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  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbus, OH
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Basically something equivalent to: What are some of the downsides to medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are your strengths/weaknesses? What should I tell the Committee about you that did not necessarily come across on paper?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about this certain activity, research, etc." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some medical ethics issues doctors face/will face?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How I became interested in a certain hobby (never really had to explain why/how before.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, read this site, talked to current students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"OSU seems to care about its students. When I asked my interviewer what he like about OSU, he said that it takes care of its students. He specifically said Ohio State may not have as much NIH money, etc. as a Harvard or Duke, but he believes OSU does "things the right way." Everyone that presented or I had a chance to talk to was incredibly nice. Every student was excited to be at OSU and several said they have no regrets for going there. Also, one of the speakers went out of his way to explain how important student feedback is when professors are evaluated for tenure or salary." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing I can remember." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Where the bathrooms were. They were not right next to the conference room we were in, and, since we got back from the tour a little late, I had to ask my interviewer before we had our discussion." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was very impressed with Ohio State. First up is an overview session in which a few doctors, staff, and students talk to you. This is followed by lunch during which you can talk to current students and a student-led tour. Then you report back to the conference room and wait for your interview. The information presented to you in the morning about the curriculum, financial aid, Columbus, etc. was much more thorough than that given at my first interview. As detailed below, the administration seems to really care about the students, and the students were excited to be at OSU. I really like the choice in curriculum, and the classroom pathway seems to have a good mix of traditional lecture and small group learning. The new clinical skills lab was amazing and should be a valuable resource for the physician development course. The interview was extremely laid back. My interviewer asked very broad questions about my research, EC's, etc. and I got to answer pretty much how I chose. It only lasted about 30-40 minutes and was pretty conversational. Make sure you have some questions to ask the interviewer (this was somewhat difficult given how well the school was described in the morning.)" Report Response

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