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  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Downers Grove
Individual Feedback 5 227 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 174
Negatively 14
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.84 222

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 166

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.79 134

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 13
25 minutes 33
30 minutes 123
35 minutes 30
40 minutes 12
45 minutes 11
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 225
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 99
In a group 118

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 50
Closed file 167

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.74 225

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

"(Piggybacking off Why DO answer) Generic question about patient autonomy / refusal of care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you were a physician in Oregon (where medically assisted suicide is legal) and you had a women who was recently diagnosed with ALS (incurable, debilitating disease), and she wanted you to prescribe medications so she could end her life when the disease became too bad. How would that conversation go with her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your journey to here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM/Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Literally read off resume and asked "tell me about this and that (from resume)"" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why would you be a good fit here at CCOM?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O and Why at Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to Midwestern and why you choose to pursue osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO/ Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you resolve conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research findings." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you react if you fail your first test in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time you took a chance and you were happy with the results?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why CCOM compared to the rest of the schools I applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a clinical experience that made you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why DO? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? (though neither of my interviewers where DOs); why CCOM?; Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences influenced your interest in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you move around so much? I lived in several locations because of work, which forced me to attend a few different schools during post-bacc. Why did you attend so many schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself and what has brought you to CCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about you and why you want to come to CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about ion channels (I do research in that area)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe an ethical issue you will face in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the ethical and financial constraints in patient care and what did you learn about that in your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a masters in anatomy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you believe that CCOM will be a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you ended up on this path." More from this Member | Report Response

"An instance in which you were a leader and what did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you in current job (non-medical)? Did you decide to switch paths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why osteopathy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react if you failed your first anatomy exam? What would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why DO? What should CCOM accept you over the other 500 interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why medicine? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a specific cultural or moral disagreement with someone and how I handled that situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself; Why did you choose this profession, specifically DO; What do you know about osteopathic manipulations" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you suggest the candidates do to improve health care? Describe how you are a leader. Tell me about yourself and how you ended up choosing medicine. Why should we pick you over other candidates. Say you fail your first anatomy exam; what are you going to do about it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself, why DO and why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, specifically Osteopathic Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO/CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHy do you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with difficult patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you over the other 500 people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why CCOM? You live close to CCOM, have you visited the campus before? Ethical question: If your preceptor during clinical rotations asks you to prescribe medication for a patient, how would you deal with the situation?...What if she insists that you do it, even if you say no?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a clinical experience that had a profound effect on you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How were you able to get in touch with so many doctors to get your extensive shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about MSU-COM? (I'm from Michigan)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why DO? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical types: 1) Is you saw a fellow student cheating on a test, what would you do? 2) If you were chief resident and a resident came in with alcohol on their breath, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generic- Why DO, why medicine, more about yourself, if not accepted what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do this weekend? (in chicago, I am from out of town)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your college experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to become a DO? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do I see myself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/ weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you currently reading any books? If not, what was the latest book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You stated on your secondary application that you enjoyed wine. What type of wine would you recommend? Also, you stated that you enjoyed traveling. Where have you traveled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your interest in DO program and how do you relate it to other alternative medicine practices in your country." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about malpractice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for your health? How hard do you think medical school will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little bit more about this activity (they have your resume and pick a few things to ask about)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you took on a leadership position and tell us the advantages and disadvantages to being a leader. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the major problem in healthcare today? How would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole stress thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why osteopathic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a situation in which you have had a lead role and can you please walk us through exactly what you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why osteopathy, why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor, osteopathic physician, and why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself./Why physician? Why D.O.? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why physician? Why D.O.? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why osteopathic medicine, any specifics from shadowing DO, " More from this Member | Report Response

"At What age did you start thinking about becoming a Doctor? I anticipated this question because of my background Registered Nurse. People often wonder why nurses would want to go to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if the 14 year old daughter of your best friend came to you for birth control pills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, why DO, why chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could sit down with anyone for dinner who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a doctor on a rescue boat after hurricane katrina, and you came upon a house where two people were trapped in an attic and you could only save one, who would you save (25 yr fem. severely injured or 60 yr old healthy male)-- water is rising and there won't be time to come back for the other one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Handling stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 problems in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a D.O. and why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will be able to handle the stress of medical school? What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How you deal with stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"What about my osteopathic shadowing experience made me like osteopathic medicine more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM? Why DO? Tell me about your research experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the most interesting patient you have ever worked with." More from this Member | Report Response

"What unique characteristic would you bring to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why DO, why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"best friends 14 year old daughter needs birth control.. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel to be your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why CCOM? What the difference between allopathic and osteopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your masters program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, why osteopathic in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"If any, what reason will prevent you from getting into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you? Why doctor? Why CCOM? What do you know about osteopathic medicine? Has anyone done OMT on your or have you ever seen it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why Osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine and not research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple questions about my major in college (they were confused and thought I only got an economics major and missed my biology major)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you? Why are you here? Why CCOM, why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with being a subordinate since you have been in so many positions of leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience have you had with DO (in long term prior career listed on my resume)? Have you ever seen OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a fellow M3 showed up during rotations with a hangover, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"with all your clinical/ shadowing experience, was there one paticular event that stood out in your mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's going to be the hardest part of med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when you were a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"You went to Cuba? Why? Wasn't that illegal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the last book that you read" More from this Member | Report Response

"TEll me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult time of my life and what did I do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have children?If your husband supportive? Is he willing to move with you? Does he realize that he won't see you for two years? What does he do for a living? What will he do if you move here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine/DO/CCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"The HMO one..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a friend's 15 year old daughter came to you and said she wanted BC pills, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like the Downers Grove area? Do you plan on practicing as a physician in the area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond in an ethical sitatution? Say your friends 14 yr. old daughter asks you for birthcontrol pills outside of your clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What came of your anesthesia research? (note: if you've been published, it's a good idea to bring a copy of the article to give the interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do? why CCOM? why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my thoughts on medicine and any changes that might take place in the future that would benefit medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have a DO mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your tennis abilities? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A fourteen-year-old daughter of a family friend comes into your office and asks for birth control. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a past academic challenge and how did you get through it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your experience volunteering at a hospital, is there any single patient that sticks in your memory and influenced you to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like/dislike about your undergraduate experience/" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has diabetes helped you in your decision to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.? Why Midwestern University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did I chose my undergrad institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your out of school expereinces" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"decribe a sitatuion in which you failed and how you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why osteo med, why Midwestern? All separate questions. What other schools did you apply? Where else have you had interviews? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do over md?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your past job and how it relates to medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why D.O., why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll have a hard time getting back into studying? (I've been out of school for 2.5 years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep your patient's best interests in mind when you are dealing with managed care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why D.O. and why CCOM? How do you handle stress? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a specific reason why you want to practice Osteopathic Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine and not allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine...and more specifically why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you got to this point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what DO? why medicine? Asked about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about working for the catering company." (the PhD worked as a waiter when he was younger too)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your best friend's 14 year old daughter comes in to your clinic asking for contrceptives. Do you give them to her, and do you notify her parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doctor? Why d.o.? Why CCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? What do you know about osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why you wanna be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Look at step 3, second part." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathy and why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book that you have read? What's your favorite author" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor and why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a class mate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to become a DO and why at Midwestern University?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What was one meaningful moment from your volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 3 qualities that you believe make a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They liked a specific component of my secondary essay and asked me to further elaborate on that concept" More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions about resume activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern? (and why not x school closer to your hometown)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are overwhelmed by your emotions in front of a patient, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why did you choose a career in medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x,y,z on your resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your greatest strength/weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a patient encounter that left an impression on you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM? Why DO? Why Chicago? (I was and OOS student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern (Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please elaborate on a patient that stood out during your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important attribute you believe a doctor should have? How do you exemplify that attribute?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a story how a patient has impacted your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I handle the stress of medical school? What will I do to relieve that stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a situation in which you had a disagreement with a patient or someone you worked with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a conflict you had and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about an older woman with a terminal illness seeking assisted suicide (and we are in Oregon)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel prepared for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO/Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing about people or patients that bothers you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why/how did you make the transition from communications to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of veterinary experience, why did you do so many different volunteer experiences? I considered areas of medicine I was interested in prior to settling on Med School. Vet Med, Research & Teaching were the areas that I had considered prior to committing towards Med School as a program. One of the interviewers said that I seemed interested in Vet Med more b/c of all of my experience, and that I should apply to Vet School. Not sure why he got that impression, considering I had a large amount of physician shadowing and patient care experience at the P.T. clinic I work at. Other question was who is your best friend? and what would she say you need to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation you were in. Discuss the most interesting patient you encountered while shadowing a D.O." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research and why you want to pursue medicine instead." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us an example of a leadership experience you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a leadership role you held what you learned from it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time where you failed to achieve a desired goal." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you decide how to respond in a tough situation you came across." More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your family friends had a severe brain injury, how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with failing a class when you do (because everyone does)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite place you have traveled and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about sig. healthcare experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you saw a friend cheating on an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Example of a leadership role." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your father's influence in your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"something specific to my CV" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, why CCOM? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us one time you were at fault and how you handled the situation; What do you do to de-stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you destress? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why did you decide to do DO and what is your understanding of DO? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your best qualities and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one strength and one weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation you were in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest healthcare problem today? What will be the biggest problem in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What times have you shown leadership qualities ( volunteering, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue osteopathic medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you describe osteo med to a pre health organization you are in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your job as a lab assistant/other medical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about hobby X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you pursuing medicine now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How'd you set up a particular volunteer experience (from my AACOMAS)? What did you gain from it? Are you able to discern different pitches just by ear (I play acoustic guitar, keyboard)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? What is so appealing about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that intimidates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a PhD student you tend to become a leader of one (yourself); what experiences have you had in leadership roles and what characteristics do you think helped you the most in those roles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most challenging aspect of your job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you de-sress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation in which the patient's beliefs/values were completely opposite of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked everyone: Why med. school/DO/CCOM? and How do you relax/deal w/ stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the health care systems of India and US (since i grew up in India and had a lot of volunteer experience there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about D.O.s?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your healthcare experience (I had volunteered mostly, but have spent 70+ nights working at a homeless shelter)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you strengths and weaknesses? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad reseach/graduate research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and not pharmacy? Why not teach? (I am a teaching assistant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you administer birth control to a fourteen-year-old if she asked you to without her parents consent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If asked to write an article about medicine, what will I write about." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to allopathic schools as well?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical or maral dilemna you have been inand how did you handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The failure question..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you are a pediatrician and the mother of your child patient is very angry and opposed to the treatment you recommend for her son or daughter. How would you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM? Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO/why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats 1 problem with being a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how being X student volunteer helped you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the last book you read." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe someone in your life who has influenced you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research experience/Tell us about a crisis in your life and how you handled it" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax when you are stressed? Tell us about a situation when you failed, and how did you handle the failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tv question, as seen above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Euthenasia/Blood transfusion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM? Why medicine specifically why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you like infectious disease, how will you bare with other rotations that may not interest you." More from this Member | Report Response

"was there a moment where you knew medicine was what you were going to pursue" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy/medicine, why CCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you smelled alcohol on the breath of the attending doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the #1 problem in healthcare today and how would you solve it? What are the cons of socialized healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dealing with flue vaccines and how you would deal with family members needing it along with other very succeptible patients. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions on my background: shadowing, volunteer experiences, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable with responsibility and leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with a patient that loses his job and no longer has insurance? What if he starts to not pay for 6-8 months? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have been shadowing an MD, did she ask you why you only applied to DO schools? How did this make you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doctor? why Do? why ccom? what do you know about OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on euthanasia? What would you do if your friend's 16 year-old daughter came to you for birth control pills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your abroad experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class and how did you study for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever had omm preformed on you, have you seen it done" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your best friends 14 year old daughter came into your office asking for BCP...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical stuff, like 14 year old girl needs birth control, she is your best friend's daughter, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what adjustments would you make before beginning med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a DO with MDs in a rotation..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other random information about leadership, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Three problems with medicine? How will your experiences help you as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MSU? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really think you are prepared for the rigors of residency training? ( I am a non-trad with children) How does your spouse feel about your plans? Your children? Moving? Who takes care of you (see above) ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why med school and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? What is a DO? Allopathic Vs. Osteopathic" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO? why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with difficult people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me some good and bad things you encountered as a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should it be a physician's job/responsibility to determine who should get a flu shot?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to know about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem like a practical person, why go from a degree where everything is settled to one of chance and large debt (after my discussion on changing to pre-med later in my education). This proceded with, then why osteopathic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did I see myself in 10 years and what wil I be doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal questions about living in Chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research/publications/clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"The accident one..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies? Please describe some of your medical experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between an M.D. and a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have I helped the native americans I have worked with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your work experience (3 years in a leve 1 trauma center)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research in laymens terms" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is this about rifle team? Do you believe in gun control? Are guns safe? What are guns? Do you like guns?..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever received treatment from a DO? What is OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress? What do you do on your down time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues that you would have to face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking forward to specifically studying...like which basic sciences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what specifically appeals to you about the DO philosophy, and how you were first introduced to it. Make sure to have a good answer for this, b/c it is probably the most important question they ask(in my opinion)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied, and what are you looking for in a campus. Why CCOM, why DO ect." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your clinical experiences: work/shadowing in my case." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I failed a test and noticed another student cheating on the same test and that student got an "A"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What previous exposure have you had to osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what specialties i would be interested in...what will i be doing 10 yrs from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wanted to know about my study abroad in Spain." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has attracted you to our college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you take time off" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest class and how did you cope? How will you handle the amount of material?" More from this Member | Report Response

"as a physician you witness an argument among a fellow doctor and nurse. other patients and staff notice and can overhear their argument. how do you handle this sitaution? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your greatest inspiration? What are your priorities? How do you handle stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics question. see above." More from this Member | Report Response

"why CCOM, in particular why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe some stressful situations you have been in and how did you deal with them. What do you think your biggest challenges will be during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will be able to handle medical school with everything going on in your life (I am soon to get married)." More from this Member | Report Response

"A D.O. doesn't practice OMT. Do you believe he should still be considered an osteo physician? Tell us about a memorable patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does osteopathic medicine fit into the rural community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work with children in the Tourette's Association and how the trips you organized helped them interact with other children." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my leadership roles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not medicine...then what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I deal with irate family members after a bad outcome with a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The last book the interviewer read was (I forgot the name he asked me). Then he asked so what do you think the book was about based on the title?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you resolve conflict? How do you take criticism? What is your worst quality? What was the most difficult time/thing in your life? What did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? In times of stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"how have your interview experiences impacted you decision to enter medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You see a fellow student cheating on an exam. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the differences between allopathic and osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Importance of integrity and honor in the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with the healthcare industry today and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a trying situation in your life and how it has effected you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has soccer taught you about teamwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why did you choose osteopathic medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do in your free time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you got into a conflict with someone in the workplace?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient was yelling at you, how would you help calm them down?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a leader of the group, what was the biggest impact you have in your group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you describe a class, maybe an upper level science class, that was difficult but you overcame this. What did you do to improve your performance." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most influential experience in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A time when you had to go along with a decision you disagreed with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, what brought you to osteopathic medicine, why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you have experienced conflict, and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If i failed a big test how would I react." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest adjustment when you go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite city to live in, and why? (since I've lived in 14 cities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to manage medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you cope if you fail academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I will build a social support system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you can handle the workload of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a future doctor, what are your views of Obama's Health Care Plan? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What field do you want to go into? Why did you change your major? What is the last book you read? (many questions were specific towards my app)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to, specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Becoming a doctor will be very difficult. Why do you want to add extra material by including osteopathy as a part of your course load? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific activity on my CV and how can i relate this completely medically unrelated activity to medicine practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you still want to be a doctor if Obama's health care plan passed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a couple of books you've read recently (I mentioned I enjoyed reading in my secondary)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult volunteer experience you encountered and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM? What brought you here in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about leadership role." More from this Member | Report Response

"what besides omm do you think sets osteopathic medicine apart from allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a classmate showed up to rotations drunk? What would you do if a patient could not pay for a medication and asked you to supply her some informally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"something about my clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most trying experience you have had volunteering in an ER? What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three biggest problems with our health care system; What would you do if a fellow student came to the rotations and you could tell they were drunk; some questions about my activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Examples of leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you had to make a quick decision and you were proud of the outcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a leadership role." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the history of osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your leadership activities and what are advantages and disadvantages to being a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one experience that sticks out the most from volunteering or shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we had to remember one thing to about you, what would you want it to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with your first "F"? How will you deal with the difficulties of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What I could contribute to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think would be the most difficult kind of patient to treat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What quality do you have that will get you through medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to both MD & DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 5 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress? How do you relieve stress? Give us an example of a stressful situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"You're not from the Chicago area, so what kind of support system would you have as a student here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is a big weakness in your personality? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress/What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? And I had plenty considering I've gotten in at several other osteopathic schools and am now trying to weigh pros and cons of other programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Say in 10 years you have a busy practice and a mother walks in with her 2 yr old daughter who has an ear infection. Mom has been up all night researching antibiotics and wants a prescrition right away so you don't have to waste time. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your best friend's 14 year old daughter asks you to prescribe her birth control and to not tell her mother. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"File specific questions. They have your C.V., primary and secondary essays in front of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your patients is taking a medicine that has been discontinued in the US and he is buying it online from Canada. The medicine is really helping him as well. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my reserach." More from this Member | Report Response

"They will definately ask you why D.O. and why CCOM. I believe everyone in our group was asked that." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to MWU-CCOM? How would you adjust with the move to Chicago, being an out-of-stater? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine would you like to enter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think osteopathic medicine consists of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what way my past experience as a software engineer help me in my future career." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me much more about my past experiences than previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about being a leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with stress during your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A bottle of pain pills goes missing from the inventory and you find it in your colleagues bag later that day. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle someone who has completely opposite political and religious views than you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your experiences in healthcare? What was the hardest thing to do as a volunteer in the ER (I volunteer in the ER). What was the sadest thing you came across in your experience in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your shadowing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about music (my extracurriculars were related to music)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what question do you want us to as you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does a Jesuit Education impact your learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a master's degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react in a situation where you had moral or ethical differences with the patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to Allopathic schools also?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three major problems in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A little girl in Florida had cancer and needed Chemo but her parents refused for religious reason. How would you handle this situation as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"supreme court decision question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership position have you held, and what was your role? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to use OMM in infectious disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specifics on random volunteering i did" More from this Member | Report Response

