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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?

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?

Closed file

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

"Really very standard questions and ones that have already been posted but i will list them again. KNOW THESE and you will nail the interview." Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your clinical experience. Why LECOM - aka talk about the pathways." Report Response

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

"What are 3 strengths and 1 weakness? Tell me about your leadership experience. Tell me about a conflict and how you handled it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my primary and secondary apps., interviewed myself on the way up." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The pathways - honestly one of the main reasons to go to LECOM. The library is a nice size and there are actually BOOKS. The low tuition and cafe with food - not just vending machines. The high pass rate on the boards, and large selection on the clinical rotations. The faculty has an open door policy. This was super important to me coming from a research school. Although some faculty do conduct research, their number one priority is YOU and to teach.You have clinical exposure in your second semester of your first year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building is kinda blah on the inside. EVERYTHING is gray, the furniture, the walls, the floor, the furniture .... how hard would it be to through a coat of paint of ANY COLOR on the walls??? Not that techy, would be nice to see smart boards in the PBL rooms. Basically the building feels very sterile.. I applied to the PBL program so this shouldn't be a huge issue for me but if i was going to sit there M-F from 8-5 i might get depressed !" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew this ahead of time but many people didn't. There is a mock PBL session from 1 -2. I HIGHLY recommend it if you are interested in PBL." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LECOM gets a bad wrap on here - some of it may very well be warranted, this is NOT the school for everyone. I have known people who have gone through and they have been happy with their education - its what you make of it. Research their board scores, clinical sites, and residency placements and you will be impressed. However, i do think the building could use some updating - after interviewing at VCOM and seeing their kick ass facilities i was a little disappointed in LECOM - but i should explain i was only disappointed with the BUILDING NOT the education i feel i would get here. They are opening a new location at Seton Hill, just an FYI there will be NO cadaver lab for they PBL students at Erie or Seton Hill. HOWEVER, if you are at Erie you can access the cadaver labs to study, Seton Hill they may let you go into the PA labs there but that remains to be seen. But you can always drive up to Erie, as you still have full access to the Erie campus even though you are in Seton Hill. Overall, i really like the school, the pathways - were else will you find a med school with 4 different ways to learn medicine?!? I would recommend checking the school out if you get an interview and don't let all the SDN hate get you down :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"To let us know how the rest of the application process will go. " Report Response

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