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  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Las Cruces
Individual Feedback 1 6 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 4
Negatively 0
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.17 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 2
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 6
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 6
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 5
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.00 6

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Vaccinations: how would you address the problem, communicate with an unvaccinated patient, address other concerned parties" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your patient refused to vaccinate herself and her infant (if you're a primary care physician)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to create a project that involved the entire class, and everyone had to participate in the project, how would you get your fellow students to participate?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Which is better, MD or DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't really say this particular question because it is pertinent to me and it would give who I am to the school- All i could say is review your application, secondary, and optional exhibits and be prepared to answer any questions that is pertinent to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What region of New Mexico do you feel best suited to live in for your clinical years, given the illegal immigrant population in Las Cruces, the homeless population in Albuquerque, or the native population on the reservation?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Vaccinations" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is insurance a right or privilege (or something along the lines like that)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What region of New Mexico do you feel best suited to live in for your clinical years, given the illegal immigrant population in Las Cruces, the homeless population in Albuquerque, or the native population on the reservation?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't. I looked up some general information about the school and the history of the area, but that was about it. I didn't have any of the tenets of Osteopathic Medicine memorized (although some people did get asked this question). I also made sure to be able to clearly explain to them if I didn't have an answer and what I could do to find the answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to current students, and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN and its forums (from past and current cycles), Utilizing the career development center from my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Memorized tenets of osteopathy, learned about the mission of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the BCOM newsletter and the website." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly everyone was! They created an environment that was very welcoming and low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students that came in and talked with us (>10), federal funding achieved, access to NMSU facilities (which are HUGE), solid gym, the town of Mesilla, close to Texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff and students are AMAZING! The building was very high tech and beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand spanking new. However, mostly, the students, faculty, and administration are extremely nice and welcoming! Average boards scores (from the inaugural class) was fine (in my book)" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students and faculty; very nice facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself is beautiful and looks out onto this gorgeous mountain scenery. The golf cart tour of New Mexico State is very pleasant as well." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"New school, currently low COMLEX scores, no COMLEX 2 scores posted yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess how small the building is but I don’t mind much" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no close apartments or stores that is within walking distance around BCOM itself. Having a car will be kind of useful (for convenience sake). However, I believe living there without a car is do-able. There is transportation provided by NMSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"how quickly they went through financial aid information" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview felt very awkward. The interviewers asked very long, detailed questions, which became difficult to fully answer given their length and intricacy." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Decent food, small group of attendees," More from this Member | Report Response

"Best interview so far" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"It felt more like a conversation than an interview for the majority of the time; They did grill me on one bad grade I received" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the building is very nice and the curriculum shows a lot of promise. My interview was awkward, but that will vary significantly depending on who the interviewers are." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 0
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 5
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 5
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.83 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 0
Out of state 6

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 0
2-3 hours 0
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 5

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 5
Automobile 1
Train or subway 0
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

El Paso

El Paso International

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 0
Hotel 4
Home 0
Other 2

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.17 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.17 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.83 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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