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  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medi
  • Podiatry School
  • North Chicago
Individual Feedback 3 65 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 58
Negatively 5
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.48 63

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.52 65

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.75 65

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 3
15 minutes 3
20 minutes 17
25 minutes 13
30 minutes 19
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 64
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 53
In a group 11

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 63
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.67 64

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

"Tell me why your MCAT score doesn’t correlate with your GPA." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a patient experience during your shadowing that stood out to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you talk about any current events?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x and y grades. Explain and dips in your academics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a difficult decision you had to make and how you came up with that decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not MD/DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Speak about a current event for a minute" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your "Ah-ha" moment with podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What leadership roles have you taken in your life?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses and how do you plan to work on it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain GPA/MCAT discrepancy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your ah-ha moment for podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose podiatric medicine over osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to class of 2017?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You worked at the coroner's office for a year, why not apply for our Pathologist assistant program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your average class size? wold you be able to handle being in a class of 200+ students? (I come from a small private university)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in Podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't accepted into podiatry school but were accepted into allopathic school, what would you specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why doesn't your GPA match your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Normal questions on grades, healthcare experience, shadowing, why podiatry, and why Scholl." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry and why Scholl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? What kind of shadowing experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you taken any upper level biology courses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened in that made you so motivated for podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you taken any upper division Biology courses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect your day to be like as a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you pursuing dental school also? Answer was no." More from this Member | Report Response

"How was the shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this grade." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What classes are you taking next semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you work so many jobs and tell me about these jobs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why scholl" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Scholl/Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your current employer think about you becoming a podiatrist? (I work in ortho)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a current even either local or worldwide." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened to this grade:x ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your best quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you think you would struggle with if you came to Scholl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a follow up to my current event questions answer as to why I said "it is obvious I am X religion" because i had said that in my answer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a current event that interests you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your MCAT scores to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What kind of difficulties have you overcome?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the podiatrists that you shadowed, who did you like best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing with your gap year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you raise your MCAT score the second time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you have to retake "so-and-so" class? How has retaking that class helped you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of a podiatrist in community health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself as a people person and a leader" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you ready for a medical school curriculum/work load?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Scholl? How will you keep up with the rigorous curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What interests do you have outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry and why Scholl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you attempted dentistry? (due to my DAT scores)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of podiatry are you most interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your experience with retail sales/management relate to your career in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When are you taking the MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about diabetes and how it affects podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready for a long road?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did I first here about podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you into podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What courses are u taking now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain what kind of college I'm in now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extracurricular activities...Hobbies..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your experiences with podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your interests outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel that you will be successful practicing podiatry medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities can you bring into the healthcare field?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why podiatry and why Scholl podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do i do to destress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about our curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose to apply to Scholl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one moment that made you realize that podiatry is what you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have been out of school for a while, how do you think you will do? Will you commit to not working?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How is your work ethic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your community service" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be able to keep up with this rigors of this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with your MCAT and GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why podiatry/Scholl" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel you would adjust to living here?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How would you add to the diversity of the school?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study abroad experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one difficulty you have overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give us a scenario where someone blamed you for something you didn't do. What did you do during that scenario?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage your time in your undergrad by being involved in ec's and still getting good grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any questions for us (I had two prepared)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was it like shadowing 2 very prominent podiatrists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you utilize your undergraduate and masters degree with podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to make the interview go longer than 6 minutes, which was kinda weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Asked questions about my application (work exp, MCAT score, college grades, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which bio classes have you taken? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What activites do you do outside of school and work and research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you considered the DMP/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT? What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to Peru?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you take any anatomy or physiology classes in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my MCATS reflect about myself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Shadowing experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry and no longer dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your outside interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite anatomy author?" More from this Member | Report Response

"According to your transcripts you are a very good student, do you see yourself being able to perform that well here? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

