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  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • East Lansing
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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)?

"Tell me about your experience in osteopathic medicine." Report Response

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

"Did you do any research as an undergraduate (my interviewer told me that the admissions committee does like to see some research from their applicants. Not a requirement, but definitely a plus)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What specifically attracted you to Michigan State and Osteopathic Medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me something about you that is not in your application?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read MSU's web site, and read this site as well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school does have a strong osteopathic mission, and students really get a lot of clinical contact early. The admissions counselors who met with us at the interview were extremely nice and forthcoming." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are really run down. East Lansing is not my kind of town, especially coming from big city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Out-of-state tuition is ridiculously high, but extremely reasonable if you are in-state." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"MSUCOM is a very good school, if you are in-state. You only have one interview, w/ a faculty member, and it runs about 45 minutes. There are ~three people interviewing a day, so you do have a lot of attention on you. The tour is pretty quick, and half the rooms are locked so you can't even see them! I think this school is really geared towards Michigan residents. I ended up being accepted out-of-state, and the admissions counselor who called me to tell me I got in said, "I realize there is little chance that you are coming here since you are from out-of-state."" Report Response

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