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Interviews for NEOUCOM

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  • MrSlapshot88MrSlapshot88 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    KSU = Kent State Univ
    UA = Univ of Akron

    there is also a third undergrad school in the consortium with NEOUCOM -
    Youngstown State Univ

    all are state schools
  • singinsweetie2290singinsweetie2290 Bounce Email Group Posts: 38 Junior Member
    would anybody like to share their interview experiences from this weekend? how it went, what you liked/disliked, etc.
  • MrSlapshot88MrSlapshot88 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Had interviews at UA and KSU this weekend - both went pretty well. Mostly the same questions at each.
    Tell us about yourself
    Why do you want to be a doctor?
    Why are you interested in NEOUCOM?
    What is an ethical dilemmma you have had and how did you resolve it? - had a hardtime with that one since I haven't had many very important ethical situations. :-)
    Who do you look up to?
    Who or what has influenced you to become a doctor?
    What do you feel about abortion and euthanasia?
    What are your strengths?
    I don't have much clinical experiences, so they did ask about that. I said I knew that was the weakest part of my app, but have more shadow days planned in Dec.

    UA had 3 people on the panel and KSU had 2. Mostly either physicians or profs from the school. Both had current students around to talk to us and they helped put us at ease which was nice.
    One thing I learned was that they both have different styles. The UA curriculum is more science oriented and KSU has a bit more of a psych/sociology flavor, more of a whole-person approach to doctoring I guess. The first summer seems like it would be easier at KSU since you take more psych/humanities and UA starts right off with both sections of Gen Chem. UA seems to keep tabs on the students more and KSU seems to be more hands-off. I haven't decided which to put as first choice. I like things about both programs and all the current students seem happy.
    One thing they really stress is YOU have to be the one to want this - not your parents or whatever. It is accelerated those first 2 years ( incl summers) and you need to be motivated or you won't make it.
  • MrSlapshot88MrSlapshot88 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Oh - one more thing my mom heard - depending on the "quality" of the EA pool - they will make offers to no more than half the spots. So there are at least half the spots left for regular admissions. If they don't like that many EA applicants, they won't try to fill up the spots. If you don't get an offer for EA, you will either be flat-out denied or deferred for regular admission.
  • MereMere Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Hey slapshot, what day did you interview at Kent?
  • singinsweetie2290singinsweetie2290 Bounce Email Group Posts: 38 Junior Member
    we find out in about 2 weeks.

    what's everyone's rank list of the universities, and why?
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