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  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbus
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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"Why did you wait >10 years before applying to med school?" Report Response

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

"Choose an ethical issue and discuss it." Report Response

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

"Why do you still want to pursue a career in medicine now that you're making a good living as a physical therapist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions asked by interviewer were mostly routine except for some clarifications they needed to ask(see below)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Discussion of an ethical question of my own choosing. (I had several but it was hard to choose on the spot)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website. Read up on the school's website and did a mock interview with my wife (who is a doctor - so she has a good idea of the possible questions they might ask)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are up to date, seems like they have a lot of funds for renovations and updates for their facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The med students who took us on a tour. Didn't really add to the experience." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No surprises when I went there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stayed at the Red Roof Inn on East Nationwide Blvd. Very convenient location and only took <10 minutes to get to the venue. Short program provided included a discussion of the curriculum and a clarification of the 2 learning pathways for the first 2 years of med school. Nice to know that there are options for those with families and daytime jobs. Financial aid information was given, then there was a talk by an administrator from one of their centers of excellence. A 4th year student also gave us some insights about OSU, not that helpful but it did provide a break prior to the interviews. My interviewer was a little formal but personable when personal issues came up. Interview was open file so questions were directed more towards clarifying my motivations and the non-traditional path that I took before finally deciding to pursue a career in medicine. Interviewer also clarified the discrepancy between the class size and the number of acceptances. I stayed for another night in Columbus for sightseeing. A lot of bad areas but a lot of good ones, too. Got caught in the snow storm, which was a treat for me as I'm from Florida. Would have to make a big adjustment if ever I'm accepted and decide to go to OSU (knock on wood). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

DAY

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?

Red Roof Inn on Nationwide Blvd

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/28/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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