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Invitation to interview at OHSU for Fall 2015

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by Margaret Baker Margaret Baker (New Member) New Member

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Hello all,

I recently received an email to interview with OHSU School of Nursing BSN program class of 2018. Is there anyone out there who can give some insight into the group interview and proctored essay process at OHSU. My interview is on 4/9 - anyone else going to be there? Also, I feel pretty great that I've been invited to interview, but worried about my odds of getting in. Any advice would be so much appreciated! I've also applied to PCC, CCC, and Mt Hood but haven't heard back from any of them yet. I'm so excited that all my hardwork completing pre-reqs will hopefully soon be paying off!

Margaret

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Hi Margaret!

Congratulations! I know how great that feeling is as well :)

I have my interview on the 10th! I also have interviews at CCC, MHCC, and PCC, have you heard back from those programs yet? If you gain any helpful information at the OHSU interview tomorrow could you share it? I'm pretty worried about my odds as well so any information would be extremely helpful!

Good luck at your interview and hopefully we'll both earn our way in!

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Hello!

Congrats on the interview.i hope you got in! Do you have any tips or remember the type of questions they asked?! I have an interview coming up and would appreciate any and all help I can get! Thanks for your time!

-Jessica

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I got in to PCC and CCC and I got waitlisted for OHSU. I'm currently in my third term at PCC and I love it! To be honest, the whole process at OHSU was extremely nerve wracking. The group interview dynamic was extremely difficult for me, especially since it was my first one (the one at CCC went much smoother and PCC did not include that in their application process). It was a lot of questions based on community outreach and healthcare disparities and populations in the community that are vulnerable (such as homeless). That's what OHSU is all about - think the same thing when it comes to your essay question.

Margaret

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I'm sure it was extremely difficult. I'm horrible when it comes to the interviewing process but thank you so so much for your response. I'm hoping to get into anywhere I can, I would love to get into PCC as well. Good luck!

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Let me know if you get into PCC! We have a second year mentoring program for the new students so I'll definitely keep an eye out for you! My biggest piece of advice is to try and relax (I know how hard that is!) and try to use as many personal experiences that are relevant and pertinent as possible. Good luck! It'll all be worth it in the end! (I keep telling myself that!)

Margaret

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Hi Margaret,

I was wondering if you could touch on what the interviewing format was like with OHSU? I have never participated in a group interview before and my interview with OHSU is coming up! Did they ask each applicant the same question or series of questions? Thanks so much!

I got in to PCC and CCC and I got waitlisted for OHSU. I'm currently in my third term at PCC and I love it! To be honest, the whole process at OHSU was extremely nerve wracking. The group interview dynamic was extremely difficult for me, especially since it was my first one (the one at CCC went much smoother and PCC did not include that in their application process). It was a lot of questions based on community outreach and healthcare disparities and populations in the community that are vulnerable (such as homeless). That's what OHSU is all about - think the same thing when it comes to your essay question.

Margaret

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They split us up into groups of about 4 or 5 and we all sat on one side of the table while three interviewers sat across from us. In front of each of us were cards. We were given a set amount of time to read and answer the questions on the cards. When it was our turn we would read the card aloud and answer. No one had the same question but you might have an additional or follow up question dealing with the question or scenario of the person ahead of you.

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Hello,

Are the interview questions more personal such as: why do you want to be a nurse, strengths, weaknesses, etc... Or are they scenarios?

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