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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"You don't seem to have a lot of leadership experience. If need be, do you think you could take on a leadership position? (I think some of these questions are scripted, since he filled in answers to a typed questionnaire as I spoke.)" Report Response

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

"Various ethics questions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A parent comes to you with his/her deathly-ill child. You know that if this child doesn't receive a blood transfusion, he will die. However, his parent is a devout Jehovah's Witness and refuses treatment. What do you do? What do you think of the RU-486 abortion pill? Why do you think the HPV vaccine is controversial?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My interviewer really grilled me with a slew of ethics questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forums, browsed OSU's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities, big emphasis on technology." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer kept badgering me with ethics questions, and he insisted that I didn't have enough clinical experience to know that I want to go into medicine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought I bombed my interview, but apparently I did decently enough since they emailed me an acceptance letter earlier this week. OSU is known for asking an ethics question, but I think my faculty interviewer went a little overboard." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

CMH

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2007

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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