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  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • East Lansing
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?

30 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)?

"Do you see yourself as a leader or a follower? Talk about a leadership experience that you have had." Report Response

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

"What clinical experience have you had? Why did you choose those experiences? What did you learn from them?" Report Response

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

"What responsibilities does a physician have? How are these different from those of any other professional?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talk about an experience you had with people from another culture." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Pick any ethical issue, discuss what makes it ethical, discuss how you would respond, discuss how you would deal with someone who disagreed with you on this issue." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSU website, this site, UW ethics website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Well organized, very nice people, friendly, helpful, supportive environment. Anatomy labs combine prosection w/other resources to save dissection time. Curriculum is lecture-based in 1st year, PBL in 2nd year. PBL curriculum is well developed. Diverse and carefully designed clinical exposures in first and second year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Out-of-state tuition is $45,000/year. Most people cannot get in-state residency after first year, there is very little available in the way of grants and scholarships, and federal loans will not cover that much money so you will have to get private loans. Virtually all 3rd and 4th -year rotations take place outside Lansing, so you will have to move at the end of 2nd year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"1. High tuition fees 2. more prerequisites (more bio, more English, more humanities) than I realized. Should have done my homework." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent school, very nice people, very helpful and friendly, great curriculum, great clinical opportunities. Unfortunately this all became relatively unimportant once I realized how expensive it was going to be. I wish I had done more research ahead of time so I could have saved myself the trip and saved everyone else's time and effort." Report Response

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