Menu Icon Search
Close Search
< School Detail Page

Interview Feedback

All Questions & Responses

  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Parker
Individual Feedback 4 79 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 69
Negatively 4
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.19 72

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.39 79

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.11 74

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 21
30 minutes 27
35 minutes 11
40 minutes 7
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 63
At a regional location 5
At another location 8

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 53
In a group 21

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 33
Closed file 39

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.06 77

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

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

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

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Define professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your research that you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"Outside of teamwork, what other skill have you had to employ to be successful? (either academic or non-academic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you contribute to fixing the health care crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest accomplishment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself practicing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain health within to a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"What initially attracted you to Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General osteopathy questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in serving a rural area (I indicated on my AACOMAS that I was)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Lance Armstrong (I'm big on cycling)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How did you arrive at the decision to pursue Osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us (it was two people interviewing just me at once) how you will manage to keep a balanced life and not get overwhelmed with medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your written material, you mention that as a climbing guide, you had to use your wilderness EMT training and provide care for patients for up to eight hours during rescue operations. Please tell us about your most memorable back-country patient care experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor with all of this research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about osteopathic medicine that interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the 1 or 2 determining factors that will influence your decision to choose a particular medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will your osteopathic degree take you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about [insert AACOMAS activity here]." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions based on what I told them about myself, such as: Was it easy to return to school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Medical ethics question... Give an example..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking to specialize in? (No pressure)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What scares you the most about medical school? What excites you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into Med School, what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about X experience from you application/essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to RVUCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are some ethical issues in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What can we teach you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In shadowing DOs and MDs, do you honestly see a difference in the way they practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the nation's biggest problem in healthcare, and what would you do to change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your ice hockey experiences help you get through a challenging situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why RVU" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your gpa/MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you provide a more detailed explanation of your diverse background and your recent experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you intend to relieve stress because as you should know medical school is hard work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me in brief what you feel the osteopathic philosophy is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that DO's and MD's can effectively work together?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think you could bring to the incoming class" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think osteopathic physicians are different from allopathic physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What distinguishes MD from DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to other schools? Any interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What experiences have prepared you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you had to work with someone on a team that was different than you. In what ways were they different than you and how did you manage working with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging thing you have experienced? (either academic or non-academic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest regret" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my extracurriculars. Interview is semi-open file (with activities and personal statement etc. but no test scores)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not veterinary medicine (I had a lot of research work with animal behavior in undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will you be in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you struggled and how you responded to the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why is this school a good fit for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"It looks like you have been out of school for many years, how do you plan to adjust to the rigors of medical school after a long break from education?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What experience do you have with DOs?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"File specific. Information from personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your support system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think medical school will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I apply elsewhere" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to attend RVU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in Rocky Vista University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No right or wrong answer here, could you tell us what specialty are you looking into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel practicing medicine in a rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you concerned at all about coming to a school that is brand new?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider your weakness academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a D.O." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who would you nominate as Time's Person of the Year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Obviously we are a new school, does this make you nervous and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a noncompliant patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What specialty do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten or fifteen years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the future do you think you will really honestly practice in a rural underserved area or in a city?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of doctor do you hope to become?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years and practicing what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself a leader? (Followed by) Not a lot of people like to follow, how will you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities have you done in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please elaborate on your scientific research. Does your past research have any bearing on the type/specialty of medicine you hope to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Have you previously applied to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite fiction book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a physician and made a mistake, should you tell the patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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

What was the most difficult question?

"Discuss a time where you did not act professional" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Outside of teamwork, what other skill have you had to employ to be successful? (either academic or non-academic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you contribute to fixing the health care crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How you'd describe professionalism...just such a broad one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you describe professionalism. Tell us about a time when you weren't professional and how you would change it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever failed in life? They continued pressing asking if I've never failed, how can I related to patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the healthcare crisis? What would you do if you could never become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel you work as a team player?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in one sentence that you want to be our lasting impression of you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a deciding factor in choosing the right school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the direction health care is going? Then many questions feeding off of my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the work load in medical school?-Mostly because its a pretty obvious answer and it was somewhat difficult to answer without sounding overconfident" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your legacy at our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare today and how would you deal with it? Also: How would you deal with problems of allocation of treatment, tests, transplant organs, etc.? These were kind of rolled into one question, which sucked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself. (easy answer but hard to structure)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really." More from this Member | Report Response

