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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What would your friends say about you/describe you?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is a strength and weakness your friends might mention?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Imagine you're a doctor morally opposed to abortion; what would you say to a patient requesting one?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"(I said I read the encyclopaedia for fun): What's your favourite volume then? (I answered: "Uh...W?")" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"If you're a pharmacist who's against abortion, do you have the right to refuse to give out the RU-486 pill if you're in a small town with no other pharmacy in miles? (I was asked previously what I would do if I were against abortion and was asked to perform one by a patient; I answered that I would explain my objections, but it really didn't matter because the patient can always go to another doctor if she is determined enough, and it's not in the doctor's place to stop her)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING!!! OSU makes such an effort to sell itself so hard, but it really doesn't have to! The facilities are amazing, the integration of technology revolutionary (all students get a laptop, and all third years get PDAs to download patient histories), and the choice of curriculum (integrated vs. independent study) unheard of elsewhere. They even gave us a free tote-bag with the OSU Med logo! Ha ha, joke's on them, I would've attended without the free totebag!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Public transportation in Columbus doesn't seem good enough to eliminate the use of a car (I lived in the Bay Area in California, and I suck at driving), and the weather may take some getting used to, but all in all minor things!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the awesomeness of OSU would completely overwhelm me. Nothing short of getting into a UC school (not bloody likely!) is going to stop me from coming here if accepted." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had interviewed at WSU in Detroit first, then rode the Greyhound bus down to Columbus. The bus was inexpensive and comfortable, and I got the whole "rural northern Ohio" experience as we cut through the corn fields of the countryside. Defintiely a cool experience. My host was a married couple (the husband is a student, the wife a homemaker) with an adorable 14 month old daughter. They really went above and beyond the call of duty to make my trip enjoyable. OSU makes a very thorough presentation on interview day and seem determined to sell their school (which as I mentioned, they don't need to). I guess they're trying to get those students who were going to go to Harvard. Well, that's wasted on me I suppose. Interviews are in the afternoon, after the tour and lunch. Sandwiches and tuna/ham wraps were served, but I liked that they were catered on a large platter, and you could grab as many as you wanted. The anatomy labs at OSU are ABOVE-GROUND!! (for once, instead of being in the basement like every other med school). The windows letting in light make a world of difference. All the med students look very relaxed and all claimed that the curriculumn is very well-designed and manageable. The Clinical Skills Center, with 14 exam rooms with standardised patients, a $250,000 manikan, and a plasma widescreen TV for showing demonstrations, was also very impressive. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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?

9 out of 10

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