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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
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?

20 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to both MD schools and DO schools?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your MCAT score." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are two things you are the most proud of?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Since this was my second interview, I thought about things that I should have said in my first one. I prepared answers discussing weaknesses and strengths, and examples of each. I read these interview experiences on SDN, and read NSUCOM's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was extremely impressed by the friendly atmosphere at NSUCOM. The Dean of Admissions himself took the six of us on a personal bus tour of the entire campus. Breakfast was offered while a third year medical student spoke to us about what our first two years would be like there. I liked the fact that lunch was prepared for us. Also, the Anatomy Lab did not smell like Formaldehyde!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It is expensive to live in Ft. Lauderdale." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I fell in love with the campus, and I wasn't prepared for that!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed at the Best Western for a discounted rate (for interview people) the night before my interview. I was at NSU by 7:30am the next morning. Mary, the secretary, took me and the other five interviewees on a quick tour of the Health Professions Building before our actual interviews. Bagels and muffins were offered to us while a professor and a third year medical student walked us through each year of medical school at NSUCOM. Then we were called in every 20 minutes for our interviews. The actual interview went very smoothly. Most of it was focused on my MCAT score. I felt very relaxed and respected during this interview, unlike an experience somewhere else. The time went by quickly, and then we went on another tour with four first-year medical students in which we entered the Anatomy Lab and some other classrooms. Lunch was prepared for us and we had the opportunity to ask questions to these students in a private room while eating. This was great, because a few of us had personal questions that we did not want to ask any of the Admissions staff! After lunch, the Dean of Admissions (extremely nice), took us on a bus tour of the entire campus (over 230 acres!). The brand new library reminded me of the one in that movie, City of Angels. Afterwards, we had a Financial Aid presentation, and then another doctor on the Admissions staff came in and asked us about our day and what we thought about NSUCOM. The day ended at 2:40pm. Overall, I was very pleased at how well this day was put together. Although I have been accepted to another medical school, NSUCOM is now my first choice and I am waiting on acceptance there (7 days after the interview), mainly because my parents live in Florida, NSUCOM is only $23,000/year, and medical mission trips to poor countries are encouraged." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2003

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