"none. conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were very straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about yourself. (Very open ended!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? jk There's no difficult questions on my interview. It was pretty much conversational. I was so scared when I heard the first person called for the interview and I was the last one in the group. But the second year students helped me eased my anxiety, they were really nice, honest, and funny. I read the student handbook and asked them a couple of questions about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do to work on being more open with people? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as the most interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your college experience like." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What aspect of medical school will be most difficult for you to adapt to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think medical school will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical situation - If a pain patient came to you asking for more medication, was getting very angry, and you suspected he was starting to abuse the medication, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing was to hard, very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"None too difficult - very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion what is the real difference between DO's and MD's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were paticularly difficult all the interviewers and staff made sure it felt as informal as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of the other schools that I have applied to, why would I chose Rocky Vista over more established DO schools." More from this Member | Report Response

" why us over an east coast do school which you live closer too.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a difficult problem you have encountered and how did you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No single question overly difficult. Interview was conversational in nature but unique in that there was a panel of 3 interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not having upper classmen to help mentor you, what will you be able to bring to your classmates to help them succeed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school?" 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

"Tell us about you. Your interests, your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application and reviewed the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thinking of responses to classic interview questions, reading about the school and its curriculum, reading over my own application to make sure that I can articulate well all of my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Self-prep, read a book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online questions/general practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, writing a list of my important life experiences, verbal practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn and going over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Formulated responses to common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, practicing with significant other." More from this Member | Report Response

"I made sure I could explain everything on my application and I stayed relaxed so that I could be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much really, SDN, talking with physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, RVUCOM website, meeting with academic advisor" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading over my PS and secondary, formulating ideas to possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application and researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read essays, personal statement, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my application, SDN, Interview prep books, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied all of my application materials and made sure to be ready to answer any questions about my experiences and essays, which was good because they did ask questions about my experiences and essays. They had access to everything except GPA and MCAT numbers. I also made sure to brush up on the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine. I made sure to have good responses prepared for the obvious questions, which they did ask (why do you want to be a doctor, DO, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and went over my application thoroughly. Did mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review what I wanted to say for questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions, SDN, reviewed personal statement, AACOMAS application, secondary application, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my responses to the questions in my supplemental application." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback on SDN, practiced, re-read essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions on SDN. A friend interviewed me beforehand. Read the Philosophy and History of Osteopathy. Thought about the questions and why I want to be a doctor extensively." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application materials, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN reading previous questions and finding answers that I would say/" More from this Member | Report Response

