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  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • East Lansing
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?

45 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe your study habits. Say you had just attended a lecture and had to prepare for an exam on the material. How do you study? Do/can you study well in a group? Are you aware that most people have to change study habits when they matriculate to med school?" Report Response

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

"Describe a stressful situation (other than the one in your secondaries). How do you deal with stress? Let's talk more about stress..." Report Response

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

"How do you plan to finance your medical education? What did you do to prepare for osteopathic medical school? Why DO? Why did you choose MSUCOM? As a FP, say you had a pt who you had treated for many years and just diagnosed with terminal cancer. How would you tell him and what do you see your role as in his last months of life? Say you had to tell his family that he had died. What do you see as your role in this situation, how would you deal with death, how would you tell them...." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan to adjust your personal life to med school? Also, how do you plan to finance your medical education?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do think is an issue you will have to face as a DO in a practice? (very general quesiton, hard to think of how to answer. I didn't choose an ethical answer, though my interviewer said I could do that too)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, my file, other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everyone knew everyone; students were friendly, open, happy in general" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"basic sciences are taken in a huge auditorium with MD students (300+ in auditorium for class)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be prepared for any question... my interview was very, very thorough -- not necessarily hard, just covered everything I could have thought of." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"overall, positive. It was very personalized. The tour was good, they showed me pretty much everything in Fee Hall and surrounding area. I didn't get to go in the Gross Anatomy lab because of some regulations. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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