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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?

8 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?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"Our files are closed, so we haven't seen your MCAT scores, grades, or personal statement. What can you tell us about yourself? Tell us something about yourself not in your file." Report Response

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

"Did you apply to any allopathic schools? Have you even been in a situation involving conflict? How did you resolve it?" Report Response

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

"What about osteopathy is appealing to you? Why are you interested in LECOM? What do you do to relieve stress? Why did you get _ on your Vr MCAT? What would you have done differently to improve that score? (Probably Why PBL...I don't recall anymore...I mentioned it b/c I liked it). 3 Strengths?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Has/will your family be supportive of your decision to apply to a medical school out-of-state? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were to sit down with one person and discuss the future of medicine, who would it be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"2nd interview, 1st osteopathic interview. Printed out CIB, SDN Pro/Cons, SDN interview feedback and schools notes, AAMCOS and secondaries. Flew into SRQ 2 days before interview. Reviewed all materials and feedback the day before interview, drove past school and built my mental map in case construction was bad. Paid attention to news (esp medical), researched medicine in FL to build possible questions. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"PBL...lecture isn't very appealing since most students tend to focus on ppt anyway. PBL focuses your reading that you have to do anyway. Very "chompers" snacking away when you are trying to pay attention to a lecture. Matches, board performance (rate, and guessing an outstanding avg). PBL experience. Feedback from alumn of former school, currently OMSI. Supportive/happy/pleasant student body. Soundproof PBL rooms. Region is very nice...developing, safe, close enough to Tampa for rotations. Warm climate good for forming study sessions with peers (unlike Erie)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Concern of PBL testing and what happens when you don't understand your reading. Occasionally I would like an explanation of a difficult concept...PBL doesn't seem to offer that unless you seek a professor out. Campus consists of 1 building. Cafe closing at 3pm?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I got the impression that students were upset about planning 3rd and 4th year rotations on their own which made me a little concerned. Researching it more, it seems like there are only a few difficulties...nothing major to be concerned about. About 10 states to rotate through. How challenging my question was to them: "I was reading about the shortage of rotations within FL and read about LECOM's president discussing residencies in FL and the negotiations with Manatee Memorial Hospital. What is LECOM doing to address this? (handing over article)" Reply: "Hmm...I didn't know about this. They are working on it, its getting much better. Wow - that's the first time I ever got something from the interviewee...". Hampton Inn's construction...hammer-drilling for business hours. Too stressed to get much sleep and a sip or two of Mtn Dew in the morning didn't help at all...Relax!!!! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed at both LECOM-Brad (1st) and LECOM-Erie (2nd) about 2 months apart. I was tremendously impressed with PBL (see +/-'s). The rules, etc, didn't bother me...I'll know what to wear and I don't have to worry about someone slipping coffee all of my highlighted books. I really liked LECOM-Brad and I could see myself doing very well. LECOM-Erie on the other hand was on a different level. Brad was clearly designed for Erie, they just had 2 tables pushed together with sliding dividers between rooms! LECOM-Brad was warm, efficient, and focused, nurturing admin. LECOM-Erie had a totally different feel - cold, efficient, scattered, overbearing admin. LECOM-Brad != LECOM-Erie LECOM-Brad has a great program, but I didn't send deposit in time because I was leaning towards a different osteo school. I would be very happy going there though!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?

SRQ (Sarasota)

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

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?

8 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?

10 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Reading the passage didn't seem necessary. Interviewers didn't care too much about it." Report Response

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