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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Bradenton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"1) We haven't seen your file so we know nothing about you. Tell us about yourself. 2) What do you like better, photography or poetry (Based on previous answer) 3) What do you like to take pictures of? 4) How does photography help translate into the practice of medicine? 5) What about osteopathy appeals to you? " Report Response

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

"6) I see you have done research, why not go for an MD/PhD? (Hard to answer that since the one who asked it was a PhD...ughhh) 7) We can see that your strengths are X, X and X. Tell us what you think a weakness is 8) How would that weakness change or be affected by going to medical school? 9) In you lab, we assume you worked with several other people around you. Were there any conflicts? How did you resolve these? 10) What do you know about PBL? " Report Response

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

"11) We haven't seen your file yet- is there anything that you would like to explain? A bad grade (s), MCAT score...etc? 12) Would you ever retake the MCAT again? 13) I had mentioned knowing a former student and how we often discussed the school..." So are you interested in LECOM because of your discussions with that person? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"12) Would you ever retake the MCAT again? - He asked this since I said I was not overly happy with my performance on it and had taken it more than once. My score is very competitive for their school, but I went on to explain that I have very high standards for myself so thats why I mentioned it. Probably should've not mentioned the MCAT at all haha " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could invite any 2 people to dinner, dead or alive, to discuss their life or outlook on life (something of that nature), who would it be and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN...handouts given my school on PBL...spoke with former students I knew" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything, loved the area/weather/students/facilities/ features unique to school/comlex pass rates (Class of 2011 100%, #1 in nation)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview..at my top choice school. I was extremely nervous about halfway through because I was afraid I was rambling and that some of my answers weren't the greatest answers. Oh well...we interviewed friday and we can call wednesday to get our decisions. Fingers crossed!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Tampa

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Wingate by Wyndham

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2009

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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

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