"What do i do to destress" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A - The interviewers literally only asked 2-3 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"There really weren't any interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time someone of authority criticized you and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a current event" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your mother (an RN) think about podiatry and podiatrists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What news story from the past two weeks most interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a current event that interests you." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are an intern and your chief resident criticizes everything you do, how would you handle the situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a current event that interests you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a program?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Can you speak to us for 1 minute on a current event? It can be about anything."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about a time someone yelled at you, perhaps because you had made a mistake, and how you resolved the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you juggle your academic responsibilities and your extracurricular responsibilities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you learned in college that you didn't know in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of a podiatrist in community health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you stand out as an individual?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You were in a sorority at your undergrad, were you involved with or in charge of the study hall" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you take from your research/work experience into your future as a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I picked my major (I was a non-science major)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was more of a chat than an Interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of podiatry are you most interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to handle the weather?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't work in healthcare, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else are you interviewing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry because your file shows that you're interested in Dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has podiatry impacted your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was asked some indepth questions about particular sections of my MCAT and why some where higher than others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry, why not MD" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were asked. We basically chatted about my information." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your work in the healthcare field will help you as a podiatric physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your extracurricular activity involvement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing you wouldn't expect to be asked on an interview, more so I think the questions were phrased to determine my interest in podiatry rather then my qualification to attend" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my activities were outside of school? (I didn't expect this because I didn't think they cared)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked questions (interviewed by the Dean). Instead, I was told about the school and how much money they had." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain the Cs in orgo" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about our curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could handle podiatry school? (content from my personal essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"To discuss grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a current event." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is this grade low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you suggest staying organized in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a service event that solidified your decision to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Speak more about your research ambitions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a difficulty you have faced and how have you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I always think it's hard to find a weakness about yourself and elaborate on it, so I would have to say: "What is one weakness that you have and how are you working on it?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetically, as a 1st year resident, your physician asks you to do a procedure that is not like what you learned in school, what do you do? Do you inform the attending?" More from this Member | Report Response

"situational question, but it wasn't being graded anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were too difficult. Probably, what can you personally bring to Scholl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learned in college that you didn't know in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of a podiatrist in community health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why specialize in the foot? Why not specialize in anohter area of the body? (Basically asking me why do you want to be a podiatrist over an allopathic or osteopathic physician?)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does your MCAT not coorelate with your grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"More conversation-based, so not anything out of the blue" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were standard; it was more like a conversation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"You applied to many MD programs, why would you pick podiatry over them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you dislike about shadowing Dr.-?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will happen with the masters program that you are currently enrolled in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the subtalar joint?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what Dr. Lowell Weil Sr. is responsible for? (I shadowed him)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not Dental? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite college course and why....it's not that it was very difficult, it's just that it though me off a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which pizza I liked the best at my undergrad...i knew he wanted me to answer a specific place!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just backing up my grades and school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the current scope of practice in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What my activites were outside of school? (I study a lot, and study anatomy for fun so I wasn't sure how to answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked questions (interviewed by the Dean). Instead, I was told about the school and how much money they had." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tried to anticipate the majority of the questions beforehand. http://blog.tavorro.com/sample-podiatry-school-interview-questions/" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the SDN interview feedback and at lunch, the current students prepped us for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through interview feedback and came up with answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review personal statement and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over the Interview Feedback questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, AACPMAS book, webiste" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and also read up about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and I already had 2 interviews prior at other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over everything TheRealScholl wrote in the Q & A thread on Scholl in the pre pod section of sdn. Looked at sdn interview feedback, read up on how to work a panel interview, looked at APMA vision 2015, looked up information on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview questions, researched the school, and spoke with students who have interviewed there or attend Scholl." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read SDN interview feedback. Mock interview with family members. Relaxed. Tried to stay positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN interview feedback, reviewed my application, and anticipated questions ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application and anticipated questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced mock interviews, read over application, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my app, looked at the website, poked around on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, read over my personal statement, and asked doctors I work with their opinions on certain aspects of podiatry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over resume, research papers, and read over some of the school's information online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviews my file, SDN, good night sleep and not to prepare answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to podiatrists and thought about what types of questions would be asked and preparing general answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my submitted app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website, reviewed personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review of application, research of school and it's programs and research" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, personal statement, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, reviewed my personal statement, resume, essays, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read application, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice at home with mom and reading over my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU and Temple" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over different answers to "Why Podiatry"." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had mock interviews with my family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over common interview questions, why podiatry? What got you into podiatry? Reviewed my essay and activites. i printed up my courses I am currently taking and ones I plan on taking next semester (he really appreciated it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know yourself and your information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced sample med school interview ?'s and researched Scholl's webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scholl webiste, Memorized personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had my friends conduct mock interviews and give me feed back." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read medical school interview questions that I found on google, and was prepared to answer why I wanted to be a Podiatrist and why I choose that school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up information on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself and look into why you want to do this. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The charisma of the admissions staff and the appreciation they showed us for traveling to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was so nice and so welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice, and the student ambassadors and admissions staff created a very welcoming environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, faculty and students are super nice and enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff take their interprofessional and teamwork motto to heart. Plus they all made sure us candidates stayed relaxed throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is nice looking and they discuss research opportunities heavily." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of the professors" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and faculty are so nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of clerkships/externships Scholl offers; anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty, students and environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school promotes interprofessionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was extremely nice and accommodating. The tour was great and the students were enthusiastic. One of the students went to the same undergrad and requested to give my tour for that reason, so that was pretty cool. Very nice facilities and great environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and how nice everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"the organization of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very helpful and nice. The Facilities are very nice. The clinic is very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is amazing and the facility seemed great. The anatomy lab is bigger than any other program I have seen yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with the facilities, friendliness of the staff and level of involvement, and the fostering of interprofessional cooperation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The gait lab, the classrooms, the facilities, and the opportunity for research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, Teacher Open Door Policy, Dean's information session" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were amazing, student housing on campus, the student ambassadors were great, awesome cafeteria." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing. Everything was new and looked great. The staff was also super friendly and the cafeteria had anything you could imagine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility, number of podiatric rotations students need to complete, great faculty, curriculum and research opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the students, the anatomy lab, the library, the gym... everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus was nice, everybody was soooo unbelievably nice. they tried to make the interview as stress free as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The opportunities and education of being a clinician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The on campus housing. Huge parking lot. Sharing classes with MDs, PAs, PTs, etc. Awesome anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Open door policy. Speaking with the Dean at start of the day. Classes in conjunction with students from other programs. Friendliness of admissions staff and faculty. Openness of students giving tour. History of academic success to prepare you for your future. Opportunities for leadership, social activities, and community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour, the facilities, and the friendliness of staff and students. The student ambassadors seemed really honest and genuine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were so friendly and inviting" More from this Member | Report Response

