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University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1978
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 124
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University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Biddeford
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 177 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $52,690
  • Non - Resident Tuition $52,690
  • Application Fee $55
  • AVG MCAT 503
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 62.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • 11 Hills Beach Road
  • Biddeford 04005
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is dedicated to the improvement of life through the education of osteopathic physicians, research and service. The College emphasizes health, healing and primary care for the people of New England and the nation.

Curriculum

The UNECOM curriculum focuses on three areas of excellence: primary care, osteopathic principles and practices, and geriatrics. The approach is one of progressive acquisition of knowledge, attitude and skills throughout the four years. The modified systems-based curriculum begins with a focus on developing a solid preparation in the basic sciences and an exposure to the physician-patient relationship through early clinical experiences. A cadre of practicing clinicians and basic scientists, who bring the real world into the classroom, teach the systems based modules of the second year curriculum. Clinical skills are enhanced from the beginning with community placements and practice with simulated patients.

Facilities

The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences provides a significant focus for the University. Located at the center of campus, this three-story building houses numerous laboratories and lecture halls, many used by the College of Osteopathic Medicine. This Center brings the University to the national forefront of health and life sciences education. Its gross anatomy lab is used by medical and health professions students, and its fresh tissue laboratory is one of the most advanced facilities in the world. The Sanford F. Petts University Health Center is the base clinical facility for University Health Care. At that location clinical faculty and staff provide expanded health and preventive care services to the University`s students, faculty, staff, and their dependents, as well as the community at large. It is a focal point for collaboration among the different health care disciplines at the University, including osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and the physician assistant program.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 147
Negatively 14
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.86 175

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 129

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You gave results very quickly, keep it up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reconsider your interviewers or possibly offer 2 interviews per candidate so some of us don't get stuck with 1 pair as our only voice during adcom meetings." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Arrange group tour at once, have a better presentation room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Liked the free UNE tote bag given to interviewees!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very pleasant and nice to speak with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have an online protal, beyond secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be so awkward on the phone...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide students more information on financial aid/costs. make the powerpoint presentation about the school available to students outside of that initial greeting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't require a $500 non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks of acceptance" More from this Member | Report Response

"have more activities or interactions with students besides tour. Perhaps a brief intro to OMM techni" More from this Member | Report Response

"it would be helpful to know the interviewers in advance, and to indicate when the adcom meets so you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not have 1st yrs to talk to us. At this point they've been in school 5 months. Give us 2nd or 3rd" More from this Member | Report Response

