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  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Athens
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

4

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)?

"First interview - what have you learned today about OU-COM, Why don't you want to be a lawyer like your dad?, What have you learned from your parents?, One word to describe you?, What is your "problem?", Why med school, Why DO, why should we take you, Research, Curriculum, where else did you apply?" Report Response

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

"Most ridiculous RA experience? What are you looking for in a med school? Most proud academic achievement? What should I tell the admissions committe about you?" Report Response

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

"Questions about my application specifically." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What have you learned from your parents?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your "problem"? (I think he meant like what is my weakness....just caught me off guard). Some specifics about my research, why I was interested in a PhD (I hadn't read about that many current projects at OU)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this site, thought about a few things. Make sure you can talk about yourself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"OU itself (the undergrad campus is great! So many things there), how the admissions people walk past students and say hello to them by name, my interviewers, the curriculum (the one I like integrates classroom learning with small group discussion and some PBL), how psychology is integrated into the curriculum, wow, so many things." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 5 year committment to living in Ohio after graduation if you are from out of state. Can I live there for 9 years?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I came out of this interviewer with this school as one of my top choices. It's a fantastic little school with a great community feel." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview was with a member of the administration - it was very conversational. Nothing to stress about. The second was with the director of admissions and we spent most of the time talking about my undergrad college. The third interviewer - loved him. Absolutely loved him. The interview was like 45 minutes long because we were just talking about our research (his project is fascinating). I just wish I could keep talking to him and he could be my life coach or something. My fourth interview was with the DO/PhD coordinator. She was really nice too. If you get in, they let you know right away. In fact, the admissions committee and all the interviewers meet right after we leave. They emailed me at 5:15 to tell me I got in (I left campus about 4:45). If this school were in an urban area, I'd go in a heartbeat. It's still a top choice, though, and it will be a hard decision." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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