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

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

    miglo Senior Member

    May 20, 1999
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    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

    Jul 28, 1999
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    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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