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"Tell us about yourself? Why osteopathic medicine? What specialty are you considering and where do you see yourself?"
"If you were a vegetable what would you be?"
"Teach me something."
"What makes you angry"
""Teach me something.""
"Most significant patient interaction"
"What is one accomplishment from the past four years you are the most proud of?"
"Sell yourself in 30 secs"
"-Name 5 drugs and their function"
"How do you manage stress?"
"Name five drugs"
"You're a small town physician and you write a script for "the morning after pill" but the only pharmacist in town refuses to fill it. What do you do?"
"What is the difference between an allopathic and an osteopathic physician?"
"Tell us about an interesting experience you had during your shadowing. Tell us about a fond childhood memory you have."
"Tell me about yourself and how you got here"
"tell us about current trends in rural medicine"
"The interviewer said OSU prides themselves in being a teaching school and as an aspiring doctor I will be expected to contribute to the learning environment. He then went on to ask me to teach him something non-medically related."
"Why medicine, why OSU?"
"One of the doctors asked me to teach him something, non-medical, that he didn't already know"
"What 3 characteristics must a physician possess? Name one characteristic that you don't like to see in a physician."
"What did you learn in your travels to Europe?"
"What role do you see yourself playing in the community?"
"How did you improve your application from last year?"
"What has been your most influential leadership role and what did it teach you?"
"biggest problem in health care and how would you fix it?"
"How would you handle a nonresponsive/noncompliant patient? How would this impact your impression of yourself as a physician?"
"How would you deal with a patient that does not take your advice? Specifically a diabetic that is now in renal distress from not following treatment plan."
"Do you feel that your previous professional experience (10+ years) is a weakness or a strength for you in terms of medical school? Why?"
"What do you find beneficial about bridge program over regular?"
"what did you do to improve your application from the previous cycle"
"Why medicine/why DO/Why OSU?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why Osteopathic medicine?"
"Why medicine? Why D.O.?"
"What is the biggest health problem in America?"
"I have had a lot of community service and volunteer work, and they asked me to pick one thing that stood out from all my experiences in this area."
"What do you know about osteopathic medicine? What draws you to osteopathy?"
"If you have a patient who's noncompliant, how would you handle it?"
"Name 5 prescription drugs and what they do. "
"Tell us everything you know about Osteopathic medicine."
"The interviewers talked more than I did and it was really just a get to know you kind of conversation. Nothing about grades, mcat's, etc..."
"What was your Favorite undergraduate level class? Why? Hardest? Why was it hardest? I see you had Dr Tyrl for Plant Taxonomy. How was that class? What was good about it? What was bad about it? How is good ol Dr Tyrl doing these days? "
"Would I consider practicing medicine in a rural setting?"
"About my previous research and if I would be interested in research during medical school. "
"Comment on the trends in healthcare you see in your place of work."
"The one stated earlier about a noncomplient patient."
"So, I see you grandfather is an MD...?"
"Why become a doctor? Why DO? Why OSU?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Who would be my Times Person of the Year?"
"Tell us about yourself. (I actually included in this a description of my hobbies, and I preemptively described why I wanted to practice medicine. I think this actually helped, because I wasn't asked ''why medicine'' or ''why osteopathic'', I think because I brought it up on my own terms instead of theirs.)"
"What is the difference between an Osteopath and Allopath?"
"What do I think about the state of healthcare in the USA, especially when compared to the systems in England and Nigeria (I spent time in both)?"
"What will you do if you don't get into medical school this year?"
"What aspect of medical school do you have the most anxiety about?"
"What are some social issues today?"
"Why DO? Why OSU?"
"How do you feel that your volunteer experiences such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Muscular Dystrophy Camp have affected your view of things?"
"What is the last movie you watched?"
"How do you deal with Stress?"
"Tell us what you think osteopathic medicine is?"
"Tell us about yourself"
"How would you handle a situation in which a morbidly obese patient came in to see you and he was having knee pain?"
"Why would you not be able to go on living if you didn't get accepted to OSU? (word for word, kind of freaked me out)"
"What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment?"
"Why do you want to be a physician/DO?"
"How are you going to go to medical school without any support? "
"Have you read "THe Difference a DO Makes"."
"time magazine's person of the year"
"Describe yourself in one word"
"Tell us about yourself (the dreaded open-ended question!)"
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"didn't really ask specific questions. Just small talk mostly."
"Why medicine, OSU, "
"Why Medicine? Osteopathy? OSU?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why OSU-COM?"
"What do you do in your spare time and how do you manage stress?( It was one question)"
"How did you become interested in Osteopathic medicine?"
"What is it you want to do when you get out of medical school?"
"What do you think needs to be improved within the current health system?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Is this your first interview? Why OSU-COM? Why osteopathic medicine?"
"Tell me a little about yourself."
"Why medicine? Why Osteopathic Medicine? Why OSU?"
"What is the biggest problem with the health care system?"
"Give us examples from your work that made you interested in medicine."
"Why did you choose DO program and OSU?"
"What in you background has lead you to want to become a physician, and what has lead you to become osteopathic physician?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? "
"What are some of your hobbies?"
"Whay do you want to be a doctor?"
"What worries you the most about medical school?"
"What are some traits of a good leaders?"
"Tell me about your prior career/degree. What was the turning point that made you want to become a physician."
"Explain why you said _____ in your personal statement."
"In your opinion, what is the difference between an MD and a DO?"
"Who would you choose as Time's person of the year?"
"Tell us a little about yourself."
"What type of role do you take during team situation?"
"What is an achievement you were proud of?"
"How would you work with a patient who would not listen to you?"
"You have applied to many schools, both osteopathic and allopathic, how will you decide which to attend if you are accepted to all?"
"Do you see yourself practicing in a rural area?"
"Why this school?"
"See above, lots of questions from my application (that is sort of what prompted the insurance question)"
"Have you ever had to work in a group and what role did you play in the group? Have you ever had to work in a group with someone who didn't agree with you? How do you handle stress? Do you have a good support system?"
"When and how did you know that you wanted to be a physician?"
"What was the most meaningful class I have ever taken."
"how do you plan to combine research and clinical medicine in your practice?"
"Why do you want to be a DO?"
"How would you tell someone that they are going to die in 6 months? (oh and of course why do you wanna be a doctor)What was a difficult time in your life and how did you deal with it? What did it teach you?"
"Theoretically, if you couldn't do anything with medicine what would you do?"
"What do you know about OMT?"
"What would you do to improve health care in America, and in particular, health care provided by Indian hospitals."
"Why did I transfer colleges?"
"Tells about yourself starting from whenever you would like?"
"You're in a canoe with your husband and child and the canoe tips over and you can only save one person. Who do you save? Followed up with "So what about your husband?""
"What can someone with your background bring to the school?"
"Tell me a little about yourself..."
"What interested you in a D.O. program as opposed to an M.D. program?"
"Tell us about your health care experience."
"Tell us about your experiences"
"what was my greatest accomplishment?"
"What would I do if I had a patient who could not pay for my services?"
"Tell me about your research in ecotoxicology."
"Tell us about yourself. This is almost a definite. Be able to tell your story in a condensed format that focuses on your strengths toward med school. Stay away from negatives, let them bring up your weaknesses, only show your strengths. For example, turn your negative experiences into poisitve outlooks and then deal with your negative as they bring them up, do not give up your weaknesses, but deal with them if they are addresed. Basically, be able to sell your strengths and acknowledge, yet defend, you weaknesses."
"Why medicine? Why in Oklahoma?"
"What made you decide on medicine?"
"Why med school? Why osteopathy? "
"Who are your mentors?"
"What do you view the role of the physician should be to society?"
"Most of my questions had to do with specific experiences I had, such as research, travel, school etc. "
"Tell us about yourself. Tell us about your greatest quality and greatest flaw. "
"Give us the lowdown on yourself."
"Describe yourself in one word."
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor and why did you choose DO over MD?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why did you decide to change careers?"
"so you dance? what is your support system like? why osteopathic medicine? have you ever thought about any other career than medicine? if so what?"
"Tell us about yourself - your motivation for medicine, specifically osteopathic medicine, how you found out about it, etc."
"How will the practice of medicine change in the future?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Have you ever thought about going into anything other than medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a D.O.?"
"How do you relieve stress?"
"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Why Osteopathic Medicine?"
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"What would you do if you made a D on an exam in medical school?"
"Why did you decide to major in Biochemistry (alluding to "why not biology?")"
"If your best friend had a wedding the same time you had class, which would you go to?"
""If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?""
"How do you manage stress?"
"What are your hobbies?"
"Why do you wanna be a doctor?:"
"-Tell us about your community service involvement."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Based on my background, why am I interested in osteopathic medicine"
"How are changes in the health care system, like the healthcare bill affecting/going to affect patient care?"
"What will be your biggest challenge in adjusting to medical school?"
"How do you de-stress? Why haven't you taken anatomy?(one of the interviewers was the anatomy professor)"
"Tell me about your research"
"tell us about yourself"
"You have shadowed a lot of MD's and DO's, what differences have you noticed?"
"Explain to me the trends you have seen in medicine? (I felt that this is one of those questions that get asked that it really takes another doctor to give a good answer)"
"Whats the biggest problem facing health-care? What would you do to fix it? Many Q's came from my application."
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Then why osteopathic physician?"
"As a non traditional, how would you mesh life so far with medicine?"
"What would you bring to the class that is unique?"
"who would you recommend for the TIME magazine's man (or woman) of the year and why? dont be fooled! they're sick of hearing about obama. the answer you give them reveals your personal values and motivations. I answered, "John Wayne" cuz he was a man of integrity and always stuck up for what's right. "
"Why medicine? Why osteopathic? Why OSU?"
"How much physician shadowing have you done? (This was listed in my application, but I think the interviewer just wanted to break the ice since this was his 1st question of the interview)"
"Why OSU, D.O., and how did you first learn about our D.O. School. (along with this they asked why I changed from Pharmacy to Medicine)."
"What does being a doctor mean to you?"
"tell me about yourself"
"What is the biggest problem in US healthcare?"
"What about your volunteer experiences has impacted you?"
"What is the biggest problem with the healthcare system?"
"Since I have worked in a hospital, they asked me to tell them about one specific patient that stood out in my mind and why."
"Why do you want to go to OSU?"
"What would you do if you couldn't be a physician?"
"What do you think is the biggest problem facing health care today and how would you fix it?"
"What will be the biggest change for you if accepted? "
"Senerio: You are not prepared for a test and you go to the teacher's office to talk to him about the it. He is not there but a copy of the test is on his desk. What do you do? What if your buddy comes in right after you and takes the test? What do you do?"
"How would you change the actions of a person who's lifestyle is causing the condition that brought them to you for medical attention?"
"What do I do in my spare time? "
"Do you have any hobbies?"
"How do I prefer to study?"
"Tell us your strength and weakness"
"What was the last book you read? "
"What do you do for fun?"
"Why doctor? Why DO? Do you feel growing up in a small town gave you an advantage or disadvantage for being prepared for today?"
"What characteristics should a physician possess? (Though closed file, this was very easy because it was exactly how I wrote my PS, so I related a lot of similar information.)"
"Besides physicians, who is your role model?"
"Along those same lines, how would you fix the problems in healthcare today? "
"How many hours on average do you expect you will study per night as a first year student?"
"Why do you want to be a DO?"
"What do you do for you?"
"What would you do if you were not a doctor?"
"What made you want to become a doctor?"
"Why do you want to go to OSU? Have you interviewed anywhere else?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Why do you want to be a D.O.?"
"How has working as a car mechanic made you a better applicant?"
"How would you effectively deliver health care to poor rural Oklahoma"
"What would make you choose OSU over the acceptance you already have?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"What would be a good way to educate people in a poor, rural town about general health and hygiene?"
"How will you relieve stress in medical school? "
"what makes you so different than the other applicant that have your high GPA and MCAT?"
"why medicine, why DO"
"Why did you go to school in NY"
"How do plan to interact on a personal level with patients who differ widely from you in lifestyle, worldview, and values?"
"what do you ahve the other students do not."
"If you were required by law to administer the lethal injection to a death-row inmate and you did not believe in the death penalty, what would you do?"
"What do you do to releive stress?"
"What do you do to relax"
"What is the difference between allopathic medicine and osteopathic medicine?"
"How do you relieve stress?"
"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?"
"Why did you choose OSU-COM?"
"What kind of cases/problems did you see while working in Guatemala?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why did you choose to major in political science?"
"Tell me a little bit about your leadership experiences."
"From the doctors you have worked with and shadowed, what positive and negative things have you noticed?"
"They asked a lot of questions off of my resume, which is good. It's easy to talk about things you've done. "
"Do you think it is a physician's responsibility to attempt to change legislation that negatively impacts his/her patients?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Who has been the greatest influence to your life?"
"If you had $100 million to fix health care, how would you do it."
"How would moving to Tulsa affect your life?"
"If you don't get accepted here or anywhere this year, what are your plans?"
"Why do you want to go to OSU-COM? Is it because of your desire to be an osteopathic physician, being a Tulsa native and being familiar with the area, or you wish to stay a Cowboy?"
"Why are you pursuing osteopathic medicine? "
"How did you get through the many stressful experiences in your life?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"How will you handle the stress of medical school?"
"Rank in the order of importance... Availability, Affability, and Ability."
"What one event most influenced your decision to go into medicine?"
"How did you find out about OSU?"
"How do you define success?"
"Given 100 million how would you fix health care."
"Several questions drawn from my application about experience in medicine."
"What do you do to relax?"
"How do you define success? "
"Discuss a situation where you were a part of a team and it was not successful."
"What do your parents think of your career choice? Who influenced you to take a biological field research class? Are you interested in field research? How do you keep from getting burned-out with your Hospice work? Do you see yourself practicing medicine in a rural area?"
"Did you spend a lot of time with the D.O. who wrote your letter of recommendation?"
"Why didn't you complete your masters?"
"Have you ever experienced OMM, why medicine, why DO?"
"Tell us about your clinical experiences. How do you plan to combine your passion for helping the underserved with you desire to be a pediatrician?"
"How did you become interested in osteopathic medicine?"
"How do I handle stress."
"Tell me about the biggest challenge in your life."
"Tell me about growing up in your small town"
"What is a social issue that you agree/disagree/feel strongly about in todays society? What improvements need to be made in health care?"
"whats the hardest thing you have ever had to go through, and what did you do to deal with it."
"If you could look into a crystal ball and see your life in 15 years, what would you see?"
"Who would you select for Time's Man of the Year and why?"
"What have I been doing since I graduated?"
"A question specific to my personal statement and how I thought that would help me be a physician in the future."
"What percentage of people slip through the cracks? This was a broad question and I gave a broad answer-not good enough. They wanted percentages and then be ready to explain why you chose that."
"Describe your strenghts and weaknesses"
"Would you have a problem with doing osteopathic manipulative therapy on someone?"
"What kind of volunteer activities are you involved in?"
"what kind of doctor do you want to be"
"When I first realized I wanted to be a DO."
"the oh so common, why do you want to be a doctor?, D.O.?"
"What do you think is your best accomplishment?"
"How did you learn about Osteopathic medicine?"
"why DO? Who is most influential in your life that led you to DO? Do you have any questions for us?"
"What was your greatest accomplishment?"
"How do you deal w stress?"
"What has been your proudest moment? What has been your most difficult moment?"
"Where do your loyaties lie? (funny... funny... funny...) meant to be an icebreaker about OSU v. OU. "
"Why you want to be an Osteopathic physician? "
"Why OSU? What is it about medicine that interests you the most?"
"Where do you see your self in ten years?"
"What is your most proud moment and what is the hardest thing you've had to work through?"
"Best and worst quality."
"How will you fund your medical school costs?"
"What do you think of the state of healthcare today?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor, why osteopathic?"
"have you thought about what field you want to go in the future? did you have a defining moment which made you realize that medicine is the thing for u? "
"What's your biggest strength you feel can help you in medical school? What's your biggest weakness?"
"What leadership qualities do you posses?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"What have you done to prepare for med school?"
"Why osteopathic rather than allopathic?"
"Where do you want to establish your practice, in a rural community or the city?"
