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  • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Independence
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"what do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"Why OCPM?" Report Response

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

"How was your shadowing experience with ____ DPM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How have you matured throughout college?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How have you matured throughout college?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing really, just relaxed and looked over my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-New facilities are very nice, up there with DMU + AzPOD -Location is 15 minutes from downtown Cleveland -CHEAP cost of living, closest is Des Moines" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that OCPM student tour guides bashed other podiatry programs. It is not very professional or attractive to say the least. Applicants should not have to hear false accusations or lame opinions. The worst is that the tour guides never visited the schools they criticized! Also claimed that OCPM was the number 1 or 2 podiatry program in the nation...yea sure...can you prove this with 1st time board pass rates, residency placements, etc? -The school is independent and not affiliated with a university or med college -HUGE class size (135 students) the biggest of any pod school -Accept a lot of students, including those who will just fail out anyway -Weak entrance scholarships and solely based on GPA (not MCAT score) -Mormon cheating scandal few years ago, now very strict testing policy in place -2 main clinics are quite new and not many patients...maybe if the class sized was reduced that would help..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Entrance scholarships are for first year only, low amount and solely based on GPA (not MCAT) Didn't expect tour guides to throw their two sense in about other pod programs. I interviewed at 8 schools, and only experienced this at OCPM!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"New building is nice, which is great cause the old one was a piece of shit. Location pretty decent (suburbs) with little traffic even during rush hour. Compared to other pod schools, the academics or clinicals don't seem too amazing 135 students in first year class...ridiculous, especially with the residency shortage getting worse and worse. Seems like an okay program, but not up there with DMU/AzPOD/Scholl/CSPM" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

In the city

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Tell your student tour guides to not bash other podiatry programs. It is not very professional!" Report Response

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