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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Other than questions listed above...How do you handle stress? Are there student organizations here that you would like to join as an outlet to your stress?" Report Response

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

"I know you know the philosophy of osteopathy, how do you feel about its place in real medicine, and what is the history of osteopathy (I knew a ton about that) so then she furthered it by asking me about the history of MSUCOM." Report Response

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

"Pick an extracurricular that you are proud of and talk about it... pick a volunteer or non-paid experience where you helped someone selflessly and talk about it, then choses a time where someone helped you selflessly..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were on a deserted island and could bring 3 people with you (living or dead) who would they be and why? Also...what 3 would you absolutely not bring with you and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Based on one person that I said I would not bring with me to the island...asked if I would ever confront that person and to role play the situation of me confronting them. This lasted 20 minutes." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"talked with physicians, MSU website, open house last spring, talked with current students, read about osteopathy, student doctor network (read all entries), re-read my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"financial aid woman was really informative" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my interviewer" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing...i already knew the school is located in an old crappy dorm..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I arrived at the school we waited in the office to be lead to our interview. There were 6 of us (I think). I was the last one to return to the office by over 20 minutes. Then Kathie, the admissions director, talked with us, and next financial aid. Then students came in and took us on a tour, where basically all we saw was the OMM lab. My advice would be to attend an open house, you get to see a bit more. I have also attended the doctor patient relations class with one of my friends, which was helpful. They don't really show you much, and quite honestly if I didn't know this was such a great osteopathic school, I don't think I would have been impressed what so ever. As I said before, my interview was super intense... and I was asked questions that were not posted on this site, and were about as opposite as I have heard from current students at MSUCOM. I was anxious as hell for about a week and a half, but I was accepted last Friday." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/30/2004

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