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  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Biddeford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be a DO? Why do you want to go to school here? Why Maine?" Report Response

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

"How do you think you will handle the curriculum here?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions of us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"There really weren't any difficult questions. However, one of the other people interviewed by the other interview group was asked what he didn't want them to know about him." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over their website and reviewed my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy curriculum is one of the best with the most contact hours, second only to Kirskville, I believe it is. They have a terrific preceptorship program, as well. The students are very cooperative rather than competitive and don't let fellow classmates "fall through the cracks."" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There isn't any training on the business aspects of opening a practice, but then that's pretty much true anywhere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known they required a laptop for their students! I would have bought mine from my other school, had I known. However, I was told by current students that you can get by without one if you have to. But, they do add it to your budget, so you will have funds for it once you get there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had the easier of the two sets of interviewers. My group was a biochem prof and two physicians from the area (one former neurosurgeon now family practitioner and one OB/GYN). I imagine it was the same setup for the other group. However, I heard from everyone (current students and my interviewee group) that the other guy was one for asking the bizarre and difficult questions that you see on the "typical med school interview questions" list. So, just in case you get him, check those out!! Mine merely asked about why I wanted to go there, and why family practice, and how I would handle the curriculum. They were very friendly and easy-going. I was only stressed because it is my first choice. But, I have been accepted at DMU already, so that helped take the pressure off. I guess your experience will depend on which interviewer group you get! The tour was very helpful. It is a nice campus. It is smaller than some, and fairly new (only since 1978), but it is doing well. They have nice fitness facilities, including a pool, and racquetball courts, and indoor track, and of course the OCEAN! One word of caution - if you choose this school, start hunting for housing ASAP... It is VERY difficult to obtain. And, it is kind of pricey. There is great waterfront property available at decent rates until summer hits, and then you have to find somewhere else to live while they rent it out as seasonal stuff, so to avoid that, you need to find a year-round rental right away. Many people sign leases in Feb. And if you have a pet like I do, GOOD LUCK - that is even more rare! But if you look hard enough, you will find it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2002

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