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  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Athens
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why DO? Why OUCOM? How do you know you want to be a doctor? What's wrong with engineering? Do you like research, have you considered the DO/PhD program? Tell me about your current research. How will you and your husband manage the distance?" Report Response

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

"After reading a short essay I was asked to summarize it and give my opinion or thoughts about it. This was real easy...don't be scared. It wasn't a technical essay or anything difficult. Why do you think people respond better to stories? (This related to his research.) I have always thought engineers make excellent physicians. (WooHoo!!!) What do you think? How do you feel about entering a profession that is going through some major changes: insurance isn't covering everything, malpractice is always rising, there is talk of socializing medicine....are you worried about this? Problem based or didactic? (Sorry, I forget the OUCOM acronyms.)" Report Response

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

"Do you have a specialty in mind? How do you know? If you want to live in a rural community you can't do research so tell me how you will decide what you want to do most? How will you deal with your family life so far away? Tell me about any experiences you have had with other cultures. What happened here with your sophomore year? (It was in 1994/5, so easy to explain that!) What did you do to prepare for the MCAT? Did you consider sitting for the August one? (No.) Your scores are good, but you could be competitive for other schools closer to you did you think about that? Are you thirsty?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you pick me out of this photo? (I couldn't. :) )" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about this school you're at now. I wasn't sure what she meant or wanted to hear. Also, I know virtually nothing about my current school except that it sticks and I didn't figure that telling her the schools sucks would be wise." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the brochure that came with the interview invite and looked over the stuff in the interview packet. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Excitement and friendliness of the students and staff. Ohio U has a beautiful campus and location. I had never seen such a pretty and clean campus before! The obvious care that goes into acquiring and removing cadavers for the anatomy lab....very moving." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Computer lab was really small ~30 computers and the library/study room for OUCOM was also small with very few references compared to a typical medical library. OUCOM students do have access to the main campus libraries though. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Super 8 wireless wasn't working. I was planning to do a bit of OU prep but with no internet access I didn't get to do anything." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Loooooonnnnnnggggg. I got there at 8:15a and left at 5pm. I had meetings and interviews from 1:30p until 5p. OUCOM has their campus tour, financial aid talk, admissions talks and lunch all BEFORE interviews. So, be ready to head over to interviews all sleepy and full." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Super 8

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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