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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician even knowing that DOs are the minority of the physician population in the US?" Report Response

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

"What are your strenghts? Weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself in 10 years from now?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do if you do not get into any universities you have applied?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application (specially the personal statement), reviewed the history and philosophy about osteopathic medicine, reviewed the school's website and read a lot of SDN feedback about interviews held at this school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How comfortable everybody made me feel. The staff, students and interviewer were extremely nice and I did not feel intimidated or threatened." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How old some of the buildings are." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew how laid back the interview would be, so that I wouldn't have spent hours preparing for it and stressing out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great interview experience at MSUCOM. I waited for just 10 minutes in a little "waiting area" with other students who had their interview today as well. Then when I went to my interviewer's office, he immediately started making easy conversation and I felt a little calmer as the time went on. He smoothly transitioned into asking "real" questions related to the interview. I noticed he had a paper with some handwritten bullet points that referred to my personal statement and I figured out that he was interested in hearing about those points in particular. So, instead of waiting for him to ask me questions, I would answer one question he asked and include 2 or 3 of the bullet points that I could read in my response. This way, the interview felt more like a conversation than a questions and answer experience. At the end he asked what did I want to know about MSUCOM, and I took that as my chance to ask all the questions I had about the school, the program, etc... and we spent about 15 minutes talking about my concerns. Then we had a talk with the financial aid person for about 30 minutes which was informative, but she talked really fast and assumed that we already knew everything about subsidized and unsubsidized loans etc... Then we went on a tour of Fee Hall with 2 M1 and we had lunch. That was a great opportunity to ask tons of questions about the classes, professors, textbooks, etc... I asked everything I had questions on to the students because they were very opened to questioning and they were honest too. Then we were done but I had met another M1 student the day before at a coffee shop, and I was able to know other buildings in the school where the lectures are held for example, and where the exams take place and that was really cool. I wish they would show you the Anatomy Lab during the tour and some of the other buildings in addition to Fee Hall. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

N/A

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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