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  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbus
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Why OSU?" Report Response

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

"I'm your advocate so what do you want me to tell the Admissions Committee when we meet at the end of the day?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you thought about pursuing a PhD also?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I'm your advocate so what do you want me to tell the Admissions Committee when we meet at the end of the day?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, practicing answering questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities and the medical students. The student host program is great!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That the PhD faculty felt the need to justify why he was qualified to interview me and the M2 wouldn't stop talking about himself in my 20 minute interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we were interviewing to earn a spot, not "keep" a spot like they kept promoting during the entire presentation. Also, Decision Mondays are horrible because you're stressed out for the 6 hour time frame to wait for a phone call." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was impressed by the facilities and the students, and the faculty seem to care a lot. I'm just not a fan of being given a 6 hour time frame to wait for a decision phone call." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

CMH

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2011

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Thanks for the free messenger bag and flash drive. But please don't tell us that we're interviewing to "keep" a spot as deferrals are very common. Interviewing to "keep" a spot it much easier than to "earn" a spot." Report Response

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