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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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?

Open file

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

"Basic Questions: Why a doctor? (didn't hear the Why DO one)/Why hear?/What speciality? / Hobbies?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about assisted suicide? (My biomedical ethics class served me very well here.) Also talked about who should decide (family/spouse), my idea about a program to legalize it and its guidelines. No other people were asked ethical stuff--I think I got into it with my ER discussion." Report Response

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

"What music service did I use to find my files (2nd year asked)? /Had I read the LOTR trilogy books yet? Talked about my passion for grilling." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your hobbies?/Do you read?/What is your favorite movie (LOTR trilogy was a good answer because the DO was a Tolkien fan!)/What kind of music do you listen to?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were to see somebody in the ER who was on medicaid whose son had a cold, how would you handle telling them about how the ER should be properly utilized? (We had discussed my ER experience and how I thought it was inefficient for them to be the primary care source)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, Kaplan book, review of last interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nearly everything. Beautiful campus, students are awesome--I met at least 15 different students that stopped by to introduce themselves, the facilities are new (1996), Saco/Biddeford is very scenic, great lobster in Maine, Boston was awesome, proximity to Portland, Wi-fi reception is excellent, and the foilage was spectacular." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"All the computers around the med building are macs, but you can certainly use whatever you want. Couldn't see the anatomy lab because of a STUPID Maine law (felony if not a student). The library was kind of small." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the Hampton Inn had a shuttle service; I had to walk in the windy, cold weather down a rural road without a sidewalk part of the way. D'OH!! And Boston's North Station has NO lockers or bathrooms (close by)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome! I liked it much better than WVSOM. I really would love going there. I flew into Boston, then took the subway to the North Station (under the Fleet Center). Had to lug my bag around while I wandered around the north side of Boston (super cool). Found a sports bar named Hurricane O'Reilly's which had retractable windows and comfy chairs--enjoyed the beautiful weather while eating. Took the Downeaster to Saco ($19 each way). I stayed at the Hampton Inn which has a special with the school for $65 a night (good amenities, had an iron, breakfast bar). Rented a car with Enterprise (which had an agreement with the Hampton Inn) for $35 a day and no underage fee. Went to the school, got interviewed by a 2nd Year and a DO. I had the hardest interview, but I was definitely up to the challenge and I think it helped my chances a lot. I will find out on the Tue/Wed after the interview whether I got accepted. I would suggest that you stay with a Med student host, they are really cool, and you will learn a great deal. Plus its cheaper and you can arrange to go with them to see some of the classes and hang out." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2003

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