"What are your most proud accomplishments?"
"Why OSU (the only DO school I applied to)?"
"Do you have any problem taking the leadership role?"
"If you got into the other schools you applied, how would you choose which school you would go to?"
"Where would you go if accepted to all the schools to which you have applied?"
"How have you affected the life of another person either positively or negatively? What is your proudest accomplishment?"
"Someone else was asked "If you could be any fruit what would it be and why?""
"Teach me something"
"What is a strength and a weakness about yourself?"
"They don't have your grades or MCAT score... So they asked "without getting into grades, name a time you struggled academically and how you overcame that.""
"Are you interested in rural medicine?"
"How do you plan on giving back to the community after you become a physician?"
"-Why DO why OSU?"
"Was I happy with my MCAT score"
"What is the biggest challenge for physicians today?"
"What are the top problems with healthcare?"
"You seems to have been through a lot in your life, but you have never faltered and seem like a very determined young woman... How were you able to do this?"
"how did you find out about the school"
"How do you feel about your job as a CNA (nurse aide)?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Who's your hero?"
"Lots of "what if questions". What if you had a non-compliant patient?"
"Being a physician is stressful - how would you handle stress and stay balanced in life?"
"What one characteristic do you think a physician must possess?"
"Why osteopathic/Why OSU?"
"what do you expect out of your experience here at osu? Q#4: What demographic do you see yourself working with in 10 years?"
"If someone superior to you were to make a mistake, how would you handle the situation?"
"What do you think will be the most difficult aspect/situation you will face in medical school."
"Why are you interested in osteopathic medicine?"
"If you had a non-compliant patient, how would you handle them."
"Tell us about your research?"
"in one word how would you describe a doctor"
"Discuss a specific instance when a physician did something good or bad? (based on my clinical experience)"
"What are some problems with Oklahoma's healthcare system?"
"What is the biggest problem with healthcare?"
"What are my stress relievers?"
"Tell me about your volunteer experience. "
"How do you handle stress/what is your support system?"
"In medicine you work with a variety of personnel, how would you manage/lead the health care team?"
"If someone came into your office wanting a procedure that you were ethically and morally against, what would you say or do?"
"What motivates you as a person?"
"Senerio: Two guys need a heart transplant. One is a family guy with no insurance, the other is a guy with no family but he has insurance. Who do you give the heart to? What if the guy with insurance has it because he is on death row and the state is paying for his insurance?"
"Who would you name Time's Man of the Year?"
"What are important qualities that a doctor need to have? "
"How do you relieve stress?"
"What do you think of Dr. X ? (the DO that wrote my letter)"
"How do you fit in when working with groups?"
"If you had the choice of School A or School B (fill in the blanks according to your application), which would you choose and why?"
"Are you interested in DO/PhD?, How will you handle the stress of medical school? How will you make the transition to medical school?"
"Do you see yourself as focusing on rural medicine or will you keep your options open? (After I mentioned my extensive rural medicine experiences.)"
"What about you makes you think that you could successfully work with human patients?"
"What is the most important thing that you hope to have accomplished in 10 years?"
"Why osteopathic vs. allopathic?"
"What is one challenge that you may have to overcome in medical school?"
"I see you applied to X schools, why did you apply to OSU?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? How did you get here (as in...tell me about yourself)?"
"What do you see yourself doing in 25 years?"
"How would you handle a patient who refuses to follow your treatment?"
"Was there a turning point in your decision to become a doctor, or was it a gradual process, or...? Can you tell us about it?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Who are you? I've seen you've applied to allopathic schools as well...? What is the last book you read? What do you do for fun?"
"Describe your Volunteer Experiences"
"How can you convince a patient to become more healthy?"
"Name 5 drugs and what they do"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Prove to me you won't do poorly during your first year.(this is because I did poorly in my freshman year of undergrad)"
"If you were given an unlimited budget, what would you do to fix healthcare?"
"Do you feel there is a shortage in health care and if so where is it and what can be done to fix it?"
"If a friend got ahold of the answers to a test, would you use them? Would you turn her in for cheating?"
"Explain your research and what you learn from that experience?"
"How do you relax, what do you do for fun"
"What do you do for recreation?"
"why dont you have any volunteer or medical experience. this confused me. I served 6 years military as a medic, volunteer firefighter for 3 years, 2 years ER work after the military. 16 hours per week at the homless shelter."
"What is the biggest challenge facing doctors today and what would you do to fix it?"
"What trends do you see in the future of medicine?"
"Who is your times person of the year"
"If you had a patient who couldn't pay for a necessary service, what would you do?"
"What do you plan to do if you are not accepted for this year?"
"What are your other hobbies?"
"Would you be disappointed if you didn't get in?"
"What are some important lessons you have learned from your medical experience?"
"How would you calm down an irate patient?"
"What is a big social problem today?"
"You've given a lot back to your university, but what has your university given to you (besides an education)? "
"How are you planning to pay for medical school?"
"What has been your greatest challange?"
"What has been the most stressful situation of your life?"
"How would you handle the stresses of med school?"
"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care right now?"
"What was the most positive experience you had in your volunteer work experience?"
"Why with your background did you decide to become a hospice volunteer and what did you take from this experience?"
"What health issue is most important?"
"Why did you choose to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine?"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"How would your enemies describe you?"
"Why should we choose you over the other candidates?"
"There are three reasons that students do not succeed. 1. Not prepared. 2. Spouse doesn't realize how much time is involved. 3. (I don't remember the third thing.) This three part questions was left kind of open ended. So I just responded to the statement."
"How did you first hear about OSU?"
"How would you deal with a non-compliant patient?"
"Tell us about yourself beginning from whenever"
"How would you decide who gets the heart? Ethics"
"What do you see as some of the biggest problems facing medicine today?"
"Tell us about yourself..."
"How has medicine changed in the last 50 years?"
"How do you feel about a certain professor (prof. during my undergrad)? What was your favorite undergrad class? What is your relationships like with those who wrote your letter's of recommendations? When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor? Why internal medicine?"
"Do you have a support sytem? Is there an issue you feel passionate about? Why do you want to be a D.O.? How did this certain experience in your personal statement cause you to want to become a doctor? How did this undergraduate course prepare you for first year anatomy in medical school? What was the most stressful time in your life, and how did you handle it? Was your highschool difficult? (this one was a little random)"
"Name an influential professor you had and why they made an impression."
"If you are accepted to multiple schools, how will you decide?"
"Tell us about a difficult time in your life. How did you deal with it and what did you learn from that experience?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Explain why I chose to take a specific class (fencing) and how it related to my overall experiences and interests."
"what do you like about osteopathic medicine."
"Who would you pick to win the Nobel prize?"
"What do you think of prescription drug companies spending gross amounts of money on advertising? What were your fav/least fav classes?"
"Tell us about your experiences dealing with medicine"
"Have you had a favorite professor or a professor that has had a major impact on you? Why?"
"What type of doctor would you want to go to, and what qualities would this doctor possess that you feel all doctors should possess?"
"Describe your volunteer experience?"
"What is more important while practicing medicine Compassion, or Science? (They worded it a lot better than that)"
"What first interested you in Osteopathic medicine?"
"How would you reform the state's health care system if you had 100 million dollars?"
"Do you know anyone that is a student here? They asked me this question twice."
"what about the D.O. program appeals to you"
"do u have any questions for us (the interviewers?)"
"what are some of your study habits and do you feel they will be able to handle the workload of medical school?"
"What are some problems facing medicine today?"
"Where and what kind of practice would you eventually like to set up?"
"You also applied to OU, what would be the factors for you in deciding if you were accepted to both schools? Again, if you don't believe in Osteopathy, than your shouldn't be interviewing. It is most definitely not the same as the MD world, think about this, it is important for you and your patients."
"Discuss some negative issues facing healthcare."
"What is a social issue you are interested in?"
"What are your expectations for the workload in med school? Uhm...!?"
"What position should a physician hold in his/her community?"
"Pseudo question asked indirectly... why do you want to be an osteopathic physician."
"Are you interested in the DO/PhD program? "
"How's your academic career been going? Any regrets? Do you have any questions for us?"
"Follow-up questions about admitted weakness - be prepared to turn around and deal with it immediately. "
"Asked me to elaborate on my personal statement and my time voltuntering at a free clinc."
"If the committee was looking at five students with the same credentials, what would distinguish you?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Tell us a little about yourself."
"What do you do for fun?"
"do you have any questions for us?"
"Have you talked to your father about the struggles of medical school? (My father is a D.O.)"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"What, in your opinion, is one big problem with Medicine today - what would you do to solve it?"
"Do you feel that time management is one of your strong points?"
"What do you think about hospice?"
"Tell us about a time that was stressful, and how did you handle it?"
"Do you feel the physician is a leader in the community? Why?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Did you watch the OSU vs. Nebraska game?"
"What do you do to relax?"
"Let's say you lived in a small town and you had a patient who regularly disregarded your treatment plan and observed this patient doing such in the community. For example, you have a patient that you see consuming an excessive amount of unhealthy foods on a regular basis. How would you feel about that patient and how would you feel about yourself as a physician?"
"What is your preferred learning style/main studying method? What would you do if you couldn't do that?"
"What type of research would you want to bring to OSU (we were discussing their recent expansions and my research experience was brought up)?"
"What do you want to specialize in"
"When was a moment that you were proud?"
"Teach me something in 2 minutes"
"Name an quality you saw in one of the physicians you shadowed that you DO NOT want to embody as a physician."
"Other applicants were asked the " teach me something" question"
"What do you do to deal you're dealing with disastrous news?"
"How do you plan on giving back to the community after you become a physician?"
"Do you have any friends or family who are discouraging you from becoming a physician?"
"Say a word. Any word. Then tell me why you said it."
"What do I think is the most important thing to remember throughout my medical career?"
"current trends in rural medicine"
"What do you think are some issues in healthcare that will affect you in the future?"
"How do you think a rural physician can keep up with the ever changing world of medicine? This was hard because it was one of the questions they asked me"
"Who's your hero?"
"What if a patient wanted the plan B pill, would you prescribe the pill? At what point would you not prescribe the pill?"
"As a physician in the future, what role do you see yourself playing in the community? "
"What would you want written on your tombstone?"
"What was your favorite extracurricular activity? (referring to the EC section of my application) "
"If you made a mistake that negatively impacted a patient, how would you reconcile your actions?"
"Is Osteopathic medicine your first choice?"
"1.) If I were working with you on a team to solve a problem, why would I be glad to have you on my team? 2.) If you were working with someone senior to you and saw them do something that you knew was wrong, how would you handle it? 3.) How would you handle it if you were confronted by someone telling you that you did something wrong or made the wrong decision that negatively impacted a patient?"
"It was a tangent we got off on when discussing OU vs OSU and I made the comment I chose brains over brawn by choosing OSU and both interviewers cracked up."
"If you had a patient who refused to pay, how would you handle that?"
"how would you incorporate faith into your practice? "
"In one word how would you describe a doctor"
"If you could put anyone on the cover of Time's Person of the Year magazine, who would it be and why?"
"Why do you think that Oklahoma has a big problem with diabetes and obesity and what would you do to change that?"
"What would you do with $100,000 to deal with the biggest healthcare problem in America?"
"How do you think your age and experience will affect you as a physician?"
"Where is the spilogale putorius gracillis found natively? (It was because the interviewer knew my undergrad mammalogy professor)"
"Who would you nominate for Time's person of the year?"
"Who would be your pick for Time's Man of the Year?"
"What does your mother teach (my app said she was a university prof) - how has that impacted your life?"
"How would your moral standing influence how you practice medicine?"
"What class was your biggest challenge in undergrad? Why? What did you do about it? Would you do the same thing again?"
"If you had a non-compliant patient, how would you approach the problem?"
"The D.O. asked why I would want to give up the great job I have and go to Medical school."
"I work as a nurse aide, and they asked from my experience with the doctors I work with, what do I plan to do differently when I am in practice."
"What would you do if a patient you had seen for a long period of time was living an unhealthy lifestyle and they would not take your advice?"
"What characteristics does a person need to work with the elderly?"
"What have you learned from patients?"
"If you could name the Time person of year who would it be?"
"Are you a dog or cat person"
"If you were given a grant with unlimited funding what would you do?"
"Nothing stuck out as an interesting question. "
"How did you gain life experience through your summer research internship?"
"Tell us about yourself, the floor is yours."
"What is the origin of your name?"
"No question sticks above the rest, as they were all pretty general. The interviewers did have preset questions, but their questions really flowed with what information you provided to them (it was closed file)."
"If a patient became angry and wouldn't listen to your diagnosis, how would you handle that patient?"
"What do I think about dialysis treatments being paid for by the government when they could give kids medical insurance at a much more cost-effective rate?"
"Where do you see yourself ten years down the road?"
"If you were to choose one person to be TIMES Magazine person of the year who would it be?"
"What is the single most important quality of a good physician?"
"Ethical question, well 2 actually. One dealt with a current event regarding prescriptions and the other asked about tolerance of people (would you have a problem treating any type of person?)"
"If you were on a board to determine the Time magazine's person of the year, what prerequisites would you make for eligibility"
"All the questions were pretty striahgt forward, nothing off the wall eye catching. "
"What do you do for you?"
"Put these physician qualities in order: affability, availability, ability."
"How would you motivate a patient who disobeys a doctors orders to follow them?"
"Who would you make Time's person of the year, It can be anyone from anytime?"
"Name 5 drugs and what they are used for"
"What was your favorite class?"
"How would a friend describe you? and what about you that no one knows?"
"If you had an unlimited budget what would you do to fix healthcare?"
"Do you feel there is a shortage in health care, and where do you feel it is and what can be done to fix it?"
"If you had a large amount of money to improve Oklahoma's health care system, what would you do?"
"Do you believe in evolution and if so, how would you explain evolution to a extreme creationist?"
"How would you Deal with a patient that did not listen to your instructions? He or she refused to take their medication."
"How did you get here?"
"what is your opinion of pharmaceutical companies giving away pens,etc. as a marketing tool for the medicines they want to promote? do you think it affects the way doctors decide which medications to precribe to their patients?"
"How would you respond to a pharmacists that refuses to fill a prescription based on their beliefs?"
"Who would you put on the cover of Time magazine?"
"why do you think your 2 years of medical service and 6 years of military will assist you as a doctor."
"Would you always follow the law when it came to making decisions about your patients' care? (This followed my answer to the lethal injection of a death-row inmate question.)"
"Put these three words in order....They were qualities a doctor needs."
"If I would take $$$$ to lose a baseball game. "
"How do you feel about pharmaceutical companies supplying physcicians with free merchandize as a form of marketing?"
"How has your experience in art affected your life?"
"How would you deal with a patient that was non-compliant?"
"Who would you name as Time's person of the year?"
"What do you believe in?"
"What was a negative aspect of volunteering at the Special Olympics?"
"Tell us about a stressful moment in your life and how you dealt with it."
"What first made you interested in health care?"
"If a patient came in who smoked and drank heavily and ate McDonalds for lunch everyday what would you do to try and persuade him to change his lifestyle? "
"What are two major trends that you see medicine taking in the future?"
"How do you deal with a non-compliant patient?"
"A question pertaining to my personal statement - "Explain how this experience influenced you decision to pursue medicine.""
"If you were the leader of an organization and one of your fellow colleagues had a task that needed to be done but wanted to say, go out drinking the night before, what would you do?"
"What healthcare experiences have stimulated your interests in pursuing this career?"
"What do you believe?"
"Nothing really stands out -- it was more of a fill us in based on stuff in your file type of interview. No ethical questions or anything like that."
"How have you made an impact on the university you are currently attending?"
"What type of leadership role do you think a doctor should play in a rural setting?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"What would you do differently to decrease the number of teen smokers since current approaches don't seem to be very effective?"
"Who would you pick as Time Magazines Person of the Year for 2005?"
"What are some characteristics of a good leader?"
"Rank in the order of importance... Availability, Affability, and Ability."
"No interesting questions, they were all about me."
"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?"
"Who would you choose as Time's person of the year?"
