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"Explain the rotations/sites for 3rd/4th. This was explained on the tour but still felt like it was unclear"
"Provide more information on the specific hospitals that the rotations in year 3-4 take place."
"Wish my interview was a bit longer. Flew by!"
"N/A great day"
"Give a longer interview! With a conversational style, you need to give more opportunities for the applicants to express themselves."
"Nothing. The process was smooth and relaxed. Thanks for easing this pre-med's anxiety!"
"Keep doing what you're doing"
"The admissions office should send letters for acceptance, rejection, and wait list."
"Let interviewees know ahead of time that they will be trying on white coats on interview day."
"Nothing! Awesome interview experience"
"None. They were great; very responsive and very friendly."
"None- they were so nice and responded very quickly"
"Nothing; this was the most relaxing and enjoyable of any of my interviews. Don't change a thing!"
"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.)"
"Everything is Perfect!"
"Don't waste the applicant's time if you are not interested."
"None. Interview went very smoothly"
"Keep the friendliness !!"
"The admissions office is fantastic! Very helpful and nice."
"No suggestions!! Pretty much the best admission office staff i have ever met!"
"Please be open and honest"
"The whole staff did a great job. Every question was answered by end of day."
"for the afternoon interviews, do lunch before tour"
"None. It was a very welcoming, well-organized, and smooth process."
"Provide the perspective students with better packets about the school and the area."
"Alot of the rooms were locked during the tour - tour consisted mostly of hallways"
"Involve more curriculum information as well as specific potential rotation sites in interview."
"nothing much - just would have liked to visit the buildings, but i understand as its a liability iss"
"I can't really think of any suggestions for improvement. Everyone is doing an awesome job!"
"Everyone is so nice! Thanks."
"They are so prompt at turning around applications and seem to value the applicants time. I have no"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why RVUCOM-SU?"
"how was travel. tell me about your research, tell me about yourself. It seems that you care too much, how do we know you won't get attached to your patients. How do you plan to keep in touch with your family in medical school. Tell me about XXXX class, what did you learn. Tell me about XXXX leadership role. When did you know you wanted to be a doctor. I see that you like fasted paced atmosphere but you also like longterm personal interaction, how do you reconsile these two interests (basically aluding to how will you will emergency medicine and family medicine, i said that thats why i want to go to med school, to learn which specialty fits my personality)"
"Explain a time you failed and what you learned etc."
"Why do you want to be a DO and specifically, why do you want to attend Rocky Vista?"
"When we look back on your time with RVU, what would you like to be remembered by?"
"Have you ever seen a doctor make a mistake, and what did you do about it?"
"Have you ever seen a doctor make a mistake? What did you do about it?"
"What attracted you to RVU?"
"Tell us about the physicians role in patient care."
"What attracted you to Rocky Vista University?"
"Specific to my file, but not MCAT/GPA related."
"Tell me about your research."
"1-10, how would you rate health care in america?"
"Why Rocky Vista? Why DO?"
"What would you do next year if you did not get accepted?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"If you get in to more than one school how will you decide where to go?"
"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."
"Tell me about your research"
"What do you think about the current healthcare plan?"
"Questions based on my secondaries."
"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."
"If we accepted you, what's the first thing you would do?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"Tell us about yourself"
"File specific. Why DO not MD?"
"90% of the questions were file specific. They asked questions about things I wrote about in my essays."
"I see that you were homeschooled until high school. Tell us about that."
"Tell us a little about yourself. "
"What brought you here? I gave them a really long answer for this one!"
"Why did you chose to do so many volunteer opportunities in rural areas? "
"Why RVU? Why D.O.?"
"asked me non-science related questions based on my background (review your personal statement)"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why do you think Rocky Vista will be a good fit for you?"
"Tell us about your interests."
"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?"
"Same old questions: why osteo, why RVCOM ect."
"Why medicine? Why DO? "
"Same old questions"
"Why this path in life? Why DO?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Who would you name Time magazine Man of the Year?"
"Why do you want to go into osteopathy?"
"Nothing specific. Pretty much along the lines of what others have listed already."
"Why did you chose your major for your undergraduate education?"
"Tell me about your commitment to community service."
"Tell us about yourself."
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"Where and what do you see yourself as doing in 10 years?
"What do you think of rural medicine?"
"Why do you want to be a DO?
"Tell me how the military as affected your decision to go into medicine?"
"Why medicine in general?"
"See above. :)"
"What type of dog do you have?"
"Why do you want to become a doctor, and a DO in particular? Why Rocky Vista?"
"Why Rocky Vista?"
"What is your favorite fiction book?"
"If you were a physician and made a mistake, should you tell the patient?"
"My interview began in Spanish as my interviewer spoke a little and new I did from my file."
"Tell me about what you are reading right now?"
"When we look back on your time with RVU, what would you like to be remembered by?"
"What my reputation would be after 4 years and walking at graduation"
"Most of the questions were, all based on my past/experiences."
"How do you plan to balance family with medical school?"
"Rate health care in america"
"Where do you get your news? How did you hear about Hurricane Sandy?"
"What was the last book you read?"
"What was the most stressful experience you have had? How did you deal with it?"
"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."
"As a mountain climber and a physiology major, please describe to us the physiological adaptations that occur as we ascend in altitude."
"Most were pretty standard."
"How will you improve the name of DO's?"
"What excites you about our university?"
"What is one thing you're proud of and one you regret?"
"How do you deal with failure?"
"Do you have any questions for us"
"Moral/Ethical Issue that plagues me"
"asking me about my work"
"Tell us about your volunteer work."
"How will you decide on which school to attend?"
"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? "
"What will you do to maintain the balance you spoke of in your essay through medical school?"
"File specific. (It was a question on controversial issue in medicine relating specifically to my file.) "
"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)"
"Where do you want to practice?"
"Would you take a pay cut as a doctor to increase the health care coverage to people who don't have it?"
"What courses in college helped inspire you to pursue medicine?"
"Do you have any questions for us?"
"How do you see you self in 10 years "
"You play women's ice hockey?"
"Is there some thing you wish we had asked you"
"Explain your personal statement?"
"One of my interviewers was very interested in my hobby (running) and asked alot of questions abou that."
"What will you do to help the health care crisis in the US?"
"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?"
"you have an interesting and diverse background. Explain some of them please."
"With your history of working with children and bipolar are you more interested in psychiatry even thourh we hav an emphasis of primary care?"
"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."
"where do you see yourself in ten years "
"What is the deciding factor when comparing RVU with all of the other DO schools you are accepted to?"
"Everything was very conversational, and questions fed off of my responses."
"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]"
"Where have you been skiing this year?"
"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....''"
"Where do you see yourself 5 years after grqduation?"
"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?"
"Have you heard of SDN?"
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