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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Discuss some future problems of medicine that you forsee." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What qualities would you bring to the incoming OSU class?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"General questions about my application and the experiences I had listed." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Just some questions about my experiences" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult. (See below for questions)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up the interview feedback website. Visited the OSU website, checked out my supplemental, and my AMCAS. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great clinical facilities. Fantastic opportunities to fet invovled in with free clinics during your first year. Many research opportunities. Basically, everything you could possibly want in a school. Also the dual paths for studying, either independent or a more traditional method." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they make decisions on your applicaiton that very day and you find out your fate two weeks later from your interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a very good interview in my opinion (I haven't gotten my results yet but from what I gather, I didn't make any mistakes, so who knows). It was extremely relaxed and converstaional. My interviewer made me feel so comfortable. I guess my main gripe is that I was interviewed so late in the cycle. They said that they have already given out about 200 or so straight acceptances. I believe they give out 320 or so straight acceptances. So my chances of getting in are less then if I interviewed earlier. Hopefully I don't get outright rejected so I can weasel my way into the school. But the day started at about 10 am and then the Associate Dean of Admissions gave a little talk about the school and its curriculum. Then there was a talk from the clinical education facilities coordinator. And a short financial aid talk. Finally a fourth year student gave a little talk which wasn't the most helpful. We then had lunch with some med students. My main complaint was that there weren't enough. There was about 3 or 4 and a couple of them bunched together near the front shutting out myself and a few other interviewees from talking to them all that much. Slightly annoying but not a deal breaker. We then had a tour of the school which was pretty quick and informal and came back to wait for our interviewer to pick us up. The clinical education center was pretty cool. The manager of the center seemed like a dedicated guy who was willing to make any sacrifices to help get first and second year students the simualted training they wanted. I really liked that the school has such dedicated people working to help the students. The fake/dummy patient was amazing. Best one I have seen yet. He even reacted in real time to drug dosages. Oh what a world we live in. He was a great guy and made me feel at ease. We just chatted about different stuff about my application. He asked those two questions that I listed below and some personal stuff on my application. Hopefully he shows me some love and I can get in because this school is my number one choice. If you do interview at the school, don't stress out as it is very converstaional and relaxed. One thing that was a bit annoying was my fellow interviewees. They all seemed like academic superstars and some couldn't help but mention how they had interviewed at so many great schools and had acceptances and stuff. Seemed like a decent amount of intellectual masturbation was going on. I just nodded my head kept quiet when that subject came up. It's always best to stay somewhat humble because there's always going to be someone or something that knocks you back to Earth. I felt I was out of my league since going on what these people were saying, they all had stellar MCATs/GPAs and already had 10+ inteviews. But then again, pre-meds are notorious liars when it comes to stats. On a side note I have yet to interview at a school that has grilled their interviewees in any way." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Cross Country Inn South

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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