"tech friendly campus, campus/library/gym all 24 hours unlike some other schools, ambassadors and other students were very knowledgable and friendly, new curriculum, proximity to Chicago, convienient on campus housing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very High-Tech campus, friendly student relations, great location (well, its great if you like being away from the city), and access to Chicago if I wanted to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, Positive Relationship between Professors and Students, DPM students and other health profession students, friendliness of admissions and students, larger library than most schools, gym, good food, materials ava online. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone in admissions was very enthusiastic and did not talk down about other pod schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the people, the cirriculum and the intertwined aspects of medicine being taught at the same location. It gives you a real world experience, not just a strictly narrow minded medical degree." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are top-notch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very nice, as were the people. I like that facilities are shared with the med students, and that Scholl has inter-disciplinary health professional teams. I was really impressed by the state-of-the-art technology that the school used in instruction (slides scanned in, complete dissection videos)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent facilities! Great Anatomy lab and its resources!! Library is awesome as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Easy to talk to faculty, nice facilities, students that we met were fun and easy-going" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tje friendliness and openess of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"How approachable the faculty are and also the enthusiasm of the student ambassadors. The school also has some nice toys (imaging tools, etc.). The interviewer must have asked me at least 8 or 9 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities were great, but you have to share with the MD students... which I found out later that the MD students get priority over everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy facilities, research opps, student ambassadors, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice school and my tour guide was very enthusiastic. Only problem I had was my interview was during winter break so I didn't get to talk with any students besides my tour guide. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact all the students spoke to one another, the integrated curriculum with the med school, and the facilites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good facilities, linked with other programs (MD etc.), hospital rotations include Cook County hospital; one of Chicago's major hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites are great! The school is in a nice area but it is rural. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Kimberly Young! she prepaired us before we went in and she was a driving force in the postive." More from this Member | Report Response

"He knew the podiatrists I shadowed. She went to Scholl, and he knew her and her family very well. She graduated over 10 years ago, I was very impressed. He even knew her graduation year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy Lab, Faculty member and couteous Admission's Staff and friendly students." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Their advanced facilities and the professors seemed to actually care a lot about the progress and sucess of their students" More from this Member | Report Response

