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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"See above. I listed all nine questions. There weren't any hard questions and you don't really need to prepare anything. I know I didn't." Report Response

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

"Since I have no question to put here, let me just say that Erie is a good-sized town. They have all the major retailers and restaurants. I didn't see much in the way of locally owned placed but I"m sure they're there." Report Response

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

"If you can, check out Presque Isle. It's beautiful even in all the snow." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you had any leadership positions?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a weakness of yours." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Got directions to the school. Looked a bit on their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewers were very nice and candid. Morning lecturer knew everything about Erie and LECOM. There actually is research going on in and near LECOM. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school and the atmosphere seemed a lot like high school to me. Everyone was traveling around in packs. At noon the lunch room/study hall was packed. It was just weird, I guess. Also, the lunch orders were incorrect. I'm not sure how it's possible to mess up box lunches for 3 out of 13 people. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Okay, I will tryo to remember all the questions. They ask from a list of 9 questions and just read straight through them. They rate you 0-5 on a sheet and wrtie notes about your answers. It was really laid-back. 1. Tell us something about yourself that isn't in your file already. 2. Tell us about a time where communication has had a powerful effect in some aspect of your life. 3. What are your strengths and your weaknesses? 4. How did you learn about Osteopathic medicine and why are you pursuing it? 5. What kind of experience do you have with DOs? 6. What learning pathway would be best for you and why? 7. How do you handle stress? 8. Talk about some leadership roles you've had. 9. Talk about and describe some times of conflict in your life. How did you handle it, what did you do? " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


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?

6 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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