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  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Athens
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Why shouldn't we accept you?" Report Response

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

"Why DO?" Report Response

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

"How do you think you would fit in here at OU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How can you tell if someone is compassionate during an interview?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why shouldn't we accept you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read OUCOM web site, looked over my primary, read over questions on SDN, read some books about osteopathic medicine" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great campus - and it's attached to a real university, unlike so many other osteopathic campuses. Athens has no shortage of bars, eateries, shops, grocery stores, etc...everything you might need appears to be right there. School seems to take care of its medical students very nicely. Interviews were EXTREMELY gentle and laid-back; other schools may talk of having "laid-back" interviews, but every other interview I've gone to thus far has been several orders of magnitude more stressful than any interview I had at OUCOM. In the anatomy lab, cadavers are shared between only four students; we were told on the tour that this is one of the lowest student/cadaver ratios in the world." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Athens is in the middle of nowhere, and the surrounding area is nothing like the rest of rural Ohio; instead of cornfields, it's essentially Appalachia. This isn't necessarily bad, just unexpected. Potential job opportunities for spouses appear to be scarce. For years 3/4, you'll likely have to rotate out to various sites across Ohio that OUCOM has agreements with." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That OUCOM was going to be so darn nice to its interviewers! EVERYONE who came out of the interviews that day had a smile on his or her face and seemed very pleased at how things had gone." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you have an interview here, I strongly suggest you go. I wasn't expecting much and I was very pleasantly surprised." 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?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ohio University Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make it clearer as to where interviewees can park on the morning of the interview." Report Response

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