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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Erie, PA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Tell me something about yourself, other than what's in your appplication materials." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How are you a leader/how do you lead/example?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What learning track do you like? Oh yeah, they make you choose by the end of the day the track you want, but if accepted, you can change it when you make your deposit. Switching between the three isn't too tough as long as there are availabilities and it's early in the semester." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too interesting, just questions straight off of this website." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, nothing surprised me, the questions were forthright and pretty standard--they even warned me they'd be reading straight off the prompt sheet." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read over my application materials, kept up to date on current events, reviewed the school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The area is gorgeous. The weather was perfect, in the 50s, clear and sunny. You MUST take the drive around the peninsula. It's about 15 miles long, you can't get lost, and the trees are in full autumn bloom. It's incredible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No one was that impressive, as far as wanting to motivate me to come to the school. It was pretty much like, "school will be hard, Erie has its charming points, and you'll be a doctor in the end." I just didn't feel I learned anything about the school I hadn't seen on the website or with SDN. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Make sure you have good directions around town--some of the roads twist and turn and before you know it, you're turned around." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I showed up a little before 8am, and the other candidates were sitting with Dr Buck, just chatting. The student giving the tour arrived, and we commenced the tour. This was opposite from my other interviews; they were done with the tour at the end. Yes, it's only one building, and yes, that's a downside. They say they're expanding, but there's nothing coming in the near future. Dr Buck came on the tour with us, which he said was the first time he had done so. The anatomy lab uses prosected cadavers, so there's no hands-on gross anatomy work unless you prep cadavers the next summer for incoming classes. So basically, you only look at anatomy--not impressive. They use the cadavers for 2 years too, so they're pretty ratty by the end. After the tour, Dr Wise sat us down in their conference room, and from 8:45am until noon, you stay there. Dr Wise is pretty blunt, which is good. He tells it like it is with LECOM, good or bad. I appreciate that in a guy that you met 10 minutes ago. I was the first called for interviews, and the summarization of the article was not bad (almost a formality at the end of the interview). The interviews were stiff at first, perhaps still waking up as I was, but loosened up as the interview progressed. By the end we were joking around. They gave me AMPLE time to ask questions at the end, which again, I appreciated. After that, back to Dr Wise. I missed a good chunk of what he presented, so that was a downer. Financial Aid was next, and the woman from their office was very thorough and helpful. Next, lunch in the cafeteria with two students. The Admissions Director sat in on this, too, which was odd. You could tell the students were on edge with her present. I don't feel like they were able to talk to us as they should with her across the table. She was nice, but still... Both students were on the Ind. Learning Track, switched from Lecture. Yes, dress code sucks, but they said they got used to it. The PBL students are apparently very loyal to the program as well. Lunch was over by 12:20, and we were free to go. I spent the rest of the afternoon driving around town until my flight out. The driving tour in the packet they give is quite good. The school wasn't bad, I just wasn't sparked in my interest to come here. It didn't "jump off the page" at me. The town itself was a pleasant surprise, though." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

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?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Travel Lodge

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?

5 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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