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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Erie
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"Tell us something about yourself that is not on file. When did you demonstrate leadership? How do you deal with stress?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about a conflict and how you resolved it. What is a better decision, one made by an individual or by a group? Who would I invite to a dinner party (3 people)." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your strengths and weaknesses. Tell us about a holistic experience you had. Summarize the article we had you read. Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The dinner question as posted previously. If I could take any 3 people to a dinner party, who would they be? Living, dead, or fictional. A random question they ask, so prepare in case. I prepared for that question and got it!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked 10 questions, everything that was posted on this site. I thought they would have only asked me 4 or 5, but I was wrong." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read every post on here, even the ones from previous years. Reviewed my essays and practiced interviewing with a family member." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They were extremely organized, kind, and interested in the person (in the interview). They realized that there is more to being a doctor than simply your GPA and MCATs. I did not feel that welcomed at PCOM. Also, they have an awesome anatomy lab." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cafeteria food looked so basic that my high school had better food. I am sure you can look beyond that though. (They did have a Starbucks!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived about 45 minutes early to the interview. You enter in the rear of the building, not the front, so be aware. Everyone was very friendly at the door. They had a small table with two people there handing out name tags and welcoming you. I then was asked to take a seat in a waiting room and waited for the other interviewees to show up. There were about 10-12 of them. Once everyone arrived, we took a tour of the building, which took about 25-30 minutes. Ask a few questions during the interview in hope that you can expand on that question in your interview. (You will need at least 2 or 3 good questions to ask them at the end of your interview to show them that you care and know something about their school). After the tour we were taken to a large conference room and sat down. We were given an article to read and later summarize (if asked), which was one a controversial test done for floating cancerous cells in the bone marrow. We were then given presentations on financial aid, housing, and things to do in Erie. During this time, the interview panels would come in and take someone out to interview them. This time was well spent because the school was promoting themselves. At other schools, they just make you sit for a few hours and do nothing. At least you are learning more about the place. After your interview, you will wait until everyone else is finished and the presentations are over. At that time, you will all go have lunch and meet with students at LECOM. It is all over after that. The day is very relaxed and you’re in a friendly atmosphere." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2004

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