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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

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)?

"Do you think you'll have a hard time getting back into studying? (I've been out of school for 2.5 years)" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research." Report Response

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

"How do you plan on managing the high level of stress you encounter during medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing super interesting, but there were two or three ethical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions. They covered all the basics: why medicine, why osteopathic, why CCOM, what are your strengths and weaknesses. Plus, I was asked a few hypotheticals." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my secondary, SDN, and CCOM website info. They don't have access to your COMAS app. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very well maintained facilities and they are expanding. High COMLEX pass rate (about 91%), family atmosphere, safe campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They spent 10 minutes on the financial talk. The interviews were WAY too short and never led to a discussion. It became strictly a question and answer session." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it's a very nice school. Good support among the students...towards the school as well as toward each other. It has a rigorous program and students are placed all over for residency, both for MD and DO." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2003

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