"If given the opportunity, what would you ask govenor Doyle (because I'm from Wisconsin)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress? Tell us about your research. Asked about some of the activities on my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe healthcare experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to remember about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friends 16 year old daughter came in for birth control pills how would you handle it? Would you tell her mom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy question about the upper right abdominal cavity. And about Euthaniasia being legal in oregon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict I have had during one of my internships and how I resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 14-year-old asked you for birth control pills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work as a scribe in the ER. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the challenges of moving frequently as a child?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of health care experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me to explain things on my resume, then hassled me about various weak points" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 10-15 years? Explain experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel ready to handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your work as an AIDS advocate." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the differnt is between Osteo and Alleo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had the opportunity to speak to a state representative what would you ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your job" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress? Name 3 things that can cause belly pain. What's the last book you read. The young cute med student asked me about sports. If you speak Spanish, they like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many of your family members are physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could sit down to lunch with anyone living or dead, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you see in the medical profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ostepathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for ethical/practical questions. They WILL ask at least one, if not more. I got "best friend's 14 y/o child comes to you for birth control" and the astronaut question noted above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a leadership role and an important contribution that you have made in that leadership role." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor? Why a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught some of your fellow classmates cheating what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.? Why do you want to go to school in the Midwest? Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions regarding my experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the death of a child you were treating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my pet peeve and how do I deal with the frustration it may cause me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions mentioned above. " More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM? Why Osteo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes to you with a certain condition. You prescribe him the best drug available for that condition but you find that he cannot pay for it. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well do you handle stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three things that you want us to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the Adolescence Subtance Abuse Prevention program and what you like best about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have anything else to add? (yeah see ya)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would change your study style if you failed a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialities do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you decide between our school and others you are accepted to everthing else being equal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your art background would help you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything else was predictable questions: why DO, what will you bring to the school, and everything else off of my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you are not working/taking classes/" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your community, friends, and family helped you in coming here today." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you been a leader? What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say is a strength and weakness about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions are specific to your application. The interviews are closed file in that they don't have your scores, but they do have your essays and letters of recommendation, etc. The interview was really laid back and became more of a conversation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"since i was a psych major why don't i want to go into psychiatry." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strongest qualities? Weakest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific application/personal qestoins" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about an expereince that you feel you truly helped someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a life in which you have impacted and descirbe the impact you made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experiences have you had? What medical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership, volunteer, or influential experiences have you had? What specialties do you think your intrested in? What are you hobbies and what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned about people and life in general through your work as a paramedic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on managing the high level of stress you encounter during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, why CCOM, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like us to remember you? Do you feel you can handle medical school? Someone thinks DO is bone doctor. How do you correct them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my work experience and home experience, mainly" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst part about being an athlete in college? " More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your previous career (software developer) affect your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question wanting to know if I would be willing to bill a home injury as work related if my patient did not have to means to pay for the required treatment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress. Who do you go to for emotional support." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your pasttimes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you better/more qualified than all of the other canidates we interview? How should I remember you next week at the admissions meeting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a great candidate for admissions to our program? How do you want us to remember you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want us to remember you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your shadowing experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get "_" on your MCAT's Verbal section?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What moral dilemna have you been faced with and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(This piggy backed off of the question about 3 qualities of a good physician) What is one quality you would like improve during medical school that you think would make you a better physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the end of the day, how would you like us to remember you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the worst part about going through medical school and becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you dealt with challenge" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

""If we were both doctors and you saw me doing drugs at a party, and the next day I was making some bad calls in the hospital what would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about vaccines. How would you speak to a parent who does not want to vaccinate their child?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about League of Legends (I mentioned I like playing video games and that I was ranked in the top 1% for LoL)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will struggle with the most in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your patients impact you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical senecio, you are a M3 or M4 on a rotation and you notice a fellow classmate acting weird. You notice he has alcohol on his breath. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you found out that one of your patients had AIDS but refused to tell his wife, what would you do? What would you do if the wife was also one of your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you resolve conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about small medical facilities opening up in drug stores such as Walgreens and CVS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What proteins did you find in your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which patient do you remember most from your mission trip?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a student who wasn't contributing to a project you were both working on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The med student asked me what is the one question you wish we asked you.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about assisted suicide. What would I do if a patient is in end stage cancer, in extreme pain and asks me to take his pain away through ending his life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your peer came to work in the ED drunk, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should healthcare staff use checklists to ensure medical safety? (based on my previous work in that area)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you help to diversify the student body?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your state governor came to your school and had a few minutes to talk to you and some of your fellow students, what issues would you ask them about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide an example of one patient that made a profound impact on you and your decision to enter medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics questions related to my background (they don't appear to ask the same ethics question to every student, so I would become comfortable with the general base of medical ethics issues)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question about the 14 year old wanting birth control behind her parents' backs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Through your shadowing, clinical, or volunteer experience, can you describe a patient or case that you found particularly intersting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"These were all the questions I was asked during my interview. So I was surprised I wasn't asked similar questions to other applicants, such as Why CCOM? Or anything regarding the D.O. profession? However, I have had significant experience in alternative forms of medicine via my veterinary experiences, shadowing of a D.O., and working in a P.T. clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you have not shadowed a D.O. that uses OMM, why would KNOWING OMM still be beneficial?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Argue the health care debate from both sides. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do in the (little) free time you have during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"We got way off topic..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did i like about a specific science class i took in college last year which i mentioned in my CV." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did a girl like you end up enjoying anatomy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you were on a rotation in a hospital alongside of M.D. students. What would you say or do about an M.D. student who was condescending toward D.O. students? How would you resolve this conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty straight forward - nothing was out of the ordinary or strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would want to have dinner with? Anyone from mankind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you saw something or experienced something that helped define who you are today." More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"something about my CV" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a specific cultural or moral disagreement with someone and how I handled that situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a fellow student came to the rotations and you could tell they were drunk?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if your friend's 15 year old daugther comes to you asking for birth control pills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you had to make a quick decision and you were proud of the outcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 14 yr old girl came to you and asked for birth control and you were good friends with her mother, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could fix the state of healthcare today, what would you do, within reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite movie? What book are you reading right now? If you could meet one person (living or dead), who would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a fellow MS3 showed up hungover/still drunk to rotations with you, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing our healthcare system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"in today's society what do yoy think is the biggest problem in terms of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm sure working in a doctor's office, you have doctors who are not easy to work with. . .how do you deal with it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you enjoy hobby X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you changing your career now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about [something I wrote about in my AACOMAS essay]." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you most like your mother or your father?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having been an engineer, don't you feel you'll have left a significant part of your previous training behind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about how you intend to complete your current degree program before the next med school class starts (I'm currently a PhD student and I'm intending to graduate next summer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my time working in New Zealand and what it was like." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you pheasant hunt... tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of the bird flu and what is currently being done about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your best friend's 14 year old daughter asks you to prescribe her birth control and to not tell her mother. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Share with us a time you had to make an ethical or moral decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only take a book, a cd and some music with you, what would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situation/question." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions was interesting, in my opinion" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the most enjoyable aspect of medical school will be? The most challenging? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how having family in the area is a double edge sword." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all basic interview questions. What are your strengths/ weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone, living or deceased, who would you meet and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question: What would you do if a friend came up to you and asked for a script for a sore throat? How would you handle the situation ethically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a story about how I developed an interest in DO program. They asked me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you like/what is the one type of music that you hate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite kind of music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick UIC for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you failed to perform a task and how did u handle that failure" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain osteopathic medicine to someone who knew nothing about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you gain from working at [retail store]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is healthcare like in Russia? (I am Russian so the question was relevant-except I moved to the states when I was 11 and have no recollection of medicine in Russia)" More from this Member | Report Response

"More of the fact that the MD in my interview decided to lecture me about the stress levels of med school and then asked me how I planned on dealing with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the attending physician... you have 3 patients all enter at the same time, 1 you prescribed the wrong medication to, a drunk, and a baby. All have lethal conditions. Who do you treat first and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what question do you want us to ask you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why osteopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your experience in theater can relate to practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ok...you sit down to read and try to turn on the lamp and it doesn't work, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a crisis in your life and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting...just basic interview questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"say you were watching tv and all of a sudden it goes black. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when your opinion was challeged by someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had two ethical questions back to back. Euthenasia: a patient who is suffering request your assistance to end his/her life. What would you do? What do you do about a patient who is refusing blood transfusion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the 14 year old daughter of your best friend came to you for birth control pills, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When living in other cultures can we impose our values?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About the medical implications of Hurricane Katrina and how to prevent problems in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my years working at a nursing home and how I handle losing one of my residents." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I apply to MSUCOM (because I'm from Michigan)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of an event or occurrence that you would like to have taken back, or regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in Australia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1) What are the cons of socialized medical care? 2) If your friends 16 year old daughter came in for birth control pills what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes in with pain in there upper right abdominal cavity, whats there and what could be wrong?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 14 year old asked you for oral contraceptives?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(at the end of the interview) Sum up your interest in osteopathic medicine and CCOM and your background; what do you want us to remember when we think back on this interview? (something along those lines)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would do if a fourteen year old girl asked me for birth control pills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, all the questions were standard questions...I know that most of the other students had ethical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"As a non-traditional student, why are you choosing to pursue medical school and why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What DVD, CD, and book would you bring if you were stranded on a deserted island?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually posted the one before this, but made some mistakes in posting and failed to revise it before posting, so the questions are identical to the last post." More from this Member | Report Response

"In Britain, they have socialized medicine. They do not permit bypass surgery in anyone over the age of 65. What do you think about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do if you get rejected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest mistake you made in your life and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a huge event in your life that directed you onto a certain path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What patient in your volunteer experinces stood out to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your work as an AIDS advocate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else that you wanted us to know about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"situational/moral dillema questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tengo una amiga "name"que trabaja en la republica dominican, le concoces ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a question about alzheimer's disease and what i would do to prevent/delay its symptoms" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were Terrell Owens, and teh docs are sayin don't play in teh superbowl cuz you might get injured more, and you had a chance to talk to him, what would you say?.... Then if you were Terrell Owens, what would you do? Would you play? I am from Philly, so that's why. But it was fun and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten-fifteen years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting--typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were at a rotation full of MDs and you were the only DO, how would you distinguish yourself from everyone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you see in the medical profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much money does a chicken farmer make? Just kidding..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were representing the city of Boston, how would you describe it to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are an astronaut and alone on a space station. There is a malfunction. You have only ten seconds of oxygen left. What would you do? Whosh, didn't expect this one. The DO interviewer seemed to want to test my ability to think and react quickly. (This was near the end of the interview, so I was pretty relaxed. I just tried to handle the question with a bit of humor and a calm sense of realism)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wasn't asked any "interesting" questions. Just the stereotypical stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a woman comes into the hospital complaining of upper right abdominal pain, what are 4 possible diagnoses you would come up with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If fellow students were drinking to celebrate the completion of an exam during the next lecture, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a MS3 and during one of your rotations a friend, also a MS3, showed up hungover, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the question that you were just sure we were going to ask that we haven't asked? (But when I told them they did not ask for an answer to it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you've been treating a family for many years, and the daughter is now 15 and wants birth control, do you give it to her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about why i picked my email address (I have a unique name i suppose)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is electrofishing? [Related to a job I had.]" More from this Member | Report Response

"I write poems so the interviewer asked me: What inspires you to write poems? What kind of poems do you write? Do you think of a topic and then write or does it come with flow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a talker, so it was an open discussion for most of the time. Simply who are you, and how did you get here sort of questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a family doctor and a family that always came to you was 6 months behind on their bills what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be on any reality television show, which one would you pick and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a young lady who had terminal brain cancer and she was screaming in pain on the ward, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really hard. no ethics at all. just wanted to know what experiences i had." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient on an HMO who wanted to see a doctor (be referred to)not on the plan, what would you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your ambulance experiences that most stand out for you? (application specific)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite video game?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was that one person you touched in your volunteer experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you incorporate your philosophy background into your practice of osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my thoughts on medicine and any changes that might take place in the future that would benefit medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"After working with cancer patients, what are your feelings towards euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can Andy Roddick bring back men's tennis? (answer: only if he is Pete Sampras in disguise)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much of the responsibility is the patients and how much is yours when it comes to patient education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a friend's fourteen year old daugther comes in and ask you for birth control what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you tell a homeless person who needs medical attention to go when he's standing right outside a private hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Case scenario: patient won't take prescribed meds...what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So with all your experiences, what is the biggest problem facing healthcare today and how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose one of your patients is overweight and a smoker and so at higher risk of heart disease and other problems. You have been seeing this patient for a few years now and he does nothing to improve his health. How do you deal with him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there ever a situation in which you felt stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"How my previous experience as a mechanic will help me to be a better doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting. interview was relaxed, talked about info on my resume' mostly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever been in a conversation with someone about my religious beliefs and if so how did I handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Case scenario: you diagnose a potentially life-threatening illness in your patient, who is a child. The child's parents do not wish the child to receive the course of treatment you prescribe due to their religious beliefs. How do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A terminal patient asks you, "When am I going to die?". What do you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the growing number of non-English speaking patients, and what woudl you do about it as a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that out of the ordinary. A lot about my background and activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked about volunteering abroad so they asked if the people there resented an American in their clinic" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my stance was on the use of animals for research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if my boss submitted false information about our research to the sponsoring agency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a physician at a high school health fair. What would you want to talk about and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any historical figure, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing super interesting, but there were two or three ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep your patient's best interests in mind when you are dealing with managed care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really that interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can osteopathic medicine fit into the rural community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever failed at anything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my stance on managed health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught someone cheating what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I deal with irate family members after a bad outcome with a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you noticed any trends in illnesses within the population you've been working with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"cubs or sox? (if you say sox, you're automically out, just kidding :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What could you bring to CCOM if accpeted" More from this Member | Report Response

""While working at catering company X describe a time when you had to hold your tongue when responding to a client or guest?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could spend an Hour with someone, who would it be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your political activism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you tell a terminal elederly pt. that they only had a few months to live if the family begged you not to? Lots of ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard hypothetical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the 14 year old daughter of my best friend came to me for birth control pills, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a stressfu situation and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to describe Jazz music to someone, how would you describe it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If another doctor's patient came to you for a prescription refill that he had no medical indications for, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I think in Russian (my mother tongue)or English. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical: You have a homosexual patient whose mate wishes to see the patient. However, the family disgusted by such a relationship refuses the mate's wishes to meet the patient. The mate comes to you, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems with the healthcare system today and how would you go about in solving it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with death" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(This piggy backed off of the question about 3 qualities of a good physician) What is one quality you would like improve during medical school that you think would make you a better physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friend were here, what would they tell you not to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I played D1 soccer in college, said was used to stress from this environment) Playing sports is stressful sometimes, but saving a patient's life is a much different stress, how would you deal with that stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? ( I hate these standard types of questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any conflicts or issues you have had to overcome? Any disagreements with another person?" More from this Member | Report Response

""If we were both doctors and you saw me doing drugs at a party and the next day I was making some bad calls in the hospital what would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were pretty predictable. Although I didn't get any medical ethics questions, I know some of my peers did, namely what you as a physician would do with a parent that was refusing to vaccinate their child." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got accepted into an MD school right now and not any DO schools, would you go to the MD school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you had to deal with a stressful situation with a coworker and how you handled this situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you failed, and what did you do, so the next time you were able to conquer it? (No academic related examples)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question regarding contraception, however with a slight twist." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first general, why CCOM, why medicine, why Osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (it is just so generic!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They kept probing after I answered how I handle stress, and specifically asked how I would handle an unexpected stressful situation in the moment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as the above question." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question concerning what I would do if someone in my group was not pulling his/her own weight." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your peer came to work in the ED drunk, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can, and should, healthcare staff multi-task? (based on my related research in this field. What was hard about this Q is that I only had "related" research in psychology, and I felt like I didn't know the topic well enough to give a solid answer with significant examples)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing physicians today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a couple come in and the wife was pregnant and it turned out to be a case of fetal death, how would you handle telling them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities of an institution do you look for in applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What stresses you out and how do you handle it? It was a work related question (they were not looking for answers such as "go for a jog." Rather, they wanted to know how I overcome stressful situations on the job)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for us? (they left 10 minutes for me to ask them questions---I didn't really have any, so I just re-asked some questions I already knew the answer to so that I didn't seem disinterested)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The subsequent question to who is my best friend? What would she say you need to do? I took it as identifying a weakness. I chose my mom as a best friend. I said that I need to stop second guessing things I do. I turned it around by saying that doubting decisions we make as a physician can be beneficial in the clinical setting. It allows you to I.D. alternatives to a clinical problem, and recognize common errors that you make when treating a patient. I had been reading "How Doctors Think" by Dr. Jerome Grooopman. That book sort of put that idea in my head. Recommend reading it, really informative book for both patients and health care professionals." More from this Member | Report Response

"none were TOO difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult, but overall the questions required a little more thinking than other interviews I have attended." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mine were pretty straightforward - no off the wall ones..." More from this Member | Report Response