"If you are applying for the the last position in the last medical school in the country with no opportunity to reapply, and were able to give the admissions director one reason you should get in, what would you say?"
"Whay do I think are some of the most pressing ethical questions facing medicine?"
"How would you respond to a patient that continually refuses to follow medical advice?"
"Who would you nominate for person of the year (this year or in the last few)?"
"I was asked to compare and contrast the zoology department (my major) and the microbiology department (my minor)."
"How do you react to a patient who won't stop smoking and eats krispy kreme donuts all the time?.... or something to that effect."
"A question about a class I'd taken years ago in third world psychology."
"If an uninsured person needed an expensive prescription and asked for it to be written in the spouses name to use that insurance, what would you do?"
"Who would you pick for Time's Person of the Year and why?"
"How would I teach a medical student about dealing with disabled patients? (this was a personal one for me because my brother is disabled)"
"If you had 90 days to change the health care system, what would you do?"
"if i were given 10 million dollars, how would i solve oklahoma's healhcare problem"
"Describe a native american painting on the wall and tell what it means to me."
"Who would you pick for the TIME man of the year? Why? I said Christopher Reeve b/c of his involvement with stem cell research. Kinda brought the stem cell questions upon myself, but I know my position on it , so it wasn't a problem :)"
"list the words affiability, availability, and ability in order of importance pertaining to a physician and why?"
""Your family seems to be very important to you. How would you describe their impact on you?""
"Considering how important patient relationship was with me, why did I feel that becoming a doctor would be better than becoming a nurse, whose job is highly hands-on patient care?"
"If you had the ability to change the medical field in the US and money wasn't a problem, what would be your six month plan?"
"A specific question relating to my file."
"What can someone with your background bring to the school?"
"Who do you think Time Magazine's man and woman of the year should be?"
"How do I define success?"
"When I first realized I wanted to be a DO."
"i was asked to tell about my eagle scout project"
"Who would I choose as Time's man of the year?"
"How do you define success?"
"Should nurse practitioners be allowed to function without physician supervision?"
"Explain your research for your Master's thesis. This caught me off guard, pleasently, finding out that they were interested in my research and outcome."
"if you were given 100 million dollars, what would you do for Oklahoma medicine? Tell us about yourself. "
"If you had a million dollars handed to you, what would you do for healthcare in the US?"
"If you were editor of TIME magazine, who would you pick to be man or woman of the year?"
"What are the three most urgent problems in health care today? "
"What is your most proud moment? Non-medical is fine."
"What has been your favorite class as an undergrad.?"
"Questions from my file -- really made me feel the interviewers had prepared well and were interested in me."
"A question about the " 3 A's ", which are qualities that make a good physicain, had to rank the A's in order of importance and tell why."
"Have you ever failed a course or test? How did you deal with that?"
"About my experiences as a paramedic working during the May 3rd, 1999 tornado in Oklahoma City."
"Was there any indication that the Doctor I'd been shadowing for 8 months had cardiac issues? (He died suddenly and unexpectedly)"
"What do you think of the state of health care today?"
"One interviewer (looking at my ap, no grades available) pointed out some things but stated them incorrectly, it may have been a tactic to see how I would respond, but it made me aware that I needed to bring forward key points to make sure they were aware of them"
"When your lying in bed at night, what do you worry most about when thinking about medical school?"
"i noticed you applied to OU Med School and I assume you have been accepted, so why have you come here to interview?"
"It was mostly a conversation - only one real question: What's your biggest strength? Weakness?"
"How will Government regulations affect your practice?"
"What is one problem with Medicine and what would I do to solve it?"
"How have you prepared for med school?"
"Should doctors be forced to be leaders? and What are your opinions on healthcare reform?"
"What role do physicians play in the community?"
"How do you think the recent terrorism will affect the current and future education of physicians?"
"What do you think about prescription drug ads on television?"
"What are some of the problems with Health care at the present time?"
"Really wasn't asked any questions. It was more like a discussion. They just wanted to get to know me."
"What will you do if you are not accepted by any medical schools?"
"Are you comfortable taking the leadership role?"
"How can a doctor be a leader? "
"What do you think about acupuncture?"
"From your volunteer, shadowing, and personal experiences in the medical field, what is one good thing you have observed, and what is one bad thing you have observed? Also, not too difficult but they asked: if you and I(the interviewer) were on a team and I was not contributing to the project and you were doing all of the work? How would you handle the situation?"
"What are three qualities you think a physician should have? And then asked how I showed one of the qualities I listed."
"What is your biggest weakness and how do you overcome it."
"Tell me about a failure"
"If you were to be a kitchen appliance, what kitchen appliance would you be?"
"If you had a billion dollars, how would you fix healthcare in Oklahoma?"
"Why DO and not MD?"
"Sell yourself in 30 secs."
"Challenges to healthcare"
"If you saw a student cheating, is it only your problem or is it the entire class's problem?"
"If you get into OU and OSU where will you go? In your shadowing, what, if any, differences have you noticed between MDs and DOs?"
"tell us about yourself"
"The teaching thing."
"How do you feel about working in profession where you do not get shown appreciation often? (The question before was "How do you feel about your job as a CNA (nurse aide)?" and part of my answer was that I always am told how appreciated"
"The teaching one, it really caught me off guard and was the last question"
"Questions about other schools that I applied to. What do these abbreviations mean? Not a difficult question, just hard to see where the question was going."
"What if a patient could not pay, how would you handle that situation? How can you relate that to Obama's Healthcare Reform?"
"What was a difficult situation you went through and how did you get through it? (Hard for me, maybe not for some. I just deal with things, no particular coping mechanism)"
"the one about the biggest problem facing health care and how i would fix it... i gave them some agreeable answer about Insurance and insurance companies... as far as how i would fix it: i said i wouldnt consider myself an authority on the subject and i wouldnt know how to fix it, i dont think anyone does"
"What is the biggest problem with healthcare in America right now? (Not a tough question to answer, just a tough one to narrow down and pick one problem.)"
"While none of the questions were difficult, 2/3 of the questions were unique to my situation. "
"I wouldn't classify any of the questions as difficult, but the most complex/involved question was as follows: Suppose you had a patient that was under your care for a long time and you developed a strong relationship with that patient. Now suppose that patient decided not to follow your medical advice/prescribed treatments and it was adversely affecting his health to the point where he could end up very sick and/or die. Would you take it personally? How would you deal with your patient? Do you think that you would take this home with you at night or could you "leave it at the office?""
"Nothing to difficult that I would put here, but they kept digging in on the first question asking about different aspects of my activities."
"#1 (Because I was so nervous.)"
"What did you do to improve your application from the precious cycle"
"why medicine, this question is a killer that if you can't nail it you are sunk!"
"If we got some of Obama's stimulus money in Oklahoma, what would you do with it to improve Oklahoma's healthcare?"
"What would you do with $100,000 to deal with the biggest healthcare problem in America?"
"The ethics question."
"At what point do you dismiss a patient who is non-compliant with your treatment plan?"
"What is the biggest problem with health care in Oklahoma and how would you fix it?"
"What would you do with a non-compliant patient?"
"How would you deal with a patient that continued to ignore your advice and counseling - like a ongoing smoker?"
"Number 2 above."
"What would your best friend say would be the most difficult thing for you in medical school?"
"What do you see as the nation's biggest problems with healthcare, & what would you do to change this?"
"Nominate someone for the the noble peace prize and tell why? I froze up and passed on it. We joked at the end of the interveiw cause the only name that came to my mind was Bob Stoops. They both laughed and said it was a good answer."
"How will my religion affect my practicing medicine? (This stemmed from me answering I go to church as a stress relief, but I'm Baptist, and we don't have any extreme medical views one way or another, so it was kind of difficult to answer)"
"How do you deal with stress? Do you do any physical activity?"
"Who would I name Time's Man of the Year?"
"Was there an experience that led you to your graduate studies?"
"No question was extremely difficult."
"There wasn't a really difficult question, maybe the one about what would I do with a patient who has been noncomplient with the orders I have given him."
"Tell me your weakness"
"The interview was conversational so there were no truely difficult questions. The only difficulty was just being myself when I was so nervous. However, the interviewers were friendly and the nervousness faded quickly. "
"How do you define success?"
"Is there anything you would like to tell us that we have not already discussed?"
"None were really difficult! They SERIOUSLY just wanted to get to know me. If I had to pick the most difficult question, probably ''what are two social issues that interest you and why''"
"Though not difficult, the most hypothetical they got was ''What must you do as a physician if a patient is unwilling to go along with your course of action?'' That's the most hypothetical they got."
"What would you do if you did not like being a physician?"
"The first one: What is the biggest healthcare issue in Austin and what would you do to fix it?"
"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare in Oklahoma? If you were the head honcho, how would you fix that problem? "
"Tell Me About Yourself!"
"What is the single most important quality of a good physician?"
"Nothing was overly difficult, we talked about a very wide range of topics, so be ready to answer anything"
"What are some social issues going on today (very broad)"
"Most of the questions were ones I familiarized myself with prior to the interview. I was asked a question off of my secondary application, which I had not copied before I mailed it off, and that caught my off guard a little. So be sure and review yours if you made a copy!"
"How do I handle stress? (Not too difficult, but none of the questions were...)"
"What is your biggest fear/insecurity about going to medical school. "
"Why do you think that rual medicine would be interesting."
"Something about how to effectively deliver health care to poor rural areas"
"Explain the timeline of your going from the first failure in college to now. (I have had a very crazy and confusing route to med school)"
"Arrange these three in order Affability, Availability, Ability"
"The questions were not overly difficult. More of a get to know you session. "
"Same as the most interesting, there are many shortages and it's difficult to answer how to fix it."
"Same as above. Although I was only asked this because he saw that I had taken evolution as a class and he did research in evolution."
"What is the biggest problem in the Health care System?"
"What are the ethical implications of drug companies spending funds on advertising (free pens, trinkets, etc) and driving up drug costs?"
"What is the biggest challenge facing doctors and how would you remedy it?"
"What approaches would you take inorder to deal with a non-compliant patient"
"If your patient presented you with a difficult ethical situation, how would you deal with it?"
"None of the questions were too difficult"
"What do you see as being the problem with healthcare?"
"Is this your number one choice? "
"Who would you name to be the Time person of the year?"
"You seem interested in research, why pursue medicine instead?"
"Describe what is has been like growing up without health insurance. "
"Nothing was too difficult."
"There was a cryptically worded question basically asking how I would integrate my art background with medicine."
"What type of program would you create to get the small percent of physicians that smoke, don't exercise, and/or watch their weight to live healthier and be better examples for their patients?"
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"Most of the questions were about me so I did not feel any were particulary difficult."
"What will be your most difficult obstacle to overcome in medical school?"
"If you were faced with an ethical conflict, how would you resolve it."
"What would my friends say that is negative about myself?"
""Is this your first interview?" I said yes, but that I have three more scheduled. I was then asked if I planned to attend the other interviews. I realized later that he meant if I was accepted to OSU, would I attend them? At the time, I was caught off guard by the question. I was also asked why I would choose to attend OSU over other schools I had applied to."
"What one event most influenced your decision to go into medicine?"
"In your opinion, who would you pick based on their qualities, strengths and character for Time's man of the year?"
"What do you think will be the most difficult challenge for you in medical school?"
"Ethics; ie, who gets the heart "
"Same as above."
"How would you fix the health care system?"
"When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?"
"Is there an issue you are passionate about?"
"Why weren't you accepted when you applied before?"
"What has kept you motivated to become a doctor for so many years?"
"see above question"
"What was my proudest moment?"
"One physician kept asking me this question regarding challenges I see in my future as a doctor, but I kept trying to answer it and he told me that wasn't what he meant. I never did figure out what he was asking."
"who would i pick to win the nobel prize"
"Health care stuff"
"If you could tell President Bush in ONE SENTENCE why stem cell research should be allowed, what would it be? Only one sentence...geez...had to think about that one carefully... :)"
"What are the two major problems with healthcare today and how would you fix them. need to have an answer!"
"The general stuff: "Tell us about yourself starting whenever you wish.""
"Why do you feel you will be successful in medical school without a Bachelor's degree?"
"How would you deal with a non-complient patient?"
"What is your proudest moment?"
"What do you think is wrong with healthcare today? Then followed up with-How are you going to fix it?"
"What can someone with your background bring to the school?"
"If I (a superior doctor) told you over the phone to immediately give a patient a medicine that you knew would be a mistake, what would you do?"
"Why would you come here since you are already accepted closer to home?"
"How do I define success?"
"what sort of ethics does a doctor have to have?"
"Probably the above question."
"In a rural clinical the doctor asks you to prescribe PCN to a patient who is allergic or fail the course. What will you do?"
"All questions were fairly ambiguous, but focused on my personal experiences. They were curious about information that I put in my resume and application. Really down to earth experience."
"What challenges have you had, and what have you done to overcome them?"
"Who would you want to be on the cover of TIME magazine for person of the year? (the only question for which I did not have an immediate answer, and had to sit there and think about it)"
"Given your religious beliefs, how would you handle a female patient that was set on aborting her unborn child?"
"What's your best trait not on your application?"
"If you were given 100 million dollars to improve health care in the state of Oklahoma, how would you use it?"
"What do you think of the current state of the healthcare system? And what do you think should be done about it?"
"Tell me about yourself, starting from whenever you would like? "
"I really can't think of any truly difficult questions that I was asked. The interviewers were interested in getting to know me and by no means were "out to get me"."
"Introduction question in the waiting room before the interview started. Caught me off-guard, but I think I did well anyway. (I hope)."
"Why medicine? [Difficlut for me to articulate a clear response.]"
"What is the hardest thing you had to work through?"
"If I (the interviewer) was the dean, and there were ten others like you with identical paper apps (i.e. gpa, mcat, classes, lor's, etc.), why would I choose you?"
"So what have you been up to the last 20 years. "
"Tell us a little about yourself."
"How would I insure patients understood information correctly, (this came from questions about my previous career and about the interviewer's mother's negative experience)"
"Same as above"
"i notice you did a lot of research, are you interested in the DO/PhD program? I never thought about this so it was difficult!!"
"What deficits or obstacles do you posses that might hinder performance?"
"What is the role of a physician in the community?"
"There were not really any difficult questions. It was more like a conversation than an interview."
"There really weren't any. Like has been said on here previously, it was more of just a relaxed conversation than cut and dry questions. I asked almost as many questions as they did."
"Why are you interested in helping foreign nations through mission trips, and not serve in underserved areas here in the state?"
"Describe yourself in one word. (Even though I knew it was coming, it is just difficult to do it in one word, right?)"
"What role does the patient have in determining quality of care?"
"What do you think will be the most challenging thing about medical school?"
"Again-it was not a stressful interview at all. I wasn't asked any difficult questions. "
"Tell me about yourself? "
"Examples of leadership in my life. Being a non-traditional student I didn't really have a good answer for this one. "
"There really weren't any."
"I spoke with a current student about the process and what to expect. Then I reviewed my application and practiced stating my "why medicine" and "tell me about yourself." I reviewed SDN and made bullet points for the questions. I did not practice other than bullet points so I wouldn't sound scripted."
"Read sdn interview feedback like this :)"
"Mock interview with a group of physicians and reading SDN's feedback."
"Sdn and mock interviews with friends and employer"
"Student doctor network and an interview book"
"Read SDN interview feedback, met with a faculty member to go over how to interview well, and read an article on the psychology of medical school interviews."
"Reading questions on here"
"SDN AND ABOUT.COM"
"Mock interviews with doctors, read about the school on SDN, reviewed the look book, talked to current students"
"interview feedback forum."
"Just went over things that could be asked in my mind..."
"read interview feedback, and difference a d.o. makes"
"Look on SDN, look over personal statement, etc."
"reviewed my aacomas, secondary essay and answered a lot of questions from the interview feedback"
"SDN, looked over secondary, but really didn't prepare. You should already be prepared by this point."
"SDN, students, physicians, mock interview."
"SDN Interview Feedback."
"SDN, Internet, reviewed personal file"
"SDN, OSU Website, reviewed personal application. "
"had other interviews, did premed committee thing, looked awesome"
"Read website, SDN, meditation."
