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  • University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Worth
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?

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)?

"How do you deal with stress? How will you deal with the large volumes of info? How will you deal with patient death? What traits will make you a good doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why osteopathy? If you like science so much why don't you just do research? What did you do in your volunteer experience? Will you have kids in med school?" Report Response

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

"Why engineering? What will you do after graduation? What kind of doctor will you be? Compare UT Southwestern and TCOM" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think was the most significant medical contribution this century?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had to choose between UT Southwestern and TCOM which would you choose?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, journals, conversation with other students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Anatomy labs, they pay for your board review course, the location of the school, the general attitude of the student body i.e. not overly competitive" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NOTHING" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just relax in your interview and be yourself. There is no need to be worried. They will throw some scenario type questions at you to see how you will react. And they will try to see how seriously you are considering their school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I could tell that my second interviewer wanted to see if my motivations for seeking osteopathic medicine were pure or if it was just a backup plan for the MD schools. Of course you don't want to say yes osteopathy is my back up, but be honest about your motivations because it's obvious if your not sincere. When asked about my choice between TCOM and UT southwest I said flat out that it was hard to say but I did get a better vibe from TCOM than UT Southwest. I liked how the interviewer was honest with me when I asked him why he chose osteopathy over allopathy: he said that his MCAT score wasn't very good but his grades were so he just went to the best school that he could get into, very honest response. Note that he is now a very successful surgeon. The student's that toured us were amazing and really really honest. The anatomy labs were cool, and I would say that TCOM's facilities are right up there with most schools. Lunch was great, which they paid for. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/29/2003

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