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Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 2006
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 165
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Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Parker
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 76 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 4 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $49,830
  • Non - Resident Tuition $49,830
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 63.0

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 8401 S. Chambers Road
  • Parker 80134
  • United States

School Overview

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 68
Negatively 3
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.23 69

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.36 76

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Explain the rotations/sites for 3rd/4th. This was explained on the tour but still felt like it was unclear" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide more information on the specific hospitals that the rotations in year 3-4 take place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish my interview was a bit longer. Flew by!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give a longer interview! With a conversational style, you need to give more opportunities for the applicants to express themselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The process was smooth and relaxed. Thanks for easing this pre-med's anxiety!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office should send letters for acceptance, rejection, and wait list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let interviewees know ahead of time that they will be trying on white coats on interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! Awesome interview experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were great; very responsive and very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"None- they were so nice and responded very quickly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing; this was the most relaxing and enjoyable of any of my interviews. Don't change a thing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they set up a great interview day. My only suggestion would be to have less interviewees in a group (there were 4 per set of interviewers, which meant the third and fourth person to interview in each group had to wait around for a while and just get more and more nervous.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything is Perfect!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't waste the applicant's time if you are not interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Interview went very smoothly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep the friendliness !!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is fantastic! Very helpful and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions!! Pretty much the best admission office staff i have ever met!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please be open and honest" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole staff did a great job. Every question was answered by end of day." More from this Member | Report Response

"for the afternoon interviews, do lunch before tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It was a very welcoming, well-organized, and smooth process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide the perspective students with better packets about the school and the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Alot of the rooms were locked during the tour - tour consisted mostly of hallways" More from this Member | Report Response

"Involve more curriculum information as well as specific potential rotation sites in interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much - just would have liked to visit the buildings, but i understand as its a liability iss" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't really think of any suggestions for improvement. Everyone is doing an awesome job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is so nice! Thanks." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are so prompt at turning around applications and seem to value the applicants time. I have no" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain a time you failed and what you learned etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO and specifically, why do you want to attend Rocky Vista?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When we look back on your time with RVU, what would you like to be remembered by?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen a doctor make a mistake, and what did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen a doctor make a mistake? What did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracted you to RVU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the physicians role in patient care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracted you to Rocky Vista University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my file, but not MCAT/GPA related." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"1-10, how would you rate health care in america?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would you do next year if you did not get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you get in to more than one school how will you decide where to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to know a lot about physiology, however, a lot of students have trouble with courses like biochemistry, etc. Do you feel that you're prepared for these courses and how do you plan on doing well in these courses." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about the current healthcare plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions based on my secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2 person panel asked questions pertaining to my application. It was very relaxed and conversational; felt more like chating with friends as opposed to an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we accepted you, what's the first thing you would do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"File specific. Why DO not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"90% of the questions were file specific. They asked questions about things I wrote about in my essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you were homeschooled until high school. Tell us about that." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What brought you here? I gave them a really long answer for this one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose to do so many volunteer opportunities in rural areas? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"asked me non-science related questions based on my background (review your personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you think Rocky Vista will be a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same old questions: why osteo, why RVCOM ect." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same old questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this path in life? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who would you name Time magazine Man of the Year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing specific. Pretty much along the lines of what others have listed already." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose your major for your undergraduate education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your commitment to community service." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

"why osteopathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how the military as affected your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medicine in general?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What type of dog do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor, and a DO in particular? Why Rocky Vista?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Rocky Vista?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My interview began in Spanish as my interviewer spoke a little and new I did from my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you are reading right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When we look back on your time with RVU, what would you like to be remembered by?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my reputation would be after 4 years and walking at graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were, all based on my past/experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance family with medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rate health care in america" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you get your news? How did you hear about Hurricane Sandy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the most stressful experience you have had? How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very conversational, we had some great talks about our mutual pasts as nationally competitive athletes. It was interesting to see that the admissions committee was really interested in dedication to my sport." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a mountain climber and a physiology major, please describe to us the physiological adaptations that occur as we ascend in altitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you improve the name of DO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What excites you about our university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you're proud of and one you regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Moral/Ethical Issue that plagues me" More from this Member | Report Response

"asking me about my work" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will you decide on which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we happen to have a 10 years reunion for your class and you see us sitting here. What will we be talking about? How are we gonna reflect our time that we have together? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to maintain the balance you spoke of in your essay through medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"File specific. (It was a question on controversial issue in medicine relating specifically to my file.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something challenging from your life not related to academics and what you learned from it in relation to your career goals. (I started to ramble here a little)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you take a pay cut as a doctor to increase the health care coverage to people who don't have it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What courses in college helped inspire you to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you see you self in 10 years " More from this Member | Report Response

"You play women's ice hockey?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there some thing you wish we had asked you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your personal statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was very interested in my hobby (running) and asked alot of questions abou that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to help the health care crisis in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It appears that this is your first time applying to osteopathic medical schools...is there a reason you've decided to apply now and not earlier?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you have an interesting and diverse background. Explain some of them please." More from this Member | Report Response

"With your history of working with children and bipolar are you more interested in psychiatry even thourh we hav an emphasis of primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have done a lot of volunteer work for Planned Parenthood, and they asked about the moral issues that I have encountered as a volunteer." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the deciding factor when comparing RVU with all of the other DO schools you are accepted to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was very conversational, and questions fed off of my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the physicians you shadowed, did you ever witness the use of OMM? Tell us about your shadow experiences in general and your overall impressions? [Random overview questions with regard to research experience and scientific publications]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you been skiing this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, all typical questions. ''tell me about yourself, why medicine, why DO, why Rocky Vista, how will you handle the workload, what do you do for fun....''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 5 years after grqduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were fairly standard: Why a doctor? Why a DO? Tell us about yourself. How will you handle the workload? What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of SDN?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

Read what each person had to say about their experience with this school.

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
6.25 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.67 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 4

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"The faculty, the atmosphere, the curriculum for years 1 & 2. Curriculum for years 3&4 is good, too, but handled poorly." | Report Response

"Location" | Report Response

"The community feel that I get from classmates, faculty and staff. There isn't a problem I have had that couldn't or wasn't addressed nearly immediately." | Report Response

"Great facilities. Faculty and staff are very responsive to student input." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The way your clinical years are handled and graded." | Report Response

"Curriculum" | Report Response

"Constant change as the school grows. These Growing Pains are starting to hurt." | Report Response

"Still very new. Reputation has of yet to be established." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I think RVU is a fantastic school with outstanding faculty. The administration is very quick to respond to our concerns and it is nice to see change happen rapidly. The lack of stagnation (ie we have been doing this for x years I am sure we are doing just fine) while frustrating sometimes is refreshing to see change for the following classes." | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is awesome. At other schools I interviewed at the anatomy labs were very old school and stuck in the basement. (reminded me of a morgue) RVU is on the second floor, hudge windows and a great view. The natural light makes for a great learning environment." | Report Response

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