"Reviewed SDN, no real preparation. How do you "prepare" to be yourself?"
"Reviewed application, personal statement, and supplemental essays. "
"Reviewed my materials, news, and applications. Just relaxed and kept breathing."
"sdn interview feedback, typed up my response to big three questions listed above "revised them a couple of times" and generally tried to stay on top of current politics"
"sdn, and relax interview is laid back"
"SDN.....totally....and my wife"
"Read SDN, talked to students, looked over my AACOMAS"
"looked at my primary, secondary, and reviewed questions posted on student doctor"
"SDN, reviewed the website, read healthcare related materials"
"Drove to Tulsa the night before and had a relaxing dinner with my cousin. "
"Studentdoctor.net, the school's website, and mock interviews."
"Read over my application, SDN, read current news articles"
"SDN, practice interview, read applications"
"Interview forums, read up on ethical issues, reviewed personal statement, essay"
"Read "The DOs," "The Medical School Interview," and SDN forums and feedback."
"Decided that I'd been preparing for four years and there's nothing more I can do except get some rest...that I did."
"Read over personal statement and secondary application, read into healthcare issue"
"Read SDN interview feedback, read "The Difference a D.O. Makes", reviewed medical news & political views on healthcare, & reviewed my personal statement & secondary app answers."
"sdn, looked over aacomas app and secondary, last interview of the year so not much prep needed at this point"
"Sadly I did not prepare enough. I should have thought of how to act if I was stumped on a question."
"Practiced sample interview questions, refreshed on the history of Osteopathic Medicine and OSU, researched on the internet."
"Read books, read questions on here, pre-med panel, and read up on current medical issues."
"I made sure to research recent headlines and news, especially those concerning politics and medicine. I had friends ask me interview questions that they had been given previously. "
"Mock interviews, answered questions, looked at SDN"
"SDN, read my personal statement, read The Difference a D.O. makes, and watched the national news."
"SDN, watching the news, reading about some of the issues I thought they might ask about (the state of current healthcare and things like that), review my application (personal statement, etc) "
"SDN interview feedback, talk to other pre-meds, and talk to doctors"
"I read a book on the medical school interview process and used it as a base for organizing my thoughts, goals, ambitions, motivations, etc... I typed all of these things out so that I would have a reference list that highlighted my best and worst attributes. I then asked myself questions from numerous sources and would answer them outloud while keeping what was on my list in mind. I recommend making such a list because it gets you organized and allows you to stay consistent with your answers. "
"I read SDN questions, looked at my personal stament, had a mock interview with prehealth committee"
"SDN, read about the school, read my secondary and personal statement."
"Listened to NPR everyday, watched Fox News everynight, compiled a list of all the SDN questions and had answers, three mock interviews (pre-med commitee, professor, boyfriend), read personal statement and secondary, prayed"
"I read about OSU on the Website, and also knew a bunch of students through their rotations."
"Read Complications by Atul Gawande, D.O. Osteopathy in America, The Difference a D.O. Makes, watched Fox News, CNN, the Today Show that morning, read U.S.A. today, studentdoctor.net interview questions at this school and prepared answers for those questions."
"MOCK INTERVIEW WITH A DOCTOR, read this website, looked over my application and essays, talked to nurses where I worked about healthcare issues."
"Reviewed questions that were asked of others, reviewed proper interview attire, basically tried to come up with a confident answer to every possible question."
"I studied my applications, read DOs: Osteopathy in America, studied this website, mock interview with friends."
"Having my girlfriend interview me the day before, mock interviews, SDN"
"Interview feedback, I read CNN.com every day and that has come in handy at both interviews I have been at"
"I didn't really prepare because I did not want my answers to sound rehearsed in any way."
"SDN, had a mock interview with a friend the night before. "
"Reviewed my supplemental and AACOMAS apps, read over the OSU website, two mock interviews, and review of Student Doctor common questions..."
"SDN, reviewed possible questions, went over my application/personal statement, read (part of) The Difference a DO Makes, caught up on healthcare issues/current events."
"Read my application, browsed the internet for commonly asked questions, formulated some answers, prayed a little bit, took the night off before to relax."
"Made a list of 25 potential questions and answered them all on paper, reviewed the schools literature."
"SDN, read over my application, totally digested the schools website"
"Read Interview Feedback. Searched the internet for common interview questions and wrote down answers to them. I rehearsed the answers I wrote, and then did a mock interview with my university's career center."
"SDN and reading articles"
"SDN, Mock Interviews, etc..."
"SDN feed back and friends in school."
"Mock interviews with professors, researched medical school interview questions, and looked at this site. "
"Looked over application, looked at school's website, tried to keep up with current events"
"SDN Feedback interview section, research the school via their website, and printed off medical school questions from google. "
"this website and friends"
"SDN, school website, mock interviews"
"Read Pfizer's medical school book, talked to some medical students"
"SDN, mental question preparation"
"I used this website"
"Read interview feedback on SDN."
"Reviewed my application, performed mock interviews with family & friends, and read the interview feedback on SDN."
"I looked at this. Then I spent all night thinking about how to answer a question about the problems with health care."
"Read SDN, review interview feedback questions"
"Read SDN, review interview feedback questions, visit school previously, talk with current students"
"SDN, mock interviews with friends/family, reading recent medical news"
"Read other SDN interview questions, perused through AMA health care advocacy issues and talked to other students who were previously accepted "
"Reading interview questions from SDN, talked with others who have already interviewed, read my application, and mock interviews with other DOs."
"Looked at Student Doctor, Read over my application, looked up info on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine."
"Mock interviews, read school's website, looked over SDN questions, kept up with current events, reviewed application, etc. I like to be prepared!"
"Read interview feedback, did a mock interview with a doctor, reviewed application and personal statement, and prayed."
"Read feedback on SDN, review my AACOMAS application, mock-interview"
"SDN, reviewed my applications and outlined general things like why I want to be a physician, etc. "
"Practiced questions found online, SDN, went over school website and my application "
"Looked up questions on student doctor, reviewed my application, practiced with a friend. "
"Reviewed my personal statement and secondary, read "The Difference A D.O. makes" by Bob E. Jones, made an outline for possible question answers collected from SDN, spoke with my mother about Indian Health Service facilities, and spoke with a few MS1's about their experiences."
"AACOMAS Application, Supplemental Application, SDN"
"SDN, school website, supplemental application, and current students"
"Read interview feedback; brief mock interview with one of my professors"
"Read SDN, the school's website and talked to grads."
"I read over AACOMAS and supplemental application answers, and I remembered previous interview questions."
"I really did not."
"This website, read all of my applications over."
"This website, talking with other students that have gone on interviews this year."
"OSU Website, SDN, reread my application."
"Read the OSU website, mock interview."
"Surf SDN, read interview feedback, then just kind of winged it."
"Read Osteopathic Medicine in America by Norman Gevitz, SDN(this helped ALOT, all of the questions i was asked I saw on SDN-no surprises), practice interviews"
"SDN, read over my application, talked to others who have interviewed at this school."
"SDN, 20 years in the medical community"
"I prepared by using SDN, a pre-med interview, interview from friends, studying applications, and asked friends what they thought were my best and worst qualities."
"SDN, went over questions"
"I read "The Difference A D.O. Makes" by Bob Jones and "The D.O.'s: Osteopathic Medicine in America" by Norman Gevitz; reviewed my application; mock interviews; practiced potential questions; and, of course, reviewed the interview feedback on SD network."
"SDN, my application, OSU's website, read Health Care by Greenhaven Press, friendly practice interviews with professionals I know. "
"Read over application, talked to other applicants, read SDN feedback."
"This site, re-read AACOMAS"
"SDN & reviewed application"
"SDN, read my file, OSUCOM website"
"Read SDN, read over my application, subscribed to Medscape, watched CNN, researched school website and the history of osteopathic medicine, talked to current students and staff of the school, practiced interview type questions with friends"
"I copied all previous questions posted on SDN and wrote answers to them all. After I had familiarized myself with all of the Q/A, i ffelt very comfortable."
"I had interviewed at other places, so not much. "
"Read website talked to former applicants etc. "
"sdn, read my apps, looked at the OSU-COM website, studied up on current events"
"read this site, went over website, premed committee interview "
"Read up on current events, reviewed my application, and talked to other students"
"Read all the questions on studentdoctor.net for OSU-COM and prepared an outline of my answers."
"I didn't prepare. I was just myself. "
"SDN, Mock Interview at my Undergrad Univ., Watched a lot of CNN."
"Read SDN feedback, looked over my file and personal statement, and looked at the school's website"
"Student doc interview feedbacks. "
"Read past interview experiences on studentdoctor.net"
"I did not prepare"
"reviewed personal statement"
"my resume, premed committee application, studentdoctor.net"
"studentdoctor.net, talk with family and friends"
"I read several sample questions online as well as a book by Baron's on how to get into medical school."
"Visted the campus prior, looked at website, read post interviews on SDN."
"Covered the basics, basic questions, answers, and reasoning."
"student doctor, read over my app, looked into ostepathic medicine. "The difference a DO makes" is written by an OSU pioneer: hint, hint."
"SDN, school website, current students"
"Read over my application and supplemental, read the kaplan Medical School Admissions Advisor Book, checked out this site."
"Read old interview stuff. "
"I'd been to several information sessions put on by the school and read up on SDN as well as the school's website"
"StudentDoctor.net, MSII interview assistance, and friends asking funny questions... oh and I got some rest the night before."
"answered sample questions, read this website, read books on medical ethics and healthcare issues, read the paper "
"Read books: "A Difference A D.O. Makes", "Osteopathic Medical Careers"; reviewed AACOMAS application, supplemental application, SDN, talked with physicians about the interview process"
"Read up on the school, prepped against likely questions, brainstormed creative-writing style. Hit most of the major points, too. "
"SDN, friends, and talked to current OSU-COM students."
"Reviewed application materials, pulled questions from this interview feedback section."
"knew myself well, SDN forum"
"Reading "The Difference a D.O. Makes", reading SDN interview forum, and reading OSU-CHS-COM's website."
"I looked over the info on their website, understood the difference between DO and MD, and went over my admission materials."
"practiced questions, looked up info on osteopathic med, etc, visited school, talked to med students, etc"
"Talked with current students, made sure I had a thorough understanding of what osteopathic medicine is, looked at this site, studied the school website and catalog"
"read this, my application, and looked at OSUCOM website"
"Looked at this website, read OSU Catalogue, knew my applications."
"I asked med students for advise, practiced answering interview questions, and a lot of praying."
"Student Doctor.net, Reviewed Application, Read Books about D.O.s, took mock interviews,"
"Read "The Difference a DO Makes" and reviewed my personal statement and application. Was upto date on current events especially in the health field."
"read over personal statement"
"This web site, read over my application and school history."
"SDN, read over AACOMAS and personal statement, school website"
"Read the material they sent, and toured the school before the interview."
"I reviewed my ACCOMAS application and my supplementals. I also read about a little history of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, I read their Missions Statement and what they as a college stood for."
"Read web reviews, studied school catalog."
"Read the material they sent, and explored the web."
"Viewed OSU's website, read "Osteopathic Medicine: A Reformation in Progress", and looked over my essays."
"Looked at school website, read a book on osteopathic medicine."
"Everyone was so welcoming and the family culture was very evident throughout the day. It was a really great experience."
"Everyone was very welcoming, relaxed, and personable. Facilities are very new. Someone allowed our tour to see the fancy simulation room with the DaVinci simulator (which even med students can't use, lol)"
"How dedicated both students and staff were to the school and incoming classes."
"The positive atmosphere. Everyone seemed extremely happy and I feel like they have a great culture. The admissions coordinator also sent me a text the day before expressing that she was excited to meet me. She also gave great restaurant recommendations!"
"The friendly atmosphere"
"The small size of the interviewees (8). The school really tries to get to know you and the facilities are the best that I have seen. They seem to really support student wellness. Also, there is a small group discussion that I feel really can work towards your strength if you are a very personable person."
"The simulation center, the student ambassadors, the facilities (in general) were amazing."
"I loved seeing how passionate the current students are about the school. Everyone seemed to be truly enjoying medical school rather than overly stressed or overwhelmed - even though I'm sure they were."
"Everyone from the faculty to the students really emphasized the "family-like" community among the OSU students and faculty"
"The student atmosphere. It's the only school I interviewed at that the students actually loved their lives"
"Friendly! Everyone was very nice."
"Everyone was very warm and friendly"
"That the students dropped in to check on us while we were waiting to be interviewed."
"The interview was extremely laid-back and stress-free."
"How positive and friendly the students were despite it being their finals week."
"EVERYTHING... friendliness, small size etc"
"Friendly students, new research lab space is really nice"
"new add on to school"
"The students, they were all very friendly and everyone seemed very close. The administration. The early clinical experience, clinical simulators, clinical rooms, etc."
"How friendly everyone was, including the other interviewees. Interviews take place from 9-12 and when its not your turn you just wait in a conference room with the other interviewees and dozens of students kept coming in to chat, they were all so nice!"
"everything, its a wonderful school that really cares about their people and the people around them"
"Family environment. Very welcoming."
"How close the medical students were with each other and the staff."
"Current students. "
"How much the students loved the school "
"The atmosphere at OSU and their camaraderie between the students and faculty. "
"the vice president, Dr Shrum. She's hot! and lunch was good...the best of all the schools i've been to. i think it's a safe bet to base my medical education on the quality of lunch they serve the interviewees on game day."
"Interview was very relaxed. Interviewers seemed genuinely interested in my answers."
"The atmosphere of the school along with the attitude of the staff and students."
"I've known about this school's reputation for quite some time. The faculty and staff all seem to be very friendly and committed to the success of the students. All the students I met were genuinely excited to be there."
"All the clubs, activities, support groups, and comradery that goes on between all students. Everyone was nice and friendly, said hi, and freely answered questions."
"atmosphere of friendship among all of the students, both first and second years seemed to be a very tight group."
"Questions about interview process that were answered by staff"
"Everything. The whole institution is fantastic. "
"Students' attitudes, admissions staff, interviewers coming into our waiting room to chit-chat and relax, OMM overview, lunch"
"The students, administration, and faculty were all very nice. "
"The students, faculty, and staff were all very nice."
"This school has their stuff together. Faculty are highly engaged with the school and all of the students. Third-years are treated as respectfully as the MSI and IIs. Students are as active and knowledgeable as the faculty and staff."
"Everyone at the school is always so friendly. Students come by all throughout the day to talk with you and offer advice, which is very helpful."
"Everyone was very friendly and helpful."
"Everything- especially the friendly students, staff, and faculty"
"The food was really good, I think they had it catered in. The financial Aid lecture was informative and more helpful than other schools. They don't make you think that you won't ever be able to pay off the debt. "
"The people - interviewers, staff, ambassadors, current students. 15-20 current students stopped by to talk, share experiences, and answer questions."
"The family atmosphere...and the students took time out of their busy schedules to come hang out with us as we waited for our interviews to begin...that was awesome."
"The students. They were very close to each other and really considerate to us. They answered any questions and just hung out with us whenever possible."
"The courteousness of all the students, faculty, & staff."
"enthusiasm and friendliness of students, faculty, and staff. the laid back vibe and close-knit atmosphere. it seems that the faculty will be very supportive and take a lot of interest in your future."
"The people were very friendly. Lots of current students stopped into the waiting room to chat with us before and after the interveiws. The school was nice. "
"The honesty and how genuine the student's, staff and faculty are."
"I think I met every single student in the whole building that day (about 120 students) Everyone seemed to love to meet the prospective students and answer questions. "
"How friendly faculty, staff, and students were at the school. Everyone seemed to go out of their way to make me and the people I interviewed with comfortable and welcomed. "
"The opportunities to learn and become involved, the standardized patient rooms "
"How positive all of the students were, the Sim lab, and the new fitness facility."
"The school was great, everyone there was very friendly, from the faculty to the students. It was nice to see the current students come in and talk with us about how their experiences have been so far at the school. The interview was much more laid back than I anticipated also, it really was more like a conversation, they didn't grill me question after question."
