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

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?

Open file

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

"Share with us something that is not in your application." Report Response

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

"When did you decide to chose a career in osteopathic medicine? Why? Could you please summarize the article Have you ever worked in a group before? How would you handle interpersonal conflict in a problem based learning (PBL) environment? " Report Response

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

"Do you feel that you are a good communicator. How strong are your written communication skills? At the end of the interview I followed up with two questions for my interviewers." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you handle interpersonal conflict in a problem based learning (PBL) environment? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Will you be taking a military scholarship? (I am active duty military looking to transition back into the public realm and the interviewer was a strong advocate of mil scholarships - D.O. in the reserves)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, wrote answers to anticipated questions, mock interview with my girlfriend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very enthusiastic about PBL and eloquently articulated the benefits of this new approach. Facilities were simply outstanding. PBL seems like a much more interactive way of learning medicine and retaining knowledge. Second year students related that they felt much better prepared for clinical rotations after having to learn to answer their own questions. Non-traditional students reported that PBL helped ease their transition back in to school. The real estate market is booming and there is tremendous potential for investment. Although I didn't see the stats for myself, I was told that COMLEX scores were among the highest in the nation. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing significant." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Double check your application before you leave. Mine was missing two essential documents (which I was able to provide before the end of the day). There IS a lecture-based component to this program. Anatomy, embryology and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) are all lecture/labs. Out of state tuition is now $26,000. In state tuition is $25,000. Here's a big one...we were told that there are still ~30 seats that remain open for this year's class." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"On balance, my interview was a very positive experience. At the conclusion of the curriculum overview, we (8 candidates) were given an article that appeared in a popular, non-science periodical (topic - stem cells). The group was given 10 minutes to review and take notes. Next, I interviewed with Dr. Quinn (DO) and Dr Leo (PhD). There were no suprises in the questions that they asked. The process seems to be very standardized (in the favor of the prepared applicant). There were no follow-up questions. After the interview, the group was given a tour by two first-year students. We had lunch at 12 followed by a brief financial aid overview. This school seems to be a good fit for those students who are self-motivated, work well in groups and can excel outside the confines of a traditional classroom. " 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?

10 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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/07/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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