"very friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The comradary amound the students was the best Ive seen next to the Pod school in Des Moines." More from this Member | Report Response

"The person who interviewed me was very honest with the other schools that were competitive with Scholl, and very honest on what programs I should completely disregard. The interviewer even provided reasons." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculties and students there were all excited about the profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent facilities Tons of successful alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice staff, new facilites, and curriculm. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Little to no mention of financial aid details that are vital to the economic success of podiatry students." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my faculty interviewers was unnecessarily negative and rude during my interview. She also looked unprepared and was shuffling through my file looking for questions to ask me." More from this Member | Report Response

"They spoke that there is a great partnership with MD students but the DPM students did not really agree with this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility seemed somewhat outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really impressed me negatively. If I had to say anything though, the library was a little smaller than I thought it would be. However I wouldn't necessarily say it had a negative impact." More from this Member | Report Response

"The large class sizes (up to 300) and the location of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some students seemed unfriendly and snobby." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinic was very slow when we went there. But, I guess as you enter into the clinic you want a smaller volume initially for learning purposes." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 3 patients at the clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The builidings were a little old, but that is seriously it. I was really impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area right around the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"North Chicago isn't exactly the most exciting town, nor is the campus the most beautiful place I've ever visited. Other than that, however, I can't think of anything negative to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab looked dated, anatomy and histology (?) programs could only be accessed on campus or in the student apartments " More from this Member | Report Response

"I found the lack of interest on the part of my interviewer to be somewhat of a negative outlook. If my interview, the one who is trying to get a feel for me before entering the school, doesn't show interest... what are the other professors like? Are they the same as he/she was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather. Anatomy with 200 other MD students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When I walked into the building I was lost and a student asked where I was going. I told him and he proceeded to tell me this was a better school than another I was interviewing at. Just hit me as odd to be the first person I talked, but he was just a student, not representative of the admission committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"The proximity to Chicago and the fact that the METRA sucks." More from this Member | Report Response

"The length of the whole interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was freezingly cold!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location: it's close to a bad side of town from what I hear, and it's a bit far from downtown." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic is still heavy after 8:30am" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer (prof.) asked where else I was interviewing and then told me negative things about those schools and how much Scholl is better... did not rub me the right way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't able to talk to any students" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Not as integrated with MD students as DMU is with DO students. Remember North Chicago is NOT Chicago. In fact, it is a 45 minute drive to the city on an outstanding traffic day." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer scared the crap out of me as in he looked very intimidating...but he turned out to be easy going." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer didnt read my file beforehand. This did take some pressure off though." More from this Member | Report Response

"none that i think." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of small." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all positive but it was a very LONG day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty member I interviewed with was very coarse, flippantly reviewed my file during the interview, and seemed overall disinterested. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is an boring burb about 45 minutes from Chicago. Not to say there are lack of patients to be seen during clinical or that the facility wasn't very good, but just nothing there entertainment wise." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was forever!!! I did get in on my interview date, but if I hadn't and ended up not getting in I would have been annoyed with how much time I wasted walking around the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"All they talked about was money. If you can't get a residency we've got money for a "residency genesis" program. This does not speak well for your curriculum. One the tour they had grades posted on a board and the a majority of the class had failed the last three tests. The accept you on the spot. They don't even wait to see if more qualified applicants exist. The gave scholarships to everyone. One of the other interviewers with a low GPA and MCAT score (he admitted his stats to me) not only was accepted he got a scholarship. Do they have no standards? Cost of living is high. Great new facilities but they left the amazing clinic in downtown Chicago for the suburbs. Big mistake! Average boards scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The structure of interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"if the earliest interview date is far way, you can call and request an earlier one and they will put you on a waiting list in case anyone cancels" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers would ONLY be concerned about my grades. Although openly I addressed issues in my academic history, one interviewer kept going back to this issue multiple times during the interview. Did not seem at all interested in learning about my interest in podiatry or anything other than grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothign" More from this Member | Report Response

"That traveling, hotel, cab rides were going to be a nightmare. I would have better planned the trip." More from this Member | Report Response

"What time the interview was going to end." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers would have my file open right there looking through it while I'm in the room." More from this Member | Report Response

