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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

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Ethical question related to research: if you were testing a new treatment for a disease, and you knew in your heart that the treatment would be very helpful to patients, what would you do if your results were only mediocre?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite Christmas movie?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (This was the first question and I was still nervous at this point in the interview, even though I knew that I would get this question.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Had people drill me with questions from Interview Feedback, read up on "current" and medically related issues, looked over my secondary essays and personal statement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"AWESOME facilities. I got the impression that the school is very dynamic, constantly trying to improve. My interviewer was very nice, probably the best interviewer that I've had to date." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was really short since we had to be back by 1:45 for interviews." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The "laws" for crossing the street in California are very different from other parts of the country. (Read: I almost got flattened.) Hahaha." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole day was well-organized and informative. It started out with sessions about the curriculum and financial aid. Then, a fourth year medical student spoke and fielded questions from the applicants. Lunch was with first and second year students (more time to ask questions). We were divied up into smaller groups for the tour, which was led by the same students who ate lunch with us. The interviewing started at 1:45 for me (the two potential times to be intervewied were 1:45 and 2:30). My interview went well over the scheduled 45 minutes (it lasted for an hour and 15 minutes), and it was COMPLETELY conversational. My intervier and I really hit it off: after the "typical" interview questions, we talked about random topics, like Christmas movies and Disneyland. :) My interviewer did his best to make me feel very comfortable. This was my first interview, so I was understandably kind of nervous. I ended up getting accepted, so it must have gone well!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2004

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