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  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Athens, OH
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Of course, why do I want to be a physician? Why do I want to go into Osteopathy in particular? What I am concerned about in our healthcare system. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What I am most concerned about coming into Medical School." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"I have lived in six different countries, so my interviews always consist of having one or two conversations about my culture exposures and experiences." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"My second interviewer and I had a conversation about a book that both of us had read. I was asked what my thoughts were about the author, and what the author meant by referring to a Renaissance man." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I was fortunate enough to not have any difficult questions. I felt that the interviewers really went out of their way to avoid making the interview feel like an interrogation. Instead, with all three interviewers I had pleasant conversation about my file. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website. I read a lot of about some ethical concerns we as the scientific community have to face. Also, the past few months I have read a number of different books about the healthcare system in the United States. I wouldn't say that is necessary (unless you enjoy doing that), but it certainly will make you more confident and aware. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The CORE program. The pass/fail grading system. I enjoy how OU is dedicated to teaching rather than research (although you can do research if you are interested). I like how everyone I met was very down-to-earth, not very full of themselves. The open-door policy that the faculty advocate is also very unique and pleasant. Oh, and they tell you if you are accepted the next day via email!!! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This is just being nit-picky, but I really don’t know how I feel about being surrounded by so many undergrads. I have graduated from a small liberal-arts college and to be with so many students that are so much younger than I am and have such different priorities than I do will be something to get used to. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Living costs will be reasonable. Athens is small, but after talking to some of the medical students they claim that they don't even notice it anymore because they are so busy all the time. It is the typical college atmosphere you see in movies. Halloween is the biggest night of the year (even medical students take that night off to celebrate!)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Like a medical student once told me, there are really two things that separate medical schools from one another in the United States. The first thing is the curriculum, and how the faculty introduces the volumes of information to their students. By law, every medical school in the USA (both MD and DO) have to provide so many set hours of classes. Some classes may vary of course; however, medical students learn the same things. The second thing has to do with the community. I found Ohio University to be very nurturing (from the short time I have been exposed to it as a visitor and from what the DO I interned with told me). I thrive in such atmospheres because, as one medical student stated during my interview visit, students work together and are not malicious or cut-throat towards one another in their determination to succeed. If you like such an environment, Ohio University will be a great place for you." Report Response

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Admissions staff

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