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  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Indianapolis
Individual Feedback 1 20 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 17
Negatively 1
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.70 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.55 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.05 20

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 8
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 8

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 19
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 18
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 17

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.45 20

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

"Why MUCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give an example of a time your actions impacted someone else’s life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you struggled academically, what you learned from the experience, and how it will be useful in med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was half MMI and half 1:1. No specific questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - ethical and cultural/language barrier prompts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in your life that you failed and what piece of advice you would give someone in a similar situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions such as the disrespectful, profit motivated doctor and the unfaithful translator." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about any issues with your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"why MUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should a doctor inform a patient to get more life insurance after finding out the patient has significant health problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a challenge you faced academically" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is an issue with your academic record you would like to address?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something interesting about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"MMI question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out your translator wasn't translating everything the patients were saying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself in two characteristics" More from this Member | Report Response

"academic challenges and top qualities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when a decision or action you made changed someone's life for the better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do with your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about when you made a C in undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO v. MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the MMI prompts." More from this Member | Report Response

"what if a doctor you're working with tells you you're not a team player and writes a bad recommendation so that you can't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools are you applying to and list them. (More uncomfortable than anything)" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers fought me on EVERYTHING I said. (I think this was intentional)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews and reading about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied MMI scenarios from online resources, used Youtube tutorials, and did several Q/A sessions with my M.D. mentor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over some MMI prompts, read over my primary and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN, my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"knowing general ethics and just being myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed mission, practiced common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed Marian's mission statement and other things." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read current events and MMI examples" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review online samples of MMI questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not." More from this Member | Report Response

"researched MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Open campus and feels like a friendly community" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and enthusiasm of the students for the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum, students, how much the faculty cares about its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum and how forward looking the school is because it is new. They want to do everything they can to help you achieve because they are building their reputation as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"facility, faculty, curriculum, opportunities for students. School cares about the students and is trying very hard to be successful in the near future. The state is also very focused on allocating to the school to build its reputation since it is the 2nd medical school in Indy after IU. It's also 10 mins away from main city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, staff, admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, curriculum and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facility, Great Admissions team (professional, efficient, organized, responsive, supportive, kind)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so polite and welcoming - truly no need to be nervous at this interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interaction with the interviewers, format of the interview, professionalism of the admissions staff, level of attention paid to application details and personal connection." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new school, clinical affiliations, curriculum, faculty, campus." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interviewees, students, and some of the staff members seemed pretty uninterested. There wasn’t much diversity, and I didn’t like how we had lunch before interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't the most organized interview: shuffling three separate groups of about 15 students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Current students didn’t seem enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student panel was a little bias. They refused to talk about other schools they interviewed at and gave me the impression that they were specifically told to sell the school and not be realistic with interviewees. Also, most students ended up in primary care in match." More from this Member | Report Response

"How new the program is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stress part of MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish there was an assigned desk for students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the interviewers weren't good conversationalists, so I really had to do both my job as the applicant and their job as the interviewer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bringing comfortable walking shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers weren't evil, out to trick me or get me." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI was pretty informal and the questions weren't hard to respond to or think critically about." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews would be so relaxed and closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"That one of my MMI's would fight me on everything I said" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax and be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - the whole process is very transparent. They tell you everything you need to know. Even give a presentation on MMI before you interview, making you feel much more confident." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think if you've gotten an interview invite: just be yourself and you will do great! They clearly have an interest in you :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, after visiting I have a larger desire to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give MU-COM a chance. I think it has great potential." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT school. MUCOM will be a fantastic DO school. Their clinical affiliations are very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, but I truly feel that this was a very easy-going process." More from this Member | Report Response

"No additional comments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 18
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 15
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.55 20

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 13
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 1
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

Indianapolis

IND

Indianapolis International Airport

n/a

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 5
Home 8
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 20

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.45 20

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.15 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.35 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 20

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.85 20

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Having ice breakers to make students feel more welcomed and at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the excellence :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. The admissions office is amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None at this time." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"None - doing a great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

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