"My application, Essays, SDN, Schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback here, reviewed my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN & Rocky Vista web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, RVU forum, reread personal statement, student handbook, RVU website. I copied and pasted all questions they posted on here, printed them out and practice answering it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed personal statement and essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. Read school handbook. Reviewed application and essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and personal statement, and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; met with my school's pre-med advisor; read the RVUCOM handbook & website; reviewed my application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over secondary application essays, read up on current policiy issues on healthcare, SDN, read "Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success" by Fleenor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't! I went in the interview just being myself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"no preparation this time...(but YOU should read over questions on this site)" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over my file, nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read a lot about the school " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my personal statement, visited the school's website, talked to students who currently go there, read my secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the school website and over my personal statements " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN, read through app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions from interview feedback on SDN. Looked over my secondary app (they have that at the interview). Had friends help me with moch interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the feedback on this forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview, Read Website, Read Student Handbook, Reviewed Medical Current Events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website and handbook." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, primary and seconary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AACOM app and read through the school website as thoroughly as possible" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN and read interview database. definitely reread your primary essay and your supplemental application essays and comments. They actually take the time to look through it so make sure you do too." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread my personal statement and secondaries. Read some bad answers to med school interviews to make sure I would smile when those questions came up." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my application, looked at possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my aacomas essay, the school's essays, and looked at this website for an idea of interview questions.. brainstormed points about myself that i wanted to get across" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the AACOMAS application, re-read secondary application, and looked on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice questions from adviser, reviewed supplemental essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied application, reviewed typical interview questions, drove to temporary office location/new medical school building day prior to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read student handbook and school website and read my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school site, re-read applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, practice questions at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the Student Handbook, re-read my essays." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The culture and the philosophy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly, the campus is gorgeous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, students, faculty, curriculum, match list" More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment of the interview was very relaxed and I did not feel too much pressure. The interviewers genuinely seemed like they wanted to get to know me rather than just rapid fire questions at me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The happiness of all students, faculty, and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body is obviously very tight knit, and the students were all very welcoming and friendly. A couple of them sat with us for over an hour chatting about the school, with other students stopping by here and there to contribute to the conversation. Southern Utah is STUNNING." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kindness of staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, the faculty all seemed so genuinely invested in students. Several students casually stopped by during the day and gave great feedback about the school. Felt like a caring, supportive environment. Anatomy lab was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"School was very welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff, Students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. School is really amazing, and I would be honored to matriculate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was very accommodating, friendly, and prompt in their feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff and students. Colorado sunshine. The meeting with Dr. Dubin was great. He really explained the cirriculum and sold it well." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed meeting with the students while we waited to interview. It was great to get their perspective on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single student, administrator, office person that I met on interview day was EXTREMELY welcoming and friendly. I was probably asked over 20 times during the day if I had any questions or wanted any insight, etc. Also, there were lots of snacks and waters available." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was so laid-back. The doctors on my panel were friendly and positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students answered any questions I had. They were very friendly and open." More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that within two years of opening, Rocky Vista posted some of the top board scores in the country" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many students and admin people came to talk to us throughout the day. Everyone seems to know everyone. They were very nice. Their board scores are great. The campus is beautiful, especially the cadaver lab! The dean also chatted with us for 30 + min." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean describing their modified systems-based curriculum. It sounds awesome! The campus is great, very state of the art with a nice atmosphere too (beautiful portraits of rocky mountain scenery hanging in the hallways, lots of windows, etc.) Everyone was very excited about the school, especially any students I spoke with. It was fun to sit in on an OMM course for a little bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE (students, faculty, admissions office) was super friendly. The location is great in CO. The curriculum is really built around the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the Dean used to be in charge of curriculum at TCOM, propelling the school to number 1 in the nation. He intends to do the same at RVU and is well on his way. Friendliness of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility, being able to see first year students do their SOAP notes, nice souvenirs, first, second, and 3rd year student dropping by and being super friendly and helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"How kind the staff were. Also, how genuine and friendly the students were. The campus was small, but new and modern with many technological advances." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone is at RVUCOM and the strong sense of community. Also, the Dean is from TCOM and is striving to make RVUCOM the top DO school in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of all the students, modern building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are very nice, student body is extremely friendly, we talked to a TON of students. I also liked that there were a lot of HPSP students there since I am considering that path. The different tracks (military, international, etc.) sound great too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly, from the staff to the interviewers to the students who led our tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very warm, nice and friendly at the school. Entire facility has "small town" atmosphere. Students support each other" More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere, the facility, the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is perfect." More from this Member | Report Response

"1.The school is nice because it's brand-new and very technologically advanced. 2. The admissions staff is incredibly nice and warm. 3. The interviewers were stress free and actually kind of fun. 4. Denver is awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly, laid back atmosphere, very nice facilities, great area" More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment was very stress-free and various students stopped by to "chat". The school building itself is fairly large, but there is only one building. The facilities are brand new (and smells new). The labs and classrooms look great. They boasted a lot about the simulators, which is a good thing. The location is rather rural, but close enough to Denver to enjoy the city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is brand new, I can really smell the paint. the technology is great! There's lots of new apartment nearby, and lots of food restaurants just a couple of blocks away. The faculties and students stopped by to answer our questions even though they have exams that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly the admissions office and interviewers were, how friendly every student was, and how relaxed the interview was - it was an easy conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about every faculty member they have (it seemed) stopped by to talk, explain what they do, and offer to answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office, curriculum, new facilities, and happy students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are genuinely happy and well-rounded. The school encourages students to have a life outside of medical school; supportive of families. (They even have a lactation room where you can nurse and watch lectures/ communicate with the instructor in privacy. Also, if you are sick and don't want to cough all over everyone you can use that too.) State of the art facilities & technology! There are huge windows and lots of light everywhere; even in the middle of a snow storm. Teachers/ faculty really care about the students and work hard to prepare students - they organize mandatory shadowing opportunities in the first year! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were beautiful, the school is really committed to the education of their students, everyone was extremely and genuinely nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed environment!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are top of the line, looks like they are securing many potential residency spots. Staff is very friendly, students seem happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy all of the students were. They randomly stopped by throughout the day just to say hi and chat. School in investing huge amounts of money to see to it the students are both happy and successful. Everyone was so nice and friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"How clean and new the school was " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities. The staff. The students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The costumer service was excellent " More from this Member | Report Response

