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  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Downers Grove
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

""Tell us about working for the catering company." (the PhD worked as a waiter when he was younger too)" Report Response

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

"See above." Report Response

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

"Ethical question wanting to know if I would be willing to bill a home injury as work related if my patient did not have to means to pay for the required treatment. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""While working at catering company X describe a time when you had to hold your tongue when responding to a client or guest?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I did not feel that any of the questions asked were difficult. They asked a couple of ethical questions, which were not really tough. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over application (they will ask questions from app.), SDN, talked to friend that is MS-III there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new library and many recently updated facilities. The campus feel due to the numerous health schools located on the site. Really nice work out facilities. Lab is a workshop that is case based and serves as way to assimilate and solidify new material." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The outsides of most the buildings still look straight out of the '70s. The on-campus "dorms" would not be a great place to live. All the down time between interviewing and taking tour. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it is such a short drive from the city. Only took me 30 minutes during rush hour. Of course it helps that I was going out of the city instead of in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I had a great morning at CCOM and left with a very positive feeling. The people were very friendly and the two MS-II tour guides were extremely knowledgable about the school. Actually seemed like they had done this before. The interview was very laid-back and informal. I was interviewed by a MS-III and PhD professor. They laughed alot and for the most part asked personal questions. However, they did ask things that have been asked of other prospectives on this site. "If you caught a classmate cheating on an exam what would you do?" They also asked the other standards "How do you deal with stress?" "Why interest in medicine?" "Strengths and weaknesses?" I have spent a significant amount of time shadowing orthopaedic surgeons and they wanted to know if I was considering that as a specialty. As previously mentioned the tour was excellent and I found out a lot about the school. Contrary to what one prospective entered on SDN about CCOM and their lack of early patient contact there is patient contact in yrs.1 and 2. They do simulations with mock patients and learn how to perform physicals and take histories. You also shadow DOs in the field both years and there are a number of opportunities to get involved with both on-campus and off-campus volunteer medical and non-medical experiences. The curriculum is rigorous and you take two tests every week. In spite of that you can still have time off if you plan well, most students have time on weekends to participate in other activities. CCOM students can do rotations at a number of excellent hospitals in the chicagoland area, as well as a direct affiliation with Olympia Fields medical center for residency. Students do residencies at both MD and DO sites all over the country in both primary care and specialties. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2003

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