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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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 (activities, experiences)." Report Response

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

"What are 3 strengths/ 3 weaknesses? (I got this one from both interviewers)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma and what you would do about it. Tell me about X experience. Do you think you have had enough clinical experience to know medicine is for you? Where have you traveled? Name a time that you interacted with a person/people morally different than you and how you handled the situation." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Where all have you traveled?" Also... "Do you think you have had enough clinical experience to know that medicine is for you?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"THIS website -- I made a word document of the past questions listed and most of the actual interview questions were straight off of it! Read over my AMCAS and secondary apps." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1) That both the student and physician interviewers had thoroughly read my essays and activities -- they both showed genuine interest in my life experiences. 2) The students and the attitude -- every student I talked to (even ones who were not part of the formal interview day) seemed so happy there and said it was a very warm and supportive environment. Seems like a perfect place for the non-competitive types who just want to do well for themselves and to practice medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"East Lansing is not that exciting." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have to have a car." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The student interviewer was so incredibly nice and made the experience as casual and relaxed as an interview could be. She had a great sense of humor and was very conversational and responsive to my answers. She was given 3 questions that the admissions committee wanted answers to, but she said I could skip any of them if i needed time to think about them and we would come back to them later. The majority of the conversation just stemmed from her interest in my experiences. The interview I had with the physician was a bit more stressful. I felt like he asked me at least 10 pointed questions (granted, most were from the past questions listed on this site!) and made no verbal or non-verbal response to my answers - just immediately threw another question at me. But at the end (it lasted about 45 minutes) he lightened up significantly and became very personal -- we started conversing and I left with a warm feeling about the process. He must have just been feeling me out before opening up to me bc he turned out to be an extremely nice man! So don't worry if you feel you are under attack at first!" Report Response

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