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Another interview thread (LECOM this time)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by RAM#48, Sep 22, 1999.

  1. At the risk of being flamed or merely chastised I put forward a question about Lake Erie and interviews in general. I received an interview invitation there in October but I am unsure if I should take it or not. As it stands now this school is my last choice. Basically most of the stuff I have read about it (mainly indicates this school sucks eggs - although there are a few positive posts at that site. Snow, dull town, far away for me, weird curriculum, strict dress code, snotty students, no student activity stuff, friends opinion who interviewed there, etc.

    I know I shouldn't pass judgement on somewhere without experiencing it myself, but I am wondering if I should take the time and money to go up there.

    The thing is, I feel that I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn't go up there. I feel like I should go to every single interview, because this is the last time I am going through this God-awful process.

    I already had an interview at WVSOM and have ones scheduled for AZCOM, NOVA and an in state allopathic school (!). I have not received a flat out rejection and I expect more interviews to come (I hope!)

    I will have a masters from top school of public health, decent MCATS, phat recs, plus years of paramedic experience so I feel pretty good about getting in somewhere (on certain upbeat days!)

    How do folks feel about turning down interviews? - assuming you have not gotten in anywhere.
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  3. Mayqswet

    Mayqswet Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 9, 1999
    Get ready to see an awesome school in Phoenix!
  4. miglo

    miglo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 20, 1999
    If you don't feel "good" about the school, or its too expensive, turn it down! Yeah I feel guilty and all but its already getting way too damn expensive! I figured I've probably already spent $4k+ so far and its only September! I've tuned down UNECOM, UOMHS and probably turn down CCOM as well. Ofcourse I've only turned them down because I already got accepted to WUCOMP, otherwise I probably would go. Good luck.

    Western U/COMP Class of 2004

  5. Brad

    Brad Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 1999
    Lincoln,NE USA
    Don't feel bad about turning down interviews. Inevitably you had strong preferences for certain schools when you applied... but you also applied to "safety" schools just in case. I was in your situation last year this time. I turned down 5 interview invitations after being accepted at my first choice school. Although turning down invitations is routine, be sure to make a special effort to give as much advance notice as possible. LECOM just might be someone else's choice school!


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