"They will ask ethical questions, so be prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was casual. Very, very casual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost Half the questions required thinking on the spot" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your family friends had a severe brain injury, how would you deal with it if you were a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. They were all fairly standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with failing a class because you will?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. Very laid-back interview. Nothing to worry about...I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"see the above cheating question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say if a terminally ill patient asked you to assist them with suicide? " More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a specific cultural or moral disagreement with someone and how I handled that situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us one time you were at fault and how you handled the situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does being a leader mean and how did you represent that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing you want us to remember (This wasn't difficult. I wanted to say more)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you had to make a quick decision and you were proud of the outcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any difficult questions. All the typical stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"History of osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an experience from a leadership position and what you took away from it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a person refuses a life saving treatment due not to ignorance, but religious beliefs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. All questions were about my essays/CV." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any sort of lasting impression you would like to leave with us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle witnessing a doctor breaking difficult news to patients? (It seemed so easy but hard to answer on the spot)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you have been in an ethical dilemma." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? (seriously it was a laid-back interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (seriously, because they were all easy)." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I didn't go into medical school earlier if medicine is what I really want to do? (I've been out of school for several years and have been working full-time in a non-health related field.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to remember you by?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only take a book, a cd and some music with you, what would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"non" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you go about solving a conflict when the other person is unwilling to listen." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you had to overcome differences with someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were only accepted to allopathic medical schools, would you attend? Not really difficult, but unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two major issues facing healthcare and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you're out-of-state and you mentioned that you're engaged. Is this a concern for you should you be accepted to MWU-CCOM and have to relocate? (paraphrased)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not have any ethical questions. I was asked to talk about my research experience and what field I would like to enter. I was also asked why I was choosing to enter medicine and not pharmacy becasue I worked as a pharmacy tech a few years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a major struggle you encountered during your preparation for medical school? (It was more difficult to answer than I had anticipated)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I believed osteopathic medicine consisted of? (I know what it is, I just didn't want to give a poorly stated, fluffy answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, All were pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer to CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something to remember you by" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you can do this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an interpersonal conflict that you have faced and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your strengths" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on rounds at the ER and a man came in with a fast heartbeat what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about people going over to Canada to get prescription medications? What do you think of socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you had a conflict with someone outside of work. How did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to remember about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three major problems in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a situation when you failed, and how did you handle the failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of the supreme court decision handed down yesterday? (it was a reference to doctor-assisted suicide. only difficult because i had no idea what they were talking about at first!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really didn't have any difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Euthenasia question what a little bit challenging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given you lived in Africa for two years, will you come back to the states? What is the connection between your experiences in Africa, your interest in D.O and infectious disease medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were all straight forward and easy. I had no ethical questions, but I know the other group of interviewers asked a lot of ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three major problems in healthcare today." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really, because I didn't have any ethical questions, but I know that other interviewees had tough ethical questions...for example, referring to hurricane katrina: you see two people on a lifeboat, one is an injured 25 year old female and the other is a perfectly healthy 60 year old male, but you can only save one of them...who do you pick and why? (hahaha, have fun with that one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - just some questions about research/work experience on my resume that I had to remember since it was so long ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"1000 people need the flu vaccine and only 100 are available. Two of the people who need it are you grand parents, and then theres a family with a single mom and 4 kids that need it as well. How would you deal with this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you if confronted with a conflict? I asked for clarification because the question was vague." More from this Member | Report Response

"Above. There were no "difficult" questions really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really difficult -- the one ethical question above and a question about my weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your most memorable patient? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were none." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose one medical specialty that you know you don't want to go into now, what would it be and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of your classmates shows up to clinical rotations hungover... but they could still be drunk... you dont really know... what do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really- all questions were personal and seemed easy to me. Other applicants had ethical questions, while I had none." More from this Member | Report Response

"A female patient comes in complaining of upper abdominal pain. What could be some possible causes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above, I really didn't have a patient that came to mind and I had to think about the answer for a while." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. They were all very open ended and about myself and my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"very traditional interview... nothing too dificult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What negative things would your parents say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what question would i ask california governor arnold schwarzenegger?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, these guys really seem like they just want to get to know you and get you talking. Very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would explain to a high School student the Pros-Cons of your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine and not research? fairly straightforward--was the first question i was asked and i was a bit nervous and fumbled my words." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an 70 year old man was at the top of the kidney recipient list and a 30 year old man with 2 children needed a kidney to survive, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you use Osteopathic medicine to help with patient non-compliance? " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading your file and talking with you, it is clear that you are a person who takes care of people. Who takes care of you? (This was difficult for me at it was phrased in a very personal way and was an unexpected question, and also because I am very independent.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you want us to leave here knowing about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"If the head faculty of a department was very difficult to the point that it detracted from your studies, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In depth questions pertaining to a research experience 4 years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a fellow student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you've been treating a family for many years, and the daughter is now 15 and wants birth control, do you give it to her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, pretty much all the standard questions found on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should it be a physician's job/responsibility to determine who should get a flu shot?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been a leader? how do others look up to you when you are a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the death of a child you were caring for. You can think about that question beforehand on every interview and its still difficult every single time." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above or "if you had a conflict with one of the residents as a medical student, what would you do to resolve that confict?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers said, "I am sure you have one question that you are so prepared to answer you wish we would have asked it. What is that question and your answer to it? Now is your time to shine. Wow us."" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 13 year old girl came in and asked for birth control, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend's 15yo daughter asks you for birth control, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your weakness in a career in osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you came to the scene of an accident, car with mother and child -vs- motorcycle with male driver, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some personal adjustments you'd like to make within yourself that would better prepare you for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is you strongest and weakest point? (For some reason I always feel weird about this question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you're from the east coast, where there are plenty of good schools, why would you want to go to school here? (Also a tough one: what do you bring to this school?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you name a time when you had to make a split-second decision that you weren't proud of. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I handle a request I cannot satisfy" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if asked to participate in physician assisted suicide? (basically told him he was crazy for even asking)" More from this Member | Report Response

"above" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old girl asks you for oral contraceptives. Would you give them to her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever encounter a situation were people have different religious or political views? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing that you want us to remember you by after you leave?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"A child shows up to the ER with no insurance. What would you do? Classical ethical question, which I was prepared for." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in a rural hospital and a migrant worker came in after hours and requested that you please help him even though he did not have an money or insurance. And you did help him. Then a couple days later he came back but with 7 or 8 of his friends also needing medical treatment but had no way of paying for it. How would you deal with the situation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem in today's healthcare system and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty easy- nothing hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 14-year-old daughter of a good friend comes into your office asking for birth control. What are your ethical obligations in this situation and how would you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult as well, just your standard questions...no hypotheticals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. (so open-ended)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if the parents of a child refuse potentially life-saving treatment for the child?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were taken to court for malpractice, how would you deal with the stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we admit you to CCOM as opposed to the other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical dillema you have faced? I was expecting a hypo question" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is it about you that will set you apart from the otehr applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO over MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually, nothing tough. (I just answered why I liked medicine and autonomy was one of my answers.) How will you feel and what do you think you can do about HMO's and the like telling you what you can and cannot treat." More from this Member | Report Response

"An immigrant comes to your practice after hours and you treat him for free. He then repeatedly returns with more and more immigrants who expect free medical treatment. How would you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. They covered all the basics: why medicine, why osteopathic, why CCOM, what are your strengths and weaknesses. Plus, I was asked a few hypotheticals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain ... (a specfic failure in my past)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a family physician. Your friend's 13 year old daughter comes to you with a request for birth control. What do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I saw my friend cheating what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked most of the time so only one or two questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you combine your teaching experience with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a colleague was cheating his patients out of money what would you do and would you still refer your patients to him/her" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not feel that any of the questions asked were difficult. They asked a couple of ethical questions, which were not really tough. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If your colleague had a different opinion than you, what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a woman who is 36. During her twenties she was coked out and drunk. She had 5 kids with 5 different men during that time. After the fifth she got her tubes tied. All of these five kids have been taken away from her by CPS. she is now sober for 6 years and wants her tubes untied. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I double-dosed a patient who also happened to be a lawyer, would I tell the patient even if there was a 99% chance that there would not be any adverse effects?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical problem have you encountered?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an Osteopathic physician at CCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I couldn't handle. Just make sure you can answer the following questions, as they seem to have been asked of all the applicants: 1) Why DO? 2) Why CCOM? 3) Why should we accept you? 4) How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult. See question on prescription refill." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not difficult, but long. Why DO, why Midwestern, and why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Philosophical and Scenerio based: While attending lecture, you notice that the student next to you is under the influence of some sort of narcotics. Later you find out he/she abuses drugs. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What moral dilemna have you faced and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your self, why medicine why osteopathic medicine, all in one question." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Basically just did basic research on the school and reviewed the answers from my secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AACOMAS application, secondary essays, CCOM overview on website. and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a lot, just reviewed what I put on my ACCOMAS application and reviewed some facts about the school and Chicago area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mocks and wrote answers for Why DO, Why medicine, and Why CCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over primary, secondary, resume, interview feedback on SDN, practiced potential questions and answers..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied the school quite a bit, what they have to offer for me and truly why I would want to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my file, read up on the school, spoke to students I stayed with" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wrote bullet points to questions I thought would be asked and thought through several ways to ad lib between them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading practice interview questions online, reviewing secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview with pre-med adviser, read personal statement/secondary app again" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over some interview questions, especially basic interview questions like, "Why medicine?" Also, reviewed personal statement, CV, and secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote out answers to about 100 questions. Discussed answers with family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepared answers to questions I thought interviewers would ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make bullet points for the most common questions. Make sure you have a "story bank" that you can pull from when they ask you situational/behavioral type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school info, talked to previous interviewees, asked alumni." More from this Member | Report Response

"I just looked over my application (they have most of the application there - just not MCAT scores and GPA) and prepared for the obvious questions - why do you want to be a doctor and why osteopathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over supplemental application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback; reading school-specific forum; meeting with instructor who prepares many students for interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to friends about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my personal statement and secondary essays. I also read the SDN interview feedback, printed out all the possible questions, and went through each one, audio recording myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my file, thought of questions to ask, reviewed in the Interview Feedback here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Purchased a DVD and a book on medical school interviews, practiced with a counselor, read SDN and extensive research on the MWU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interview, other interviews, research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read personal statement and essays, practiced SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, CCOM website, SDN CCOM forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"read their website; SDN; review application; they are big on ethics questions, so I read all about medical ethics/bioethics on wikipedia to have a general base of knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application, talked to current student I know, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Already had gone through a couple, so didn't do much. Just checked SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my C.V., all secondary applications, used questions from SDN from previous applicants. Just because they say an interview is casual and stress free, doesn't mean that is how it will be. Be mentally prepared for anything in an interview. The cold/unfriendly stress interview is a common tactic, don't mistake it for something else. I have relatives that were on Med School admission committees in the past, and that is exactly what they intend to do!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, e-mailed students from the school, read interview book, wrote out 50 interview questions from this site and gathered my ideas/thoughts on paper. I think this is what really helped me out. My responses weren't concrete or reherased, but it definitely made it easier for my ideas to flow easier." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over secondary application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School Website, Alumni Reviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read over secondary and resume, practiced with my family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the resume I submitted. This is what they will have with them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my CV that I turned in with my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over supplemental application b/c interviewers just have your resume and supp" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread my secondary and resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews w/friends & family, research." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my essays to them, reviewed my personal statement, practiced with friends and family." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and thought of generic questions they could ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, ccom brochure and guidebook" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, went over my application material" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Read over secondary. Did research on the school and on the history of osteopathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read essays, re-read resume, read questions on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my materials, practiced typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous 3 interviews, reread personal statement and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback (all the questions are here)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview with wife" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced, read over cv and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read primary and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my secondaries and resume, read up on important current events and health issues, and of course: SDN :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my personal statement, essay to CCOM, resume, application, Read feedback on SDN, and practiced answering questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, writing out responses, researching the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, fomer CCOM interviewer, frnds at CCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my full application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN/AMCAS/School Web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary application to CCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, CCOM website, secondary application, AACOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, CCOM's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN questions and my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"DSN, CCOM website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read CCOM's website as well as several other websites on osteopathic medicine, SDN, underwent an informal mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, CCOM website, reviewed my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other interviews. Read SDN, the school's website, pamphlets." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AACOMAS primary essay, secondary essay and resume, Midwestern website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Put together a list of possible interview questions from SDN and practiced answering them, watched the DVD that the school sent, read about the DO program on the school's website, read about the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine on AACOM, reviewed what I wrote in my primary & secondary essays & what I had on my resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read and reread my PS, resume and secondary essay, eatched the dvd they sent" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read all of my essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having had 3 interviews previously, I didn't really prepare for this one" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and MWU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, asking other students on campus, practicing answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Cheeseburger & Paradise" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, spoke with second year medical students who attend Midwestern, read over AACOMAS and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had my roommates drill me and I also had my girlfriend ask me questions over the phone." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewing my primary and secondary applications, practicing interview questions with my significant other, practiced speaking clearly and without ''ums'', ''uhs'', ''likes'', or pronouncing words incorrectly." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually completely forgot about this site until someone in the interview group mentioned it so I didn't really do any prep" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got up and got dressed and drove to the school...I am just myself, no preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Gevitz's book, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, sdn, reviewed my application, watched their DVD, reviewed their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my application, school web-site, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM website, sdn, read over my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, website, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock, SDN, review resume, accomas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn, reviewed resume & common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looking my resume/applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read apps, watched DVD" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over my secondary app., mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, school's website, my aacomas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, DVD, Personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed questions on SDN webpage, reviewed my primary, secondary application and resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, look at SDN, look over my application and essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD, mock interviews, practice questions, positive self-talk" More from this Member | Report Response

"read these postings, watched dvd, checked out website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, mock interviews, read over entire application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read my resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school and did the typical stuff. The best preparation has been going to other interviews though." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at this website, looked over my secondary essay and resume, because they'll ask you questions about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the school's website (not really that great), mock interviews, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, went over resume, secondary. Really know you resume and secondary because they will ask you questions about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my Resume that i proved for them. Read the essay of why i chose the school. Checked StudentDoctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN, re-read my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"Briefly read SDN's interview feedback and searched the archives for posts on CCOM. Watched the school's DVD and read all of the brochures they sent me. Other than that, I relied on my previous interview experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, researched the school on its website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, talked to current students, looked at the website, watched the DVD the admissions office sent me, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, wrote out some thoughts/questions, read SDN extensively, and talked to students at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website and info sent, read over my statements" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read personal statement, SDN, secondary app." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN! CCOM website, read over applicatioon essays, and looked at interview/ethics book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my file, studentdoctor.net, mock interviews, studied about current medical issues and osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school website, interview book" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, wrote out practice questions and answered them outloud. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, ccom website, kept up-to-date with recent medical issues and current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed my secondary. Practiced answering questions out loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a lot. Websites, books, etc. on ethics, morals, Osteopathy, Midwestern-CCOM, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Left Chicago 2 hours before just in case of traffic (which wasn't bad) at 6 AM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Took it easy; tried to prepare for the ethics question I knew they would ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, personal statement, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, school website, reflection on expected questions, worked out at hotel night before. Make certain you are very familiar w/your seconday essay & resume. The interview is closed file and they will not have access to your gpa or mcats unless this information is referenced in your secondary app. Also be prepared with your own questions for the interview panel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Self-reflection, SDN, mock-interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, CCOM website, and reviewed my secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, relax, sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ccom website, reviwed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Midwestern's website, and a previous interview at Michigan State" More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM web site; SDN; read up on current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application, midwester.edu" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and actually slept ( I am a horrid insomniac)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, osteopathy history texts, talking to alumni and a retired osteopathy professor, writing out my anwers to possible questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, CCOM website, DO books, and 2 other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school's website, visited SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, and a bit of research on MWU." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, secondary, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, the CCOM website, and paid attention during my campus tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site. Read "The DO's" by Gevitz (good for historical background)Already had a few interviews so I knew what to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my secondary and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, application, emailed current CCOM students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, not much, already had plenty of experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, CCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, MWU website, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Midwestern website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, researched the Midwestern website, and looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"spoke with current students at the school, read SDN, reread CV and personal statement (interviewers are only provided w/ secondary app and letters of rec)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on CCOM via the internet, and prepared a list of typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the questions on this website and had a good friend give me a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the least prepared for this interview, but it was laid back and my 3rd interview so I was able to make due. For my interviews, I have thought about the standard questions, including D.O. questions and read articles and books about health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"checked out CCOM's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my application and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN and school websites, reviewed my primary and secondary applications, read a book on osteopathic medicine, and got a good night's sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"by interviewing at other schools. By reviewing what I had written in my applications. By becoming familiar with the school through their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed application, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, talked with other DO's, read past interview questions over the internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at school's e-catalog. Prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to alumni, read over resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN site, read ethics books, read med. technology books, answered standard questions for myself first" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SD.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to a friend who attends" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, read the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my supplemental, AACOMAS, current events, and info about Midwestern." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread hx of DO, personal statement, CCOM website and went through an interview book." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read interview feedback, talked to friends in chicago area on how to get around" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, reread application information" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary, SDN, and CCOM website info. They don't have access to your COMAS app. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback forms from undergrad school, studied my resume/essay (they do see these), looked at school website/catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over secondary application, reviewed possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Net, review essay and resume because that's all they have access to, get to know the ins and outs of CCOM program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to Alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, SDN, review my personal material & potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've had a lot of interview experience and basically elaborated on what I wrote in my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read secondary application, interview feedback, mock interview, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, read over application, look over their website, drive my boyfriend crazy with going over possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my secondary, practice interview questions, read "The D.O.'s", and interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application (they will ask questions from app.), SDN, talked to friend that is MS-III there" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, CCOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, CCOM's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Midwestern's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, sample questions, and lots of reading about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading this forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback and mock interview with myself and a cassette recorder." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my secondary and AACOMAS applicaiton" More from this Member | Report Response

"Midwestern University website, SDN, reviewed medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking with my preceptor(DO), internet, former students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the information that I had sent to them in my application and had a Mock interview with a student who went to CCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my files (AACOMAS, secondary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a practice interview with friends from school" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"While we were waiting for our interview time, we were in a fishbowl type room in the library and random med students would pop in throughout the morning and answer any questions we had about the school. They weren't connected with the admissions committee at all so they were able to give us very honest answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a beautiful campus - very different from other DO schools I went to. Also, the match list is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible campus and facilities, and the faculty and staff are very welcoming and kind. The students all seem to genuinely love their school and their experience there. Also they have incredible rotation opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is beautiful. Cadaver lab was clean, well ventilated, and had a great view. Saw students working together. Random students popped by through the interview to talk about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rotation sites" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school had very nice, modern, facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rotation sites. Chicago. Students who genuinely love their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got free food." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab, professors seem really open and student-focused" More from this Member | Report Response

