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  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • East Lansing
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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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

"First interviewer (M2 student): 1) How will you handle the stress of being a medical student/ resident? 2)Tell me about a clinical ethical problem, and how you would/ did handle it. 3) Tell me about XYZ (AMCA's activities; he asked me about my research and leadership positions)." Report Response

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

"Second interviewer (Surgeon, MD): 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) Tell me about a conflict you've had with someone, and how you handled it. 3) Why medicine? 4) Where do you see yourself in 15 years? 5) Who is a role model of yours and why? 6) Tell me XYZ (AMCA's activities; he asked me about my medical mission)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is a role model of yours and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None... " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN!!!! SDN had every single question besides one (How will you handle the stress of being a medical student/ resident?)... Also, make sure you read your AMCAs activities, secondary essays, and PS (the surgeon asked me about a specific story that could only be found in my PS)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers seemed to be interested in getting to know me as a student, future physician, and person overall. It also seemed like they were genuinely interested in me/ the interview (they definitely read my application/ materials beforehand). The camaraderie of the students seems genuine and they all seem to get along (a huge plus is that the med students seem extremely happy). Also, everyone at the school was extremely nice (opening doors, randomly just yelling "good luck" from down the hall, stopping and asking how you like the school so far)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour guide definitely shows you the med school campus (regardless of what the other past feedback says... also, MSU may have changed it up this year, because they showed us all three building where we will be taking classes). However, I would have like to see more of the actual MSU campus. Also, the $360,000 OOS debt after four years isn't too attractive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews are semi-open/semi-closed file... They have access to everything but your grades and MCAT score (AMCAS activities, personal secondaries, major, degrees, institution). Also, stay with a student host (if you don't mind sleeping on a couch/ air mattress, or the awkwardness of using a total stranger's bathroom). I stayed with a student host (two M1 roommates), and it was great. They actually had three of their classmates come over, and after meeting 5 of the students in a non-academic setting, I definitely feel like I have a good understanding of what their student body is like. Overall, great school, and I truly would be happy to attend here!" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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