"new school, curriculum is up to date and technology is best you could ask for. students and faculty all very friendly and open." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everybody was " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student body integration, family involved activities for students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly, welcoming people. They have a lot of well-respected doctors/professors on their faculty - looks like it is going to be a very successful school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their admissions office was very very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the staff and students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility was new." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff! They were all so friendly!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Schools facilities are very nice and there is a very laid back feel at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The motivation and committment of the faculty, the extremely friendly and resourceful staff, and as much as I could see of the constructed building." More from this Member | Report Response

"How great the school facility and faculty are!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"As everyone has said the staff and faculty are super nice and its true. They did not seem fake nice either but genuine. The dean and other faculty members also appear to be dedicated to students and really know what they are doing. They all have a lot of experience teaching at other DO schools and i think this school will turn out to be pretty good" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and faculty and their time and attention everyone from the dean on down gave to us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The facilities were very impressive, and the staff was so welcoming and enthusiastic. I was nervous when I walked in, but everyone was so kind and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiasm of faculty and staff. how nice and welcoming everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"How excited everyone was about RVU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic about the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum - Integrative Biomedical modeled after Univ of Colorado's program. Based on the Professor of Anatomy (Dr. Buck), anatomy lab will be of adequate proportion to support 4 (no more) students per dissection tank (at least 30-35 tanks) and that other anatomic/biomedical learning aids will be state-of-the-art (video/hologram/on-site clinical training/lectures). *RVU received provisional accreditation with an unprecedented zero deficiencies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone who I have interacted with at the school is so professional and friendly. We also got to tour the new facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How excited the staff and faculty were. The facilities will be state of the art. How laid back the interview was. I felt like they genuinely wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really has it together." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm and friendliness of all the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was. The faculty, the administrators, the school's curriculum, the new facilities, the location." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is mainly just one building and the facilities are nice but limited" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that half of the lectures are live-streamed from Colorado and half are in person. I know myself and know that I learn best when lectures are in person and I can actually form a relationship with the professor." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing big really- it is kind of in the middle of nowhere suburbia but very close to denver/other surrounding cities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small library" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is new, but very small. It's one building. Majority of lectures are streamed from the CO campus. Campus was eerily quiet and empty on our interview day. Seems like they're still working a lot of kinks out. The dean Dr Park gave us this really long speech about how the UT program is just like CO, "every resource available to a CO student is available to a UT student", etc etc, but it just came across like a forced business pitch to me. I didn't feel that he was truly passionate about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a single, fairly small building. It's on the newer side which helps. I wish the school had an actual cafeteria, but for not having one they do still have a good amount of options if you do get stuck on campus. I also wish the library was more substantial." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little messy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I just wish the interview was longer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only complaint I can think of is that the school does not have an exercise facility affiliated with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's just a lot of sitting around in the admissions office. They could shave an hour or two off the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"They overemphasized the conversational nature of the interview. It was more stressful and challenging than I anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"No government loans, only private loans; not fully accredited." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Im a bit worried about how new the school is and the funding source for the school. However the school is very open about how hard they are working to get students into top notch residencies. As far as the actually interview went, nothing was negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation was a bit depressing. I found out that the loans that the school offers are changing to variable interest rates and that beginning fall 2012, they will no longer be offering a 10% discount to in-state students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was almost too friendly? The other applicants at my interview were mostly a lot older." More from this Member | Report Response

"Elevation headache." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small parking lot, no hot cafeteria" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parker is smaller and mainly composed of housing and businesses...not much opportunity for night life or socialization, but close enough to other cities that a commute wouldn't be bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the interview would have actually been slightly more intimidating-It felt difficult to stand out as much as I would have liked with the questions they asked me." More from this Member | Report Response

"no gov. loans and previous gov. loans are not put on in-school hold." More from this Member | Report Response