"New sim lab "
"The students. The school is small and because of that the students were all close. They seemed to care a lot about each others success. "
"The new Sim lab really has me excited, along with the fact that microscopes are no longer used in Histo due their shift to web technology. Also, the people were SOOO nice and welcoming."
"Students had/were going to residencies at places like Mayo and EVERYONE was very friendly."
"EVERYTHING! These are genuinely the nicest people I have ever met in my life. I can't remember the last day that I had that was this enjoyable. The students were SO nice and would come to talk to you while you waited to interview, the food was amazing, and the tour was very informative."
"Pretty much everything. I really did not have a preconceived notion of what a medical school should be like - I'll be honost, I hadn't toured a school of medicine up to this point. It is a very compact school with a teaching hospital very close. The enthusiasm and friendliness of the students is unrivaled. I also loved the small group during the day. There were a total of 8 people the entire day, which made for a lot friendlier and social environment. Finally, the catered lunch was amazing. If anything, go for the lunch."
"A lot of students from every med school year (1st, 2nd, 3 years to residents) between classes would come to our room where we waited to meet and talk to the interviewees. They encouraged us, talked to us about their classes, and told us about what we need to expect in every year up til our residency. Also, the students cared about each other in their classes. They would share notes and study guides and acted genuinely concerned about the progress of their classmates."
"The enthusiasm of the students there. While waiting for my interview I probably had 8-10 students there talk to me and the group about the school, answer questions and just hang out with us. They went out of their way to make you feel at home."
"The friendliness of the staff and students, the school's passion for itself and its students/alumni, the school's top national rankings/board pass rates, the anatomy lab director was very thorough during out tour, etc...It's a wonderful school all around!"
"I really enjoyed the family atmostphere. It seemed like everyone knew why we were there and made it a point to make us feel welcome."
"The positive attitude of the students we talked to. They seemed to all enjoy their experience."
"Everyone is very nice, students dropped by and hung out, President Fernandes is a cool guy and he ate lunch (which was awesome) with us. It's nice to talk about something other than medicine on a visit like this honestly, shows that everyone is pretty diverse and have interests outside of medicine. OSUMC should be awesome in a few years. This visit only solidified my desire to attend OSUCOM (its my #1 school for sure)"
"The students and staff"
"The environment of course! OSU-COM is filled with faculty, professionals,and students who were polite and encouraging the entire day. The Dean also sat and at lunch with us, which was nice. We visited with him about the school and he even discussed the Big 12 with everyone, and even though some of us are not that into b-ball, he focused on talking to us as a group and getting everyone to talk a little. Very home - like feeling. "
"the facilities, the people"
"Everything. The students went out of their way to stop by and visit between classes. The facilities were impressive. They were really trying to get to know the applicants and make us feel as comfortable as possible."
"Both my interviewers and the staff were very helpful and encouraging. I didn't get any horror questions or abstract questions in a subject that I have no background in such as ''How would you fix the problem of aids in Africa?'' My interview questions were very straight forward and I think let me portray who I am accurately for the most part. I had a fun day overall just learning about the school and the cool experiences that student's go through."
"Very supportive staff and students. Staff was very helpful."
"The campus is clean, people were extremely friendly, and they just got a huge grant that helped turn Tulsa regional medical center into OSU Medical Center."
"Everything. The faculty, staff, and students are all so supportive and great. The facilities are good. Tulsa is great. The programs from MS1 through residency are top notch."
"The facilities seemed nice, they had a telecommunication bus that was pretty cool"
"The students, faculty and staff were extremely friendly and encouraging. "
"The entire staff and student body seemed very enthusiastic and excited for those interviewing."
"The atmosphere was very conducive to learning and the people seemed very enthusiastic to be there. "
"I loved everything about this school. I was very impressed with the entire school, its facilities, and the students attending. Everyone was so friendly and genuine. "
"Small classroom size, Excellent board scores and residency placement, and emphasis on rural medicine."
"the students were great"
"was not very impressed with the school"
"Enthusiasm of students, involvement of the faculty in student life, personal tone of the visit"
"the students "
"Friendliness and enthusiasm of staff, administration, students."
"All students, faculty, and staff that I encountered seemed genuinely happy with and proud of their affiliation with OSU-COM."
"Admissions were well prepared. Great charismatic interviewers. Small classes."
"Everything: people, atmosphere"
"Attitude of students, faculty and staff. "
"The strong connections among the current students"
"The interviewers helped me to be at ease during the interview. "
"The friendliness of the staff, students, and interviewers."
"The camaraderie at the school. Everyone was like a big family. The students all seemed to enjoy learning, and the professors really seem to facilitate their needs!"
"The family-like relationships between the students, faculty, and staff. Everyone was friendly and every student I spoke to voiced their enthusiasm about OSU."
"The students, faculty, and interviewers were all extremely nice; it's a great fit for a people person"
"The friendliness of the students, faculty, and interviewers"
"I was impressed by the students and faculty. Students came in and encouraged those of us being interviewed. They talked about their experience at OSU and made us feel welcome. In addition the faculty and even the College of Osteopathic Medicine President came by to "say hi." "
"Everyone was so great and eager to help in any way. The food was really good."
"Everyone was sooooo friendly. Students stopped by throughout the whole morning and asked us how our day was going. They talked about why they chose OSU, etc. It was helpful, and everyone was so genuine. I don't know who wouldn't want to be in a school with this type of supportive atmosphere."
"The interviewers were very friendly gentlemen and genuinely wanted to get to know me as well as my intentions in medicine. Also, the students are so friendly - many of them stopped to say "Good luck, hope to see you next year!" while on their way to class."
"The friendliness of everyone and the comradery present at the school."
"The integrated curriculum"
"Everyone was very friendly and supportive of one another--no cut-throat competition among the students. Several students popped in to chat with us while we waited to interview."
"Everyone was really nice, and they told us that everyone knows everyone. For example, you can leave an IOU at the bookstore and pay when your loan money comes in. There's no limit on the numbers of electives that you can do in any one area (most schools limit it to two), and you can do all your rotations in Tulsa. The food was really good, too. Instead of eating in their cafeteria, they brought in a catered meal. Oh yeah, PBL is integrated into the second year curriculum."
"All the people I met were very nice and enthusiastic about the school. "
"The enthusiastic and friendly nature of the students, faculty, and staff. I was impressed at how comfortable everyone made you feel."
"The congenial atmosphere, people, and the facility"
"The students and faculty were very friendly and willing to answer any questions you may have."
"Everyone knew each other. The students were very open and honest."
"Everyone was very nice and encouraging. Unlike some other schools it seemed like everyone was pulling for each other istead of competing against each other."
"The enthusiasm of the staff and students even though the interviews lasted all day Friday"
"The interviews were very relaxed and conversational. All of the students were enthusiastic and helpful. I was truly impressed by the warmth of the people there. This school may have become my first choice if I am accepted. I really liked it. They have a good student/faculty ratio. The students seem to really like the school and faculty. The students seem to help each other out."
"Everyone there knows each other and is very nice to visitors and applicants."
"The medical students interest in the applicants, they were very encouraging."
"Everyone tried to make me feel relaxed and comfortable"
"facilities, technology, faculty, location, lunch"
"The non-confrontational tone of the interview. They seemed interested in finding out about qualities known to be necessary for success rather than how I respond to a beligerent interviewer."
"I was very impressed with everything, but the family atmosphere of the college is what impressed me the most. Everyone seemed extremely friendly and very willing to help and listen."
"Everyone was very friendly and treated us with respect. Even the students seemed friendly and happy."
"The congenial climate found ubiquitously in the staff, students and interviewers positively impressed. I even had lunch with the school's President! Everyone was rooting for me and the other applicants, which is indicative of a good medical school that truly cares."
"The staff of student affairs tried very hard to put all the interviewees at ease. When touring the OMT class the professor placed her hand on my shoulder and said she was glad to see me. Everyone seemed very sincere and caring. The med students all knew each other and seemed very close. All the students I met seemed very focused on their studies."
"The close knit community at OSU really impressed me. All the students know each other, and they even know things about each other. The professors and staff at the school know the students by name. The OSU clinic for needy patients was described, and seems like a great way for students to learn while helping the community at the same time. The students go to class, study, and still participate in clubs and community service. Also, the woman who gave the financial aid/campus presentation at the end of the day was wonderful. She really put me at ease about finances. She also gave this wonderful talk about activities students can get involved in. I think she should be OSU's number one recruiter."
"The way everyone knows each other and the true family atmosphere (these other posters aren't exaggerating!)"
"The opportunities provided through the program, how friendly the interviewers were as well as the students..."
"Everyone at the school is extremely nice! While we were waiting for our interviews, all the 1st and 2nd year students kept coming in and wishing us luck. They would answer any questions we had and tell us about their experience at the school. The school is small and all in the same building so you don't have to do any walking outside on the tour, which is nice in bad weather."
"Everyone was really nice and the medical students kept coming by to meet us and make us feel relaxed. I was really nervous, so this helped me feel more at home. I liked the atmosphere, the campus, and the location of the school."
"Everyone I encountered during my interview day was exceptionally friendly, courtious, and kind. The entire atmosphere was a positive impression."
"THe facilities are nice and people are friendly. "
"positive student attitude"
"The people. "
"The interviewers were very positive and nice. Not intimidating at all. Really friendly people. The school is really nice and students dropping in to say hello was a good way to pass the time while other interviewees were being interviewed."
"Everything impressed me. The students, faculty, and doctors were all very kind and helpful. I see why this school has the rankings it has, because of the environment they provide is great. "
"That students, faculty and staff made an effort to drop into the interview holding room to chat with the prospective students. It made me feel very welcome. "
"Everyone worked very hard to ease the tension and stress. Also, I felt that the interviewers were more interested in my personality and motivation than my scores."
"The school really seems to be like a big family. It is small and you really feel welcome. "
"Everything. Even the bookstore lady did. While we were waiting for our interview or for others to get done, we could walk around the building. Me an one other interviewee went down to the bookstore and no sooner than we got 10 steps in the door, the bookstore lady started talking our ear off about how good the univ is. Now, I know that could not have been staged in any way so it is impressive that someone not even directly affiliated with the College had such great things to say about it. Also, you can park within 100 feet of the door with the farthest parking spot that I saw was 100yards away!! Also, while we were sitting in the room waiting for our interview the students would even come in and say hi and talk to us about OSU-COM and try to calm us before we went into the interview."
"The school has a good reputation and the student's there seemed genuinely happy."
"The clinical rotations choice (locations) seem extensive, flexible and very diverse. They presented them as a good foot in the door for future residencies and therefor they tried to be very accomodating. The review sessions provided by the school to prepare for the boards was also impressive. "
"OSU makes you feel like you are wanted. It is a family atmosphere. "
"The close friendships that all the students shared with each other and with the professors"
"Everyone was very kind and informative. The interview was more like a get-to-know-you session than a list of questions."
"very relaxed and friendly atmosphere"
"easygoing atmosphere,family environment of the school, the openness and kindness of the students, the facilities, classroom, power point presentations."
"the atmosphere around the school. everyone was friendly and eager to get to know you"
"I think the positive and upbeat attitudes of the students really made feel like this school is a good choice."
"They were very down to earth."
"small class size, up to date with technology, notes for lectures are given to students by instructors, students seemed genuinely happy, clinicals can be done in other states as well as other countries"
"It seemed to be down to earth with everyone trying to encourage and help each other. Competition seemed more jovial and encouraging than cut-throat. They really took interest in family issues also, spouse, kids, time..etc. The school as a whole was very family oriented. "
"small town, down home feel. they don't know your MCAT or grades so if your are strong, bring it up. Also, they have your records, be savvy, know how to turn any negative into positive. Let them know you deserve to be there without being arrogant. work on it, it DOES take practice. Thats the way DOs are, they know they are deserving, yet give credit to the system of doctor/patient relations. A DO cares more about patients than their reputation. they give credit elsewhere."
"The school (it's nice), the city (it's pretty cool), the friendliness of students (everyone stopped by to chat---it was great), location of clerkships/residency (in town or close)"
"The fact that the school is ranked 30th in the Nation for primary care and 14th for rural medicine by U.S. News!"
"The facilities we saw were very nice. I liked the fact that research opportunities exist for all DO students, during summers 1 & 2. The DO/PHD student I talked to seemed really informed & enthusiastic! "
"Awesome school...They go out of there way to provide the best education for their students. Multiple computer resources are available on the intranet that allow for self tests in gross anatomy and histology. Free membership to the local OSU-Tulsa gym, free printing (helpful), pretty sweet game room for the students. The school encompasses a family atmosphere and is proud but not arrogant about their high rankings and notoriety in reserach and telemedicine. "
"The school is composed of many non-traditional students, which I am. EVERYONE was so nice to all of the interviewees and our names were posted everywhere alerting the students that we would be interviewing that day. The admissions staff were all so kind and respective of our possible nervousness."
"Everyone at OSUCOM was great, they were so supportive and kept telling us we were going to do fine. The students would walk in and talk to us about the people that were going to do the interviews. There seems to be a real community involved atmosphere at OSUCOM that is great to see and get a feel for while you are there. "
"I really enjoy the close-knit environment that OSU provides. I haven't ever seen anything like it--it's awesome. First and second year students kept coming by and introducing themselves. I could tell they loved their school and really wanted us to feel welcome."
"The effort to which all of the interviewere and faculty went to make us feel comfortable and relaxed."
"How friendly everyone is, from students to the other applicants to the interviewers and adminstration."
"The low stress interview day. They wanted to know me and give information about the school. Current med students stopped and said hello."
"I can not begin to say how much I like this school. "It fits like a perfect shoe", is probably the most tangible way to put on paper. Everyone is incredibly helpful and happy to be a part of the institution. A big thanks to the faculty and students that went out of their way to make us feel welcome. "
"How friendly and supportive the faculty, staff, students, and other candidates were."
"Everything about the place and the people impressed me. Everyone was so nice and helpful, the atmosphere was truly one of happiness instead of stress."
"Students came by between their classes to talk to me, students were very open about answering questions. Interviewers tried to reduce the stress level (I was pretty hyped up), were open about number of seats left and the process your file would go through, and responded quickly (about 14 days) about acceptance results. Gave us a book about osteo med."
"The environment was very friendly, facilities impressive, students and faculty were very genuinely kind and encouraging. Every student I have spoken with absolutley loves the school."
"everyone was soo organized and sooo nice.. i really felt like they were taking good care of you and were making sure you were doing well"
"Student to faculty ratio, good rotation program."
"The encouragement of MSI and MSII students, the knowledgeable admissions faculty, and the comfortable environment created by all of those involved."
"Close-knit community, friendly atmosphere, helpful staff"
"How helpful the staff and students were and how friendly the interviewers were"
"Everyone, including the other prospective students, seemed to be very friendly, down to earth, and personable."
"The friendliness of the staff and students."
"How happy the students were, despite their impending test."
"Students and staff were very friendly and helpful; facilities were nice."
"The students and faculty were amazing."
"All of the first and seconds years seemed to know each other. It felt like a community within itself where everyone was family. "
"The way students seemed to enjoy the college."
"The students were great. They had nothing but praise for the program. The people there went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. I liked how they did interviews first thing so that you could relax during the tour and not have your mind occupied. Also, they gave us a list to let us know in what order each person would be interviewed and by whom. That really helps you get yourself ready, knowing your turn is next as well as giving you a brief introduction to the other interviewees (along with each person's name, they also listed the undergrad school)."
"The 1st & 2nd yr students were friendly and spoke highly of the school."
"Nothing I loved it!"
"The school looked kind of small"
"Interview was a bit on the short side, but at the same time this was good because it was just enough time to get to answer their main questions."
"The interview day was not very well organized - our tour was not on time, and several speakers were unavailable to talk to us."
"No cafeteria on campus"
"Parking wasn't great"
"The attitude of the actual interviewers. And their beepers kept going off during my interview."
"I was not negatively impressed. I was very pleased with my interview and the school."
"There was alot of sitting & waiting. Like 2.5 hours."
"I had to arrive there at 8:00 and had to just sit and wait until I went in at 10:30."
"Nothing. Its a very laid back school/environment."
