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  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Bradenton
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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why DO?" Report Response

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

"How do you resolve conflict? What do you do to relieve stress? What is your biggest weakness? - I recommend not saying 'being a smartass'!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why does the human body work the way it does?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you go about diagnosing an illness in the problem based learning format? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on sdn interview feedback, looked over application briefly. Was already accepted elsewhere so had a somewhat 'cavalier' attitude toward the day." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are aesthetically pleasing, problem based learning seemed like a 'fun' way to learn medicine. The staff and students were very friendly during the interview day. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The faculty seemed to lack something. I got the impression that they taught there because they didn't have to spend much time giving lectures, and would have more time to pursue other activities. As stated above, problem based learning seems like a 'fun' way to learn medicine, but the idea of going to med school without basically any lectures seems odd. Especially considering it is a new school and the average MCAT of entering students is 23! I think a new school with no graduates yet should have a more standardized form of teaching to ensure it's students' success. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have to wear a suit and tie to school every day (in Florida humidity, no less). No food or drink allowed outside of the cafeteria. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two faculty members interviewed me. One, Dr. Baden, was friendly but strange.. (I didn't come up with that, another member of their staff said that after my interview!). He kept asking me 'why?' after most questions: i.e. after being asked "Why medicine?" and giving an answer, he said "No, WHY medicine?" first it was intriguing, but after five questions went by with him asking "But WHY?" after each one, it got old...The other member of the interview committee just read questions from a sheet, took notes, and didn't say much. My interview took over 50 minutes because I had a long talk with Dr. Baden, which seemed positive...they acted like I was accepted, but I later found out I was waitlisted (Therefore please take my 'negative impressions' of the school with a grain of salt). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Suites

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?

6 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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