"No cafeteria food, no athletic center." More from this Member | Report Response

"We waited a while with little to do while the other interviews were conducted. The other interviewees were friendly and so we chatted, I still would have preferred to spend less time overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"hard to say, overall great experience. I would say that the only negative is the youth of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Federal aid is not offered yet but they do have their own loan options, which is similar to the Federal GrantPlus loans." More from this Member | Report Response

"1.The students seemed to have too much free time on their hands. I was kinda shocked that they were all hanging around the admissions office trying talking to applicants when some had tests later that day. 2. i looked up one of my interviewers to send a thank you note after the interview and found out some "interesting"/shady info about them and their past. Why would they have this person representing the school? 3. Too much controversy. In the future you might have to defend being a DO...and among DOs, youll have to defend going to a for-profit school. 4. No govt-funded loans" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not accredited fully - Private loans ONLY until their first class graduates in 2011! No clinicals set up at this time, although they do sound like they are working very hard to affiliate with local hospitals. I do not expect this to be a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the youth of the university... nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No government financial aid. There are other options though, and they just hired 6 more people to work on getting title IV approved as soon as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school is young so it doesn't have accreditation yet, therefore, government loans will not be available until they are accredited. This will most likely come when they graduate their first student in two years. Also, they did not have their clinical years yet up as yet. Since the classes are so big it is a little unsettling that they will have clinical accommodations easily set up for all students. I think this will take a few years to establish relationships with hospitals throughout CO. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not one thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"financial aid" More from this Member | Report Response

"Huge snow storm in April! :-( I think it is a great school and will give students a fantastic medical education, I do think that they are still working out the kinks since it is so new. Plus they don't really have any research opportunities yet -- but they will." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because it is so new, the facilitiy felt a bit empty (that will probably change some next year); the newness of the school in general in terms of uncertainty for residency BUT that school is working hard to ensure all their students have a spot in a residency program." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of tuition, newness. The fact that they will not mention the for-profit thing at all unless you bring it up (which you shouldn't). Oh and there's no sign outside the building so it can be difficult to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"no federal student loans" More from this Member | Report Response

"After reading some of the interview feedbacks after I thought to say what I think about the school. The negative feedbacks are all correct. The matter of fact is the only people that defend this “tax status” are the people at RVCOM. I have attached a link for a article that was written in JAOA by Dr. Mychaskiw and he sais it best (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/108/8/366). After reading this I will deny my acceptance and hope that you know what you are getting yourself into. Wish you all the best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Martin is a "my way or the high way" kind of administrator. He's willing to listen to requests, but if your break a rule/policy... Also, the financial aid situation. It's one thing to be able to offer private loans. It's another thing to ask for about $38K in tuition, unsubsudized, at 8-10% interest. Maybe if tuition was lower ($25k, for example) it wouldn't be so prohibitive." More from this Member | Report Response

"After reading a lot of NEGATIVE comments from the medical community regarding this school I was hoping that they would offer something that would change my mind, but sadly they failed to deliver. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not established, no fitness center, still needs to undergo a lot of growth and development, no sign indicating it is a MED SCHOOL! And very expensive!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed that it was all about money and that they interview everybody that applies. I got the Caribbean med school feel. I just can not believe that AACOM has allowed an organizational institute and not an educational institute to give out D.O. degrees. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid situation. No federal funding until the first class (class of 2012) graduates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"No Federal financial aid till the first class graduates" More from this Member | Report Response

"No gov. loans. Very real possibility (currently) that CO won't grant a license if you graduate from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"No $$$$ !!! No Federal funding available to the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't have a sign out front which makes it difficult to find. They offer very little information about specifics in their curriculum or possible rotation sites for the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"just the lack of government financial aid" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tomato juice in the fridge although I love it I was afraid I would drink it and it would be stuck to my teeth without time to brush with the products provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing.. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of a lot of waiting time, but there was plenty to keep us entertained." More from this Member | Report Response

"Current lack of federal aid based on the new status of school. As a consolation, RVU board has locked in tuition for the 4 years and they are researching other modes of financing for the first year students. It's likely that federal aid will be available after 2 years through the creation of other planned allied health schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No federal loans. :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of federal student loans" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of federal loans." More from this Member | Report Response