"Show the students more of the beautiful campus in the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"More of a formal interview process. I wish it had been structured and had a presentation on financi" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please slow down the slide switching in the slide show. Give us enough time to read all the info. o" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Looking at the healthcare compared to Ireland, what is one thing that you think could be brought back to the US? (I studied abroad in Ireland)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to pursue a different profession what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last meaningful book you read, and why was it meaningful to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you worked in a team and what you liked about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see your stats are kinda s****, what's your biggest weakness going to be going into medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you de-stress or relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would family and friend's describe you at your most stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us more about why you want to do osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are a re-applicant, what changes did you make for this application cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you were not accepted this year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your experience as a bartender (I was a bartender my sophomore year of undergrad) and what you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we select you over other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what leadership experiences have you had" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you realize you wanted to practice osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I have a nearby support group if I went there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient asked for a prescription for antibiotics for her brother who doesn't have healthcare, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why become a doctor and not mid-level provider?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you smelled alcohol on a colleague's breath during internship or something like that" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the biggest problems you have with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What where your MCAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any specific questions, it was more like a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your marathon time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about "Environmental Perspectives of the Cherokee Nation" (undergrad course)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your interest in social justice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Open file, they know everything about you... be ready to answer questions about your academic/research/employment life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain low undergrad GPA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? (I'm a career changer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked about obscure undergrad course work...specifically literature courses (i.e. Canadian Lit, Literary Theory, Jung and Grim's Fairy Tales, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your conversations with physicians affected your decision to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect to get out of a career as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You were a music major, how/why did you decide on medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Every question was specific to my file, they really wanted to get to know me as a person and see if I would be a good fit at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is one thing I would change on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal questions relating to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do last summer/hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you watch Grey's anatomy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what brings you here to UNECOM and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic over allopathic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UNECOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with lack of sleep?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you prepared for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and why UNECOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about OMM? DO? why UNECOM? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you take the MCAT 4 times" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has led you to the D.O. path?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How did you become familiar with osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you find out about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How'd you learn about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your masters thesis on biomaterials and tissue engineering." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will be your biggest challenge in Med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your Mom would say was you best and worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of your undergrad? Did you enjoy your time there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What non-science activities/hobbies do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you've done research about our school, why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Please explain what in your life, since third grade, has made you who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of extraneous measures to prolong life in the elderly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself since grammar school, and significant events that have led you to where you are. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would an english major want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the influential life events and people that has happened to you from grammar school on that has led you here today" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take Buddhist Thought, what did you learn, and how has it changed your perception, personality, or life outlook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Starting with grade three, take me through all the events in your life that have developed you into the person I see here today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your life from grammar school on, we'll go from there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think a major strength and weakness of yours are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how old were u when u realized u wanted to be a do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where i work" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you find out about Osteopathic med. and why do you want to pursue a degree in this field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician do you want to be?? (seemed to be glad that I didnt give one definitive answer..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to describe osteopathic medicine to someone what would you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you like to incorporate research into your career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your experience with Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more like a conversation. I got asked very generic questions. Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your mother's pediatrician...how was that growing up? Do you want to be a pediatrician, too?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role of Osteopathic Physicians in Future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"above for interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO? Have you shadowed a DO? Do you know any DO's? Etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us what you know about the osteopathic field." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"See Above Question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about osteopathy appeals to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience since elementary or high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MY interviewer talked about his personal opinions instead of asking me what I thought. I found that very frustrating since he is suppose to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me all that has happened to you and who has influenced your life since grade three." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the one listed above. All other questions stemmed from what I had to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"Trace the important events and shaping influences in your life from 3rd grade forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your family background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what you have been doing since you last interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you want to be a Doctor? What do you know about Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what brought you to want to be a physician?" 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

"Extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What brings you to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. when you have a father who is an M.D.? (this was phrased in a not so polite manner though)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Internship/osteopathic experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your journey in life that led you to DO school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been treated by a DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked if I were excepted to every school I applied to (11 MD and DO) how I would decide." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the questions above... Have you heard from other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specifics on my current job, overseas experience.. they do really just want to get to know who you are and what you've been up to." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked questions about certain classes that I took. It wasn't done in a bad way, they were just curious about certain classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot about my time in the ER and ambulance. "Tell me about your time..." "What patients influenced you the most"... Then the usual, "Why UNECOM" "Why osteopathic medicine" "Why a doctor"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. They are very big on just getting to know you as a person during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic Questions: Why a doctor? (didn't hear the Why DO one)/Why hear?/What speciality? / Hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything about yourself you would like me to convey to the admissions commitee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about a class I had called race, gender, and sexuality...just curious as to what it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"-If you were to go to Berlin with someone who had never been there before, where would you take them, and why? (I have never actually BEEN to Berlin, but I'd probably go to Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburger Tor, and then to get some good German chow.) -Would you consider a 5-year program if necessary to complete your degree? (Of course, if it were necessary.) -Are there German Mormons? (There certainly are.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple of questions about college activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"During your EMT experience, what situation left a lasting impression?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think that your job as a phlebotomist will help you be a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take casino management last semester ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why would you leave your permanent full-time job at the FDA to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you know about Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. What made you decide to pursue medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did your MCATS improve so much from April to August." More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Have I ever seen a Dr. (whether in shadowing/or at my job) do something I didn't think was necessarily right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting. very general" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose not to pursue research and get a Ph.D?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider X-EMS experience to be a form of public health" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on marijuana use for pain control?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What animal would you describe yourself as ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what specialty" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question about my answer to a secondary prompt. Something about what I learned about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How did you react to past failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your fluency in your native language" More from this Member | Report Response

"none especially interesting that I remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react in this situation? (Ethical Question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if I couldn't get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of any particularly interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were writing your obituary what would you want to be remembered for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UNE? (I am from Texas.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of things are you interested in under the science fiction and fantasy genres?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Questions (if someone's brother needs antibiotics would you prescribe them?)" More from this Member | Report Response

