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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"What started you thinking about osteopathic medicine (first question)." Report Response

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

"Toughest class in college?" Report Response

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

"Favorite teacher and class in highschool?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If medicine was not an option, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where are you from? I swear the interview was a walk in the park. No tricky questions whatsoever." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, looked up some current info about healthcare (it turned out I did not need to know anything)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I don't know if I was impressed- I was more surprised. Everyone at the school is super nice. The students are practically running around and hugging each other (no joke). The admissions staff introduced themselves and chatted with me while I waited for my interview (I had an afternoon interview- after the lunch and tour). MSUCOM is definitely a close-knit school. The atmosphere felt a little bit too much like high school though...... Also, MSUCOM is ranked #4 in primary care by US news." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We only got a tour of one building, which is okay... except the students giving the tour told us half of our classes will be in the mystery building (ten minutes away) they didn't show us. If I do end up going to MSU, I'll have to find that building. Also, doesn't MSU have a medical library? I would think so! I don't know... they showed us a room in Fee Hall and called it the 'library.' One of the students giving the tour said she usually studies in the Law library. I simply was not impressed with the campus. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"1. The cadavers are already pre-cut. Students just examine them. Apparently this is beneficial because the students will be spending less time in Gross Anatomy lab... they told us to trust them that this was a goog thing. I don't think I will learn any less by simply examining and not dissecting- I just feel I'm missing out on an important med school experience. 2. I learned this 2 weeks after the interview day: MSUCOM has filled up most of their class in December. Currently students are just being interviewed for the alternate list... as new applicants are added to the waitlist, your rank can and does change. The remaining seats will eventually be filled by people on the alterante list. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Easy, easy, easy. The day was stress free. The admissions staff truly is really nice. Nothing to worry about at all. Had a tour, lunch, interview... in that order. My interview only lasted about thirty minutes and not the hour I expected (this is normal according to the admission's office). I got interviewed by a pHD so he didn't ask me any questions about why medicine, why DO, or what do you think about healthcare. He asked me straight forward questions like did you do research or do have teaching experience. He wrote down notes from my responses and at the end of the interview, he told me he had more than enough info to represent me to the committee. This is why I think the interview was shorter than usual. My interviewer was so nice- he was casually dressed (sweats and sneakers)... this put me at ease. Also, I could be wrong about this since I can't remember who told me... but I heard the interviewer does not have your academic record (so no questions regarding your mcat score or grade in certain class). But the interviewer does have your secondary application, personal statement, etc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2004

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