"Doesn't seem like there's much space for the students"
"Interviews take place from 9-12 and when its not your turn you just wait in a conference room with the other interviewees. I loved that current students kept coming in to chat but hated the waiting. However the next day I interviewed at a different school where gave tours and demonstrations while you were waiting for an interview instead of after lunch and actually I liked the OSU day better. I loved that we got time to get to know the other interviewees and many many current students. We got so much time to talk to the people at the school it was much easier to see yourself there in the fall."
"The day kinda dragged, but I had visited the campus twice before so alot of the day was things I had seen or heard before"
"Study space is a bit limited, but manageable."
"Did not get to see the gross anatomy lab. Really bummed about that."
"We did not get to see the anatomy lab"
"the lights in the anatomy lab are appropriately cryptic."
"Can't think of anything that impressed me negatively."
"Nothing really, possible the age of some of the technology, but they're in the process of updating it all."
"very small campus, some of the facilities seemed lacking (but not horrible by any means), the "study carrols" looked cramped and unappealing"
"The rate for the Doubletree Hotel that was listed in the email I received after given an interview was not the right rate. I had to pay more even though I said I was interviewing at OSUCOM. "
"There isn't a lot of study space."
"The facilities are deplorable. Study space is scarce and cramped. Labs are clean and organized but look like a community college not a professional school. Come on, President Hargis. This place needs a major facelift."
"Facilities are old, only have 2 lecture rooms and minimal private study rooms. The OMM room was really small and looked cramped. One of the interviewers was cold and unfriendly"
"The current debacle with their hospital system - the only real negative for a really great school."
"The facilities weren't what I'd expected."
"The lunch setup was amazing so I was positively impressed by it but I didn't care for the chicken. Others loved it though so it was definitely just a picky eater thing. The rest of the meal was delicious and unexpected."
"the facilities were not nearly as impressive as other schools i've seen. wasn't very impressed with the locations available for rotations locally. "
"I wish I could have seen inside the anatomy lab."
"Nothing, I loved it!"
"Everything was great."
"I tried, but I can't think of anything. "
"The lack of study space"
"The orange lab and the fact that we weren't shown the anatomy lab. It made me wonder if they were trying to hide it from us because other schools have been very eager to show off their labs."
"Not really negative, but you do sit around a bit at the beginning of the day, if you're a later interview (which can be helpful for any last minute preparation). "
"Nothing. The school was a home."
"The only thing that was negative about the whole day was a comment from a staff member that, ''lots of people don't get in on their first try.'' The comment could have been discouraging to some. It didn't affect me, but it probably did others."
"nothing at all."
"A person who worked in admissions told us exactly how many spots were open and how many interviews there were left. Maybe a little too much detail right before I went in to the interview."
"several things...anatomy lab is lacking. Technology is being ''shoehorned'' into the school...plasma TV's and cameras are great, but they almost seem out of place. "
"nothing, it was all pretty great"
"Nothing really. One of the students who visited with us, negatively commented on the OMM/OMT training at the school, but this was the first time I had heard any negative feedback about the program. Most students felt the training was great. "
"the location in Tulsa... not in the best area of town"
"Not too much. It took up the whole day, but I had the opportunity to talk to some very interesting people while waiting."
"Tulsa is a really plain and boring town."
"Really nothing. Ok, maybe the lunch they gave us. What was that? The carrot cake was awesome, though."
"I didn't really have a negative experience."
"Nothing at the moment "
"the interviewers seemed to think that the school is above all other schools and that they may be losing their teaching hospital.."
"Student body not very diverse, one of the students also there for her interview was stuck-up and flaunting the fact that her dad is a professor at the school."
"Not very diverse."
"the services, buildings and the faculty"
"Staying in downtown Tulsa without a car limited what I could do in my free time. Also, the hotel restaurant was pretty bad!"
"Almost too much of a sales pitch. Although it was a good one, I'm sold!"
"sleeping with my brothers dog the night before... GREAT DANE"
"Everything was positive"
"Nothing, we were well taken care of. "
"My interview team seemed extremely skeptical that I would want to attend school here. I was asked what my top school was, where I had applied, if I knew anyone who went to school here, etc. They were overall very friendly, but these type of questions made me feel a little uncomfortable. "
"Nothing - I have toured here two other times and it is still my one and only choice. "
"Sort of a duh thing but there's not a lot of diversity in the student body. Everyone's from Oklahoma (that's the duh one since it's a state school). I got the impression that the vast majority of their students are recent grads from OU or OSU, so I could see it being sort of insular. "
"This was not a big deal, but there were some scheduling conflicts that prevented us from meeting with key faculty. This was not enough to really negatively impress me."
"one of the interviewees did not seem too receiving"
"That there were only 3 spots available."
"Nothing. I left with a great impression."
"Refreshments only included water and coffee. Nothing for anyone who doesn't like water or coffee. :("
"There are only three spots left in the class"
"so few spots open."
"We didn't get to visit the labs."
"Nothing fits in this negative category when talking about OSUCOM. I would only recommend lengthening the standard interview of 35 minutes to 45 minutes."
"The students contribute to their community by helping out a schools and things like that. The area around the college seems very economically depressed. Many homeless people, etc. I feel their efforts should be improving these peoples quality of life. I didn't see or hear that the students were involved in any charity type healthcare like free clinics."
"The anatomy lab was not on the tour."
"Nothing- although some of the students wandering in said things that made me more nervous (not their fault- I tend to be nervous)"
"The initial introductions and attitudes of the staff during that portion, otherwise the entire day was great!"
"The only thing I didn't like about the day was waiting to interview. I got there at 8:00 and my interview wasn't until 11:00, so I had a lot of down time. "
"nothing. (maybe not being able to go into the anatomy lab)"
"Absolutely nothing. Even the lunch was decent."
"One of my interviewers seemed like he didn't want to be there - the only time he smiled was when I got up to leave. "
"Sitting in a room for what seemed like forever waiting for lunch. But I guess thats expected :)"
"Nothing, could be said negative about this school. "
"Nothing. This was the dream interview experience."
"ABSOLTELY NOTHING, and I mean that in the biggest non-buttkissing way possible. I know a lot of people say that but I love the size, the students, and the faculty, and administration that we met. They were all extremely helpful and wonderful people. Wait, there was one complaint. For lunch, they gave us a sandwhich, chips, mixed fruit, and cookie with a bottle of water. Great huh? not if you don't like Mayo, Tommatos, or Leuttece. Or if you don't like oatmeal rasin cookies. Other than that the chips were fine... At least the meal was healthy."
"The interview and the fact that they kept reiterating that students could live in a single roomed cinder-block style apartment with psych. pts. for $25 a month all bills paid. Good deal I guess but seems creepy."
"The facilities were the oldest of all schools I visited (especially OMT room but not the lecture hall), also not seeing the anatomy lab was a big negative (every other school showed us their facility - all cadavers being in storage). They should install a video system so others can see the facility even if dissections are in progress (such as for students visiting the school) and that would fit in with the telemedicine concept (for course work). Also it seemed that there were few T.A. for the anatomy lab and OMT than at other programs. "
"nothing, i was very impressed by the school."
"Really nothing seemed negative. Everyone was great."
"The facilities are very low quality as compared to other schools I have visited. "
"location of the school, not much clinical exposure in the first year, the transportation service of the Adams Mark hotel"
"The cafeteria, was kind of hoping with all the hours that I will be there, good food with a variety would be present. Oh well, choose your battles ;)"
"small town, down home feel. they are proud in a different way. OU has a quiet arrogance while OSU has a proud, yet humble approach. remember, every medical shool in the US has something they are proud of; know what they like. OSU produces many primary care physicians who serve rural areas."
"Price (I was the only out of state student there, so i have pay like double that everyone else does), the school is in an industrial district, and nearby housing seems to be scary at night "
"The non-professional atmosphere"
"The school was very small. They didn't show us any labs, except the OMT one. I would have also liked to see where they do clinical work. "
"The wait during interviews is fairly long, but the group of people interviewing with me meshed well and we all ended up spending that time in the game room playing pool. "
"The interview table... Just kidding... but once you interview you will know what I mean."
"Absolutely nothing is negative about OSU-COM. OSU-COM is an incredible institution with friendly students, faculty, and staff."
"The atmosphere seemed very Oklahoma (Which, being located in Oklahoma, might be expected). I'm not sure I could fit in well as an out-of-state student. Not that socializing is a top priority, but I felt a little like an outsider."
"Nothing. It is great school. "
"Nothing was negative."
"Nothing negative, but at another school interview, my wife was not only invited, but also participated in separate "orientation-type" events while I was in interviews. Made it seem more family-oriented. While OSUCOM also seems so, it would be a nice touch to add something like that for spouses and significant others."
"No negative impressions."
"Nothing, absolutely nothing!"
"It rained and rained."
"At a couple of points during the interview, it became somewhat argumentative which made for a rather uncomfortable situation"
"i didn't like the fact i couldn't the see the talked about "Orange" Lab and some other areas b/c classes were going.. also, everything was in one building.."
"Facilities all located in one building, facilities weren't as nice as other schools I've visited."
"I did not have any negative impressions. The speakers were direct, open, and did not waste time."
"The orange histo lab is really awful looking."
"After going to college at osu, I'm starting to get tired of all of the orange."
"The size of the campus."
"So much orange... Everywhere. The Histo/Micro lab is actually called the Orange Lab!!! AAAHHHH"
"We were placed in a conference room at the beginning and the tv came on and a video camera turned toward us...we felt like we were being surveiled! "
"I can't think of anything."
"I didn't like having to wait for almost two hours for my interview. It was nerve-racking. My interview started at 11, but the first interviewee went in at 8:45. The rest of us were just left in the room to entertain ourselves. "
"8:00am morning session"
"Nothing really, although the fact that they have a tornado shelter was a bit unsettling."
"I felt prepared so I was glad that I knew it was a very conversational interview experience. I was also glad that I thought about some of the questions beforehand because there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions."
"The group discussion session was me+3 other interviewees+faculty member discussing an example scenario with ethical dilemmas. There was some "down time" between group discussion and individual interview which could pretty much only be used by talking with the other interviewees who were not in a session or whoever from admissions were there."
"I felt adequately prepared after reading SDN feedback and speaking with current students."
"How relaxed everything would be."
"They always ask if you have questions lol so come fully loaded with questions"
"There will be 8 people interviewing on your interview. The morning will start out with introductions from the admissions committee. They'll ask you questions during this time (and they take notes) - this might factor into your interview. Also you will be asked "do you have any questions?" about 100 times throughout the day, so bring plenty!"
"I was going to be seeing dead bodies in the anatomy lab lol"
"I was going last in the group."
"I felt adequately preparted. No regrets."
"Who would be my interviewers."
"Everyone tells you it is a laid-back interview and they are not just trying to comfort you. It was extremely stress-free and everyone was extremely friendly."
"I was stressed out for no reason. The whole day was very laid back, from the actual interview to the tour and lunch."
"I wish I had worked harder to remember all the points I wanted to say about myself. The interview ended and all of a sudden I was out of the room and thought of all this other stuff I wanted to say."
"I was the first to be interviewed that day"
"Nothing that I can think of."
"How much fun the day would be - touring, talking to students, getting to know other interviewees."
"How non-stressful the interview would be, actually, I did know, but easier said than done."
"To relax! Very easygoing."
"I felt pretty prepared."
"Nothing, i knew this was going to be great."
"How to talk when nervous"
"After interviewing at the school previously I felt I knew enough "
"nothing, the website is comprehensive and I have done my homework on the school."
"How non-stressful the day would be."
"that everyone who said that the interview was very laid back was actually telling the truth"
"I felt I was well prepared."
"How unprepared the interviewers were going to be. I basically went in there and gave them a verbal review of my essay and personal statement. At other interviews they had read my information beforehand and asked things like, "so you said 'such and such' in your personal statement, elaborate on that" so I had the opportunity to talk about things they wouldn't have known otherwise."
"You sit in a conference room for the entire morning while you and the others interview - over two hours in the waiting room. Having all of the current students in and out helps though."
"Nothing else. I felt that I had been prepared enough."
"It REALLY is as laid-back as everyone says."
"Nothing, I interviewed last year, so I had a good idea of what it would be like."
"The school is sooo close to the crowne plaza (where you stay if you are from out of town)"
"I wish I wouldn't have brought in my coat and purse, because I had to carry it around during the tour. "
"Nothing, the day was very well planned out."
"This doesn't matter that much if you have looked over you personal statement and application, but the interview is semi-closed file, they don't have your MCAT or grades, but do have you personal statement, volunteer activities, etc, so they could ask you something an activity you wrote down (they asked me about something I put down)"
"I wish I had taken everyone's advice and now worry about the interview it was very conversational."
"The interview itself is relatively stress-free, they are simply trying to get to know you. However, the interview day is exhausting. Get sleep the night before and prepare for a long day."
"That the interviewers were going to be some of the most down-to-earth and nicest people that I have ever met!"
"That the interviewers weren't going to make me cry, instead they would be supportive and caring."
"One of the students there told me that it is a good idea to ask the interviewers a question about the school. So I wish I would of had spent time really researching the school and been able to do that."
"Who my interviewers were going to be so I could have asked around about them!"
"There were only 8 spots left in the class."
"I planned ahead and didn't get caught off guard about anything in particular. "
"Nothing really. I had visited the school before during the Med-Xtravaganza and loved it then."
"I probably should have thought more about why I wanted to be a D.O. That sounds obvious, but I think they wanted something that sounded a little better than the brief answer that I had."
"That the class was 70% full"
"The parking lot at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is not very secure. My car was broken into."
"I was very familiar with school already and had no suprises."
"Nothing, I had researched the school enough to know what to expect."
"I didn't know the Crown Plaza Hotel was in downtown Tulsa, There isn't any fastfood places close in proximity to the hotel. I wish I knew this before I booked my reservations."
"possible closing of the hospital. why go to a school with an unknown future."
"that the Crowne Plaza Hotel was going to stick me in the worst room in the hotel"
"how ancient the buildings looked"
"I felt that the interviewers really didn't want to talk about things in the application like grades. Their idea was to grade us first then look at the grades. I think I need to explain my position. Which I did not get to do."
"Dont be nervous, the place is very relaxed and friendly"
"Nothing new really, but I was reminded just how much I like the school."
"The identity of my interviewers"
"I already knew a lot about the school so I did not discover anything new."
"Nothing. Just read the other reviews on this school and you will know."
"I knew the interviewers would not have the scores or grades in front of them, but I didn't know that after they score you on the interview without that material, they are then presented the scores and grades and score you a second time."
"I really like that you get a whole summer off after your first year and classes don't start until August 2006. Not all osteopathic schools offer that. "
"That I was in the very last group to interview. I had to sweat it out until 11:15 to interview while everyone else got to come back to the room and relax. On second thought, maybe it's a blessing that I didn't know or I probably would have driven myself crazy in the days leading up to the interview. "
"not much, I had toured this school several times before."
"The interviewers do not have access to the applicant's MCAT score and GPA until after the interview."
"Nothing really. "
"I did not realize how closely new students get introduced to and get to work with cutting edge technology."
"the time of my interview and who would interview me"
"Nothing really, I had a friend that had already interviewed and was accepted there so he had told me almost everything."
"I wish I'd known how much I'd like the school."
"The highways around the city can be kind of confusing when coming in from the East. The Crowne Plaza deal that the school arranged does not include parking or breakfast. Parking is $9 a day. The Crowne Plaza transportation to your interview is not as seemless and hassle free as they lead you to believe."
"That the interviewers are only trying to get to know you and not grill you"
"how large Tulsa was."
"Nothing. these posts help alot. "
"I did not realize that OSU-COM had as many dual degree programs as they do. I knew of the D.O./MBA and D.O./ PhD, but not about their D.O./MS program."
"Because I prepared, nothing made me wish I knew more before hand."
"Nothing. OSU's website says it all. I spent alot of time searching for professional comfortable shoes to wear during the tour. The place was so small, I did not need them."
"That when people said "laid back" they REALLY meant laid back. I honestly thought I'd bombed the interview because it was so short and easy."
"I should have had more questions to ask."
