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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What ethical dillemas in medicine today concern you? How would you responde if fased with it?" Report Response

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

"What kind of patient would be difficult for you to deal with and how would you deal with that patient?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is important in the medical profession?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"standard" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What kind of patient would be difficult for you to deal with and how would you deal with that patient." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS statement, MSU website, MSU secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are very laid back and are involved in many socially active activities. The student lounge at the Radiology building is cozy and sort of a home for med students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"MSU does not have one affiliated hospital. Michigan is a cornfield" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My faculty interview would be a stress interview. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was almost fabulous, although the morning orientation lecture was a bit too long. My student interviewer was a first year, so although she did not know much it was the easiest interview experience I could have imagined. My faculty interviewer however, was not quite that laid back. He was put off by the fact that I have extensive research experience at prestigious universities and hospitals. Despite the fact that I have been involved in a tone of humanitarian work which I love he said that due to my well developed research skills I may fit in better at Harvard or Hopkins. He began to especially stress this point when he asked where my parents worked and I said they worked at Harvard. I tried to explain to him that I specifically did not apply to those schools because that is not the sort of medical education experience I am looking for, but he just continued to press that my research experience says otherwise. Just a tad presumptuous and completely wrong. So yeah, that was not too much fun. He also definitely pushed on other questions and disagreed a lot for the purpose of seeing how I would respond. I was a bit thrown off because I heard MSUs interviews are really laid back, but second year students I spoke with afterwards said he was the only professor that was a but too serious. Other kids I interviewed with had the typically laid back experience. Otherwise, the interview day was great. The campus is beautiful and the staff really works for the students there and are appreciative of their hard work." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2004

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