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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Year founded: 1900
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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Downers Grove
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 225 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $63,138
  • Non - Resident Tuition $63,138
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 64.9

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 555 31st Street
  • Downers Grove 60515
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

At Midwestern University`s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, we`ve been educating osteopathic physicians and surgeons for more than 100 years. In that time, our nearly 5,000 graduates have served in hospitals, medical schools, private practices, and government facilities across the country. And we continue to provide almost 13 percent of osteopathic physicians and surgeons practicing in the United States today. The training in osteopathic medicine you receive at MWU is rigorous and you`ll appreciate it when you rank right up there with typical CCOM graduates from the last seven years, over 96 percent of whom passed the COMLEX Part I Exam the first time. Your clinical partners will appreciate it and will welcome you into outstanding rotations, internships, and residencies throughout the city, state, and country. Your future patients will appreciate it after all, they`re the reason you wanted to take this step in the first place.

Curriculum

As scientists and practitioners of the healing arts, osteopathic physicians subscribe to a philosophy that regards the body as an integrated whole with structures and functions working interdependently. As an extension of this philosophy, osteopathic physicians treat their patients as unique persons with biological, psychological, and sociological needs an approach that underscores the osteopathic commitment to patient-oriented versus disease-oriented health care. In recognition of this approach, CCOM has developed and continues to refine a four-year curriculum that educates students in the biopsychosocial approach to patient care, as well as the basic medical arts and sciences. Within this curricular format, CCOM students spend their first two years both completing a rigorous basic science curriculum and preparing for their clinical studies. During their third and fourth years, students rotate through a variety of clinical training sites accruing an impressive 92 weeks of direct patient care experience. By stimulating intellectual curiosity and teaching problem solving skills, the CCOM curriculum encourages students to regard learning as a lifelong process.

Facilities

Students enjoy a 105-acre campus in Downers Grove nestled serenely within a rolling, wooded setting. The campus features Prabhu Hall, a modern science building that features anatomy and animal research laboratories, which boasts accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), a 30,000-square foot Centennial Hall, composed of a pharmacy practice laboratory, a model pharmacy/communications laboratory, a hospital pharmacy, three research laboratories, and two 258-seat lecture halls/classrooms, Littlejohn Hall, the library technology center with extensive book, journal, and electronic collections linked by a computerized system; a medical informatics laboratory; a large multi-sectional auditorium; and comfortable lounge, and study areas, Alumni Hall, an academic facility with state-of-the-art osteopathic manipulative therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy labs, classrooms and research facilities, and allied health faculty offices, and Athletic Hall, a recreational complex featuring a fully equipped weight room, an aerobic exercise room, a gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, and a softball field.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 173
Negatively 14
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.83 220

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 164

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

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

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

"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 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

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What do you like most about this school?

"The education is unmatched in the Osteopathic world. Great preparation for board exams. Great faculty and awesome location" | Report Response

"The instructors, rotations, the character of the other students. Microbiology and anatomy were taught much more rigorously than at other schools, MD and DO." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The tuition" | Report Response

"The numerous exams per quarter, sometimes up to 3 exams a week. The biochemistry department is a little weak compared to other departments (but luckily, biochemistry is rare on the COMLEX exam)" | Report Response

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"Best osteopathic education in my opinion. Consistently produces excellent residents" | Report Response

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