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  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Allopathic 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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

2

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)?

"Would you pull the plug on Terri Schiavo?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your experiences in West Africa" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me more about your experiences in West Africa." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reread my application & read the mission statement of the school. PS. Know your current health care events. It's a good thing I watched the news the night before the interview. My interviewer asked me about my opinion of the Terri Schiavo case" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There is a very strong support system for students - both academically and socially." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Well, it wasn't terrible cold, but I've been told that michigan gets really bad. Also, out of state tuition is really expensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had interviewed a lot earlier. To everybody out there, apply early! It increases your chances of matricualtion to this and every other school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived in Lansing a day early to get to know the area a little better and meet students. That was a good idea because a lot of students left for a big conference on the day of the interview. The first thing I noticed about the students was that they were very friendly and seemed very close-knit. The administration also cares a lot about the students. They go to great measures to make them feel comfortable by providing resources in abundance. The school is also well equipped. One of the school's founding father is, I believe, the inventor of the CT Scan and MRI imaging machines (though I'm not exactly sure). As a result, the school’s imaging equipment is top of the line. Though the school is not a wireless campus, there are ethernet outlets everywhere. The school is a community based school so clinical skills are strongly emphasized. Students are given opportunities to shadow doctors, work in community clinics – even travel around the world. All of this is financially supported by the school (if you ask). One thing I noticed about this school is that it is not highly ranked. Despite a board score average congruent with national averages (214 last year), a high passing rate (97% of the students “passed” USMLE with 165 or greater), and great matching rates, the school has low research and endowment funding and does not have a major hospital which lowers its national rank. Nevertheless, opportunities to do research and access to major hospitals abound – all you have to do is ask. As for my interview that was cool. My first interviewer was a student. He asked me basic questions but he was much more interested in talking about my experiences. My second interview was with an old school physician. She was very warm and made the interview very comfortable. Both interviews were excellent. I hope I get into this school, it was a pleasure to visit and I think it’ll be a good fit for me. " 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 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

dtw

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/29/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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