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  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbus
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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What sparked your interest in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you to do relieve stress?" Report Response

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

"Discuss an ethical issue, why did you take the MCAT in August, what did you learn from your experiences, what is the best book you've read recently, talk about your research, how would you add to the class, describe your stengths and weaknesses, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not anything too crazy. They seemed to just want to get to know me. They did ask me what my favorite book(s) is." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked me to describe an ethical situation in medicine (of my choice), and to talk about the parameters. I talked about patients who are on life-support, but I'm sure that abortion, stem cell research, genetic engineering, etc. would all be acceptable." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, previous interview experience" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How much the school has to offer in terms of technology, while maintaining that students build strong clinical skills." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. The size of the class could be problematic with 220 (how much personal attention could you really get), but otherwise nothing was really terrible about it. There is a ton of construction but that is a good thing (new hospitals/research centers being built)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt laid-back and well prepared...nothing really threw me for a loop. Some students had a hard time finding parking so I suggest you call and get better directions than those given. I also had two interviewers at the same time, something that rarely happens at OSU. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They day was very informative and also laid back. I would recommend being prepared and confident, and then not sweating. Just be prepared to answer questions that you would usually encounter at an interview. I had two very nice, enthusiastic, outgoing interviewers." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/01/2004

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