"The room we waited in was so hot!" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There is maybe one bar in St George. No night life, no bars, no breweries!! And very few coffee shops!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To not be so nervous. It truly was a stress-free day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is not as conversational as people say, they have specific questions to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"How conversational the interview would be. Really no work needed to prepare. Just show up, know your app, and be ready to have a good chat." More from this Member | Report Response

"They advertise the interview as really relaxed, but I thought it was a bit harsher. I got in though so who knows." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known the interview would be more traditional (less conversational) than everyone talks about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how pleasant the interview would be. I stressed a bit for no good reason." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew how laid back the interview was. Also I wish that I had researched the different tracks more." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the day is." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a long day. Bring some coffee or something, I was getting really tired towards the end of the day (luckily not until after my interview.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"~90% of interviewees get in" More from this Member | Report Response

"How RELAXED the interview was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"To bring a lot of snacks because lunch was terrible and really unhealthy." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school is very selective on who they interview and that they really work on making it a relaxing and enjoyable experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"how weird/ugly the location was." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have been more prepared for "is there anything you'd like to tell us about yourself". Obvious question of them to ask, I came up with a great response afterwards, as such my response during was mediocre." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview as going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"the hotel provides a free shuttle bus to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That attending the interview would be a waste of time. My interviewers were really impressed with me and told me they were looking for students like me. I got waitlisted and contacted the admissions office and their excuse was that I "didnt have enough upper division science courses". (yes, I have all my pre-reqs but was not a science major) They said that I did well on the interview. UHHH--WHY DID YOU EVEN INTERVIEW ME THEN? Thanks for wasting my time. and so much for everyone being on the "same footing" once you get to the interview. To be completely honest, I probably would have attended this school if it was the only option. However, I'd only recommend it as a last resort." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super Shuttle will get you to the hotel. Second, the Hotel Gold Crown is a very interesting place: it's located on a smaller airport of Denver and apparently doesn't get a ton of business. Don't be alarmed that there is barely anyone there. The staff at the hotel is pretty nice, though. You have the option to have them drive you to the interview and back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch is at the end of interviews and tour for morning interviewers. So make sure you eat breakfast before leaving for school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had researched this school pretty deeply before applying, so nothing was really a surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known they have very high caliber faculty. Some of the professors came from other well established DO programs to help make this program great." More from this Member | Report Response

"How amazing RVUCOM is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tests tend to be weekly." More from this Member | Report Response

"how much I was going to like this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How the medical community sees RVUCOM, that way I would saved my money and trip there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew what I was going into." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because the school is only provisionally accredited for the next few years, you can only apply for private loans. You are not eligible for federal loans (stafford loans, etc). Interest rates are sky high on sallie mae and other private loans." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the “school” doesn’t have a sign" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many people would be interviewing with me" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the whole process was going to be - they really make you feel at home there." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low stress the interview was" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they only rejected ~ 12 interviewees last year. Not sure how I felt about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"The exact location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...got all the info I needed before I arrived" More from this Member | Report Response