"No financial aid presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"more about the specific of dual degree programs so i could ask more valuable questions on the matter" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"That the metra is a lot cheaper than a taxi." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to waste my time interviewing anywhere other than Scholl! I was accepted and am attending next year!" More from this Member | Report Response

"i noticed while i was waiting to be interviewed that my pants were a little short. wish i had known that before." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed and easy. no difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How in detail they get into your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview and entire interview day is very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"How stress-free the interview actually was." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was much more laid back than I thought it would be. There was no need to stress over it. It was more about "why you should attend Scholl", not "why should we acccept you" (although that was obviously addressed)." More from this Member | Report Response

"eat a bigger breakfast-we had lunch pretty late" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the whole interview process was so relaxed. I know you read that a lot on the interview feedbacks, but its true. Also, I would like to have known my interviewer might act like he/she did. Took me somewhat by surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch is around 12:45, should've prepared a snack. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When they say arrive by 9:30am, you should be there around 9:00am in actuality. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That med students were interviewing at the same time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though the students work hard, they are also more "active" and fun than a lot of students from MD programs, with lots of social events and intramural sports. Freaking crazy drivers, I felt like I was going to die on my shuttle trip from the airport to my hotel, the guy was going 80 on the shoulder!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were first thing in the morning. It was so nice to have it out of the way and to be able to enjoy the tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not really close to Chicago, rather a very boring burb" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was missing in my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic was recently renovated." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"To have eaten something first because it took a while before we went to lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"To order the turkey melt at lunch. it looked sooo good!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The traffic on the road. it was too heavy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew more of their process. That is what I am trying to help you with here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is not downtown but actually in the suburbs (45 min North of downtown area)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I only wish I didnt waste me time with all the other schools except the Philly school. That was the only other school I would consider." More from this Member | Report Response

"The my interview would be shorter, 20ish minutes. I totally though there were at least a half hour to an hour long, so I thought I might have done something wrong." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have know that they have low standards." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview would be." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are pros and cons to having the interview at the end of the day. I would prefer getting it over with earlier so that we could relax for the remainder of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Schedule the interview at the beginning of the day, not at the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was okay but I did not feel strongly connected to the students or program. It was one of my first interviews and was good practice. The cafeteria was nice and they had sushi at the time. I left the interview knowing that I would not attend this school if accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is so nice, updated, and the people are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved this school and interview day really helped make my decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only suggestion is to start and end the day a couple hours earlier. It makes it easier on those trying to make it to a flight, and keeps us out of rush hour traffic." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, interview persuaded me to end up going there in the fall" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has adopted a vision of fostering interprofessional cooperation and has classes that allows different healthcare professions to interact and have cross talk. I believe this is a wonderful step that will lead to a more holistic approach to medicine and result in better care for patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great day but we had to wait a long time for interviews which were at the end of the day and then some people had to wait 40 minutes to an hour while doing nothing for their interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school. Very beautiful and the interview was pleasant. Come prepared and relaxed. The day is quite fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Personally, I think Scholl is the best podiatry out there. Solid pre-clinical curriculum and a lot more rotation opportunities compared to any other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"really great first interview. hopefully it'll be my last as i found out if i got accepted soon!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and a very relaxed interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax and be yourself. The interviewers don't try to trip you up with their questions - very informal. Also, we ate around 12:15 so plan breakfast accordingly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great experience. Highly recommended school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the whole interview was good. I was impressed by the campus itself, the students themselves, and the atmosphere in which I could possibly be learning in the future. I would recommend this school to others looking at Scholl as a possibilty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, academically and socially. Great impression of the professors and the atmosphere of the students seemed like they were chill but also hardworking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed and more of a conversation. Just be prepared to elaborate on your answers, but also to give a willing and listening ear." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simply and easy interviews. You arent looked down upon or anything. Interviews are laid back, so just relax and be yourself. IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT: (even Canada). Please submit your transcript to WES ASAP. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mandy, the recruiting director, was wonderful; very nice and approachable. Everyone from the staff to the doctors to the students were very friendly and approachable. My interviewer seemed somewhat intimidating, but he put me at ease during the interview. Just be friendly and be yourself and you'll do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just be yourself. They normally look at your upper level classes and put a lot of emphasis on the grades there! Make sure you have explanation for anything unusual on the trascripts/application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, one of the least stressful interviews I've had, with very easy and friendly faculty. The tour showed most of campus, including clinical and academic facilities, but not student housing. Free lunch =D" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started with group introduction to the recruiting director and the dean of students, interviews, tour of clinic and grounds by recruiting director, tours by 2nd year students, lunch, and then a wrap up session with admissions. They seem to try to make it as least stressful as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was excepted that day, however the interviewer seemed to second guess everything I said then put down all the other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"great experience. the interview was relaxed and more of a conversation. loved the tour of the facilities by the student ambassadors. they were very willing to share information and make you feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview experience was good. This was my first interview so I can't compare it to anything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good, my interviewer made the session seem more like a talk rather than question and answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started off with Mandy going over the curriculum. We had the interview at 10:30am. My interviewer was cool but was intimidating at first. I didnt know how well I did from that interview so I was surprised later when I was told that the committee met while I was touring the campus and I was accepted with a scholarship. Now it is hard for me to choose between this school or Temple where I was also accepted. Both have great qualities to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very encouraging and the school is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went into a room with admin person and talked about the history of Scholl and RFU, also talked about the curriculum. Had the interview, was very relaxed. There were 3 applicants and we each got a different interviewer. After that, we talked to someone in the CLEAR program. Then went on a short tour of the grounds. Got back and went on a tour in the main buildings with 2 students. Had lunch. Went back to see the admin person, and she talked with us to tell us where we stand with Scholl. I thought that was nice to let us know in person what they think your chances are. Honesty, liked that." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a normal interview with regular questions. Nothing suprising." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, positive. I only wish I knew my status sooner. It will be almost a month until I know. I think they meet once a month." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with Scholl's interview process compared to the other interviews I had already attended." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically, just knowing why I wanted to be a DPM made me very prepared for the interview. Of course this inheiriently (sp?) involves knowing what being a DPM intails and that of course prepares you for other questions. Basically, if you can show you want to be there, they will accept you. Everyone that interviewed with me was told at the end of the day that they were accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was good. A little long, but I really liked the people I met and fell in love with the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the school. The student tour guide was talking smach about fellow students and faculty. The interview was nothing of the sort. The bragged about how great they are in my opinion podiatric medicine was left them behind. The school was great. The key word is was." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 54
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 3
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 56
Neutral 4
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.02 61

