 3 person speaking with adcom (above). Medical school is very busy, what have you learned in the past that will help you make it through medical school? What qualities do you think will be important to "make it" through medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have 3 people directly speak on your behave to the admissions committee, who would you pick and what three words would each of them use to describe you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"State an ethical dilemma facing medical professionals, state your view on it and how would you handle it if one of your superiors or co-workers disagreed with you about the issue." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"#1. Interview feedback (here) #2. Read about the school (website) #3. Read over primary and sec applications and essays #4. Mock interview with current professor" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student body was super down to earth and seemed to have normal personalities. I didn't see any "book robots" there, they were extremely helful. The assistant dean was extremely nice, faculty also seemed very personable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities seemed to be lacking a tiny bit. There is no library or workout facilities specific to the medical school. Parking seemed pretty far away. There is a great study/game room that is new though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Reading interview feedback and browsing on SDN got me a little uptight about interviewing. I wish I had known that it was going to be laid back and no one was dissecting my every move." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview of the year so I was nervous when I first got there. There was nothing to be nervous about, both of my interviews were VERY conversational. Neither one of them (student and faculty) were "out to get me" they truly just wanted to talk. I felt like the pressure was off a little because they do not have access to GPA or MCAT, but do read your essays ahead of time. My faculty interviewer just asked me questions about my past experiences and at the end gave me his card and told me to email him with any questions. Each had 3 specific questions to ask, then we just talked after that. I wish I would have been a little more relaxed and let my personality show more. I was uptight." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2003

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