"maybe how the school schedule is for the year and their residency plan which is pretty good" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be the last to interview. I had several other people go before me and the wait made me more anxious and nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"i have to think about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing I can think of...their website covers a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the RVU-COM educational model was that of an integrative biomedical model in order to prepare for COMLEX/& USMLE as well as life as a successful physician. In addition, I would have liked to have known more about the excellent rotation sites for clinicals prior to interview so I could have inquired further. Regardless, I obtained this information later. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have a hard hat on by the end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. There were no surprises, other than the fact that we got to watch a DVD of Scrubs (am I the only one who doesn't get that show?)." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"small school. They have "tracks" which you are only eligible for with your grades. The student doctors were late for our tour....awkward...not a good impression. 2K down payment once accepted...yikes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a very fun day, try to relax, be yourself and ask a lot of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"While I wish the campus was bigger, I can definitely see myself going here. Nice area, friendly people, strong curriculum!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I hope I'm accepted. They said that 70-80% of students interviewed will end up being accepted, so if you make it to that point you're pretty much golden." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like this school. The interview day was great overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was conversational and none of the questions seemed out of the ordinary. The interviewers tried to make me feel very comfortable. Denver (which is 20 mins away) is an awesome, amazing city!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was completely positive. Regarding the school's status as new and not yet accredited, the board exam scores speak for themselves. I have no reservations about attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day was very informative. Everyone was very open and answered my questions. The interview was laid back and not intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the school and the curriculum it offers. I can't say whether I will attend or not because I still have more interviews, but it appeared to be a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a really nice interview. The people are lovely and Denver rocks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a good experience. I am very excited to attend this school, despite the finanical aid situation. The lunch was an awesome and very tasty home-cooked meal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Glad I interviewed. Choosing the right school will be a tough decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Give it a chance. The dean is very open about the for-profit aspect of the school. The money is filtered back into the school to make the best "product" possible: Doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really impressive school in terms of the curriculum and the staff. Top of my list now!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is an amazing school. Going into the interview, I had good feelings about the school. Those feelings intensified a thousand times after my visit. This is now my first choice school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is going to be an amazing school in 5 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Greattt lunch :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are excellent. The students are extremely friendly. It is a very new school, with some benefits such as being very technologically advanced, and some negative such as a changing curriculum. There is much hype about this school, read about it before you apply and go. Finally; Colorado is a great place to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers had access to all of my files. They emphasized that they were selective on their interviews, so if they asked you for interview, you had very good chances to get in. The interview was completely conversational. They wanted to get to know the applicants to see if they would be a good fit. They may (?) have been looking more for lack of enthusiasm, lack of desire to stay in Colorado, arrogance, and other weed-out factors where you would not fit in with the school. Otherwise, (in my opinion) they would be happy to give you a shot at their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"loved it, good luck, stay calm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school. very laid-back. work hard and play hard type of mind set." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice school. In another 3-4 years, it would have been toward the top of my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very open about not being accredited and is very willing to help with finances since Rocky Vista isn't eligible for government loans yet. The first graduating class is 2012. They should get it by then. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The hotel I stayed at is ok, not the greatest one but it's only 5 mins drive to the school. If you rented a car from the airport to the hotel then don't sign up for the shuttle 'cause they charge you extra. I only had to pay $59 + tax. if you take their shuttle, it's gonna be $75 + tax. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the basics are were covered. Why DO? Why RVU? What do you think about the health care reform, very open though and not like they were grilling me. They really go over your file that you submitted to them, so study that prior to the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great first two years facilities, opportunities, and teaching tools. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was impressed by the tools they offer their students. This school should not be judged as a incompetent little brother or what ever prejudice is being given to them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall its a good school with great potential. Since its new, faculty seems to be paying lot of attention to students and helping them as much as possible, and make this school a success. Ignore all the haters on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although it is open file - they have your essays and basic information about you - the interviewers do NOT have your grades/coursework or MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't mention the for-profit thing...it seems to be a touchy subject and they will become very defensive and probably hold it against you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't write this school off for being a for profit school. The people involved really do care and want the students to be the best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After reading some of the interview feedbacks after I thought to say what I think about the school. The negative feedbacks are all correct. The matter of fact is the only people that defend this “tax status” are the people at RVCOM. I have attached a link for a article that was written in JAOA by Dr. Mychaskiw and he sais it best (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/108/8/366). After reading this I will deny my acceptance and hope that you know what you are getting yourself into. Wish you all the best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"In 4 years, if the schol can get Title IV loans, this will be a great place to go to school. Right now, it's a financial risk that I would only take if I didn't have other options." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though I still have not denied their offer yet, I will. With all the negativity from the medical community regarding this school I think it will be hard if not impossible to find a good residency. Also they really do not have a financial aid and it is really expensive. Simply you are better of attending another school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleasantly surprised by this school and I honestly would put this school near the top of my list if it weren't for the financial aid situation. I guarantee this school will be very successful in 10 years, I just don't know that I would want to go there NOW. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get accepted to ANY other school go to it. Have Rocky Vista as your last option. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very nervous going into this interview, because it's my second year applying to medical schools and this was my first interview. But, they let us know what our status was in less than a week after our interview, so I was very happy to find out that I was indeed accepted. What a relief!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school was an amazing place with even better faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was pretty nice. But the private loans and the fact that they still are deciding what their tuition will be for the next entering class (and each class there after), worried me some. Really though, with the current state of the economy I can't see myself going to RVU. I have stellar credit, but the interest rate on non-government backed loans could soar. There are other schools out there that aren't facing some of the problems facing RVU- I think I'll stick with one of the proven ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think in 5 - 10 years this will be an excellent school. But I would be hesitant to go there until they gain full accreditation and all the kinks are worked out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, good overall feel, just need to establish themselves which will take time." More from this Member | Report Response