"The rotation sites, the beauty of the school, the amazing view of downtown Chicago from the very spacious anatomy lab on the top floor of the science building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The genuine attitude of the people that worked/attended the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount and quality of information they provided. They were willing to truthfully answer any questions. They know they aren't the number one osteopathic school but they are consistently in the top 5 of board scores, so they are complacent with their results." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers, anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, gate staff, faculty, staff, and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students that gave the tour were really excited about the school and the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome clinical rotations for which you wouldn't have to travel around the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the students seemed happy with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were extremely friendly, always helpful in answering questions. The campus is beautiful and the anatomy lab was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all very open and stopped by to talk to us. Everyone seemed to love the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very passionate and helpful students (about 15 MSI/MSII students stopped by to answer questions). Great admissions staff that made us feel at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seem very comfortable and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very friendly, they have great rotation sites and a great match list for residencies." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"great campus; clearly a well-established school/program; only school I've interviewed at that served hot lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice campus, nice people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practically everything--especially the dean's presentation. She was incredibly engaging and really SOLD the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly students and faculty. MSI students stopped in the room we were waiting in through out the day. They are building a new core science building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! I loved the location of the campus, the safety, and how beautiful it is. The students were all SO nice and helpful and really seemed to help one another there. The dean and the director of admissions were extremely nice and so were the tour guides. The rotation sites, match lists, buildings, research opportunities, campus involvement...everything impressed me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students, nice facilities, good food. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student reviews, campus, admissions staff, friendly interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great atmosphere - friendly students and staff. I really liked the campus layout too. Oh - the cafeteria is amazing...!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rotation cites, dorms on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"environment that fosters learning of the students and the friendliness of the fellow classmates" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students that came in to the room to talk to us in between interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were continuously coming in to the conference room where we awaited our interviews to ask us if we had any questions and to give us their impressions of the school. The admissions staff was very warm and welcoming. The surrounding area, while not a cultural mecca, was a very pleasant suburban area within driving distance of Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM is a very established school with a great reputation. It is in a great location, being near the hubub and hospitals of Chicago. For the most part, everyone was really nice and friendly. And the campus is beautiful and modern." More from this Member | Report Response

"campus and the area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were excellent and rotations students do seemed to be excellent, and list of residencies students placed into also seemed great." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, great clinical locations, solid residency placement." More from this Member | Report Response

"strong match list, nice scenic campus, the dean eventually eats lunch with all M1s to get feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the campus setting, it reminds me of my undergraduate institution. The clinical rotations are also amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and the relaxed atmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is very nice and the weather is quite normal. The food in the cafeteria was good, though their version of a veggie burger is a turkey burger. You can do your rotations in established hospitals in Chicago area, without having to travel much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very kind and personable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people. The admissions reps were very friendly, students just stopped in to say hello and answer our questions while we waited for the interviews, and there was a very close knit community among students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"How positive the students were about the school, they have over an 80% pass rate into MD residencies, some students never studied for COMPLEX exams and passed, they only relied on their education" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and helpful. There was a great vibe here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. Chicago has 7 medical schools, so patients are used to seeing medical students when they go to the doctor. There are rural and urban clinical sites, and several urban clinics where you do your 1st and 2nd year patient interaction. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School's location, staff, students were friendly, food was good, nice on campus housing if you wanted it, Downer's Grove is a nice area, cool little downtown, close to Chicago (if you have any money left to go to Chicago)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is in a nice location...lots of trees." More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really nice, and so were the medical students on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Board scores, match list, clinical rotations, commitment to OMM (but not overbearingly, for those who don't really take to it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were several students who we got the chance to interact with. They were all very helpful and seemed as if they actually enjoyed being there and spending time with us. Everyone we interacted with did their best to make us feel comfortable. The campus was scenic and inviting, the facilities were in very good shape as well. The residency match list for the school is impressive, with nearly an equal amount of students matching in MD and DO residencies. All personnel who teach you during rotations are paid, meaning they have an incentive to give you the necessary attention. All rotations are in or near (1 hr drive or less) Chicago. Tuition is higher than the 2 Illinois state schools (SIU and UIllinois) but lower than any of the private schools in Illinois." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, the school, the facilities, the location of the school..... everything. I loved it! Also, they called to inform me of my acceptance, which I thought was nice that they took the time to call as opposed to send a letter." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed very happy and aware of the school's reputation" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice people" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide was full of enthusiasm and a lot of students dropped by to answer questions. The interviewers were nice enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its in a great location even though its a small school. They match well also. Many of the graduates match in MI,IL so you may end up staying the Midwest for longer than you might like" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful surrounding area. I think the surrounding area's woods is called the ''Lyman woods'' or something like that. The trees were colored in red, yellow, orange and green. Nice suburb feel. Decent campus. Has enough dorm if you want to live in one without an A/C. Disclosure of all the 3rd and 4th yr clinical sites in the greater Chicago area...which means this school is very established." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all excited to be there. They all said the curriculum was real tough but they enjoyed studying there. The campus is beautiful (although the bulidings are small)...but very nice landscape. The campus is in a foresty area which is nice..and its really peaceful in campus. The facilities are very new, and only 4-5 people to a cadaver. Great rotations. Library is nice and quiet. The whole day was well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly people, everyone seemed to be glad they were there, nice facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is really nice and everyone seemed super friendly. The cafeteria had fresh fruit and salad bar and options for vegetarians. The OMM lab is AMAZING. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really nice and some are brand new. All of the staff members and students we interacted with were extremely nice, helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in their work. Everyone had a very upbeat attitude and was happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and really were happy they were there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. The students are actually nice and will communicate very openly with you, as well as the staff too. The gym on campus is nice and would be a great break from studying (and they have locker rooms to shower afterwards). The area is kind of wooded, which is nice; it gives you a break from the 'burby feeling." More from this Member | Report Response

"newer facilities, excellent clinical rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy, supportive of each other. The facilities are good. The campus is pretty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice campus in a good suburb, good facilities. It's a top DO school, so 100% match rates, 50% Osteo, 50% Allo, 60% speciliazing. Great hospital clerkships." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody- students, faculty and interviewees were really happy to be there. Also even thought the school is extremely old, all their buildings are very new." More from this Member | Report Response

"How completely thrilled the current students are about CCOM. They love the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were great, school was nice, and the students were helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Proximity to Chicago, nice-looking facilities, friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and surrounding area. All of the students and faculty I encountered were really friendly and happy to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone involved seemed to be truely helpful and wanted you to do well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The architecture, on-campus housing, SNOW!, lots of current students willing to answer questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very welcoming and went out of their way to make the day enjoyable and stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the enthusiastic staff and the tour guide leaders. They gave me a lot of postive feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Speaking with the Dean positively impressed me and I enjoyed how the interview was more like a conversation rather than a grueling questioning session. Also, there were at least three students who stopped by to say Hi and to answer questions, then two different students took us on the tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I live in Downers Grove, IL so even if there was something that I didn't like I would have still gone for this school. But the facilities were nice, good campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean spoke to us and she was very good" More from this Member | Report Response

"The OMM laboratory." More from this Member | Report Response

"The relationship between faculty/staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the faculty members were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, Downers Grove area and Chicago, clinical rotation sites, residency match list, affiliate residencies, new athletic building to be finished this winter, 4-5 students per cadaver" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm most students had towards the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The way students randomly popped in/out of the room where interviees were-they were all very enthusiastic and seemed like they were happy at CCOM. The assistant dean also came in and talked and answered our questions for about 30 min." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was really nice. Students came by during the day to say Hi and see if we had any questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student atmosphere was awesome really really nice people and the faculty and staff were also very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location & organization" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! An actual campus, great area, not all classes in one building, OMT taught by practicing DO's from the area, Chicagoland clinicals, awesome match rate DO or MD, everyone was so nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is so condensed, everything is so close and within walking distance. Everyone was Soo nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was really beautiful and the facilities were outstanding! I can't believe there's a huge recreation building with a pool, two weight rooms and a gym. It was also way cool that the dean stopped by and talked to us for a few minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very very laid back and stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities - nice library, campus, close to chicago, i imagine students are friendly... things went like clockwork, had a lot of time to talk with other interviewees during the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every one you meet at the school is so nice and so willing to help. The facilities are beautifull and the school facts are quite impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"How welcoming the people were. Students really being at the school. The program is difficult but there is enough support from faculty/staff and other students. The Pass/Fail grading student allows people to work together and eliminate competition." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were really nice and they tried to make my interview more like a conversation rather than a question and answer meeting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Graduate from here and you can get any residency you want. They even started a D.O neurosurgery residency" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very friendly, campus was gorgeous-especially with the fall foliage" More from this Member | Report Response

"How extremely welcoming and friendly everyone was. They also have an amazing OMT lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Residency Match. I want to stay in the chicago area and they have residency matches at a lot of the top hospitals in and around the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy it is to get into the city. The clinical correlates in the curriculum is cool too." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was so freakin' friendly, everyone was trying to help each other out, there was no "i'm trying to be better than you" mentality, medical students would randomly come into the room and introduce themselves and answered any questions you had, all while being very enthusiastic about their school...very close-knit community" More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere at the school; I really liked that it felt like a family where everyone seemed to know one another. The students would come into the room we were in and just talk to us and tell us about what we wanted to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful, and it's not that far out of Chicago. The facilities are great - and all the students are professional students so no undergrads around. No dress code, no mandatory attendance,students are friendly, and they have great rotations and residency match list" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was really nice, the OMM lab is amazing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the facilities were nice, faculty was friendly, great gym." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly nice facilities. I knew going in that the school's rotation sites were really strong, and that was certainly reinforced by the Dean of CCOM and many others. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very nice, and the students were friendly. The school does not have a dress code and doesn't require attendence. The campus is very pretty and has a great gym. They school gave us a list of clinical rotation sites, and they were all in the Chicago area. The admissions staff was friendly, and the cafeteria was good." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation was really good. The financial aid office gave the applicants material that was applicable to applying for aid at any school. The first deposit is $250 (due at the beginning of December) and the second deposit is $750 (due 2-4 weeks later). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of the facilities and friendly staff and students. Interviewers were very friendly and professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"The well spoken director of admissions. The facilities were also nice. The types of residency programs that the graduates get into is impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The table coaches for OMM are practicing physicians from the community. They have fantastic rotations. The interviewers were very nice, but I had a hard time overcoming my anxiety." More from this Member | Report Response

"the schools aoutstanding reputation,facilities, (liked the campus setting, nice gym)students were friendly, also the admissions director was very friendly and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was beautiful with great facilities, and the interview was more personal than other schools I had been to. Also, the amount of residency opportunities in Chicago is almost enough to make me want to choose CCOM over any other school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a great environment. The students are really friendly, the staff is warm, and the facilities are great. The courseload is rigorous but manageable. You would definitely be focused on this campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful facilities, good area, friendly students, and professional staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Gorgeous campus, huge gym, sharp students, great FA presentation and school packet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was laid back and had an excellent reputation. The dean was extremely nice. They spoke of having a staff comprised of both MD and DO professors as well as PHDs. All the core rotations are in the Chicago area and then there are 5 or 6 elective rotations you can do anywhere. School had a campus feel and everyone was really young." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone is very attentive to you... friendly staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Throughout the day med students would pop in and answer any questions we had. Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic about their school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"location; cleanliness of the facilities; cafeteria food was good; friendliness of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the awesme OMM lab, the facility, the library, the technology. Everything was brand new and shiny. Everyone was happy and friendly and open. The students loved being there. So did the faculty. I just got a really awesome vibe! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, and the campus area." More from this Member | Report Response

"attitude of students, new buildings, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were new and beautiful, the library is impressive, I've never seen so many computers on this size a campus (wired for wireless too). Of course, the pool is a plus! Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful to the point where they wanted more questions but I was all out. It was even warm enough to walk around without a coat. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the clinical rotations: no need to relocate because they are all in the greater Chicago-land area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shiny happy people everywhere - so young, so supple! Average age 24 - new facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything exceeded my expectations. I also expected to wait four weeks (till after holidays) to learn decision of adcom, but was thrilled to be informed of my acceptance (via message on my cell phone) just ten days after my interview. The call was a nice touch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rotations are all in the Chicago-area, which is nice because you don't have to move around multiple times during the third and fourth years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, students, and faculty. I also liked the fact that they push a lot of giving back to the community thru service." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice facilities. Great OMM lab and disection area." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are very nice, the students seem very welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"The well-kept campus and facilities and the friendliness of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and the facilities. They have a pool!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus- actually felt like a campus, on my other interviews the schools felt like tiny community colleges. I graduated from UF and am used to 40,000 undergrad students!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, beautiful campus, cafeteria, library, new student apartments under construction on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a great school and the clinical rotations are excellent." More from this Member | Report Response

"The open-ness of the students and teh faculty. It seems to be a very supportive and community type institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was very open with plenty of windows and that the top 2 residency choices are FP and EM (which I intend to enter)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed so happy even though they are studying like mad. Great facilities and beautiful (even though it is small) campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students there really seemed happy. The campus was very nice and safe. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great campus, super friendly students, good admissions staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"location, location, location! campus is amazing. students are really nice and stopped by randomly to talk to us. the dean is one inspiring person! good matching rates, board pass rates, and awesome rotation sites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is beautiful and facilities are clean and new. The students and faculty give you the feeling it's like a big family there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the involvement of the dean with the students, the quality of clinical rotations (most of the chicagoland hospitals), the opportunity to volunteer in an underserved area clinic, the encouragment of a clinical rotation abroad, the academic reputation of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The campus is beautiful, the people are amazing, the faculty is second to none. I want to go here so bad it hurts!" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus, students, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus! The buildings were georgeous and everyone seemed happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the campus. Lots of new buildings and the students that gave the tour we're really cool and interested in helping us. Since they just took a test that morning, they didn't have much to do that afternoon and they stayed to talk to us while we waited for our interviews which made the day less stressful. Also, the OMM lab is awesome. It's huge with TV's so you can see what the professor is doing if you're way in the back. If you get accepted, you only need to start your deposit with $250, then $750 later. Not 1K or 2K like some schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were great. The group of canidates I was with were very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"great opportunities for rotation sites in chicago, school seems to be highly respected in chicago area, some new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, curriculum, lack of empahsis on OMT" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went really smooth and they (the interviewers) asked all the right questions for me. The campus is small." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand new and the students were very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was surprised that I could see myself going to school with the other prospective students that were there to interview on the same day. We all got along pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical shadowing starts first year in Chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"(1) The curriculum, while test heavy(every Monday and Tuesday), really gets you ready for your clinical years. You really learn a lot of anatomy, histology, etc. (2) The clinical opportunities in the city and suburbs of Chicago is really second to none of all the osteopathic schools. Whats more, CCOM DO students are really welcomed by the Chicago community, as evidenced by the fact that many of them place into residencies at places like Loyola, UIC, Rush and the Advocate Health System. (3) Many of the facilities are brand new. (4) There are other health professions schools on campus, such as pharmacy and PA. This gives the school a real campus atmosphere as you see a lot of students out and about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was in a very safe location. The students were very approachable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and how friendly everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a longstanding reputation. There are a lot of rotation sites in Chicago; a lot of opportunity. Great cafeteria, nice OMM lab, great campus. Chicago in the fall: beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is very nice. The interview went well and was very relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nice facilities, happy students, great omm lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the city of Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students' universal enthusiasm for the program. Early clinical exposure and nearby availability of residencies." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers. The asked great questions and I felt like they were really testing my problem solving skills and ethical reasoning. The campus was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The look of campus, the interviewe's group dinamic, fascilities, library, many rotation sites in down town chicago, school's connections" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were beautiful and very modern. The students all seemed very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"loyalty of students to the school, friendliness, new facilities, amazing cafeteria" More from this Member | Report Response

"the new library facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relatively stress-free and amicable the students were. The facilities were top notch. The students have every amenity on campus. The whole program really impressed me. My group unexpectedly ran into one of their distinguished alumni. He was the team doctor for the Chicago Bears football team. I wasn't sold on the DO concept, but I am now. If you want to be a primary care physician, DO is the way to go!" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus - cozy, yet near bustling city, board scores - near the top, student body - friendly and seemed happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"rotations around chicago, the downtown of Chicago is really close yet far enough away its cool, lots of sports facilities on campus including weightroom and indoor pool. Professors care about students and students seem happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are great. Curriculum is very solid and school is very well respected in Chicago area, despite large number of MD schools in close proximity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very well maintained facilities and they are expanding. High COMLEX pass rate (about 91%), family atmosphere, safe campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are exceptional, the staff and students are very nice and inviting, it's not in downtown Chicago so it feels a lot more laid back. This is also one DO school that actually emphasizes their students pursuing specialties, unlike some of the other schools I have been to that emphasize primary care." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are very happy and friendly. The facilities look great. The interviewers showed genuine interest in me and were very laid back. Plus, I absolutely love Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"very friendly; they did everything they could to make you feel welcome; got to see (and smell) the anatomy lab; interviewers were laid back and open" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice campus atmosphere, great OMM facilities and faculty, get all notes for class prior to class, students are from all over the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"Organized, Friendly, helpful, beautiful campus( I loved my tour of Chicago down town.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so positive and so laid back. Students all have smiles on their faces and truly love where they are." More from this Member | Report Response

"excellent campus & friendliness of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very modern campus and facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly, supportive students. Great facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. I love this place much better than most of the MD schools I've seen. The students really cared about you. Random people came up to us and offered to answer our questions. The tours were really good. The staff was great.I felt totally comfortable and felt at home. The curriculum is more vigorous than most MD schools that I've seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really modern and the campus is intimate. All of the students really were happy at CCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new library and many recently updated facilities. The campus feel due to the numerous health schools located on the site. Really nice work out facilities. Lab is a workshop that is case based and serves as way to assimilate and solidify new material." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of school facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and facilities were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus facitilites, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities that the campus has to offer are amazing, especially the new OMM lab. I also like the on-campus housing options a lot, a cheap way to go for the Chicago-land area!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was smiling and really paying attention to what i was saying. The last 5 minutes if the interview were coll becasue we just chatted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faciliies -- which include a gym and a pool-- are awesome. The school is located near two major highways which can get into major parts of Chicago including downtown in 20-30 minutes (traffic willing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities at CCOM are extremely nice. The library/lecture hall building is brand new and very impressive. A new 3 story parking structure was just completed, and the physical fitness facility has an olympic size pool, a full size gymnasium and a nice weight and cardio room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, faculty (being described as great!!!!!), facilities, everything is so wonderful here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly environment of students there and also the easy going nature of the interviewers. Also, they have on campus housing, so its a plus. Oh yes, and state of the art gymnasium." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was very good. The two students who showed us around were VERY enthusiastic, more so than other schools I've interviewed with. Beautiful campus and buildings. School takes pride in its students and invests lots of $$ in them in terms of providing new facilities, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many new buildings the school had" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition, Bad body language of interviewers, very awkward ending" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"During the interview I had very little body language feedback about my answers. I even cracked a few jokes and was barely even able to get a smile out of any of them, except the medical student. I understand this can be typical of any interview, but it was my first experience with it at a DO school. All of my other DO interviews (4 before this one) were all very conversational and two-sided as opposed to this which was more rapid fire questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the tuition is worrisome, and the faculty mentioned how there is a possibility of increasing tuition by 2-3% the following years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly nothing, the school is great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of informational material presented, no chance to interact with faculty, student tour guides seemed like they didnt really care" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is kind of its own little town separated from the outside world it seemed like. I don't know Chicago well, but it seems to be in a rural area...not really I'm exaggerating, I would just like it to be closer to city center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather. Barren campus. Small gym." More from this Member | Report Response

