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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?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"What would you do if you failed a test or class?" Report Response

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

"In a few sentences what would you say is the difference between DO and MD?" Report Response

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

"There were a lot of questions about what I put on my resume (especially from the med student). Be prepared to go into detail on some of your activities, and be able to expalin what each is throughly-I accidentally forgot to omit a project on my resume (it's not important and I don't like discussing it), but sure enough I was asked about it and could have answered the question much better than I did." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A patient is in late end stage emphazema. He comes to you and says that "he's had a good life, and wouldn't mind dying." Would you put him on a respirator? Why or why not?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. This question isn't a difficult hypothetical/ethical questions, however I wasn't expecting to be badgered with my answer. I stated what I would do, and why. Then the interviewer reworded the question slightly, and I repeated my answer. Then the interviewer reworded the question again, and I stuck to my original answer. However, it was a little unerving since I wasn't expecting it (plus the interview went a little downhill from there too). Just be confident with your answer, stick with your original answer and prepare to be a little peppered." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, looked over my AACOMAS application and secondary essay. I know a student currently attending AZCOM so she gave me tons of hints alogn with her three roommates." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is beautiful. I love the weather and the Arizona climate. It was my first choice Osteo school, so I may be a little biased." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the downtime waiting for interviews, but that's to be expected at any interview. Also I was given a week's notice for my interview, so it made for an expensive plane ticket (Thank goodness for travel vouchers)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"In mid October it can still reach 100. I also wish I had know my flight would take six hours. In addition I wish I would have known I'd miss my connecting flight to Phoenix in the first place so I wouldn't have to sprint all the way accross Newark's airport only to be told I'll be put on the next flight 2 hours later (but I did get a free meal out of it)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was great. I like the whole Phoenix/desert atmosphere, so I was extremely excited about this interview. It also helped to know a couple of students currently attending. The day started off with a financial aid presentation, then you are split up into two groups, one group does interviews first the other does the tour first, then you flip flop halfway through. There were a few times students would walk into the room and talk to us for a while. Everyone was extremely nice. I didn't get any weird type questions (what animal would you be), but some in our group did. The interviewers are a student, Med school professor, and a practicing DO (that may/may not have any affliation with the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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