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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Was this interview in-person or virtual?



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?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Do you like to take the chance before your interview concludes to make any updates to you application or explain further about anything in your application?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"tell me about a moment you faced criticism and what did you learn from it" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As a non-traditional applicant with multiple gap years, could you explain to me what you did to make those years productive?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did 7 mock interviews with various med student friends, advisors, clinician faculty, and physician-mentors. I took notes of constructive criticism of the things I fell short of." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"OSU's affiliated hospitals are great for clinical learning, their students' match into competitive specialties every year is also very impressive, Columbus is a great city for social activity and night life." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Qualifying for In-state tuition as an OOS applicant through gaining Ohio residence after 1st year seems more difficult than it should be. Ohio State seem to have a competitive vibe, despite having pass/fail grading. They require everyone to use MacBooks rather than letting every med student use their own laptop that they think works best for them." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had adjusted my Zoom such that my video of myself was oriented close to the camera so that I could appear like I was looking at the camera for the virtual interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a great program. There is lots of research happening at OSU, across the Basic Sciences to the Clinical Sciences. The placement of their med students in every year's match is also great for those interested in competitive specialties. A big turn-off for me about OSU was that for OOS students, it can be hard to qualify for in-state tuition through applying for Ohio residence after the 1st year, so if you're not an Ohio resident you're likely gonna get charged out-of-state tuition for at least the first year. OOS med students mention having to share excel budget spreadsheets specifically designed to document their expenses the way the office of the registrar wants to see it to qualify for in-state tuition, and their SGA is working on reducing the hurdles to qualifying for in-state tuition." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Comments on where you stayed

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

9 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The Admissions Office here is really efficient, they are the most efficient of any school I interviewed at through offering admissions decision post-interview within 2 weeks." Report Response

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