"There aren't very many food options aside from the main cafeteria, which is about the level of a nicer hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing about the school itself other than steep tuition and the school website, which needs some updating." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was in the negatives on my interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"wait time in between interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of classtime" More from this Member | Report Response

"Shortness of actual interview session." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of lag time before and after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems somewhat technologically behind. Very few/No outlets in lecture halls. Lectures not recorded." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am looking for a school that seems to be the right fit for me, and I am not sure if this is the one." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I have one gripe, it's that the school isn't as close to the Chicago nightlife as I had hoped. Minor inconvenience though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not being able to share recorded lectures amongst students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the labs looked old and disappointed that the new building wasn't ready for us to tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers seemed somewhat discouraging, but this was probably an interview tactic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty expensive tuition and cost-of-living is pretty high for a student (especially if you live in the city for your rotation years), but students told us it is definitely do-able, even if you live on your own (without a roommate)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much the students joke around about skipping class." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"What gives that we only have like 30 days to decide and have to pay $1000 to hold our spot? As someone who is interviewing through March and is waiting on acceptances at grad school for her spouse, this is really frustrating!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost. This school is ab 25k more expensive than either of the other schools I've been accepted to. Also, I think it's strange that a number of students said it's not necessary to attend lecture, but none of the lectures are recorded." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the MSI students, Dean, and Admissions people prior to the interview had explained how casual and laid back the interview was going to be. However, I felt like I was on defense the whole time. One interviewer seemed a little unfriendly and cold the whole time, which was probably an interview tactic. I wish I had prepared mentally for this type of interview environment because it caught me off gaurd compared to what you heard it was going to be like. It was my first interview, and I was already a bit nervous too, which probably didn't help. Hope this helps anyone else in the future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt very much like a college campus. This wasn't really negative, just different. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very cold weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings, campus in general has an "old" feeling to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year that was part of my interview group. He was yawning and looking out the window the entire time like I was boring him" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of the students kept repeating "You don't know what it's like," over and over throughout the interview. We get it, med school is hard, we know what we're getting ourselves into. Also, the anatomy lab was kind of dark, but maybe because that's the way anatomy labs are." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a little more stressful and nervewracking than the 3 others I have had. We also didn't get to tour all the facilities because it was *too cold* that day to do so." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost of tuition and living as everyone else before me has said. also the quarterly system seems a little outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Expenses. Tuition/living very very expensive. Not sure if I will like the quartely system with multiple exams to stdy for at once." More from this Member | Report Response

"the g-damn cost of attendance. there is no excuse for 44k/year in tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"no sim lab, high tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of tuition and cost of living are EXPENSIVE. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of organized transportation for applicants -- it's expensive to get a cab completely on your own" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview; I feel that my performance could have been better." More from this Member | Report Response

"You need a car to get around, facilities weren't wonderful" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was kind of stone faced the entire interview. She could have smiled or something to make me less nervous! She also made a heinous comment about University of Illinois" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not as up to date on the technology as AZCOM. But this is a nit picky detail," More from this Member | Report Response

"COST! " More from this Member | Report Response

"COST! Exams every week, not sure how I feel about it. Students seemed to think it was good, but they also don't know anything different. To me it seems like you'd never get a weekend off. Also exams are at 7:30 am, major bummer if you live off campus. And, again, Cost." More from this Member | Report Response

"The blank stares and coldness of all 3 interviewers. I had such a terrible time during this interview that I could not enjoy the rest of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition, cost of living in the area, no sim lab, older facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very little. Traffic and winter, but anyone who knows Chicago should be aware of these things, already." More from this Member | Report Response

"We only saw one on-campus dormitory, and it did not seem very comfortable. Perhaps other on-campus housing options are more cozy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing thus far" More from this Member | Report Response

"tuition..." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing so far...campus too small" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was so short, I didn't feel like they really were making an effort to get to know me. They asked me maybe 8-10 questions and I asked them 2. Then it was time to go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"High living cost (1 br apartment runs $900 if not $1000 a month + about $100/month utilities-the loans do not allow you to live alone...must get a roommate), extremely hyper student tour guide, self absorbed interviewer (not a faculty but outside D.O.) who talked about his view points on medicine for about 20 minutes out of the 30 minute interview, very few minorities in the student body......" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt like the new gym they have built - its kinda small and murky...but its still a gym. There are lots of geese around and they crap everywhere. Classes are from like 8-5 everyday, and exams at 7:30AM twice a week...im not a morning person. The tuition is huuge! 38G for instate, 42 for out-of-state...and the financial aid is bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't have some of the technology that I've seen at other schools, and I didn't like that they didn't show us the anatomy lab or the dorm rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The train from Downer's Grove to downtown Chicago runs at 1am and 6am. Puts a damper on going out in the city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were less up to date than some, not as many study abroad opportunities as other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of downtime during while waiting to be called for your interview or while waiting in between presentations. This might make some people more nervous as they wait to be called. There were usually people stopping by to talk to the group, which helped." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities weren't as nice as DMU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Goose poop. That's it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"small campus, gated campus, library only open till midnight. Exams 2x/wk @ 7:30am." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't get a chance to see what the on-campus apartments looked like during the tour. However, we did see a dorm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum is very stressful. Two 7:30am exams each week, 8hrs of lecture per day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was really short and hurried as the students had to go for a quiz. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of down time. Cafeteria is terrible! Not very well ventilated anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little to much waiting around for interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like DMU, you take some classes with other health prof. students. Also I couldn't stay w/ a student." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We ran late other than that nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"No wireless internet in classrooms!?, interview day ran a little late, (NOTHING MAJOR)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was little or no discussion about research opportunties, even though I have heard that it is quite possible to do research over the summmers while a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation. Its a lot of money and I was not very encouraged about my ability to be financially secure through out the next four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was lot of waiting before the my interview turn so that built up the anxiety." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is pretty plain, small, and not very nice. Food not so great. Interviewers very unfriendly and didn't seem like they cared." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tourguide said mostly discouraging things about the school. Made it seem like he was there because it was his last resort. He talked about how he skips classes all the time because they don't help him and how he prefers to study on his own. The cafeteria and dorms were a dissapointment as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They are getting rid of the pool..j/k" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very short day that has no presentation on the curriculum or clinical rotation system, only students that interacted were the tour guides, didn't get to see clinical prep labs, no clear explanation on what the clinical prep entailed, tests almost every Monday and Thursday" More from this Member | Report Response

"A student who came in haggard and complaining. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-everything/everyone were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms were a little old fashioned but nothing terrible" More from this Member | Report Response

"having to sit in a room for an hour before and an hour after my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"They ran a little late during interviews and cut the second group of interviewees short. And the dumb girl who brought her boyfriend with to the interview. Seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms remind me of freshman year in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty flippin' cold that day, and there is a mob of geese on the grounds that crap everywhere`" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was pretty damn cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"very very cold... wish we had gotten more time with more students... my student interviewer (MS-III) was rather cold, but that could've just been for the interview... " More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't have a patient simulation on campus. Its something that has become mainstream on most campuses, it just seems they may be a little behind the times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not enough minority representation, just wondering why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the students are not as friendly. In other schools where I've interviewed, the students came up to me to ask me if I need any help or if I had any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

" Students were super competitive." More from this Member | Report Response

"one interviewer did everything to seem uninterested during the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The on campus dorms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school overall. Everyone was focused on the reputation and it seemed that several students wanted to be MDs instead of DOs. It's also insanely expensive (estimated cost of attendance is $57-61,000)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview. I felt like it was really sterile and the interviewers didn't really try to make you feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms that students can live in look like a prison cell. I definately would not opt to live in the dorms there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, maybe that i didnt have a med student along with the professor and DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were not a lot of minorities who are underrepresented in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms are really ghetto--they remind me of bad undergraduate dorms. That is certainly not going to happen. I don't care how cheap and convenient they are. Additionally, there was a ton of downtime on the day. Things felt largely unorganized and unpolished. The area itself seems okay but is nothing spectacular. Perhaps not a reflection of CCOM, but the school just didn't give me the "wow" feeling that I got from the other school I interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mainly the area. The school's 30 miles outside of Chicago in a very suburban area loaded with chain restaurants. I prefer more urban environments. Also, they don't place much emphasis on OMM. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cafeteria food was below average. I was also disappointed with the lack of clinical experience during the first two years. This is probably because the nearest hospital in Downers Grove (which is very prestigious) does not want to be associated with CCOM. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I got a feeling that many of the students spend a large amount of time in class. There is no student note taking service, something I would try to start if I get accepted here" More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't have much time to get a feel for the school. We were pretty much in the same room and the only contact with students was when they happened to show up. It felt like a commuter campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got drilled with ethical questions, most of the responses I gave were contested.I Felt quite uncomfortable during the interview. Interviewers were not very friendly compared to other schools...just my opinion " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus isn't as close to downtown Chicago as I would like (although I knew this ahead of time) and I wish my interview had been longer (it was only about 20min. long). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is secluded from the suburb and definitely from the city! It's about an hour away from downtown. Geese and their poop are everywhere!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a sense of this school being "the havard of osteopathic medical schools", it is a good school but let the students and facilities do the talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suburban location. Almost no Matches outside the Chicago area. (I'm from the east coast and want to return here after school is over). DO/Pharmacy students take lectures together." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its farther from Downtown that I would have liked. The geese made kind of mess and were roaming everywhere. Overall nothing major though." More from this Member | Report Response

"very academic environment. seemed less clinical based than some other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tests every Mon/Fri at 7:30 am!" More from this Member | Report Response

"some buildings reminded me of high school; student tour guides weren't really friendly; the student population is not as diverse as i thought it would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"down-time during interview. low pass-rate for comlex this past year (though i was told pass-rate was lower than usual due to unusually difficult material. also, most grads matched residencies in im, fp, em, etc. a few surgical matches, one anesthesiology match. though to be expected with DO program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast could have been more than a granola bar. I'm reaching..." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students brag about skipping class; the school seemed to have a more undergraduate atmosphere than some other medical colleges." More from this Member | Report Response

"Exams at 7:30 AM twice a week for TWO YEARS! Ouch! Classes 8-5, which many people skip, apparently, b/c of the gargantuan course load. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No on-site hospital. Not a big fan of OMM." More from this Member | Report Response

"This has been mentioned often, but there is downtime in the conference room waiting for everyone to complete their interview. Breaking us into two groups was helpful and students stopped in to speak informally with us, but that part of the day did drag on. A few of the students (not official ambassadors) seemed somewhat unprofessional and immature. They did not lead my tour group. The only other negative for me is the idea of 7:30 a.m. exams on Monday mornings; so much for family day on Sundays, we'll have to be flexible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem like they ever relaxed, the campus felt like a summer camp to me, nobody went out of their way to really inform applicants about the school's strengths, and there was a lot of down-time where we were just sitting in a room waiting." More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of down time" More from this Member | Report Response

"COST!!! VERY expensive for out of state students. Wasn't really impressed with one of the tour guides. We didn't get to see the on campus housing and there was a ton of downtime." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students are in class from 8-5 pretty much EVERY day and there is a min. of 2 test per week...pretty stressful and a lot of the students who were giving the tour or just stopped by to drop in, although very friendly had a lot of negative things to say about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a bit stressful; I couldn't get a read on one of the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the school seems to be ontop of their game." More from this Member | Report Response

"A somewhat materialistic feel about students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is kinda bland. It has a lot of open space, but no big architecture attractions. Truthfully not a huge issue, but something I noticed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really except maybe the cost of tuition but it's pretty high everywhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The assistant dean was fililng in for the dean and he did not seem to be happy about it. Came off as a bit rude in his introductions to the group as well as in my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus did not seem to be very supportive of students with families. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was raining like a mofo, so it was a downer day overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"no complaints except one interviewer was quiet and didnt say much. could be good or bad, just made me a little nervous, but i heard the person is always quiet. close to downtown, but nothing immediately close." More from this Member | Report Response

"The GA lab, you may have up to severn students at one table. You take turns with dissection, so you may not get to do some stuff. Financial aid people were a little misguided. You must investigate the validity of some of their claims." More from this Member | Report Response

"cost of living, distance from downtown Chicago (it's definitely in the suburbs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, everything was absolutely wonderful. There were students in and out throughout the day to talk to us, the environment was very casual and I cannot say enough about Mr. Laken, awesome guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"gloomy weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"The traffic driving from Chicago to the school. Don't be fooled by the name, it is located in the 'burbs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! There is goose poop but that just makes it a challange to get from place to place. The dorm (yes, they are dorm rooms not apartments) rooms were very small and the showers even smaller (one of the students took us over to his room, it wasn't part of the tour)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"hardly any student interaction, the one student I did talk to focused on how incredibly stressful medical school is there, admission staff that gave the tour couldn't answer all of our questions, we waited for hours for our interview, no general presentation was given in the down time about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"some students "only going here because couldn't get into MD school"" More from this Member | Report Response

"We sat around for at least 2 hours during the day. The school is secluded from the community (has a guard booth and fence around perimeter)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of sitting around and the interviewers didn't answer my questions well." More from this Member | Report Response

"waiting around and the antagonisitc nautre of one of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was freezing outside while we were given our tour of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like there was no students there...it was the first week back from break and really cold so I'm sure thats why. The campus is nice, but feels very isolated from civilization...going through security gate to get in (then again...good for keeping focused)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Downers Grove is not really that close to downtown Chicago, so don't expect to live in the city. If you have never lived in a Chicago burb, be prepared for periods of mind-boggling traffic, although the area around the school is not that bad. Also, tuition is pretty steep, even for an in-state resident." More from this Member | Report Response

"As everyone else has said on this website there is goose droppings all over the campus. Also the campus is very expensive and hard to get a place on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Downers Grove - I'm not really a suburbs person so I'd try to live in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was three on one which made it difficult to connect with any one interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some down-time with nothing to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Six students per cadaver, no clinical experience during the first two years, and lower than average COMLEX scores over the past few years. I had just interviewed at AZCOM the day before my interview at CCOM. It seems like CCOM is trying to catch up to the standards that have been set by AZCOM in the last 8 years. CCOM is confined by its history; change is difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day did not make good use of the time we spent there. Most of the day consisted of waiting around. The staff was not particularly friendly or unfriendly. The students were no where to be seen! The campus had a very undergraduate feeling to it. The students who gave us a tour were late and could not answer simple questions asked. No one seemed to know anything about the combined D.O./PhD program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"admissions office in basement of school so the only students we spoke to were our tour guides. they were great but it woul have been nice to speak to multiple students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is on the campus of an old university so the facilities are not as new, but they are gradually remodeling." More from this Member | Report Response

"Somewhat lower board pass rate than I would have expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student we had lunch with was a little obnoxious. He did not present himself as being very intelligent and made jokes about not passing the boards. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was within Chicago, the area is pricy for rent" More from this Member | Report Response

"Distance from downtown Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"professors dont pay attention to all students (I attended a class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was jsut an aweful experience. also, the students didn't seem very enthusiastic about the school or the program. there was A LOT of down time and we heard NOTHING about the school in terms of its program. downers grove is in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Even the interview panel was at least decent to me. At some other schools the interviewers are incredibly rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"i wish the interview was longer." More from this Member | Report Response

"match for the rotations in 3rd and 4th years, COLD, not having very good directions on how to get to downers grove besides "take a cab" (AKA $30 from airport)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impersonal staff and interviewers. The student population had the Chicago attitude. I am from Chicago so I suppose I have it too, but I have just been spoiled by the extremely laid back attitude at the other DO schools I visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"They spent 10 minutes on the financial talk. The interviews were WAY too short and never led to a discussion. It became strictly a question and answer session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Geese poo is everywhere!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only our tour guides came to visit while we were in the admissions office, some other students did talk to us during lunch which was helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, except that the schoo is far from the airport. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not much to complain about...geese poop all over campus is about it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"not able to see anatomy lab - they said it was illegal, but I've seen others in IL. Also, the students said that if you fail a class you have to re-take it in Nebraska?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have liked more time to talk with interviewers, only 30 minutes seems too short." More from this Member | Report Response

"cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"the two interviewers would randomly talk to each other in the middle of the interview soemtime. It was wierd. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of exams. There are exams every Monday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. Otherwise the school is great and nothing else to complain about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The outsides of most the buildings still look straight out of the '70s. The on-campus "dorms" would not be a great place to live. All the down time between interviewing and taking tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The third interviewer (the PhD) didn't show up. Only the DO and the student interviewed me. They werent prepared at all for that. That kinda hurt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Our particular tour guides were extremely unprofessional. I could have found out more by asking one of the geese on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"During my interview, I asked the interviewers what they would change about the school. The physician responded that when he gets the students for their rotations in their third year, that the students don't even know how to do a physical. With that comment, I was sure to ask on the tour when you see your first patient. The answer: in the third year. Also, many of the current students were not friendly at all, boardering on rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were between terms and therefore not on campus, so we did not have the opportunity to talk to any. The admissions staff did however do their best to make up for this problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The library. Although it is new, it needs more than it has." More from this Member | Report Response

"The long wait periods between the interview and tour. The interview was also a little too short which didn't allow time really for more discussions. I didnt' feel like I got to know the faculty that much at all whereas other schools go out of their way to introduce you to them, tell you about them, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview is very relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known about the more traditional panel-like interview style so I could have prepared better mentally, but I also should have been more proactive and done that anyways." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is fairly short because they try to stick to the allotted 30 minutes for each student, and of those 30 minutes, they give you 5 minutes at the end to ask any questions you may have" More from this Member | Report Response

