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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

3

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)?

"Why doctor? Why d.o.? Why CCOM? " Report Response

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

"How do you resolve conflict? How do you take criticism? What is your worst quality? What was the most difficult time/thing in your life? What did you do about it?" Report Response

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

"What makes you better/more qualified than all of the other canidates we interview? How should I remember you next week at the admissions meeting?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would you tell a terminal elederly pt. that they only had a few months to live if the family begged you not to? Lots of ethical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There is a woman who is 36. During her twenties she was coked out and drunk. She had 5 kids with 5 different men during that time. After the fifth she got her tubes tied. All of these five kids have been taken away from her by CPS. she is now sober for 6 years and wants her tubes untied. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, CCOM's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus and facilities were nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"During my interview, I asked the interviewers what they would change about the school. The physician responded that when he gets the students for their rotations in their third year, that the students don't even know how to do a physical. With that comment, I was sure to ask on the tour when you see your first patient. The answer: in the third year. Also, many of the current students were not friendly at all, boardering on rude." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"See negative comments. It was super cold!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The actual interview was quite stressful, however the other group of canidates felt the opposite. I was asked many ethical questions. I felt good about my interview, but as soon as I found out about the lack patient care experience in the first two years (see negative comments) I was turned off. I felt misled by the info from the website on their top notch clinical program. There was a lot of down time (over 2 hours) in the morning, so bring a book or something to do. The campus was really nice and had state of the art facilites. The student tour was o.k., but the student tour guides were not very helpful. It felt to me like these interviews were a burden to the school. I think I would have much different feelings about the school if seeing patients wasn't so high on my priority list. I will not attend if I am accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2002

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