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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"A lot about my time in the ER and ambulance. "Tell me about your time..." "What patients influenced you the most"... Then the usual, "Why UNECOM" "Why osteopathic medicine" "Why a doctor"" Report Response

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

""Why did you get a C in your Arts and Music Class (see above). Why did you choose the specific painting that you did for the paper you wrote." "How are you going to handle Gross Anatomy?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked me when I wrote a paper on a picture at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, why did I choose the picture I did." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you get a C in your Arts and Music Class (lead into the question about the picture and the paper)... Be ready to defend any low grades, NOT just the ones in science classes. Also, the stereotypical, if you had a patient that had a terminal disease and 6 months to live, how as a doctor would you tell them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, book: "How to prepare for medical school", talked to other SDN people about the interview. USE The PM info to ask questions of people you see that have interviewed. I'm jonb12997. Feel free to PM me!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"LOVE The facilities. The school is really really nice. Wireless internet on the whole campus! The students were very friendly and talkative, not just our student hosts. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. I personally got VERY nervous in the interview (b/c it's my top choice school and I just get nervous in these things), so I didn't enjoy the actual interview. But I think it still went well. (the MSII student that interviewed me actually said, "you're nervous aren't you? Relax we're just here to get to know you". I wish they would have had a few more organized things for us. I also wish they would have had a printout of the financial" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's a long ways away from the town of biddeford. Be careful of watching the route signs, it's REALLY easy to go right past the road for the school. Try to drive it before hand if you can (like the night before). Be careful of the exit off of I95, lots of construction (but when does Maine not have construction, oh that's right it's called winter :-D). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved the school. The students were really friendly. The DO and the MSII that interviewed me, really just wanted to get to know who I was. I didn't get the impression that they were worried about what I was saying, they just wanted to see if you were a real person with real goals and really are committed to the school and osteopathic medicine. they kept saying, ASK QUESTIONS, there are no questions that are dumb. I even asked my interviewers, "what do YOU like the most about the school?" I think it went well. Again, feel free to PM me!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2003

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