"nothing really, I had visited the school twice so I knew what to expect. For out of staters, though, you might be surprised to know that the school is not in the best part of town."
"Nothing, I felt prepared."
"No new discoveries. I had researched the event until I was comfortable with it (meaning all I wanted to know was where, when, and how)."
"They have great clinical facilities and labs"
"Can't think of anything..."
"That there really is no need to stress. It is very relaxed. The interviewers are more interested in learning about you than tripping you up on a difficult question. "
"That the interviewers were very interested in my ideas about Native American Health Care. Since I am Native American, my interviewers were very interested in my ideas on how to improve Indian health care."
"I wish I had known exactly what part of town the school was located in. It is in a pretty poor neighborhood, which would make housing more difficult. "
"They did not suggest any hotel for me to stay in so I ended up staying in one in the ghetto because I didn't know any better. SO just a little FYI, ask them where they would suggest you stay if you are coming from far enough away to spend the night in Tulsa."
"From what I had read from other students who had interviewed I thought the interview would go fairly smoothly-wrong! "
"First they make extensive use of the waiting list system forcing you to make other plans that can still be cancelled (not always easy - but often expensive). Also only 2 spots remained when i interviewed- with 9/10 of the class being in state the odds as an out of state applicant at this point in time seem ridiculously low. I was left with the distinct impression that at best I was being interviewed for a place on the waiting list and nothing more (coming from MA it makes for a very long trip and very low odds). Also it seemed that OSU was the state "little known jewel" when comparing the quality of the program to the apparant in state reputation. "
"the questions that I was going to be asked of course"
"free time to kill, got a little hungry waiting for other students to interview"
"that there was a wait time before your interview."
"that there is no reason to stress about for this interview."
"I would suggest to those who interview to know the practical differences between DOs and MDs. This seemed to help a lot with the interview."
"they want to know why you are interested in osteopathic medicine. they definitely want to know why ostepathic over allopathic. If you are not interested in DO, then don't apply."
"The student I stayed with lived 30 minutes away and had 2 crying babies (but they were very nice, and I enjoyed staying with them)"
"There are apartments right across the street from the campus, but there is no delegated, school sponsored housing. This fact was never really brought up, so I assume it wasn't a big deal to anyone, but it's something you should know to ask about."
"I realized, rather remembered, there is No reason to be nervous at all. The whole day was very relaxing from the moment I arrived. "
"Can't think of anything. "
"The fact that my GPA and MCAT was not known to the interviewers during the interview. They wanted to get to know me as an individual and why I wanted to become a physician."
"How small the class is -- 88 I believe it was -- and how close-knit a group they are (and are intended to be.) "
"I can't think of anything."
"Your entire file, minus GPA and MCAT scores, is open to the interviewers. (That information is privy to them after the interview). When reviewing this forum prior to the interview day, the "closed interview" comments by most posters gave the impression that the interviewers would have no knowledge of my file, whatsoever. This was not the case, and thus made for a great interview and some interesting personal questions. "
"That the interviewers were so down to earth and that they were more interested in chatting than interviewing me. It was a pleasant supprise!"
"The questions would be broad and general. Very little specifics were asked. Nothing from out field or unexpected."
"I will never be eligable for in-state tuition."
"There were no surprises. The e-mail confirmation and agenda explained the day's events."
"Oklahoma is full of Toll-Roads, so bring lots of cash/change!"
"Relax, relax, relax because there was absolutely nothing to be nervous about."
"I was fairly familiar with the school, so at the moment I can't think of anything that particurly jumped out at me."
"Nothing, had visited the school before."
"No breakfast, so we got a little hungry"
"Again the staff was very helpfull in preparing you for the day."
"That there was no reason to stress."
"That the interview is a closed file."
"The best advice is to be yourself and think about your unique experiences that you can share."
"Individual interview was mostly open file except they did not have access to scores/grades. Like others said, lots of opportunities to ask questions and prepare something to teach them about ;) while I wasn't asked this question, half of the other interviewees were."
"Trust when we say this interview is very laid back and low stress. When you arrive students will escort you to a conference room with the other interviewees and current OSUCOM staff. After introductions individuals are divided into two groups. One group will proceed to individual interviews and the next will stay in the conference room to have a group discussion with a professor at OSUCOM. These sessions last 30 minutes and then you switch. Afterwards you have lunch while discussing financial aid. You will finish the day with a tour of the facilities. My biggest advice is to approach the interview with excitement. Interact with the students and staff, it really is an enjoyable day."
"Very friendly! Good learning environment"
"A great school that definitely makes it seem like it would be a wonderful place to receive a medical education. They reached out before the interview and then again afterwards to make sure I knew how they looked forward to hosting me."
"Overall a wonderful experience with friendly staff and interviewers"
"I loved the mostly stress-free environment created on my interview day. I'm very excited to go to school here!"
"Overall a great day."
"Really a wonderful experience."
"They really just want to get to know you. Very relaxed and friendly like the school."
"Very good experience!"
"One of the interviewers was late and her phone kept buzzing during the interview. Not sure if she was silencing the buzzing or texting someone but she kept handling her phone. She apologized and was nice but it threw me off what I was saying a few times. Overall, it was a very conversational and we laughed and joked around quit a bit."
"I loved this school and was extremely impressed by the environment."
"friendliness of the school, students and staff is amazing!"
"Great day, love the school, awesome lunch, warm and friendly staff and students."
"Fairly laid back day, but my interview was actually harder than i expected. There were two groups of interviewers and I drew the one that was more Q&A than conversational. I was also in the first group of the day to be interviewed, so maybe i wasn't quite ready mentally, I was also very tired after the long holiday, so maybe the day wasn't that bad after all. I don't think mondays are good days for interviews, if you have a choice don't pick the monday, but overall i couldn't be more impressed with the school, students, faculty, and staff. This school is a gem of the midwest."
"It was a very open interview/day. The interviewers really just wanted to get to know who you are as an applicant/student/future D.O.. Staff and students were very friendly/supportive. "
"Fantastic school with a faculty and staff that promote a fantastic positive environment."
"Interviews were sooo non stressful once I got in the room. They just wanted to talk."
"Lots of questions in general about my experiences"
"Extremely laid back day, make you really feel at home! Just relax and be yourself. "
"they asked me a lot of questions about my application packet. they were always like, "i wanna know more about that" or "tell me more about why you did that" ... it was kinda nice to know they actually reviewed my info and wanted to discuss my application. the other schools i interviewed at didnt really seem to talk much about my app."
"Is there a feedback section for SDN? Why does SDN put this box in the "Questions" section when it doesn't display anywhere near the questions? Also, a 1-10 scale while adding feedback doesn't translate very well to a 5-star scale while reviewing the feedback."
"Great school, incredible location being a small town type school in the big city, has everything to offer that most people could want."
"interview was very relaxed and the interviewers were able to turn a very stressful situation into a very relaxed interview."
"Great school/great people"
"I really liked OSU-COM and wish I had interviewed there sooner. They really have their stuff together and the students there genuinely seem happy (maybe even TOO relaxed?). This school is not my first choice (it is my second), but I will be more than ecstatic to attend there if my first choice doesn't work out. As an aside, I have been impressed with every doctor I've met that has graduated from their program (more than several). They pump out good doctors. A++"
"The lunch was delicious!"
"Since the classes are so small, it's almost like a family."
"The staff and student body is amazing!"
"I loved this school. I went to Tulsa early & stayed with an MS1 I knew from undergrad. I caught a couple of flag football games, talked with the students, & sat-in on the Histology lecture & lab. It was a great experience."
"The people at OSU-COM were great. Everyone I had contact with was super-friendly, very laid-back, and made me feel very welcome. The admissions staff was very forthcoming about the admissions process (telling us there are only a handful of spots left in the class) and gave us all the information we could have asked for regarding the school. The students were all very friendly and informative. They all seemed like they were really happy. The school has a great rep and has placed grads into top residencies. The area right around the school is crappy, but Tulsa is a good-sized city with plenty of nice areas and lots to do. As far as osteopathic schools go, there are probably not any located in better cities. The only thing I was not impressed with is the facilities. The other schools I have interviewed at (all allopathic) were all connected to multiple large teaching hospitals and clinics and had other professional schools (dental, nursing, etc..) on the same campus. That kind of setup just feels more like med-school to me. OSU-COM is in a single building that sits alone and almost seems like a highschool. There was only 8 of us interviewing and we met in a conference room initially and received an overview of the process. We then started interviewing 2 at a time. Those not interviewing were free to roam about and talk with current students. We had a short presentation of the school's online databases and library resources. We then a catered lunch (which was great) with 2 student guides. We then got an official tour of the building and wrapped up with a curriculum and financial aid presentation."
"It's really relaxed and very exciting. It made me want to be there even more!"
"Very easy going, but every student thought they did well... so it seems the interviewers are very good at concealing how they feel."
" I had a wonderful interview experience at OSU. All of the faculty and staff seemed to love what they were doing at OSU and they were all interested in helping the students succeed. I appreciated the time that was taken to try and make me feel at home, and because of this I feel like I would fit into the community at OSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. "
"It was a very positive experience and I would be happy to attend this school."
"It was a really good interview experience. I want to attend OSU even more now than before the interview."
"Overall it was great. In the morning I had to wait a little bit to interview, but the time goes pretty fast because students came in and talked to us while we were waiting. "
"Very good experience the students, staff, and facilities are superb. The day is well planned with a little sitting time that passes quickly due to current students stopping by and saying hello. "
"Overall the day was great. The staff, students, and other interviewees were all friendly and outgoing and made the experience wonderful. "
"OSU staff was friendly and helpful. The students were nice and stopped by to say hello and they all seemed busy but not ridiculously stressed out. I walked away loving the school even more!"
"Overall it was a positive experience. We had to wait around a while for our interview, but reading materials were provided and several students came by to keep us entertained. Also, there were plenty of other interviewees to talk to as well (8 including myself). Ask anything that is on your mind because they are very willing to answer questions."
"I am still in shock with how amazingly stress free and FUN the day was!!!! I wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else!! I LOVED IT! It couldn't have possibly gone better."
"It was a great day, and very social and small group oriented - I loved it. I highly recommend reading up on their website about Rural medicine in Oklahoma, because the school (modestly) prides itself on its rural outreach programs - to be able to converse with them about the issue of rural healthcare and how OSU is combating it is a great interview topic (if you chose to bring it up)."
"It was GREAT!"
"I was blown away with how much the students there cared about how your day was going. The atmosphere there is sincere and calming. That is the main reason why I chose OSU."
"Overall it was as comfortable as a med school interview can be. Of course I was still nervous because even as laid back as it was, it was still such a big deal and I still had to try to be professional and impressive. "
"Welcome, Interviews, Lunch, Tour, Seminars on Academics and Financial Aid were the final things."
"Very positive. I was still nervous, but I thought it went well. Both interviewers made an effort to make me feel comfortable. It was a very welcoming experience when it could have been more intimidating."
"2 interviewers from the faculty, one DO and one PhD. They were both very nice and just wanted to get to know me. We mostly just had a conversation, didn't feel like an interview in the sense that it was so laid back. "
"Overall, it was great. We got to meet the president of the medical school and he visited with us during our lunch break, very personable."
"I thought it was overall a great day. Everyone at OSU-COM tried to make the day as comfortable for the applicants as possible. The lunch was awesome!! Great menu and desert! The interviewers were genuine and just tried to get to know you. I liked that you interview early in the day and then get to relax and enjoy getting to know the school. "
"Great. The other interviewees were a lot of fun, the tour was thorough, the faculty and the students were very supportive. I felt very comfortable. The interview was comfortable as well (as comfortable as an interview can be, of course), and the interviewers were easy to talk to. There were two, and the interview lasted about 45 minutes; I was last to go before lunch, but they did not seem anxious at all. The faculty was very helpful in informing us about all the details. "
"Overall a terrific experience. I felt like they went out of their way to accomodate us throughout the day. The questions asked during the actual interview weren't aimed at ''rattling'' a person; it seemed like they just wanted to get to know me."
"strait-forward, made me feel at home"
"The day was very relaxed, and there where only 7 people interviewing. Had interviews first, tour of anatomy lab, lunch, tour af campus, and then presentation of classwork and financial aid. Everyone was very nice and helpfull, and the faculty is top notch. They have a ton of resources and seem to be wonderful educators. Way, way nicer than OU med."
"The day was really laid back. The students, admissions staff, and interviewers were friendly and very informative. We had a nice introduction followed by interviews and a tour. The best part was the in depth financial aid presentation at the end."
"This school is the best. Period."
"I was pretty nervous and the two interviewers were not friendly to me. Which freaked me out because everybody else talked about how nice they were. One guy in paticular was particularly cold."
"Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience. "
"It was very low stress. All of the stress of the interview came from my own anxiety. The staff and students alike were extremely nice and very informative. Everyone really made you want to go to school there."
"The interview was not stressful. The interviewers seemed interested in getting to know me and not trying to trip me up with difficult questions. "
"The whole day was great. There was only 7 other students interviewing that day so it gave us a chance to really get to know everyone. The day was set up to be the least stressful and tiring as possible. Everyone was incredible nice and really seemed to want me to attend this school whereas at other schools I felt looked down upon because I wasn't accepted yet. The school was great and I left with a smile on my face."
"Great, Awesome, definitely a top school in my opinion!"
"I have been accepted but I will most definately not be going."
"I realized that this was not the school for me. The students are older and have families, and I found I did not have much in common with the other interviewees. I realized I needed to be in a more diverse school and Oklahoma is not the state for me to be in. My interviewers, however, a DO and a PhD, were very welcoming, very friendly and encouraging. They listened to everything I said and asked follow-up questions so I felt that they were really paying attention to what I was saying, which was great. Although they were very thorough in their interview, and I left the room exhausted, they gave me a very positive impression because they really took their task seriously and seemed very smart and intuitive."
"This was my first interview and the last day OSU was interviewing. I went last, so I was the last interviewee for entrance into fall 2006. My interview was ok, two men, one PHD, one DO. The PHD was very friendly and made my feel at ease. The DO frowned upon seeing me, and seemed to question me a lot. He came off a bit condescening. He also dominated the interview. Towards the end he seemed more interested and nicer."
"loved the students but hated the interviewers. THey seemed to think that this school was better than the other schools. They act like the school is a great DO school but in reality they are just full of themselves."
"The interview was conversational. It wasn't the most laid-back interview I have attended, but it wasn't the most difficult either. One of the interviewers seemed uninterested in what I had to contribute. He had an extremely flat affect."
"The interviewers were sincerely nice and put forth an extra effort to help me feel relaxed. The interview was conversational. The purpose of this interview was for the interviewer to get to know you...Why you want to become a physician , can you handle the rigors of medical school, and do you know anything about the profession."
"Interview was right of the bat and the rest of the day I spent contemplating those moments."
"one word = AWESOME"
"The day was very pleasant. The interviewers were interested in me as a person. The other students who interviews today were also very nice. This just shows the type of people that OSU recruits. "
"Very laidback. It was more of a conversation, although I did most of the talking. They seemed very interested in me and just wanted to see if I was a good fit into the OSU osteopathic family"
"My interview experience was a very positive one. I felt that I was able to convey my reasons and qualifications for wanting to become a doctor without being stressed during the process."
"Overall, it was a positive experience and very laid back interviews."
"It was 30 minutes with two professors. They were both extremely nice. We talked about my experiences in medical missions, why I wanted to go to an osteopathic school, and just basically had a normal conversation. Then they asked if I had any questions for them. Very low-stress!"
"It was hard to tell how well I did during the interview because the interviewers were so nice. However, because they were amiable my nerves were calmed. "
"Everything was wonderful. I was nervous to begin with, but the interviewers helped relieve the stress by breaking the ice with simple questions."
"It was very laid back and interesting. No off the wall questions I wasn't expecting. Good overall experience!"
