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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Erie
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"1. Tell us something that isn't in your file. 2. How do you handle stress? 3. Give us an example of when your communication skills helped you/someone else" Report Response

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

"4. What was your hardest/most science heave semester and what classes did you have? 5. Why medicine? Why DO? 6. Talk to us about your leadership roles." Report Response

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

"7. Tell us about a conflict you have had, and how you resolved it. 8. Strengths and weaknesses? 9. Summarize article about unnecessary medical tests, and how do you feel about it personally. I think that is it, I might be forgetting something though." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The medical school curriculum is very science heavy and difficult. What was your most science heavy/hardest semester? This question isn't too interesting, but it wasn't one that I had seen on the SDN." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They were all pretty easy and straight forward." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the entries on this website and practiced saying my answers out loud. Talking with current students helped too!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"After reading the entries on this site, I was prepared for the worst...but it wasn't bad at all. Erie is actually very beautiful and it sounds like they know what they are doing with the dress code rule - it helps prepare students for their internships and jobs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school has a semi high school feel...it is only one building, silly rules, etc." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I would actually like this school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was easy. I was a little nervous, but once I got talking, I settled down. I had two very nice and encouraging interviewers, and one who didn't seem very interested. I tried to focus on the "nice" ones, and didn't let him bother me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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