""What's your marathon time" really threw me. It was a good ice breaker, and completely unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about "Environmental Perspectives of the Cherokee Nation" (undergrad course)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was _________ (specific class) all about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do the cold water currents originate in South America? (I'M SERIOUS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How were you able to volunteer in a clinic in ______ without coming home and crying every night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax? Have your parents pressured you into medicine (told them both are in health care)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about how past as a teacher would help as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about a few of my file-specifics." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe the difference between Russian syntax and that of the Romance languages you've studied (as we were discussing which languages I took in college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing after you have completed school and residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you watch grey's anatomy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the biggest challenge you will face in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothin', really." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your twin brother (or any other family member) describe you in the context of becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite ice cream flavor (Because I spent a summer scooping ice cream)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were pretty typical? But I was asked what I think of global warming..." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were pretty generic, none particularly interesting. It really was just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your grate-grandmother really was a pediatric sergeant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class would you say has prepared you best for medical school? for becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why don't you take off your jacket, relax a little bit, and....(insert question here). An interesting interview technique I hadn't encountered yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem like a very calm person. Do you think people who know you well would describe you as calm? What gets you worked up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions since they were very personal, unlike any of the other interviews I previously had. They did not really ask me much about my application, since they already knew all those answers, but rather tried to get to know other aspects of who I am." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think is the most prevalent problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about OMM techniques?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you volunteered on ______ clinic and had a lot of patient contact. Was this depressing b/c the outcome/prognosis for ______ patients is not always the greatest? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music I liked best." More from this Member | Report Response

"What impresses you about UNECOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you call in a case of an emergency/crisis/celebration? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does my parents think about me applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your MCAT scores were low, so how do you know you will succeed in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think I was asked anything interesting, unfortunately. I was hoping for an opportunity to get personal, but the questions were a bit flat; not at all creative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers seemed to want to get to know me verses quiz me or try and stress me out. Questions and answers were elevated to conversations...very pleasant!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can apply osteopathic princiles and practices to a pediatric medical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting question that you have been asked at other medical school interviews and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your connection with your country of birth? (linked to a previous answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you become a professional golf caddie? (I was one in high school and college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We know why you want to be a doctor. What has made you who you were- name life influences since grade 3." More from this Member | Report Response

"This question wasn't out of the blue, and it stemmed from a line of conversation we were having about nursing homes, and death: "What do you think of extraneous measures to prolong life in the elderly?" (Sounds like a loaded question, but it wasn't meant that way... at least I don't think it was.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite clarinet player? (I've played clarinet for many years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think Poe had syphallis and how did it affect his writing? (I'm an English major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I do for fun outside of class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about New Visions-Health. I enjoyed talking about this program that I did my senior year of high school very much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - basically asked me talk about the life changing events and influential people from grammar school on that led me to the interview that day" More from this Member | Report Response

"So... your middle name is XXXX... how'd you get that? (I have a very unusual middle name)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of excellent chemical research under your belt. Why do you want to come to a school whoose research program is just now developing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked about a specific class I took in college that had nothing to do with medicine, medical school, or anything I would have expected. He wanted to know what I had thought of the class, what I had learned, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What unique quality do you bring to the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your research background and UNECOM not being known for its research, how will this affect your decision in matriculating through this institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about the debt you will end up with after medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"About where I work. I work for a psychopharmacologist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are a competitve ice dancer, who are your idols in the sport and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about the roots of my name...be prepared for anything random..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite children's book? (Related to my current job)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think the medical system will change in the next decade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will my experience in nursing school influence my experience/performance in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I want to enter a failing healthcare system as a DO " More from this Member | Report Response