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 12
Out of state 49

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 11
2-3 hours 12
4-6 hours 21
7+ hours 17

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 26
Automobile 35
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 15
$101-$200 13
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 12
$401-$500 4
$501+ 10

What airport did you use?

O’Hare

Chicago O'Hare

Midway

O'Hare International Airport

Chicago O'hare International Airport

O'Hare

Chicago- O'Hare

n/a

ORD

MDW

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 7
Hotel 39
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard at the Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott in Waukegan

courtyard Marriott

Courtyard Marriott

Holiday Inn - Gurnee

Holiday Inn Express - Waukegan

Hyatt. I usually have pleasant experiences but this specific hotel was terrible. It was also 30 minutes away from the school and a $75 cab ride.

Marriott Courtyard Waukegan/Gurnee

No

Sleep Inn

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Courtyard at the Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott in Waukegan

courtyard Marriott

Courtyard Marriott

Holiday Inn - Gurnee

Holiday Inn Express - Waukegan

Hyatt. I usually have pleasant experiences but this specific hotel was terrible. It was also 30 minutes away from the school and a $75 cab ride.

Marriott Courtyard Waukegan/Gurnee

No

Sleep Inn

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.74 65

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.17 64

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.27 64

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 38

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.45 38

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 37

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Schedule the interviews for the beginning of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of a weird wrap-up for the day, so maybe be clearer about if the day is over." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start the day earlier so you can end earlier." More from this Member | Report Response

"Start the day earlier and include financial aid into the welcome presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you all are doing. Great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please notify students about their interview invites and interview dates as well as acceptances faster!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to get back to students sooner about interview invites, verification and acceptances/rejections." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send another confirmation email a day or two before the interview to remind people of the time and place to report." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide more material to the interviewees. For example, school statistics, opportunities, class schedule, and the likes in a small magazine/pamphlet." More from this Member | Report Response

"The best admission office and staff among all podiatry school. (I've been to all)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they answered every question that I had, and even the ones i wouldn't have thought of on my own" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would appreciate having an interviewer that reviewed my file a bit more in debth before he/she beg" More from this Member | Report Response

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