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  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Glendale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself. Did you apply to other schools? Would you choose prestigious schools over this one? (I said that prestige doesn't necessarily translate into a good experience as a student, so I would go with my instincts). What do you want out of a school?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? How do you deal with stress? Why humanities major- do you think this is a disadvantage? " Report Response

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

"Describe your motivation to be a DO. Asked if I had experienced manipulation under the DO I shadowed. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could be an animal, which one would you be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a significant development in the past 10 years in medicine that has inspired you (I said stem cell research), why? (I said b/c of new therapies), Can you name a disease it might cure? (uhhhhh.... blank)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read SDN, my application, mock interviews on my campus, went over typical interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is really nice. I also am very excited about their rotations- more ambulatory than hospital based, basically because you follow a physician specializing in your rotation's emphasis (he/she is your preceptor). I think it would give a med student the opportunity to see private practice in more depth, since you would spend some of your time (though not all) out of the hospitals and in the office. I also like the idea of a one-on-one relationship with the preceptor, which I think would be more personal and allow for me to explore my interests in medicine more thoroughly. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Compared to some of my other interviews, the students didn't seem as unified/feel undying love for their school. They were definitely positive, but not as much as other schools, but it was most likely due to the fact that they had just taken a test that morning. I also felt like the barren/desert surroundings, though nice, were kind-of boring. (just my opinion)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Pheonix has two sets of numbered streets (avenues and streets). So there is a 51rst AVE and a 51rst ST. I learned this the hard way when my shuttle (at midnight due to flight delays) took me to the wrong (and way more expensive) Best Western on 51rst St, which was an hour and a half from the school. Yikes!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very laid-back, one of the interviewers is a student, who was very sympathetic to the stresses of interviewing. I think the one question from the phd. was kind of stressful, but the diversity of people in the room made it relaxing. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2003

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