"The estimated cost with cost of living and tuition is about $100,000 a year." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was. Conversational with standard interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I perused SDN interview feedback and knew some friends who are matriculating there, so everything was pretty much as I had heard." More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To not stress! It was very relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was semi closed file. They only had access to secondary application information and not any AACOMAS materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"More of the actual length being questioned." More from this Member | Report Response

"Calm down!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More about interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a panel interview. Multiple interviewers, one interviewee" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tour wouldn't be super informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. There really weren't any surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast was only a granola bar. Good thing I ate at the hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything went pretty much as expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview is only a semi-open file. they have reviewed your secondary, but not your primary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That it cost $1000 to hold your spot and you don't have a lot of time to decide. I probably wouldn't have applied." More from this Member | Report Response

"How difficult it might be to get home (weather complications) and how expensive it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"See what I mentioned above. I grew up in the area, so if you have questions about anything in the suburbs, feel free to ask!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would have been just as easy to stay in downtown Chicago and get out to the campus in the morning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"prepared for ethical questions better" More from this Member | Report Response

"That lunch would be so late!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be overcast and kind of rainy. Bring an umbrella, you never know when you might need it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how early the day would end, more about the local public transportation, how little institutional aid the school has." More from this Member | Report Response

"eat breakfast b/c the school provides little" More from this Member | Report Response

"How short the day is. You interview in the morning, and you're basically free to go after lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tollbooths require change (not dollars) and there is no one to exchange it for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That "breakfast" at CCOM means an artificially flavored cereal bar and some water. Didn't they say "continental breakfast will be provided?" Maybe not and it was a good thing that I ate something at my hotel. The lunch doesn't come until 1 o'clock or so, after the tour. I couldn't pay much attention to the facilities on an empty stomach." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a place to hang jackets and keep luggage, You can also leave your purse in the room during the interview, so I would have brought a bigger one that fit all of my things" More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you a DVD and a stress ball, so bring a bag that you can carry items in." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can skip the tour and lunch. This is important if you want to catch an earlier flight out of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"To expect a really great day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Just relax if you can." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviews were first thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"To carry $2.00 in change, coming from MDW. If you have to run tolls, don't run more than 4, and make sure you pay them online within 7 days!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I'd taken a little more time to think about my hobbies/interests such as books and movies. This is something that nearly a third of the interview was spent talking about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview panel varies from 1-2 interviewers NOT 3!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That a 30 minute interview would fly by so quickly. I maybe would've tried to be a little more concise with my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview was going to be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How far it was from downtown Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview was! I was so nervous and did not need to be at all! Even though some of the questions caught me off guard, it did not matter to my interviewers that I stumbled a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much. I heard from a few other interviewees that traffic and road construction were bad, but no one was late. Also, the tour involves a lot of walking outdoors so you should probably wear comfortable shoes and be dressed appropriately for the weather (I already knew this from reading SDN)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I-88 was more torn up than it usually is." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a irish pub in downtown Downers Grove, which is pretty cool. Would have tried to stay an additional night to hang out with some friends in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"no suprises" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guides had us tromp all over campus, including a walk through some woods and up and down several flights of stairs instead of taking the elevator, so I wished I had worn more comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee only meets once a month, so if you interview at the begining of the month you'll have to wait weeks to get a decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"That a lot of students commute. I think that would be pretty hard to do. Also IL doesn't let you apply for state residency even after you have been there for a couple of years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to much...They are building a new gym, but I already knew that." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I wish I had worked on shutting up a listening. The interviewers had a lot of really interesting things to say about CCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat a large breakfast...I was starving towards the end of the day and it seemed like forever until we had lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we would be sitting for a long time. Also, I wish I would have known that I was going to have a place to put my belongings while I was there. I came prepared for everything when I didn't even need to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"How unwelcoming the interviewers were, they really turned me off to the school and I wish I hadn't spent the money to make the trip." More from this Member | Report Response

"Downers Grove is a pretty cool little town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That we would be looking at cadavers right before lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a little difficult to find as it is on the interior to the right of 31st St. I got a little lost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing - they give you all of the info that you need" More from this Member | Report Response

"on-campus apartments are small and not very family friendly, as they are only 500 sq. ft." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really... sticker shock though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Residency match result was outstanding. I believe this is a good place to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many students skip lecture and how much like a badly taught undergrad class the students treat lecture. I was very inimpressed with the student body - it seemed as if they chose the school cause of reputation and not cause of true interest in osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"they don't have access to your mcat scores or gpa during the interview, they're completely blinded when it comes to that...all they have is your secondary essay and resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my dad had locked himself out of the car and would leave me stranded at the campus for an hour after everyone else had left." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they are central time - not eastern. I did know this but I forgot to set my clock back an hour and it screwed my schedule up a bit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers do not have access to your grades, MCAT scores, or AACOMAS personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

" The first deposit is $250 (due at the beginning of December) and the second deposit is $750 (due 2-4 weeks later). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I didn't have any ethical questions while most other students that interviewed there did so be prepared for those." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it's possible to fly in and out the same day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"exams every monday morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"Swimming pool. Beautifuly secluded campus with less than 2000 students. they also have pretty competitive intramural sports year round. Pharmacy students, physician assistans, PT/OT all on same campus, cool environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students take tests every Monday and Friday at 7:30AM. Brutal." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have brought an umbrella for the storm that occurred. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had gone to bed earlier - interview day starts at 8 AM! Ouch again! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I did some driving around. There are actually many options for married/family housing within a ten mile radius of school (recommended maximum commuting distance). I knew that, if accepted, I would not live on campus and was concerned that my arrangements would pose a disadvantage in my education. If I were younger and single or married without children, I do think living on campus would be enjoyable, convenient and affordable." More from this Member | Report Response

"How large the campus was. 2,000+ students with all the other programs. The interviewers do not know your GPA or MCAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"that they are make slight changes in their cirriculum...although no one could really explain the changes very well" More from this Member | Report Response

"How great the school is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent clicial rotations, campus bigger than expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unless you live on campus, you will probably commute to school. Downer's Grove is a nice litle suburb, but CCOM is on the edge of town on a busy street near the interstate." More from this Member | Report Response

"On-campus housing seems the best option and I have a cat I cannot part with. It's going to be a tough decision if I am accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be so many good looking ladies on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much it really costs. Tuition plus living expenses they estimate to be over $58,000 a year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living is ridiculously expensive. There is no way that my husband and I could afford a house near campus and the student housing is way too small. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how suburban the area really is" More from this Member | Report Response

"how cold it was and how really close it was to downtown chicago, about 30 minutes" More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM has a great relationship with many of the area hospitals, so you can do clinicals in very reputable places, plus you get to mix with all the other medical students in Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that would've really helped me but what got me pretty excited was the fact that they are one of the few COMs with a rotation in NEUROSURGERY!!!! Totally stoked about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a VERY strong neuro dept. and the 3rd and 4th year rotations are done, by and large, closer to campus than most other D.O. schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the map is a little confusing. If you're heading south on Highland you have to take a left, not a right, onto 31st street to get to the campus. The program is much better than I thought it would be from reading SDN. If you have the opportunity to go to an interview and this site doesn't give you a good impression of the school-GO ANYWAY!!! Your opinion might not be the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"so much down time, wouldn't be able to talk to students much while on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"good residency placement" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the admissions board only meets once a month." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition is very high." More from this Member | Report Response

"they have no on site hospital or clinic, or at least that they talk about" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well the students place for residency. Also, the fact that the area around campus is not as cheap to live in as I thought it would be(I live in downtown Chicago, and thought the burbs would be cheaper)." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can't do the anataomy lab if you are pregnant. This isn't pertainant to me or most applicants, but I did find it interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM felt more like an undergraduate institution than a medical school. Compared to AZCOM, CCOM has a stronger focus on research; a lot of professors are involved in research." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really..the geese poop everywhere was nasty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a half-hour from Chicago!!!`" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bi-weekly testing! Ugh. " More from this Member | Report Response

"many students live in dorms, there is a way to get from chicago downtown to the school without a car (thanks to one of the sdn people who shared the travel info -- ohare airport, take L train to union station, take Metra train to Downers grove, then take cab to school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"On campus housing option with meal plans are available." More from this Member | Report Response

"distance from downtown Chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is downstairs in the admissions building. It was my fault I forgot to re-read their instruction letter." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had friends so I leanred the mass transit really fast so I learned to take the "L" and buses to union station and then a 3.70 train ride to belmont where you can get a taxi to the downers grove hotels for like 8-9 bucks. MUCH CHEAPER than the 30 one way ride. I also discovered downers grove is really busy as well and has almost everything you need around there....including some of the traffic as its 20 minutes to chichago WITHOUT traffic....usually an hour or so with." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had a better feel for how competitive the school was. Reminded me very much of a traditional MD school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Hampton Inn shuttle actually doesn't run early enough to get to campus. I had to use a cab instead." More from this Member | Report Response

"that all teachers give out detailed notes from lecture and many students don't even buy the books! It is true that if you fail anatomy, you have to retake it in Nebraska" More from this Member | Report Response

"How far Downers grove is from the city. The curriculum is only recently changing to become more problem based and patient oriented. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How committed the is school is to Osteopathic medicine. They truly belive in the concept and they expect you to do the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"The business about re-taking classes in Nebraska." More from this Member | Report Response

"Length of interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress out!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"that they were on the quarter system and that the itnerview is closed file. DOn't worry about having to explain your grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is such a short drive from the city. Only took me 30 minutes during rush hour. Of course it helps that I was going out of the city instead of in." More from this Member | Report Response

"their website was really informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The typical time frame to pay for your slot if accepted is one month. If your holding out for another school, and pay the start of your deposit, only 40% will be refunded. Hope you get into your first choice early to avoid being stuck." More from this Member | Report Response

"See negative comments. It was super cold!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known that classes werent in session during that week so I could have scheduled my interview for another date." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school was okay. Nice campus but seemed very isolated" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't appreciate it when people ask a question, I give them part of an answer, and then they immediately either interrupt me or ask a follow up question about what I had just said. I don't feel as though they really got a full picture of who I was as a person, outside of my medical experience. But overall, the interview wasn't terrible, just somewhat impersonal, in my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience overall. The interviewers were kind and genuinely wanted to learn more about you as a person. The students and faculty seemed friendly too. The interviewers have your secondary essays and resume/cv that you uploaded as a part of your secondary application. They do not have your transcripts, personal statement, or anything related to your primary application. It really isn't too stressful, so just try to be calm and smile!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wass impressed by the school. Easy day. Nice people. Get along with the fellow interviewees. Admissions commented on how they loved the fact that we were all talking to one another and felt awkward when other groups were silent throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Schools really just interested in your money, but it will make you a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice and relaxed interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a great place to be! Would be a toss up between here and MSUCOM. Only downside is the 6 month long winters, but we shouldn't hold that against them." More from this Member | Report Response

"they only have your CV/resume and/or secondary application. They stress that the interview is conversational and really just want to see what kind of person you are. They decided your numbers were already good enough to gain their interest, so it purely is about how you are as a person and whether they think you would enjoy being here. Don't stress if you didn't get to talk about ethics, showcase your medical knowledge, or explain some setbacks. Relax, be enthusiastic, and show you're excited to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really wonderful school, fun interview day. Their cafeteria makes a mean grilled cheese. Anatomy lab is gorgeous." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love this school! 10/10 would interview again =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was somewhat conversational. I have heard that when others interviewed, they were really conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, awesome staff, welcoming alumnie, and great faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think this school's greatest strength is its clinical rotations, which ultimately is one of the most important considerations. However, I wasn't terribly impressed with the technological resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it seemed like a nice school. I just wish I had been able to see more of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Everyone seems to love it there (except one MSII that walked in and said she wasn't pleased with her rotations and stared at us for a reaction. she was the only one with a negative feedback I've heard from throughout all my research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of time to sit with the other applicants before/after your interview. Be sure to wander around the building and pick up a CCOM catalog among other literature." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice school, good programs, I do like it but not sure if I can commit to go there because I will still be waiting on other info." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite having a negative interview experience, it doesn't change my view of the school. I take this as a learning experience to further prepare for future interviews, and to expect the unexpected. When dealing with stress interviews, always remain calm and collected. That is what they are looking for in their applicants. Wish everyone the best of luck in their application process!" More from this Member | Report Response

"super friendly. like old friends you've never met." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are relatively laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, awesome campus, good rotations 3rd and 4th year. Wish they emphasized the technology side of medicine that is so prevalent now." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers are only given a copy of your resume/CV and your secondary. They go primarily off of that with their questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely one of my top choices. Great campus, excellent rotations it seems, and I think students do well in residency placements...so overall excellent other than expenses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on my prior interviews, I was expecting this to be really relaxed and conversational. While my interviewers were by no means rude, they were very question-and-answer, a little bit dispassionate and uninterested. Of course, it all depends on who your interviewers are. I did find it a bit strange that two of my interviewers, an MD and a 4th year, didn't show up. It seemed like everybody in my group got an ethical question. They don't have patient sims and their technology isn't that impressive. They also have quizzes and tests pretty much every week, which depending on who you talk to, is a positive or a negative. Also, if you're driving, bring lots of quarters for the tollways. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I flew in the night before, rented a car (the school is about 25 miles from Chicago Midway Airport), and stayed at the Comfort Inn. The day started around 8:30 AM (eat at your hotel beforehand) and the interviews concluded around 10:00 AM. Parking on campus is free, and they offer you a place to put your luggage if you don't have any other options. While you are waiting for your interview, students pop in and offer you the chance to ask questions. After a brief financial talk, a student gives a campus tour and the school offers you lunch. The last two activities can be skipped if you need to leave town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my 4th interview this year and after seeing KCUMB, Western and AZCOM, I was really impressed with what CCOM has to offer. They have a nice swimming pool too. The dean (female!) seemed very nice and balanced. She emphasized that CCOM has a very demanding curriculum, which made me think that going through CCOM may be harder than going through other schools. CCOM students seemed very stressed, except for two or three "school ambassadors" that came to speak to our group. I was under impression they were trying very hard to be "cool" and laid back. I am a little concerned because CCOM curriculum seems very old fashioned. Students are under a great deal of pressure because of exams and the structure of the curriculum, it seems, but their board scores are lower than those in many other DO schools. I worry that the professors think that since they went through hell while they were in medical school, the tradition has to continue. I was under impression that Western and KCUMB had happier students. I still think I am choosing CCOM, though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great interviewers, great program... I want in! If you stay at the Hampton Inn in Lombard, make sure that the shuttle is picking you up. Even with it scheduled, it cancelled last minute." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers had the personal statement and resume, but nothing else. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a PhD and a person in admissions. Standard interview questions. The students seem to really like the school and are genuinely satisfied with the education they are receiving. All students were honest about the admissions process and about the school, which was nice to hear. The day included a short financial aid presentation, tour and lunch with the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Yeah, I didn't do too well on the "time where you had to make a quick decision." I'm not really good on my feet and hadn't prepared for that one, so I did a fair amount of meandering around trying to find a solid answer. The interviewers were nice though, and kind of helped me find my footing. What can I say, it was my first interview! Here's hoping for an acceptance..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally liked the school. Cost is the only reason why I might not choose to go there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my particular room was missing one of the interviewers and the interviewers that were there were not receptive. I was not having a conversation with them, but rather them asking me a question, me answering, and then long pauses before moving onto the next question. Other students that were in different groups said that it was laidback and conversational. It must just depend on your interviewers!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was actually HALF closed file. They have your secondary, but not your primary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview day was enjoyable. The dean came in and talked for a bit about the school, and I was impressed by what I heard. Great match rates, great board scores, and a great reputation. Not to mention, very well established clinical rotation sites in the Chicago land area. The interviewers had access ONLY to our secondary applications and resumes, they did not know anything about us academically. Knowing this makes me think that if you get to the interview stage, your academic credentials are already considered to be good enough for the school. Its just your personality and characteristics that they try to gauge in the interview. The admissions committee meets once a month at the end of the month to decide on who to admit based on the interviews. I interviewed on 9/16 and received an acceptance on 10/3, FYI. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We got there and we had an ice breaker with a person from the office of admissions. Then the Head of Admissions and the Dean spoke to us. They were both very poised and gave us good information. Then the groups were divided in two. One group went on interviews first and the other group went on campus tours first. Then the groups switched. I was the very last person to interview which was kind of stressful, but paid off in the end. I'm definitely going there next year, and sent my money in already!" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was my first int ever but it was a great experience nice people, nice place, helped calm down my nerves" More from this Member | Report Response

