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  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbus
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about your twin/family (I come from a different cultural background)." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"What are your greatest strengths/ weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical situation concerning bridging cultural differences: a doctor overhears a man telling his wife in another langauge (one you understand) that she is fine and will be better soon, when you overheard the doctor give the woman a terminal diagnosis. Do you tell his wife the truth?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain the discrepency between your MCAT score and your G.P.A. . " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN website, interview tips on, the OSU website and friends at the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are supurb, and only getting better. There is a current 7-10 year plan to completely overhaul the med school campus, with new buildings and a brand new biomedical research tower (opening late fall 2006). The students seem to love the school, and have a great school spirit. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. Make sure you look over the school's website and viewbook." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I first arrived, it was a rainy and dreary day-but the secretarial staff was extremely accomodating, took everyone's coats and jackets, and gave out OSU messenger bags! The day consisted of a presentation by the Dean of Admissions, Director of Education, and a 4th year med school student. Lunch was served followed by a tour of the facilities. Most notable was the student skills center, with state of the art technology, including a completely responsive "dummy" patient, plasma screen T.V's, simulated patient rooms equipped with cameras that video exchanges between students and the patient that are posted online for review, and more. The interview was held after the tour. My interviewer was extremely laid back-she made me feel at ease from the beginning of the interview. She was really interested in getting to know about me more personally, and not so much on my accomplishments/ activities during undergrad. I felt confident that the interview went well after it was over!" 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?

In 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 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?

10 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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