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"Interview is too long!"
"Admissions office was great and responsive."
"Keep it up! They were awesome, especially helping me actually get there! My flight from Seattle to Yakima got cancelled and they were so helpful and understanding while I was scrambling to get to Yakima. They also had fresh coffee available as soon as we arrived for the interview because they knew a bunch of us did not get a lot of sleep due to the late arrivals to Yakima on the shuttles."
"Please don't serve messy food to people in suits. Chili was scary to eat."
"You seem to be doing well at everything I needed assistance with"
"Thank you for being so helpful. Lunch was awesome!"
"Keep up the good work!"
"Get secondary payment online."
"Worst of any of my interviews and my only waitlist that did finally turn into an acceptance. The interview process here is really terrible and the interviewers make you feel stupid. Actually wish I had been rejected, but my wife is hell bent on staying on the West coast so PNWU here I come. Oh well... it's only four years."
"Tell applicants at the start of the day what time we will be interviewing at. My group just sat aro"
"online applicaiton isn't very user friendly"
"They don't give any PNWU tchotchkes, not even a folder of info--it's all paperless."
"Provide financial information, curriculum, and other basic info on interview day."
"Admissions office notified students the following business day of acceptance. That's astounding."
"Everything went very smoothly and I have no objections to the day's progression of events."
"No suggestions. I think they are doing a great job"
"AACOMAS academic history"
"Not a traditional panel interview, instead there were 4 MMI stations. One was about grades/MCAT, one about ECs, an ethical scenario and one about the future of medicine/ideas for healthcare improvement."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Group question about solving rural healthcare."
"What are your thoughts on the on-call times of rural practitioners"
"Why do you belong at PNWU?"
"It was MMI so one scenario was: You are set up with a doctor on rotations who has a drinking problem, he self prescribes medication, basically his life is falling apart. What do you do?"
"Your recent MCAT score was lower, did you take a prep course, explain that...."
"What is one challenge that you will have that will prevent you from passing your courses?"
"The standard 20."
"The questions are all standardized. You can find the questions here on SDN and practice your answers beforehand."
"What are your hobbies?"
"If you had the power to change healthcare how would you do it?"
"They asked most of the questions that have been mentioned in the past. There was a short period where they asked questions based upon your answers at the end. During this time I was able to also ask questions of the interviewers."
"Standard list of 21 questions as others have described, such as what would you do if your kid hits their hand with a hammer, etc. "
"Why medicine and why DO?"
"sameas already stated"
"All the same you've seen posted in other feedbacks. They used a standard form. They will use the same questions all year. They do this to keep a level playing field for all applicants in a cycle. "
"What will frustrate you most about working as a physician? What are your greatest strengths? What are your greatest weaknesses? What was your introduction to osteopathic medicine?"
"How would you fix the US healthcare system?"
"What do you think could be done to entice primary care physicians to practice rurally and or with underserved populations?"
"If you were taking a class and it was not giving you the information that you felt you needed what would you do?"
"Your child is playing with a hammer and hurts themself, what do you do? A 68 year old woman has 6 months to live, how do you tell her this? What are your greatest weaknesses and strengths? "
"What are important characteristics for a doctor to have?"
"An ethics question about religious practices not allowing for the treatment needed and how you would handle the situation."
"The one about the pt. with terminal cancer"
"The whole process was interesting."
"You have a 5 year old child who is playing with a hammer. She hits her finger and starts to cry. What do you do? (Interesting in the fact that it's the strangest question I've heard)"
"You're watching your 5 year old daughter play with a hammer and she smashes her hand. What do you do?"
"What characteristics make a good doctor?"
"How would you encourage physicians to practice in a rural setting?"
"What are your weaknesses?"
"Tell me how you got here... your story."
"If your 3 year old child smashed his finger with a hammer while trying to hit a nail what would you do?"
"What will you do if you don't get into medical school? Why osteopathic medicine? Why should doctors serve in underserved rural areas?"
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