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  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Athens
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?

9 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?

3

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)?

"After reading the article: What do you think it was about? How would you rate it on a scale of 1-10? then, it hit me between the eyes, 10 absolutely, why not for you? Why do you think there is so much medical literature these days?" Report Response

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

"What literary work best describes your philosophy of medicine? <----I answered a recent novel I had read and he actually knew the parents of the author....and loves the book...hopefully unexpected points" Report Response

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

"Typical QUestions: Take me down your reasoning of Why medicine, then why osteopathic medicine, then why OU? How do you learn? (the tracks of OU are different based on learning styles) Anything you want to highlight on your application or explain any poor areas?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Read this article and we'll talk about it when I get back...What did you think it meant? (it was an article about a resident who had a nazi prison camp survivor as a patient and realizing this truth and its impact on her (the physician))" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What literary work best describes your approach or philosophy of medicine (I think I stared at the wall for 5 minutes)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AACOMAS, my secondary, the OU website and SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The beautiful campus, the people (I absolutely fell in love with two of the interviewers and the third intrigued me) the students, the staff everyone was very nice, the option to travel to Kenya during the summer after your first year, the amount of research they are getting off the ground, did I say the people?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that you cannot get a commuter pass if you live less than a mile off campus and that there is not graduate housing on campus whatsoever. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Kenya option, it blew my socks off. However, the news of it was very nice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first was a thinker, a philosopher. It was difficult to think in those terms with the news of the first interview. I really had no feel of what he thought of me or the interview. The 2nd, I loved the woman. Absolutely without a doubt loved her. I would like to just talk with her and have her as a mentor for years to come. She also is the director of the student run learning program (PCC) and I was already interested in that track, and now I definately am. The third was a Psychology professor. We talked very well because I also am a Biopsych major. He was very informative ab out the campus and the educational processes. I definately like the idea of a social science department in the medical school. The campus is beautiful, the students seemed to want to talk to us. It really was great. I drove the horrid drive back with a smile." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/12/2004

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