the interview itself wasn't bad...it was exactly what i expected (same 9 questions from the SDN interview feedback). In terms of the school, it's too cold, it's in the middle of no man's-land, there are many seemingly extraneous rules that the administration imposes on the students (keeping the dress code iin the anatomy lab?? are u kidding me?), and the students morale seemed low. however, their pathway options are a plus, the profs seem good, and cost of living/tuition is relatively inexpensive. we'll see what happens. the decision might be made for us.
where were u sitting at the table and what did you think?
I was sitting opposite Dr Wise close to the exit door between a couple guys. Which were you? (I was the one who met my husband online)
I like the school. I went to school in the frigidly cold and my parents have a house where the temp gets to -36 over night so the cold's not an issue for me. I thought the profs that spoke were pretty entertaining though I thought more of the positives should have been emphasized and not so much time spent on the negatives. I don't really care about the dress code, it didn't bother me too much. The personal interview I agree, was pretty standard though they reworded a couple of questions so I had to adjust a bit, not a problem. I've talked to a couple students online that I tracked down through Myspace and they all had positive things to say and were really nice.
Hey guys, I was there on Monday too. Brown hair, navy suit, sitting right next to Dr. Wise (right). That was my first interview, so I can't really compare it to other school, but it seems like its a pretty good deal for the price if you can put up with living in dreary Erie. There were a lot of negative things said about it on SDN, but I didn't find most of them to be true. Dr. Wise seemed to go out of his way to arrange extra things that weren't covered in the day. He got an anatomy professor to open up the locked anatomy lab and to tell those of us who stayed later about the class. Its part prosection part dissection and there's actually 10-12 students per cadaver (5-6 students in each of the two sections, not 4 as the tour guide said). Overall, I wouldn't mind going there.
I agree, actually, I'd like to go. It seems that the % of students passing the boards first go round was excellent and that the school is really focused on the student. Not much you can do about the drearyness. It was my first interview as well and my mom came with me. We drove up to the peninsula and saw the bay and lake and it was gorgeous. I think I'd be pretty happy there.
Same here! good luck i will probably be going there as well (if i don't hear from azcom or pcom) but i might see you in JULY because the packet we got said something about middle of July being there...now that's a short summer!