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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Erie, PA
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?

45 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)?

"Would you like us to know something about you that is not included in your file? What that you have done in your undergrad work, volunteer work, and life has made you consider and strive toward a career in Osteopathic Medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is a conflict you encountered and how did you deal with it? How you deal with stress and stressful situations, give us an example?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell us about some of the leadership positions you have held, and how you fell you got your leadership qualities. Is there any questions that you have for us? --This is great opportunity to impress the interviewers with your knowledge and desrie to learn about LECOM, OM, or anything else you are curious about that helps your and their decision." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you handle stress or stressful situations and give us an example of a stressful situation and how you handled it?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? Because its always tough to point out your own negative characteristics." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed LECOM's website, my application, many different Osteopathic Medicine websites, this website (SDN) and wrote out answers to all the questions posted on this site, just so I wasn't stumbling over things to talk about." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was suprised how much I loved Erie, and the people. Everybody was so nice and postive about their experiences and time in Erie and at LECOM. I really like the 3 different learning pathway posibilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There are only a few things I didn't like about LECOM, and they aren't major complaints. One, the gym is somewhat pathetic, but they do have many off-campus gyms you can join. Two, the cafeteria is also pathetic, but bringing my own lunch is no problem at all. Three, I don't like the fact that you cannot choose the learning pathway you want, they put in one they think you should be in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I dreaded this interview as it was my first interview ever. I wish I had known ahead of time that the interview would be so friendly and personable. They really DID just want to get to know me on a personal level. I was way too stressed out and nervous going into this thing, I thought I would choke. But it was completely stress-free, and the interview commitee I got was very nice and funny, friendly. So, if you have an interview coming up and you're really stressed out and nervous, almost scared, just remember that they are nice people that want you at their school... so go in there and impress them by just being yourself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This experience was one of the best and reassuring things I've ever done in my life. It was great. It started out with a tour, then an overview of Erie, the learning pathways, financial aid, and housing in Erie (very cheap living). Half hour interviews were done between 9:00 and 11:45 am, then lunch with a student from each of the learning pathways, which was very informative. True, the school building is very small, but it doesn't have to be huge to be a great school. I am praying to God that I get into LECOM, either Erie or Bradenton, it doesn't matter. One person interviewing with us was from Bradenton and said it was a great place to live, and would be a great place to go to med school. Every person I met was nice as hell to all of us, and acted like they really did want us there. Not nearly as stressful as I would have thought, and I left Erie with a great impression of the town and of LECOM. Hopefully I get in!" Report Response

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