"Extremely good! There is just one part where groups split up and go listen to a speaker in the library. It is really boring...and almost irrelevant to the whole interview process. "
"I had heard from current students that the interviews are low stress and they were. There were times when a serious question would come up, but I remained confident and answered honestly. Most of the questions came from my personal statement and a few were general. Just be sure about why you want to go into osteopathic medicine and you'll be fine. "
"The day starts off with a brief overview of the curriculum and self introductions. This is followed by the interviews, which are from 9:00 to 12:00. If you are not interviewing, you can talk with students or just get a feel of the school. Lunch is at noon, which is wonderful, then a tour, curriculum overview, financial aid presentation and ending with questions or concerns. "
"The interview was extremely laid back and easy going."
"There were 2 "teams" of interviewers, each consisting of a D.O. and a PhD. We were each assigned to one of the teams. The interview was fairly laid back and conversational, with just a couple of off-the-wall questions (see above). "
"The day started around 8:30 with a meeting with the admissions staff. We introduced ourselves and were able to ask one question. Then we had interviews. I was in the last session, so there was some dead time. We did get a presentation on online technology at the school, which was not the most interesting, but the presenter seemed very nice. After the interviews, we went to this catered lunch. Then we had a tour lead by two current students. After that, we had a financial aid, pre-clinical and clinical curriculum presentation. "
"The one thing that kind of bothered me was that the interviewer was always writting and seldom looked at me. I had trouble talking about me, when they seem to be not interested. They told me this before the interview started but I still didn't feel right when they were looking down and writting. "
"Overall, I had an excellent experience during my interview and tour. The interview was, for the most part, like a casual conversation."
"It was frightful and stressful but I managed to get through it. Overall, it was okay; it could have been better."
"My experience was positive. The students would just come up to you and introduce themselves. I felt at home. "
"It was very relaxed, the two gentlemen that I interviewed with were very soothing and soft spoken. For the most part they were just making conversation with you, but they would slip in a serious question now and then."
"I had been prepared for the worst. I was surprised at how nice and comfortable the interview was."
"It was pretty positive overall. It is a great school with a great reputation. The whole day is as low stress as can be. Med students will come by and chat with you all day. DrDad from the message boards on SDN came by, too."
"Arrived at 8:00am, had an orientation with the other 7 applicants and Student Affairs, from 9am-12pm interviews and library tour, 12pm-1:45 lunch with 3 students and other applicants, tour of school, 2:00-3:00 information about the curriculum and financial aid."
"OSU-COM is a great school with great students...it is definitely the place I would choose to go to medical school"
"Arrived early to have breakfast at the Amish Kitchen (on the lower level of TRMC and a good chance to see the primary clinical site and have a great breakfast). The morning Welcome sesion involved getting to meet many current students. They were having a didactic test in a classroom near the boardroom so we had many drop ins. The exact itinerary is available in some of the other posts. The lunch they provided was fantastic and was punctuated with a suprise visit by the president of the school. The interviewers were one faculty physician and one faculty PhD. Mine included a pediatrician and and an anatomist. The only stress was self induced. They went out of their way to make me comfortable and the interview was actually a little reassuring. They seemed to be looking for traits that I think I posess. The student ambassadors were great. One was traditional with a rather dynamic personality. The other was non-traditional and a great source of insight for the whole med school experience from a non-traditional viewpoint. Overall all the experience made me even more comfortable with my decision to apply only to OSU."
"Upon arrival (8:00), we went through a welcome session. From 9:00AM to 11:50AM, interviews were held. While you were not interviewing, you were able to walk around the campus. We were introduced to some of the databases that are available to students during this time as well. After interviews, the University had lunch catered for us. We then had a tour, a curriculum session, and a financial aid session. The day ended about 2:45PM."
"It was a great experience, very laid back and comfortable. "
"The day begins at 8:00AM in an elegant conference room with seven other interviewees. We had water, coffee, and a newspaper at our disposal. After a welcome session we were free to converse and/or explore until the time came for our interview...mine was early, thank the stars. Then I was led across the hall to a breakout room where a professor and D.O. interviewed me for 35 minutes exactly. They were kind and offered plenty of smiles. The questions were diverse but did not venture into grades/MCATs. The questions were always specific and not vague. The rest of the day was enjoyable as we were not being judged. Lunch was three star quality and then the day included a tour, curriculum and financial aid presentations. A most fantastic day!"
"My interview experience was very pleasant. Leah with student affairs was involved in the orientation and led each applicant to and from the interview. She was very friendly, and put me at ease. Their were 8 applicants. During the orientation we were informed only 16 spots remained. If you are accepted, you will be notified via fedex. If you are rejected or waitlisted you will be notified via US mail. They said to hang in there if you are waitlisted because about 40 to 50% of the class comes from the waitlist. My interview was on a Weds and the committee will be discussing this round's interviews the following Fri. It seems like you should know right a way if you are acptd. The medical students came into the room and asked each of us who would be interviewing us (we were told during orientation). The students gave us feedback on the interviewers and told us about their experiences in med school. The interviewers seemed to try to put me at ease during the interview, which was nice. I never felt like I was backed against the wall. The only obstacle was my own anxiety."
"At 8:00, three ladies spoke with us about the college. Then we all introduced ourselves and asked questions. The inverviews started around 9:00, and those who were not interviewing went to the library to hear about the online programs. The rest of the time we sat in a board room and talked with the other interviewees. Current first and second year students came in periodically to chat. (There was a list of all of the interviewees names and what undergraduate college they attended posted in the hall for all the students to see.) They told us a little about each interviewer and what they do. Then it was off to the interview. It was very professional and pretty easy going, however some of the questions were very open ended. When I didn't know what was exactly being asked, I didn't know how to answer. The interviewers then met all together where they got to see our grades and scores for the first time and discuss us over lunch. The interviewees had lunch in the lobby area. It was very fancy and quite tasty. We then had a tour of the building. The day ended with a financial aid and general campus talk in a lecture room. It was very informative. I got an acceptance letter (FED EX) 6 days later!!!! YEAH!"
"It was great- I wanted to continue talking to them after the interview was over. They were very friendly."
"We gathered in a small conference room and introduced ourselves. Interviews began two at a time and the rest of us were encouraged to look around and such until our interview time. We were given a nice lunch and then a tour of the facilities. Finally we ended in a classroom for presentations of the school and financial aid."
"The day went really well. You get there at 8:00 and they give you a short overview of the school and you introduce yourself to the other interviewees. (there are 8 total) Then from 9-12, you interview 2 at a time. There are two sets of interviewers and you will interview with one set. My set was a woman D.O. and a man who was a Ph.D. They were very nice and laid back. After the interviews, you eat lunch with the student ambassadors. Ours was catered and we got to eat in the president's board room which was nice. He also came in and talked to us for a while. After lunch, there's a school tour and then a session over curriculum and financial aid. The day wrapped up at about 2:30. Overall, I was very impressed with the school and the people. They are just like family there and you can tell!"
"Don't be nervous going into this interview. The interviewers want to get to know you, not bombard you with tricky questions. This was a very good interview experience, especially since it was my first one. "
"OSU is an exceptional institution and I highly recommend it. "
"This was a wierd interview because one of my interviewers was very cold and sometimes I couldn't figure out what he was asking. Besides that its a nice school and its very well organized - I was very impressed with that. "
"Good experience, friendly atmosphere, positive all-around experience"
"The day was pretty great. I'm glad I got to go in the second round of interviews, because if I had sat around any longer I would have just gotten more nervous, and there is no reason to be nervous. They may ask you some tough questions, but as long as you have an answer and can put your thoughts into sentences, you'll be fine. It was neat seeing the smiles on all the interviewees faces when they all returned from their interviews. The family feel you get at OSU is priceless. All the students really help each other out, its not a cut-throat environment at all. They were really quick at letting me know that I was accepted. I think they mailed my FED-EX package on the wednesday after my friday interview. "
"The interview setting was very welcoming and informative. I would recommend to anybody going to school in this part of the region to check this one out!"
"Group of 8 prospective students interviewed. The day starts with the interviews, then lunch, a tour, and finally some presentations about courses and financial aid."
"My interview went so quickly, I was amazed that 50 min. had passed. They asked me every single question found on this website for this school. The stress level was null except when the very difficult questions came up. However, when I appeared to get nervous, the interviewers were very quick to ease my tension."
"This was the best interview I have ever had. It was very laid back. It was much more like a conversation with two of the nicest gentlemen ever then it was an interview. "
"The first thing we did was interview. As we were sitting in the room waiting 2nd years kept coming in and saying hi. They were all in a class right next to the room, so whenever they would come out to use the restroom, or whenever they had a break they would always come in. Each group of interviewers was a little different in the time that they liked to interview you. The one I went in only really tried to keep you for about 15 minutes, the other kept people up to 35 minutes. SO don't let that worry you if your interview is really short or long. Everyone that I inverviewed with was great, I really hope to see all of them there in August (assuming I get in too). It was funny because the students that came in there could tell if we had interviewd yet or not bacause after we got done we all had a big smile on our face. I have known I was going to go here for about 5 months now, so as soon as I got the interview, I quit doing my other supplementals. So, hopefully I do get in here. Good luck on your interview if you are going for one. They are all great people so you have absolutely nothing to worry about (As is that helps or 20,000 people haven't already told you that)."
"I felt like my interviewers were playing good cop bad cop. Every answer I gave was wrong or not good enough and at one point the interviewer slammed their hand on the desk and said "How are you going to fix it(healthcare)?!" I guess they were trying to make me flustered but, the interviewer came off looking like a jerk. Everytime I was asked a question the interviewer looked at the clock or stared at their phone. So not only were my answers all wrong but apparently boring as well. The other interviewer came to my defense a couple times which then turned the question into more of a discussion between all of us. But as soon as I thought everything was better I'd get slammed again. Maybe because I was interviewing towards the end of the process and they were really trying to weed people out. But it was very stressful just be ready to defend every answer."
"Good to very good - the program seems as solid as the reputation. The admissions staff is helpful and organized (a right balance). If I decided to not go to med school and wait out a year to tie up some loose ends I would certainly reapply to this school. "
"Some of the questions seemed odd, but overall I think that they just wanted to know a little bit about who I am as a person and a lot about how much current events I know."
"A great experience. No stress involved."
"it was great~~~ absolutely wonderful. i fell in love with the school."
"Overall a very good experience, a lot of good information, warm and friendly people to answer questions and make one feel at home."
"It was a very good interview but the school itself did not impress me due to its small size and lack of new equipment."
"overall a good experience. You will get a great education here."
"Very friendly place, the staff and the students help take some of the stress out of a stressful situation. Interviewers seemed to be well aquanted with my background information and interested in me."
"interviewers were interested in me, but they want to know why ostepathic. you should have strong convictions here, as they do, or you will bomb. Ostepaths are still misunderstood, and they want to know that you understand them and their way of thinking. it always comes down to the patient with DO. DOs care about patient above themselves and they expect to see that in yourself. "
"I had the very last interview, and I chatted with them for an hour (double the time.) Everyone was nice, but I think this school is unique in how friendly everyone is there. It's not too friendly, but makes you feel welcome. The school is nice and is in a city with alot to offer. "
"Very calm. "
"The interviews seemed aloof, even disinterested. This made for an extremely low stress level, soft-ball type interview, though it was somewhat discouraging, since no conversation was taking place--just me talking. They appeared to have not read our applications at all, though it is open-file minus GPA & MCAT. This made for somewhat vague, general questions like, "tell us about yourself." "
"Outstanding interview, they just wanted to get to know me. Not even any questions about why I wanted to go DO or OSU, just quesions that gave them insight into my life. Very positive experience, now hoping for a large Fed Ex package in the next two weeks."
"It was a wonderful interview that greatly impressed me. I appreciated being in the first group to interview. I really enjoyed meeting my interviewers, who were more interested in meeting the "real" me than some carbon copy personification of my GPA, MCAT, and Experience. I only wish that I would have been able to interview longer, it was that good. "
"I think the hardest part, no matter how hard you tried, or how supportive everyone at OSUCOM was, was to stay calm and relaxed. Talking amongst the other applicants really helped to get your mind off the nervous feeling and allowed you get your mind into conversational mode. "
"My interview experience was fantastic. My interviewers were two of the nicest people I have ever met. It was more of a conversational interview as opposed to an antagonistic interview."
"The campus was small, very self-contained, and I got the impression that the entire student body was very close. It might be a little difficult to adjust at first, but I think they would make every effort to take care of you here."
"I think it went very well. I would have liked to have been more clear with my responses. Overall the day was great. I hope to attend this school next year. BTW interview are open except for gpa and mcat."
"Very welcoming atmosphere. "
"Wonderful people. Ph.D. and DO interviewers, as a group, alternated questions that were very conversational and generally "getting to know you" type. No "out of left field" questions. Seemed genuinely interested in my responses and answered my pointed questions about some concerns that I had. "
"The experience was awesome! One of the interviewers and I talked about softball for about five minutes. They didn't care about my scores or GPA, they just wanted to get a feel for the kind of person I was. They even asked if I had any questions for them."
"The nicest people go to this school: willing to answer any question and provide advice. A large portion of students are married, have kids, commute, non-traditional aps. They really do consider the entire package for admittance (references, statement, experiences). They look at your best (not last) MCAT score. For a good interview, you need to take control and provide the information, because they won't ask for it."
"Overall, a very impressive institution on all levels."
"i had a really nice, laid back interview. my interviewers were both really nice and informative.. we had a conversation.. they weren't there to grill you, but instead they wanted to get to know me!!"
"Overall, a great visit. The city is really laid back, the students are really nice, but all from Oklahoma. The students were vey nice, and many came to talk to us while we were waiting. The actual interview was really easy. I only got asked one question, the rest of the time we just talked about my experiences as an undergrad."
"The experience was positive. The prospective students shared anxieties which relieved my own anxieties. The staff and interview committee were formal but relaxed. They asked thoughtful questions which allowed me to express my interet in osteopathic medicine. "
"Great experience. Very relaxed atmosphere. "
"Very, low key and laid back. My advice to those who are still interviewing is to relax and tell them about yourself. Give them a brief summary of your life and what steps you have taken to accomplish your goal of becoming a doctor. Smile and be confident."
"A very relaxed and fun (as far as interviews go) day. Everyone there seems to greet you with a friendly smile. "
"I thought it was a positive experience. The school represented themselves very well."
"Great school!!!! Very friendly staff and student body. Nice technology compared to other schools I have visited."
"Great day, though a little long. Interviewers were nice and made me feel comfortable. The admissions staff was amazing and students were sociable."
"This was the best interview I have ever had. The interviewers were so friendly and they truly wanted to get to know me. This school is rated so highly in U.S. News and World Report, but they are incredibly humble. If you just be yourself and enjoy the day you will have a wonderful time."
"My interview experience was a positive one. No complaints. I had heard the horror stories of med school interviews and I was scared I was going to be drilled about my MCAT scores or ethics question, but this was not the case. The interviews were very professional, but they were not at all intimidating. In fact, the best thing I was told during that day was: "Like our profession of treating patients holistically, we choose our students holistically." Meaning, they are interested in your whole application, not just your MCAT scores, or you GPA-but the whole thing."
"Overall a positive interview experience. I hope to attend here."
"Overall OSU's interview was a great experience. This was the most laid back of all the interviews I had. The faculty and students were very helpful and generous with their time."
"Very low-key interview. Ends up being a long day with fin aid, tour of school & hospital, etc."
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"Nothing- it was a very relaxed interview day and I would even describe it as fun!"
"Nothing, everything was well organized and completed on schedule."
"No suggestions. Very friendly and responsive!"
"None. They are efficient, thoughtful, and truly enjoy doing what they do. The best admissions department I have communicated with out of all the schools I applied to."
"Provide resources for accepted students to get in contact with other accepted students in their acceptance packet!"
"Online supplemental application versus the paper one we had to mail in"
"electronic secondary and payment!"
"None...It was a great experience over all! Thanks!"
"An online secondary would be wonderful and there is alot of downtime during the interview day, but m"
"Too many opportunities for questions, i ran out early and people kept asking for them (joking)."
"Nothing. Doing great work"
"application submitted online would be nice. also a status page for each applicant allowing both them"
"online submissions for secondary would be nice"
"Keep doing just what you are doing now!"
"nothing- they were much more organized than any other school to which I have applied."
"have the interviewers be familiar with personal statements, school essays, resumés, etc before you i"