"You applied to both MD and DO programs. What will you do if you get into both an MD and DO program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"code of honor that we follow in the Marines (I am a Marine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do physicians play in their community? (This question stemmed from some other things we were discussing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what difficulties have you faced in your effrot to get to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my biggest fear about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question about about a football game" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for out of the community if you were to attend UNE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual...perhaps how will you deal with any criticism of osteopathy as a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Brings me into the room, sits down, then asks this:)"Why? Why, why, why, why? (stares at me) Why? Why do you want to become part of a feild that, as some might say, has gone to hell in a hand basket, that has been inflitrated by people and groups of people that seek only to make money off it, thats has lost its luster of yester year... why?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most difficult adjustment for you to make once in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your major influences from grade school on..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you good with your hands? (in regards to whether I would be good at OMM)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does our school rate to others you've applied to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Was it hard to write a thesis on logic after studying Zen in Japan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your life since the 3rd grade and how you were formed into the person you are today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Trace the important events and shaping influences in your life from 3rd grade forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"sorry about the previous post. I did it last night after having arrived from a long travel back. I was half asleep and half somewhere else... and I know I made some spelling errors. Eg. Most Where --> were and others.. I am sure you can find them. hehehehe sorry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the jump from evidence based science to a medical field in need of more research/evidence? Field continouly being challanged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a patient, as a primary care physician, who is terminally ill with cancer, 5 months to live, and you refer him out to a specialist, what role do you have with him after that? What can you for him in that position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Veterinary Entomology and why did you take that as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"we discussed the topic of how things are included in the curriculum with so many new advances and new emphasis like bioterrorism" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"General personality question and how it might affect my learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"Living primarily in urban settings what attracts you to the small town community feel of UNECOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school ACT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what all I have done since I got to Maine and how my trip was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the journey that led you to a DO school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about evolutionary psychology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers asked me why I had decided to interview at the UNECOM when I had already received multiple acceptances and they asked if I was definitely planning on attending UNECOM. I thought that it was a tad forward, but it wasn't really hard to answer. I was just truthful about what had attracted me to apply to the school, what I liked about UNECOM that had dawned upon me during my visit and that I was still assessing my options in terms of which school I would attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your cousin (thoracic surgeon) help you with your application? (I guess they thought a 21-year-old was not capable of writing such good essays...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? (that's always a tough one, hopefully as a doctor, if you let me in!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were standard. They just wanted to get to know you. My impression was that they were trying to make sure that I was normal, human. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I go about treating a terminally ill cancer patient with only 6 months to live." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me when I wrote a paper on a picture at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, why did I choose the picture I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Maine, why UNECOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?/Do you read?/What is your favorite movie (LOTR trilogy was a good answer because the DO was a Tolkien fan!)/What kind of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I didn'nt really get any interesting questions asked of me. They were all very typical 'medical school interview' style questions." More from this Member | Report Response

" I was asked quesxtions about some courses I took and their content." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the research you are involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about an alternate food guide pyramid that was coming out because I am a Nutrition major" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about fishing. I mentioned it as one of my hobbies and the interviewers told me about how great the bluefish and stripers were when in season. This actually took almost half of my interview time. I think they did this to put me at ease. It was something I had no problem talking about and it showed they did want to get to know the person, not just the student or volunteer or worker." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you attend the Jungle Warfare Training School in Panama? (Nope... Okinawa.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO and why at UNECOM/in Maine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the most challenging circumstance you have experienced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think we were going to ask you that we haven't asked yet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most hardest thing you had to deal wih, while volunteering in the ER ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to discuss my thesis research. They asked the results of the study." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the single most important accomplishment or event in your life that you take the most pride in or that has brought you the most satisfaction in life thus far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a psychiatrist? (my father is one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (not the most interesting thing that can be asked, but it was for this interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I could possibly have art history as an interest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend were sitting here at this table, what would he/she tell us about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothin' hard at all...Very, very stress free and relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO you see a difference between allopathic and osteopathic schools in that they will affect how you plan to treat patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked if I was aware that Maine had just been classified as a rural state (including Portland)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question was about an obscure area of research in my field of study. They really knew my essays!" More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"Small classes, beautiful campus." | Report Response

"Outstanding anatomy, neuro, OMM, teaching. Faculty is very invested and wants students to thrive." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"the cost! the lack of support during 3rd and 4th year of school" | Report Response

"Administration is horrible. President cares only about undergraduates and seems to wish the med school went away." | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"depends. Some classes are mandatory, most are optional." | Report Response

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