"At this stage, I have seen the buliding inside and out and it is the most impressive facility I have seen out of all of the schools I interviewed at previously. VERY state of the art, great technology, great lecture halls, fantastic anatomy and OMM labs...overall best facility. RVUCOM expects 40+ faculty by the time school starts. The standardized patient rooms, of which there are 20, are built to USMLE/COMLEX specifications. When you walk into your Clinical Skills Exams, it'll be like walking into RVU's patient rooms down to every detail. 3,500 sq. ft. dedicated future research space, pending funding. Anatomy theatre with 3-D and 4-D virtual reality capability once the programs become viable enough to utilize as teaching resources. So much more!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think this school will turn out to be quite good given a few years as it builds a reputation. The staff seems to know what they are doing and their ideas on education are great. The area also is pretty good and since you aren't too far from Denver so you can enjoy a bit of city life too. The stress level was really low and even their staff came in and told us that they are really relaxed and just want to know us a bit better. I would definitely recommend interviewing here. It was my first interview and it was great. Just be yourself and tell them how you feel and i think you'll do fine. They tell you really quickly too about the results. I found out that I got in pretty much 3 days later." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there 15 min early and once the majority of people were there they gave us a brief about what to expect from them from admissions staff and deans. Then a financial aid meeting and finally in the afternoon my interview which was warm and personal more about getting to know me than drilling me to find if I am ''ready''" More from this Member | Report Response

"I walked out of the interview incredibly excited about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very positive.. It was hard to get a good read. Both doctors put me immediately at ease, and it was alot more conversational and more informal than I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience from beginning to end. The interview time of 25 minutes seems a bit short, and I don't feel as if they can get a good idea of who each candidate really is. They are really relaxed and the professors/instructors come talk to you while you are waiting." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a wonderful experience, especially being my first interview. You will not be able to help falling in love with the faculty and staff, the campus, and the area!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed in nature and great faculty candor. Interview provided a positive impression of the curriculum which is designed to facilitate pursuit of medical paths that encompass the entire spectrum of specialties. Lots of clinical opportunities for years 3-4 in the top health systems in the Denver area and greater area. Interview was very informative and it was great to meet and discuss important aspects with the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"From start to finish, a wonderfully positive experience. RVU goes out of the way to make you feel at home and comfortable. The interview was not cut-throat and I feel that I made a genuine connection with the others that were there to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of down time but the waiting room was very comfortable. Lots of snacks and drinks and we got to watch scrubs while we waited. First we met the dean, then we had a financial aid talk, then we talked to the anatomy professor and he talked about the curriculum, then had interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience! The faculty and administration is super. Great curriculum. Well-established rotations and residencies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was very positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very positive. They made a very good impression and were candid and honest about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 58
Faculty member 7
Admissions staff 2
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 61
Neutral 5
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.55 74

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 25
Out of state 48

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 17
2-3 hours 19
4-6 hours 25
7+ hours 11

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 48
Automobile 25
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 19
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 8
$301-$400 14
$401-$500 9
$501+ 9

What airport did you use?

McCarren International Airport

LAS

Southwest

Denver Internatonal

Detroit

Denver Internationl Airport

Denver Int'l

Denver Airport

Denver International Airport

Denver International

COS

Denver

DIA

DEN

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 15
Hotel 33
Home 6
Other 2

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Clarion South

Doubletree Hotel- Denver Tech Center

Extended Stay

Gold Crown Hotel

Hampton Inn, Parker

Hampton?

Homestead - in Littleton

Hotel Gold Crown

Hotel Gold Crown (book with orbitz or hotel.com)

No

Ramada Engledwood/Denver South

Red lion

Red Lion

SpringHill Suites

Super 8

Wingate

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Clarion South

Doubletree Hotel- Denver Tech Center

Extended Stay

Gold Crown Hotel

Hampton Inn, Parker

Hampton?

Homestead - in Littleton

Hotel Gold Crown

Hotel Gold Crown (book with orbitz or hotel.com)

No

Ramada Engledwood/Denver South

Red lion

Red Lion

SpringHill Suites

Super 8

Wingate

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.26 72

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.45 77

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 76

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.24 76

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.78 76

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 66

0 = low, 10 = high

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

// Individual Responses //

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

Browse Individual Responses

// Share //

// Other Schools //