"We spent a lot of the day chit-chatting with other interviewees, nice to get to know people. It seemed like the interview was only to make sure you're not a complete weirdo. They didn't have enough time to actually get to know you off paper. Overall it was a good experience though. The students all seem happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"You interview first then your given the tour/etc which is the inverse for how a lot of other schools do it. I was interviewed by a M4, PhD, DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"7:45 AM-meet at the library (Littlejohn hall) 8:00 AM-split into 2 groups of 4-5 people group A-interview group B-financial aid presentation (sucks...she couldn't give you any useful info) 10:00 AM group B-interview group A-financial aid presentation 12:00 PM lunch then campus tour 1:30 PM dismissed. The admissions personnel were nice and informative. The buildings were nice (better than AZCOM). We didn't get to look at any dorm or on campus apartments. The curriculum appeared strong. The only downside to this school is extremely high budget (tuition+living cost+ books etc....) at $68K/yr and will rise 5% every year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have to check in by 7:45AM. I was there by 7:30, and almost everyone in my group were already there when I got there. There were about 11 people in my group. There was a table with water, coffee and nutri-grain bars, and we could help ourselves. At promptly 8AM, we were taken into a library conference room, and an admissions counselor came in and talked about what the day was going to be like - she also walked us thru the sheets of paper given in the folder they provided. The folder contained info about the curriculum, rotation hospitals, matchlists, and the schedule for the day. The group then split into half (they had already determined who was in which group). Then, starting at 8:30AM, one group interviewed and the other group had a financial aid presentation...then the groups switched. I interviewed first, and it was by an MD, PhD and an M3. They were all really nice, and tried to make you comfortable! They joked around and even threw in a few of their stories about their experiences as I gave my responses. However, the girl who interviewed after me was apparantly grilled on ethical questions by the PhD...I was surprised cuz I only got one ethical question from the PhD. After the interview, it was financial aid presentation for me...it was kinda rushed through, and hard to understand the lady who presented. And I wasnt happy with the financial aid available. Then, we were taken on a tour of the campus by medstudents who were really enthusiastic and happy to be attending there. We got to see the cadaver lab, the dorms, the lecture halls (beautiful, btw), and library. Then, we had lunch with medstudents. The cafeteria was good...salad bar, pies, brownies, juices, coffee, hot-chocolate, cappucinos, lasagna, fries, and some meat stuff (im vegetarian). Then, we were free to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there around 7:30, sat around, they did an intro to the school, then interviews, a financial aid presentation, tour of the school, then lunch. We were done by about 12:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed. I just basically had a conversation with my interviewers. The interviewers have access to your secondary file but NOT your AACOMAS. So they have your resume but not your GPA/MCAT. This means you won't get any questions about lapses in grades or poor MCAT scores. Also, CCOM has a refund policy on your deposit to hold your seat should you choose to go to school somewhere else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities not as up to date as some, but students were very personable and helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire experience was very laid back. You need to check in by 7:45a and the dean comes in to give a short talk around 8:00a. Interviews go from 8:30a to 11:00a. While the first few applicants are interviewing the rest attend a short financial aid seminar, then while they're interviewing the first few students attend the seminar. At 11:00a they had a wrap-up session and told everyone what was next in the admissions process. That was pretty much the end of the official interviews; the campus tour was more informal. The students giving the tour were very friendly and answered any questions we could come up with. We ended the tour with lunch in the cafeteria (food was so-so) and then we were free to leave." More from this Member | Report Response

"Day started at 7:30 with check-in. Intro from director of admissions at 8am, and interviews started at 8:30 with financial aid presentation following. Group tour was at 11:30 and lunch at noon, then we were free to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you arrive on campus, they have juice/water/coffee and little breakfast bars for you to eat. That was nice, plus they're available the whole day, so if you get hungry or thirsty you can go grab some. The interview was definitely the most laid back and easiest that I've had. Very nice people. Students popped in and out of the main room we were in to tell us about the school. This place has a ton of international opportunities, which I though they might...and I definitely want to do. The participate in DOCARE, which is cool, but you have to take medical spanish first, which CCOM offers. The lecture halls are beautiful. I totally see myself going here and doing well here, because the environment is very conducive for learning. Downtown Chicago is about 20 miles east, and there is a train that goes into the city in downtown Downers Grove. Ok back to the interview... financial aid presentaion was kind of bad. Not much info. Tour was great; enthusiastic students lead it. They talked about the rotation sites, which are numerous in the Chicagoland area. Also, there are like 3 opportunites to participate in clinics (and you can right when you start school). After my interview, financial aid presentation and tour, we ate on campus in the cafeteria. I thought the food was the best by far out of any school, and they gave a lot of options. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Early arrival (7:45am) with check in and intros with a nice talk by the dean. A lot of sitting around in the morning waiting for everyone to be interviewed. Brief tour by students and lunch at cafeteria (which was average)...overall low stress and nice interviewers and other interviewees!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, pleasant, relaxed, positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was great, one of the most enjoyable I've had so far. All three interviewers were very responsive and friendly. The day itself wasn't very scheduled. After the brief intro and financial aid presentation you just sit in the library and wait around for everyone to interview. You can check your e-mail or wander around, but no additional info about the school. Occaisionally a student pops in for some Q&A, which is really nice. By the time we got to the cafeteria for lunch most of the food was gone. Literally, one piece of pizza, a couple ladles of one soup left, half bowl of salad. Eat a big breakfeast. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a gr8 experience. The interview was really laid back and comfortable. The interviewers did not have my GPA and MCAT scores, They only had my resume, PS and secondary essay, so be thorough on those. The only thing was there was a huge window overlooking a parking lot behind the interviewers and cars kept coming in and out of ther, which was really distratcing for me. Also it is helpful to know that they ask a lot of ethical Q's so prepare for that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Meet in the morning with other interviewers, welcome session with dean, interview, fin. aid session, tour, lunch. The day starts at 7:45, ends around 1:30. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. We had 10 people in the interview group and everyone felt the same way. The day is a little different as compared to most schools I have interviewed at because you interview early on." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started a bit earlier than other schools that I had interviewed at, but it also ended way earlier (~1 pm). The interview went OK - I couldn't get a feel for how well I did. The interviewers showed no real reaction. A simple nod or smile (or even shaking of the head... something!) would've helped. Otherwise, I enjoyed the interview day and really liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the school and how nice everyone there was throughout my visit. The students had nothing but positive things to say about the program, and the surrounding area of the campus and the campus itself seems like it would be a great place to go to school. Overall, a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I already attend the school in their masters program so I knew many people involved everything went smoothe and the other interviewers were really nice and talkative. That helps. I interviewed first so I relaxed and took in all the info I could. We concluded with a tour and lunch, it was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went great by comparison to my first. The campus is really impressive, and I like that there are many students in other health science programs, which makes the campus feel more diverse. The staff and students were extremely helpful, and I thorougly enjoyed my interview. The interviewers were legitimately interested in my history and aspects of my personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly. I was very pleased with my experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I enjoyed my interview process at Midwestern. The seminar about financial aid was a little disheartening because the school is pretty darn expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous about my interview initially, but as soon as it started I became much more relaxed because of the lack of pressure that I felt. I truely felt that I could express myself freely. It was just a conversation and by the end I could barely remember the distict questions they asked me. They all kinda ran together. Very pleasant visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good expreince. I was little nervous but as time passed I felt less and less nervous and by the time of my interview I was totally relaxed. The interviewers were nice they asked standard questions. Nothing extraordinary or hard was thrown at me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really disliked this interview. I've had a couple interviews already and have been accepted and was really looking forward to this one in the hopes that it would be like the others. It wasn't in that the interviewers sucked--they were so unfriendly and nonresponsive. It was like I was talking to some rocks outside because they didn't react very much at all and kept flipping through my file while I was answering questions. The interview process itself was pretty standard with the info session, interview, and tour. I found this place to be very average and nothing stood out to me as unique or exciting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a stress-free day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice. They really want for each student to make sure that whichever school they choose is a good fit. It was organized and fun! I know most people don't say that about interviews..but it really was fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived on time. Was greeted by the director and then the dean. They all met with positive attitudes. Although others in my group complained about the people interviewing them, I actually enjoyed my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day is very short and there are no presentations regarding what the school is all about. You are provided hand-outs with the Fall quarter schedule, 4 year class outline, residency match list and clinical rotation sites in the Chicagoland area and that is all you will find out about the school unless you ask the tour guides. You are split into two groups in the AM. One group will interview and then get a presentation by financial aid. The other group will do the opposite. Your interview will last about a half an hour and will be very to the point (i.e. not very conversational and right down to brass tacks). There is a lot of sitting and waiting in the morning. You then fill out evaluation forms and take a tour give by students. This is the time to ask questions about everything or else you will never get them answered because as I mentioned before there will be no presentations about the school. After the tour you get lunch in the cafeteria with the tour guides and then you are free to go. The day ends by 1:00 if you include lunch. Overall, I left feeling like there should have been more to the visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview, itself, went well. I enjoyed talking to my interviewers. I did not enjoy sitting in a room while interviews were going on and just " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was great overall. I really liked the way the interview day was fairly short-we ended ~1:00pm. All of the interviews were early-the latest was at 10:30am. So, when we got the tour and had lunch with students, we were all relieved and really able to take in the tour. Very laid back-the group of ppl who were interviewed were easy to talk to and seemed like they were good ppl. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Over all positive. Everybody seemed nice and wanted to see me attend next fall" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really low key they want to know you. I felt like my interview got a little off topic but other than that it was fine. They basically asked questions off my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great" More from this Member | Report Response

"They had water, coffee and breakfast bars for us when we got there. The guy in charge of us for the day was really cool and laid back. We had a talk from him and then the dean and then we were split into 2 groups. Group A interviewed first while the other group got the FA presentation and the tour. Then B interviewed, then lunch. The interviewers only have your resume and essays for the CCOM application, not your GPA, MCATs, or AACOMAS info." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty nervous because it was my first interview. I got there @7:45 and nervously awaited my interview, which was at 8:30. The interview seemed like it flew by, it was over in no time. One of the interviewers stared at me so intently while I was talking; I never felt like my answer was complete because he never stopped looking at me. After the interview was the finacial meeting and tour. Lunch was uneventful- just cafeteria food. overall it was a good day." More from this Member | Report Response

"We arrived at the library atrium where they had water, coffee, and some breakfast stuff to snack on before we were taken to the interview room. There were 12 total interviewees. An admissions rep provided an overview of the school and answered many questions. The dean came by to talk to us about choosing the school that's right for you. We spit into two groups: one went to a financial aid presentation followed by a campus tour, while the other group waited to be interviewed. They gave out cool little stress balls shaped like hearts to help us keep our cool. The interviews weren't too bad: the panel consisted of a faculty member, a local physician, and a med student. They have your resume portion of your app, but they have no access to your GPA or MCAT scores. The groups switched, we were served lunch and then left. It was a pretty cool experience overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very laid back experience. Nice people, nice faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"three on one interview - pretty intimidating.... just smile, hold your composure, and take each question as it comes... i wish i had asked them more about any negative things they thought of the school... i got in, though, so that was nice, for all the stress!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was positive. Well organized, friendly environment. Interview is closed file, very relaxed. Students seem happy to be at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, my interview was really laid back. The interviewers just wanted to see how I think about certain issues and my reasoning behind them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared for a tough interview by people who will seem very mean. Don't take it personally and don't become defensive.This is just an interview strategy. You are on defense the whole time. The best strategy is to stay calm and balance the power well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great location, friendly students, nice facilities. I really liked the school and it is one of my top (if not my first) choice for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a fine experience. The tour was horrible - the students were completely unprepared for it and disorganized. The interview itself was fine and the other students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really liked the campus and the students, and they all really had great opinions about the classes and their professors. I also liked the match percent with residencies, but I really did not like the interview itself. I think part of it may be that I'm just being too self-critical, but I really felt like they could have done more to make it more of a personalbe experience. I had barely sat down when they started asking me why I wanted to be a DO. The D.O. in the room seriously just sat there with looking bored and saying barely anything the entire time. I guess I just didn't feel comfortable is what it all comes down to." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the first interview that I've been on that I've walked out and did not feel good about. I had two interviewers, one DO and one PhD. The other interview group had three interviewers in which one was a student. I felt like the interview itself was a bit awkward and I got a lot of blank stares after I answered a question - really got no feedback from them. The one DO seemed kinda arrogant and wasn't too friendly either. But other than the actual interview itself, I really do like CCOM and the rest of the day was positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, laid back close file interview. Seems like they just want to get to know you as a person, the admission director specifically told us not to sell ourselves but be ourselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good. The students were the most friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed interview. Absolutely no ethical/moral questions. Very low key interviewers (1 DO, 1 PhD, 1 fourth year). Know your resume and CCOM statement very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was with two people -- a DO who had attended the school and a current fourth year student. It was a pretty traditional question and answer format." More from this Member | Report Response

"I truly enjoyed my experience at CCOM. The students that were interviewed with me were extremely nice, and I could definitely see myself fitting in. CCOM is well established. I also found it humorous that the Dean made a reference to this website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After a brief overview of the day and presentation by Dean of Admissions and Dr. Nichols, we were split into two groups. One stayed back for interviews while the other had a financial aid presentation and tour. The day ended with lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went rather well. This was my 5th interview of the year, so I really wasn't nervous at all. I spent most of the time talking and my interviewers spent most of the time listening. As a result, they didn't ask too many poignent questions, except for the "tell us about a proud moment" one. I was surprised to find that most of the other students did get an overt ethical question, however I did not. It might be due to the fact that I naturally sort of bring up the issue in talking about why I want to get into medicine (helping underserved populations). Overall, my interviewers were quite nice and congenial, all three: the D.O., the Ph.D., and the student. If you are prepared for the typical "med school" questions you should do fine. And honestly, I didn't feel like there was a whole bunch of down time, as others on this site have said. Perhaps it was because I was in the first group to interview, but I found the other applicants to be very nice and talkative." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first time, so although the admissions counselor tried puting us at ease, I had a very hard time relaxing. The Dean spoke with us very briefly, some students went off on a tour and had a financial aid presentation, while others interviewed. Then it was followed by lunch. Unfortunately only one student joined us for lunch and it was the same student who gave us the tour, so we didn't get any varying opinions. He was very nice, but it would have been good to have talked with more students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the day went smoothly,lots of downtime, but we werent confined to one room during the day which was nice. students and faculty came in throughout the day to answer questions. the admissions lady was very nice and assured us that the interview would not be stressful and that they wanted to get to know us as a person. In my case, I didnt find this to be true. I had an overall good experience except for the actual interview itself. It put a damper on the whole day and definitely changed my impression of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was quite easy- all my questions were about my personal life, goals, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a fun and relaxing day. You meet at 8, and the group of about 12 students is divided into two groups. One group interviews first, the other has the financial aid presentation and tour, and then the groups switch. Lunch with the first years/tour guides follows in the cafeteria. You do some waiting with the other interviewees, so that can be fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a very good experience, this school seems to talk students with great number so that appealed to me. I recieved my acceptance about a month later via telephone. Tution is $35,000 for out of state students which was more than most schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very pretty school, stuck in the middle of miles of ugly strip-malled suburbs. Administrative staff were very sharp and enthusiastic as were the tour guides. Interview was very short and tired (I was the last interview of the day) and I wasn't able to get a feel for teaching staff. I was accepted and chose CCOM over TCOM, but I just interviewed at NYCOM which would be a better fit for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed. They made an effort to be put everyone at ease. There was a lot of down time, waiting for everyone to get through the interviews and we only got to meet 2 or 3 of the students. My interview was very low stress. The interveiwers looked like they werent prepared with questions at all and just wanted to hear me speak about myself. The questions were very opened ended and they let me go where I wanted with them. The day went quickly but was enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"excellent experience. the staff does their best to make you feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I walked in and out confident and enthusiastic. I cannot see myself at any other school!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewed by a 4th year student, a DO, and a faculty member. the DO was really nice, but he seemed bored throughout the interview. the 4th year student was really friendly and answered all my questions. the interview went well and i had a good time." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back and low stress. They really seem to care about who you are as a person and what your personality is like, rather than what your numbers are. Just relax have fun and enjoy." More from this Member | Report Response

"was my first interview. straightforward questions--nothing tricky. got the "birth control" question ccom is notorious for asking. overall, students were enthusiastic. would've liked to have interacted w/faculty a bit more." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get that ethical question everyone said would definitely come. Maybe because one interviewer was out... which made for a very cosy and laid back interview. I felt completely at ease and we were all laughing and telling stories so much we'd get side-tracked from the questions. But it's good because I ended up conveying what I wanted to. Since it's a closed-file they just want to get to know you and if you'd be a good fit for their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an enjoyable experience for the most part. Interviewing after being accepted into another school makes the whole process a lot easier, but it does make my decision a lot harder now since I have been accepted to CCOM as well. It was a different experience to have the tour guide refers questions to me, since I live a little more than a mile from the school. I did not like the fact that the students boast about skipping class, nor did I like the casual nature of school. Personally, it felt like a small undergraduate college, not the atmosphere one would expect for training professional students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admission talk, Dean speaks, wait around until interview time, interview, fin aid, tour, lunch, etc.... The most formal interview of the three I've had so far. However, interviewers were nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Had an intro presentation and financial aid talk. Toured the campus, then waited around for the interview. Most people were done in 30 min - mine was closer to 50. Panel interview with a DO, nurse administrator, and a M-3. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very pleasant experience and a well-organized day. I felt comfortable and welcome. The admissions staff provides coffee, juice, water and snacks in the library atrium. I stayed at the Comfort Inn the night before. Was a bit worried that it would be a dump, but it was actually very nice and a shuttle to campus is available starting at 7am. I drove myself and was in the parking garage in under 10 minutes. There was an intro by admissions staff, a welcome and brief Q/A by the dean (a very bright, fun and open person) and then our group of 12 split up. Group A did interviews first; group B did financial aid talk and tour first; then we met again in conference room and switched. The downtime occurs when group A has finished their tour and group B is still interviewing. You cannot leave the room for long, as it is not certain when everyone will be finished. Admissions person gave some concluding remarks and told us that the adcom meeting date was not set, but would occur "soon, before Christmas". We were then dismissed with the student hosts to a complementary lunch in the cafeteria. This is optional, but for me it was a chance to spend more time with the students and absorb the atmosphere of the school. If it had not been so cold and dismal the day of my interview, I would have remained on campus after lunch for more exploration and people watching." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was short and laid-back. At the same time, it didn't feel like enough time for me to really convey who I am to them and vice versa." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the last person to go and found it a bit long to be waiting around. I also toured campus before my interview and it was raining and wished I had brought an umbrella. Overall, the school is very nice and the interview day was enjoyable, low stress, and short (which is nice after a few long interview days)." More from this Member | Report Response

