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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Erie
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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 yourself." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a DO, and not an MD. " Report Response

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

"Tell me about the article you read. I am still trying to figure this whole thing out. I guess they are looking to see if you are answering the question with scientific terms, or with simple everyday wordage. I recall one of the interviewers shot a look to the other when I said "good cholesterol" instead of HDL. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was really only asked one question, tell me about yourself. As I brought up different topics I was asked to expound on a certain aspect. Ex. You stated you are a leader, explain one instance when you used your leadership ablilities." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I came to this web page, and I had a previous interview at another medical school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The city was bigger than I thought, clinical experience starts in the first year. The way any of my doubts were removed during the interview. There is prosection, it was explained to me and doesnt seem like it will be that much different. The different pathways of learning, and what to expect." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They told us the total snow fall for the previous winter was 150 inches. The cafeteria has a very small selection... I didnt find that many problems with the school, and thus I am resorting to weather and food as my answer to this question." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew it was cold up in Erie, I wish I knew it was going to be that cold." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Reading up on this webpage many people make the school sound scary. Mandatory attendance, dress code (ties required daily). After interviewing I realized you have to wear a tie everyday as a doctor, and during your rotation and residency. They are just getting you adjusted for that. Mandatory attendance... thats not really a bad thing. While most people spent about 20 minutes in their interview, I spent about 40. If you have questions / comments share them and you will find the staff are really nice and usually will be able to make you see things in a way you had not prior to the interview. " Report Response

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