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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?

1 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?

2

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)?

"Other than the questions above... Have you heard from other schools?" Report Response

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

"Having worked in X city, have you ever been in a rural area and what would draw you to Maine/UNE?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interviewers asked me why I had decided to interview at the UNECOM when I had already received multiple acceptances and they asked if I was definitely planning on attending UNECOM. I thought that it was a tad forward, but it wasn't really hard to answer. I was just truthful about what had attracted me to apply to the school, what I liked about UNECOM that had dawned upon me during my visit and that I was still assessing my options in terms of which school I would attend." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I wasn't from Maine or the New England region. They had asked me where I wanted to practice and in what field. Again, I was honest with them and told them that I was very interested in specializing and in a state close to my current residence. Although the interviewers spun the pro-New England and pro-primary care angle on me, they did seem to respect my candor in the matter. I also got asked about some withdrawals from undergrad." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UNE website, other interviews, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The current med students are awesome... They are friendly and go out of their way to speak with potential students. The students seem genuinely happy there. The faculty and administration are warm and personable- probably among the nicest that I've had the pleasure of meeting. I think that there is P/F grading and that rank is not reported (not so sure so check on this when you go there), which lowers the competitiveness between students. The campus is gorgeous. Also, I've been to a lot of osteopathic medical schools and UNECOM definitely has the most beautiful OMM room ever! You can elect to do your core clinical rotations in a variety of regions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Unfortunately, I think that the interviewers were running behind schedule so they had to read my file while I was sitting right in front of them. It's ok though. They let me ask tons of questions and they were super nice to me during the interview. Trust me, the questions that they asked weren't that difficult to handle, even the ones that I mentioned as the most interesting/difficult. Also, I was interested in research and my interviewers did not have a lot of information on UNECOM's current research activities, although the school boasts their research in the slide show that they show interviewees. Also, although the snow was pretty, we all felt a taste of the New England Winter's wrath!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Biddeford is quaint, but it seems ultra safe. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I like UNECOM. It seems that they have a wonderful and supportive community. The school has great facilities. The interview itself was pretty short, but I lengthened it with my questions. The waiting was somewhat long though... Couldn't blame anyone for being late that day- blizzard conditions!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2003

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