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  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • East Lansing
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

2

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)?

"Student: Where do you see yourself 8 years from now, and how will CHM help you get there? What has been a difficult person for you to work with? What are the professional responsibilities of a physician? He told me that he would get those questions out of the way to begin with and the rest of the interview was basically conversational. He asked me a few things about activities and my major. Also asked me where else I interviewed and if I applied to MSUCOM (because I belonged to Pre-SOMA). Otherwise it was just conversation about the both of us. " Report Response

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

"Faculty: What are your goals for your practice 8 years from now? The ethical question. What would be a difficult patient for you to deal with? Are there any patients that you have worked with that have really had an impact on you? The rest was conversational. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My faculty interviewer asked me to describe an ethical dilemma, what makes it ethical, and how I would approach it. What made it interesting was that when I got done answering she told me about a real case that happened recently that was similar but different. She then asked me several questions on what I would do about that." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you that isn't in your application? After rambling on some, she clarified that I could talk about hobbies, sports, what I do for fun, etc. :-p" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read through all of this feedback, read through the bioethics website that someone else posted here (very helpful), read through the CHM website, and I also did my undergrad at MSU so I knew a lot about the school. This was my second interview so I learned from mistakes in the first & stayed relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the students and staff and other interviewees. I love this school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really except it really is a long day. (9:30-4) Expect to have some downtime in the afternoon between interviews (like an hour or more)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I shouldn't have worried so much about it. At my first interview (at another school) one of my interviewers was really an ass so I expected more of that. My interviews here were really relaxing and conversational." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I applied for the RPP, and they matched me to interview with a student who is in the RPP. I thought that was really nice. They have access to everything but your MCAT scores, grades, and classes that you took. I did not get any questions about them either from the interviewers. It is so nice to find out so soon after your interview if you are in! Dr. Shafer called me a little after 8pm on the following Tuesday...so don't get worried if you don't get a call earlier in the evening. I hope to see you great people in the fall! :-) " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2004

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