"For those that traveled it seemed like a waste of a day. We spent most of the day waiting and talking with other interviewers. Campus tour was rushed and we didn't get to talk to many students. 20 min intro and then interviews right away. Then sat till campus tour and information session on financial aid. Then lunch and done!! In the 5 hours I was there only 2 actually contained info we needed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"you meet in a large group with all the other prospectives interviewing that day (juice,water, breakfast bars are provided), an introduction and ice breaker was done by a person from the admissions staff. Then the dean stopped by to say hello and give her sales pitch for CCOM. After that you are split into 2 groups one half interviews first (very easy and laid back and all they have is a file with your application, no scores) while the other half does financial aide/tour and then you switched...after everyone was done interviewing there was a wrap up and then lunch...the day last from 8-1...lots of down time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back interview--they genuinely just want to get to know you. Nice, small school, nice people. But it was a very long day--lots of sitting around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite the stress of the interview, the program is unbelievable. They also have a lot of recreational facilities, like a 24/7 weight room. This was the 1st place that I've been to that really felt like a campus. If they offer me a spot, I'm definitely going here. I really had a great feeling about this place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school and the students that I spoke with. In my opionion the interview was absolutely horrible in that I felt extremely nervous and thought my interview went straight down the tubes- fortunately, I could not have done that bad since they called me recently and accepted me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day begins at 8AM with an introduction from the Dean, then interviews. The interview was fairly short, with a panel of two faculty and one 4th year student. I felt like I was answering questions more than having a conversation with the interview panel. But it was a very friendly experience; low pressure." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. It was a little stressful. The interviewer was a little serious at first, but then she was fine later on. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very open, very supportive, great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed my experience at CCOM. If I'm offered an acceptance I will most likely accept their offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer started off saying to relax, just be myself and there was no need to try and sell myself. However, the way the questions were posed and the stiff demeanor did not make for a relaxing experience where I felt I could just be myself. I was glad the medical student was there. He was very friendly and made it more comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was disappointed in my inteview because I felt that they focused more on my husband then they did on me. They seemed highly concerned that I was married. The first 5 or so minutes of my interview was focused on this aspect. The first question I was asked was if I had children, which I felt was not relevant and was inappropriate. When I told them no, they said "good." I feel sorry for any woman who does interview there that does have children. The rest of the interview was very pleasant though with some unique questions that I felt allowed the interview to see the type of person I am. The rest of the day was nice. The tour gave us an opprotunity to talk to students one on one and ask questions. They also made sure that all of the students were able to hear the financial aid presentation which was nice. This is a good school with a good reputation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview went awesome, very laid back. The faculty is just using the opportunity to get to know you as a person, instead of just a file. I got accepted into the school 3 weeks after my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, great clinical years. good staff and dean. they have a lot of vision for a school that has already done so much in its 100 years or so. if you interview at other schools, the feel you get from CCOM sets it apart. interview was 3 to 1. 1 phd, one student, and one DO. after the interview, we had lunch with med students in the cafeteria. gave us a glimpse of what we'll be eating for the next 4 years. and it was pretty good too! definitely my first choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was great. The campus is beautiful, and on the small side. The students and faculty made me feel very welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM was my first choice DO school before I came and the visit definitely lived up to my expectations. I really liked the school, the campus, the students, and the Chicago area. Also, I liked the fact that the interviewers didn't have access to your grades/MCAT; instead they just had your essay and resume and asked me very specific questions about things I've done, much more so than at any other interview I've been to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Please see above, I cannot say enough about the university and how great a time I had there. This 2 week wait is gonna kill me :( And as always, I wish you all the best of luck." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! I would love to go to this school. After five interviews, this is definitly the one for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities of CCOM impressed me FAR more than did NSU-COM or UNECOM. All students receive printed notes, made up by the prof., prior to each class - I wish all schools did this! The interview day was as one would expect, including a tour, financial aid talk, and interview. We did finish off by getting a meal in the cafeteria, which was a nice touch. The interview itself was somewhat stressful as the student seemed to have a chip on her shoulder. The other two interviewers, a D.O. and an M.D., were, however, much more laid-back and helpful. At the end of the day, I'd say this school is certainly worth a visit not just for those who care about having access to a city, but for applicants concerned with the strength of their clinical education. Plus, you'll get an anatomically correct heart or brain stress reliever!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first 20 minutes were very quiet and tense as we all went through our file and felt the competition. We only loosened up after the brief overview of our day from an admissions officer. The interview was stressful for me but not for everyone. They ran behind and I felt sorry for the people who had the last interview (almost an hour late). The tour was extensive and the students were very candid. They actually give you a real lunch in the cafeteria, not just some catered stuff. This interview is not a conversation, there is too much to cover with three interviewers in a 1/2 hour for that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the interviewers and interview format. The questions that were asked were excellent. Very friendly staff and canidates that were in my group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the overall experience was mediocre. we wasted so much time when they could have been telling us more about the program or have students come to talk with us. I left really not having a good feeling about the school and feeling like it is a very stressful, not laid-back atmosphere for the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"one question after another. very little time to respond. I think they were intimidated by my confidence and ability to match wits" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pleasant, but I wasn't awed by the experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good experience. The campus is nice, people there seem busy but content. Getting up early for the interview and waiting around seemed a bit ridiculous " More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM is a very warm and welcoming community. I felt very comfortable there because staff and students made an extra effort to make sure that we knew they were there to help us and get to know us better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel the day was planned to really impress us. We got there by 7:45, listened to a 15 min financial aid presentation, then sat around during everyones interview. Took a tour of the school with some students, then ate lunch. The day was short and mostly filled with sitting around. Come prepared with questions to ask your interviewers...overall though the program is strong and the students we met really loved it so far. Great school and excellent opportunities being close to Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You meet in the morning with about 10 other people, and you are given a quick introduction to the school and then a financial aid presentation. After that, you are divided into two groups. One group interviews first, while the other group goes on a tour. Overall, you are going to have a lot of extra time, so bring a book or take the time to look around the campus/talk with students. After everyone is done interviewing, you will finish the day with lunch with some students. Overall, the day was very stress free and the students seem very happy to be there. I was accepted about three weeks after my interview, and it is my top DO choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very kind. They did not drill me on any answers and helped with a lot of my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was pretty laid back because it was short and most of the questions were about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Icebreaker session in the morning, followed by a quick information session. The group of us was split in half. The first half interviewed in the morning and got the tour afterwards- the other group got a tour first and then interviewed. Everything was wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts with coffee and an introduction from the admissions staff. Then there is an extremely short financial aid presentation. After that, the interviews start. You're separated into two groups...one group interviews while the other group goes on a campus tour. The student who led the tour wasn't very helpful. We didn't even get to see the anatomy lab (apparently they don't allow it). We did get to go into the OMM lab and chat with some students. When all of the interviews were over, the admissions staff gave a quick conclusion and we all went to lunch. Even though there were many students in the cafeteria with us, none of them came over to talk to us except the student who gave us the tour. After lunch we all left. This school would definitely prepare a person to become a good doctor, but it wasn't the right fit for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the atmosphere at this school was cold and aloof. The students that gave us the tour did not seem happy to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"overall it was a positive experience, wish we were given time with more students and faculty. compared to other schools who present you with their programs and details one has to ask a lot of questions here to get that information." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was rather stressful. Sat in a room with 10 other people and waited for our names to be called. Short financial aid session and the tour was ok. Interview was fairly stress-free as the group I had was not that tough. Watch out for those med students that sit on these panels as they often have asked the toughest questions. Overall, the school is nice and the people were great but the cost of living and going to school is really high comparatively speaking. Would consider this a top choice if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a great interview. The interviewers were respectful and relaxed, though interested and listened well. I made a comment about chest x-rays being difficult to read, and both the student and the doctor interviewing me expressed agreement and understanding, which made me feel included even though I am not actually a student yet. The admissions staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and the other applicants were personable and friendly as well, which helped everyone, I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"The bi-weekly testing sounds absolutely awful. Other than that, the school was impressive. They were prompt in delivering an acceptance (<2 weeks)." More from this Member | Report Response

"once on the site, all went well" More from this Member | Report Response

"Midwestern University is in a nice community just outside of Chicago. Perfect location if you enjoy having the convenience of a major city nearby, but want to be a bit of a distance from the hustle and bustle. The campus is beautiful, and the program seems excellent. CCOM has a nice passing rate on the boards. They do not focus on creating primary care physicians in underdeserved, as many DO schools tend to. While there, I was unable to find a student who was unhappy with their experience at CCOM. Overall seems like an excellent DO program. Definately my first DO choice if accepted there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really lucky that I got to visit a class. I wanted to see how students interact with each other and their teachers because these are the people I have to be around everyday, I was very pleased with what I saw. I would be happy to go to CCOM though I want to get out of the Northern climate if I can." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I arrived that morning I was greated by a very enthusiastic admissions staff and pretty much remained seated in teh admissions office foyer for the reminaing of the interview day. I got the opportunity to spend a lot fo time with the other interviewees, but didnt really leanr anything about the school. I was the first interview and had two stone faced men and one kind 4th year. I was drilled on what I would do in a given situation and after each of my responses the interviewer just stared at me and said, "that's all you would do?" No one could give any really good reason for attending teh school. No one spoek about the program, we were given a viewbook when we arrived. Overall, I was let down. For 33,000 a year, they needed to do a little better job of selling their program and they didn't. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived early, and met the other candidates. We were given packets with all the information we needed about the day and Midwestern. Went to the Financial Aid office for a brief presentation. Then the interviews began. There were two panels of three interviewers, and about ten candidates to interview. We all took turns going in front of one of the panels. Afterward we went on a tour of the campus and facilities. Ate lunch with the med students, and bid the other candidates adieu." More from this Member | Report Response

"generally positive. the interview experience was very straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM is a pretty cool school. I stayed at the comfort inn and it was 65 dollars a night. They also have a free shuttle till 5pm that will pick you up at the train station or take you to midwestern university. Also, the breakfast is good as well. Its clean. I had little to no knowledge of any of the area so that is good to know about future interviews. The school itself is fairly spreadout as it used to be an undergrad institution years ago. There were about 12 other students to interview as well so it was nice to have company. Few other facts about the school, it get fairly close there quickly as you probably already know but they measure in the windchill in the winter. Hope you like snow. Also, we saw the student dorms and they reminded me of undergrad dorms. THere are many apartments around but we were not given any housing information other than the "on campus" information. In all its a great school with great tradition associated with it. Lot of opportunities for 3rd and 4th years depending on the matches you get." More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM is a great school. The chicagoland area has 5 MD schools and this influences the feel and environment of CCOM. I think that CCOM is the most like a traditional MD school of any of the DO schools I have visited. It is competitive and strict with the science disciplines. OMM is certainly included but doesn't appear to be as important to them as I have seen at other DO schools. The school compares well with all of the MD schools in the area and they know it. This is a tough, traditional medical school atmosphere. The interview was very professional; all business and no chit chat. Questions were given in quick succession, they listened to your answer and then went to the next question. There was no casual conversation, as I have had in all my other interviews. This was not necessarily a problem, just different. Overall it was moderately stressful, but certainly manageable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it's a very nice school. Good support among the students...towards the school as well as toward each other. It has a rigorous program and students are placed all over for residency, both for MD and DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience - they called me within 6 days of the interview to notify me of my acceptance. Couldn't have asked for a better experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The easiest interview I had so far. I had a great experience there and I'm very impressed--definitely my first choice school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were so attentive and interested in my work which made the experience so relaxing. Overall, if you love the burbs, the Cubs and cold winters this place is for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good, at the end I didn't think I had done well and I was pretty much down for the rest of the day. Little did I know that they actualy liked me." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview was a breeze...you are welcomed by everyone you pass on campus, and everyone is really cheering for you at that point. There is no sweat involved!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"A very pleasant interview and everyone was very friendly. Some others at interview said they were hit with ethical questions, but I only had one very simple ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. Surprised how nervous I was night before, but felt better once I got rolling. There wasn't a DO in the interview, had a med school prof and a 4th year student. Felt very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience... I was a little stressed being one of the last to be interviewed for the day, but it was nice to sit and talk to all the interviewees while I waited. The 1st year students will take you on a tour of the campus and answer all questions you may have. Many students stopped by the waiting room throughout the morning to say hi and offer any advice. Overall, great experience! " More from this Member | Report Response

"loved it! DOn't think that these students went there because they couldn't get in anywhere else. They were extremely intelligent and came from awsome schools and programs. Go in to the interview excited, it's a great place!" More from this Member | Report Response

"CCOM is a great school and one of my top two choices. The interview day is really stress-free. CCOM goes out of their way to make it stress free. They even ask you to fill out a form to make sure it was a stress free day. Another thing I liked about CCOM, was that many of the students turned down to go to some top med schools in Illinois to go to CCOM. I was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a great morning at CCOM and left with a very positive feeling. The people were very friendly and the two MS-II tour guides were extremely knowledgable about the school. Actually seemed like they had done this before. The interview was very laid-back and informal. I was interviewed by a MS-III and PhD professor. They laughed alot and for the most part asked personal questions. However, they did ask things that have been asked of other prospectives on this site. "If you caught a classmate cheating on an exam what would you do?" They also asked the other standards "How do you deal with stress?" "Why interest in medicine?" "Strengths and weaknesses?" I have spent a significant amount of time shadowing orthopaedic surgeons and they wanted to know if I was considering that as a specialty. As previously mentioned the tour was excellent and I found out a lot about the school. Contrary to what one prospective entered on SDN about CCOM and their lack of early patient contact there is patient contact in yrs.1 and 2. They do simulations with mock patients and learn how to perform physicals and take histories. You also shadow DOs in the field both years and there are a number of opportunities to get involved with both on-campus and off-campus volunteer medical and non-medical experiences. The curriculum is rigorous and you take two tests every week. In spite of that you can still have time off if you plan well, most students have time on weekends to participate in other activities. CCOM students can do rotations at a number of excellent hospitals in the chicagoland area, as well as a direct affiliation with Olympia Fields medical center for residency. Students do residencies at both MD and DO sites all over the country in both primary care and specialties. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was good. It wasnt too stressful and actually kinda fun. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good if I could have had a better interview. I left feeling that I did not know how campus life was really like. Interview was done by 4th year student, professor, and practicing D.O." More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual interview was quite stressful, however the other group of canidates felt the opposite. I was asked many ethical questions. I felt good about my interview, but as soon as I found out about the lack patient care experience in the first two years (see negative comments) I was turned off. I felt misled by the info from the website on their top notch clinical program. There was a lot of down time (over 2 hours) in the morning, so bring a book or something to do. The campus was really nice and had state of the art facilites. The student tour was o.k., but the student tour guides were not very helpful. It felt to me like these interviews were a burden to the school. I think I would have much different feelings about the school if seeing patients wasn't so high on my priority list. I will not attend if I am accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"My day at CCOM went really well. I really wish the interview was longer, the panel cuts it right at 30 minutes. It was a little nerve-wracking because other interviews I've had were more conversational, this one the panel pretty much took turns asking me questions. The campus & location are great and the athletic building is awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience! The interviewers were very calm and laid back and allowed me to be myself. The fact that the Admissions office had a whole day planned out for us, including lunch, was really impressive. I really felt great about the whole experience! " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really good interview. I would have said i left with a positive perspective, but its always good hope for the best and expect the worse. Any ways, Everyone was really nice and i loved the school. Its new and everyone there was smiling and seemed to be very amiable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty laid back. The questions were general in nature. The faculty and students were friendly and laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a very pleasant experience. The interview was pretty low stress, just getting to know the applicant and asking a few questions to see if you can think on your feet. The facilities are very nice and all the students I met were extremely happy with the school. The list of residencies of the class of 2002 includes many of the best hospitals in the Chicago area. I believe this attests to the level of respect that the CCOM program enjoys. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After a few years of renovation, the school's facilities look great, students are of high opinion about faculty, and there is lots of opportunities to develop OMT skills, do research and get excellent clinical experience whether it's in the great Chicago area or elsewhere! I am so impressed! This school has it all, and the education is top class!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would say that it was quiet an experience. I have been to many interviews and this one would definitely have to be my best, again because I felt relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview went pretty well. There weren't any questions that stumped me. I thought all 3 members were very nice, open, and honest. The Ph.D. interviewer was smiling and nodding, which showed his interest which was nice to see. The student was also very nice and asked some good hard ethics questions - I always like challenging questions. The DO interviewer asked basic questions and took notes during the interview. Overall though, I was pretty comfortable but thought it went too fast." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview ran longer than the other students in my group which made me nervous, I don't know if that means they liked what I was saying of if they were trying to break me. I also had about 4 ethical questions which was unheard of in my group (everyone else got one)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Midwestern University in Chicago is a different kind of place because it consists of only health education colleges, but has no major hospital on it's campus. This creates an interesting enviroment that seem very close and friendly. The interview was one of the easiest I had with only simple questions about my life experiences. I was interview by a PHD and a 3rd year medical student. It was very informal and the interviewers where very easy going. There has been a lot of growth recently on this campus with new buildings and additional colleges. This medical school has the potential for a lot of growth. A higher majority of students I met didn't go directly from college to medical school and thus there was a great diversity in the class. The day started out with an informal introduction, interviews, a financal aid talk, a tour and finnaly lunch with medical students. We where done by 2 pm and went away with good feelings about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 209
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 8
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 110
Neutral 21
Discouraging 3

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.15 129

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 53
Out of state 77

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 45
2-3 hours 28
4-6 hours 41
7+ hours 19

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 52
Automobile 77
Train or subway 6
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 39
$101-$200 20
$201-$300 12
$301-$400 15
$401-$500 15
$501+ 6

What airport did you use?

O Hare

Chicago O'Hare

N/a

None

Denver International to Midway

Chicago-Midway

Midway

O'Hare

OHR

MDW

ORD

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 25
Hotel 56
Home 9
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.93 134

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.22 136

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.11 135

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 62

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.87 62

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.76 49

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I might suggest going into more detail about the schools curriculum and what makes it unique compared to other schools, because I was given a general idea by the admissions office members who spoke to us, but had to ask my interviewers for further detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be friendly and enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually address why we should come to the school beyond "reputation"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The website really needs to be updated. Difficult to discern why Midwestern is so great before the interview itself. I'm glad I attended the interview as it was the redeeming factor that made me eager to learn there. I also heard that not all lectures are recorded/podcasted. This is something that should be available to students, as many other colleges are offering this service. MSUCOM/Western are just a few examples of full podcasted lectures along with the majority of allopathic counterparts. This can be a deterring factor for many students." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The website could use an update." More from this Member | Report Response

"More time on one-to-one interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid session could have been more informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly staff. Also, they were very quick with the application process. I was complete 10/1," More from this Member | Report Response

"I always prefer when the tour is before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"They need to make the interview day much more organized. The day, outside of the interview, was not" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide more assistance with travel to and from the airport/hotel for people coming from out of stat" More from this Member | Report Response

"have less downtime during the day. stop having 1st years give tours, they have no useful info." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was alot of time waiting around for interviews to happen. Perhaps have something planned for" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let the applicants eat lunch before the campus tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Include a copy of the buildings and their descriptions for use during tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose interviewers who are more responsive and receptive. I got such a negative feeling from my in" More from this Member | Report Response

"All I would suggest is lengthening the interview, even though it may add stress for students!" More from this Member | Report Response

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