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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"Describe an ethical situation a physician might face. (Not the exact wording but it was clear they wanted a good description of the views of both sides...not a specific answer. He keept leading me on for a long time during this...turns out the only other thing he was looking for is that we shouldnt force our views on others...ie abortion stick to your morals, but refer the person to another doc..." Report Response

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

"What unique contribution will you be able to make to the class? What are your biggest faults?" Report Response

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

"What experiences have you had to confirm your desire to pursue medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pretty standard seeming stuff...I guess the most complicated was when he just asked me to describe an ethical situation (both sides)...which degenerated into a long discussion on stem cell research...all the while he was fishing for a specific point...which i eventually hit on and he finally let us move on." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest weakness? (you know they're going to ask...yet its still hard to answer...) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread essays (didnot come up), came up with some potential general means of answering some questions, read the SDN interview feedback, OSU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the new stuff, how relaxed the students seemed, Dr. Batisky, free breifcase/laptop bag thing, Jimmy Johns for lunch!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This was my first (and likely only) interview...I was nervous as hell for the first hour or so i was there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not a big deal...but it might be usefull to know that a good portions of the questions he asked came from a list of standard questions given to all of the interviewers (he told me this)... the questions i describe below were from that list (which he wrote my answers on..."so he wouldnt forget")" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good experience overall, They notify you two weeks later...which seems pretty fast. I got in...and thus am very happy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2004

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