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  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbus
Overall Experience

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?

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)?

"You did not go straight into medicine. Tell me about the path that you took to get here." Report Response

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

"What were some of the skills you learned at your previous job that will help you in the medical field?" Report Response

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

"What do you see as some of the greatest problems that you will face in the medical field in your future as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine you are a pharmacy manager and you overhear a conversation with one of you employees with a customer. The pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription for a young teenager for an emergency abortion pill. What would you do in this situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me in a few sentences how I should portray you to the admissions committee." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"OSU website, SDN, AMCAS, Secondary, ethical questions posted online, researched current issues in healthcare." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are wonderful, students and staff were very friendly. Several med. students stayed with us as we waited for our interviews sharing their thoughts on the school and keeping those who seemed pretty nervous as calm as possible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Even at the med school, there is no end to the OSU Buckeyes. It is a little overwhelming." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Everything for which I had a question was explained before my interviews, so I really did not have much I wish I had known ahead of time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both student and faculty interviews were extremely relaxed, more conversational than most of the interviews I have had for schools, jobs etc. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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