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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

Two

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Give a brief introduction of yourself to the group and mention one interesting fact about yourself." Report Response

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

"Describe a difficult situation in your life and how you dealt with it." Report Response

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

"Is healthcare a right or a privilege?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I am a second generation slug, I don't work and haven't for years, I just drink all day and get my girlfriend pregnant because with every kid we have we get another check from the government. Do I have the same right to health care as everyone?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is healthcare a right or a privilege?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read book on interviewing, reviewed LECOM web site, reviewed LECOM interview feedback on SDN, knew my AACOMAS application backwards and forwards." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"96% first attempt pass rate on first step of COMLEX, Amazing Wellness Center, choice of curriculum pathways, reasonable tuition. I also thought it was really clever to give all the interviewees a flash drive with LECOM info on it. Saves paper and is a gift we can re-use! Nice!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lunch was terrible - pizza and iceberg lettuce salad. I didn't like the group interview format. Also, the day ran an entire hour over what the schedule stated. No opportunity for patient contact during first two years, either." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring your own lunch if you have gluten intolerance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed by the facilities and the curricula. The day was too long, though. I also did not like the group interviews. We each only answered two questions during the interview.I had so much more to say! I really loved the surrounding area which is very suburban bordering on rural almost." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

07/16/2010

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

2 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Stop the group interviews - with applicants only getting to answer two questions during the entire interview it isn't really giving you enough information about the candidates background and motivations." Report Response

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