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

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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 us something about you that is not in your file." Report Response

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

"Tell us how you deal with conflict and give an example." Report Response

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

"Which pathway would you like to enter?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did something realy profound happen in your life that you had such a huge jump in grades from undergrad to grad school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was pretty much aware of the questions there were going to ask, but they would often ask questions in response to my answers. Also, discussing the assey they give you was a little tricky, but the article is not diffucult, just don't give your opinions on the article. Just stick to a summary of the facts and keep it short." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview (SNMA), I had taken a two hour medical school interview prep class." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the staff and the pre-interview interactions and discussions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was surprised that family was not particularly welcome. When I arrived at 7:45 with my husband, they had him go sit in the cafe until everything was over. The only thing he was welcome to participate in was the tour at the end (about 12:45). So my husband just left and came back around noon. I don't know about you, but my husband's input into where I go to medical school is a factor on my choice. The other school I interviewed at was very encouraging of family to come along for the day of the interview and the only time we were apart was for the 20-30 minutes I was in my interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"See what negatively impressed me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I hate interviewing, because I hate telling people ''what they want to hear'', but this wasn't too bad. I found out later that the faculty I had for my interview don't have the best reputations on campus, but they still seemed friendly. The students and graduates of LECOM I had spoke with seemed surprised that the interviewers I had were nice. I don't know if that is good or bad. Over and over you read in these feedbacks that the faculty and staff are nice, I wonder if they just put on a show for interview day. But I don't know. I have actually spent quite a bit of time up there and there are quite a few genuinely nice people there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

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How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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