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  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rootstown
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"If we were to talk to your friends, and ask them why they like you what would they say? And if they then said "but he can make me angry because..." Finish the sentence." Report Response

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

"They asked if I had interviewed elsewhere and if I had acceptances elsewhere. They didn't aks me where else I got in, but asked me why I was still interviewing at NEOUCOM." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"After doing all the other things you have in medicine, why do you want to be a doctor now?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are you going to be able to deal with going to class with all these "kids" at your age?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS ans secondary apps, SDN, read through all the schools posted and mailed literature, MSAR." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The gross anatomy lab, the newer feel of the buildings which allow you to stay inside during bad weather and get to where you need to be (it's a circle of buildings)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that they are in class essentially from 8am to 5 pm 5 days a week. They realize the error of this and how it turns a lot of applicants off and they are trying to change it, but the changes won't happen for years to come. Many of the students seem worn out and openly voice their disgust for the curriculum. But they will also tell you that most went to NEOUCOM because they didn't get in anywhere else. (This only pertains to the 4 year MD program, not the combined 6 year BS/MD program.)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviewers would be a female family practice doctor that was a NEOUCOM grad, and that the other would be a basic sciences professor of Neurobiology. No big deal, it just would have been nice. Also, they called that same night to tell me I was accepted. I liked the fact that they don't drag it out like everywhere else." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It neither impressed me, nor deterred me from wanting to go there. I have multiple acceptances from other Ohio schools, so I went to give the place a chance. But it doesn't look like I'll be going there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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