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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Erie
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

8 candidates, 2 interviewers - group interview

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Standard interview style questions - greatest accomplishment, who has influenced you. Some new questions that haven't been mentioned here before. I think they are swapping in new questions because they want on the spot answers... and honestly, those answers really did represent the person better than their rehearsed ones." Report Response

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

"See above. Questions may vary between interviewers and may or may not be one you have read about here before. They want to see how you interact with one another as much as they listen to the content of your answer." Report Response

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

"Why LECOM / DO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All very standard questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why DO?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I made sure that my suit fit, my shoes were shined, and my hair trimmed. I studied a bunch of interview questions that I read about on here, agonizing about which historical figures to invite to dinner and what three adjectives best described me... of course, they didn't ask a single question for which I had prepared. I ended up having to answer on the spot, and I think that worked well for me. We will see." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Almost everything. The pathways are great. I might love everything about a school, but if it only offered PBL, I would have to pass on it. I picked Erie over Seton Hill campus because of the range of options with regard to learning style. I'm also excited about the 3 year primary care scholars program. The interview was much more relaxed than I'd expected. I appreciated that the presentations addressed "negatives" about the school and the area. They are very upfront about inclement weather, the dress code, etc. I honestly appreciate the dress code. It won't be a lot of fun to comply with, but I do expect to have to dress that way for the rest of my career. May as well become comfortable with it now." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The attitudes of some of the other candidates. There were a few mumbled complaints about the strictness of the school's rules. I hope that they will seek acceptances elsewhere, rather than coming here and whining about things that were made very clear to them from the start. Also, winter in Erie is going to be rough. The gray walls are a bit drab, and coupled with the snow, it could be a recipe for depression. I noticed some current students wearing outrageous shirt/tie color combinations, and I attribute that in part to a desperate need for color." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't bother preparing for specific interview questions... you will waste a lot of time preparing for things you will never be asked. Just be able to speak intelligently about who you are and why you are doing thing this. They really are just trying to get to know you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is NOT for everyone. People don't take its downsides seriously enough, or they treat it as a "safety school," and end up disappointed with their experience because they would have been happier somewhere else. It provides an excellent education, and it will be a great fit for the people who are genuinely attracted to it. If it isn't for you, please don't waste a seat that could have gone to someone who would love it there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Microtel Inn Erie

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2014

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

10 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Thank you for the paperless app method of distributing school info. Everything about the interview was great" Report Response

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