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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Tell us something about you that is not in your file...have a good example that will speak well of your character." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your leadership style and an example of a leadership role you have had. Get involved in stuff early in your undergrad...again, have a story to tell." Report Response

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

"How you do handle stress? Desribe a conflict and how you resolved it. How do you study? Why medicine, and why osteopathic medicine? Give us an example of where you think osteopathy has its place in society." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The dinner question...he told me he was going to describe a scenrio (me making dinner) and then ask me a question (3 people, dead or alive, to invite)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. I was familiar with all possible questions as this is a standard format interview...everyone gets the same questions. The only ? came from my file was to expalain my grades. My GPA/Time looks like a V, so I explained it shortly and we moved on." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview with pre-med committee and prepared answers for all possible questions. It's good to have examples, and if you acn tell it in a story, even better." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Informal, personable and conversational interview. The school is also nice, expanding and seems to always be looking to improve." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"At first, I thought the town was a bit lame, but then we (my wife and I) got to know some locals and felt more comfortable. I didn't find anything negative about the visit." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Demographics of town... Peach St. runs N/S and is parallel to State St. which cuts the town into E/W. East is pretty ghetto and West is the better side of town. I like to know this kind of info when I go to foreign places." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very nice. It was very informal and since I had answers prepared for every possible question it felt like I could take my time and we had a conversation about each question. It seemed to go quite well and I would be very surprised if I do not get accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Econo Lodge - Peach Street

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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