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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?

4 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)?

"Tell us about yourself. Anything you want to tell us that isn't on your application?" Report Response

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

"Why a DO? Tell us about your volunteer experiences. Tell us about the article you read. How do you deal with stress? A specific situation where you showed leadership." Report Response

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

"What are your strengths, what are your weaknesses? How did you handle a conflict? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about the article you read. (Breast cancer research)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you applying to a D.O. school because MD schools wouldn't look favorably at your X.X GPA and XX MCAT. (they are fine numbers by the way, and the MD schools I'm applying to didn't have a problem with them.) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This web site helped a lot. Mock interview with a friend. Read Osteopathic Medicine; A Reformation in Progress. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very clean. The students and faculty I talked with like their school. Bradenton FL campus is very nice, in a great area, and larger in person than it looks in the pictures. Learning options, ie independent study, problem based learning, and lecture. (As for some of you complainers who are going to school there, relax, you chose to go there, just leave if you think it's ruining your life.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We didn't get to see the micro lab or anatomy lab, nor did we get to peak in for a minute on a lecture taking place during the tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Notice of admission will take two to three weeks from the Wednesday (admissions committe) after the interview. You have 30 days from notice of admission to accept and pay $1,500 check or bank draft. No credit cards." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Short tour by student at 8:00. Overview of school, policies, and learning pathways by admissions staff. Given 10 to 15 minutes to read an article on breast cancer research (level you would read in TIME or Newsweek). Called out for half hour interviews. The 10 of us were interviewed individually by 2 or 3 faculty members. Financial aid overview. Lunch with student ambassadors." Report Response

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