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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?

5 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?

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)?

"Tell us about yourself. (Be ready to talk, and you should definitely rehearse this ahead of time.)" Report Response

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

"You live in [State], so would you go to [In-State School] if you were accepted there? This was easy for me because I really do want to leave my current state to move to Florida. This is where showing your interest in NSU will pay off." Report Response

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

"All of the rest of my questions were pretty basic. Just rehearse all of the other potential questions that you see on SDN. Although I hear that they may hit you with the ol' "what will you do if you don't get accepted." At which point, you should have some kind of response that includes re-applying until you get in." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All the questions were pretty basic. I was a nervous wreck walking out of my interview, because the questions were (in my opinion) sort of boring. I thought they didn't like me, but I must have been wrong. I found out today that I was accepted!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult, but this was my third interview. Just relax and be yourself. I ranked the stress level at 5 just because I wanted to go to NSU so bad, but if they can honestly see your interest in their school, it should actually help." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. School website doesn't have a ton of info, but stuff that comes with your secondary app is ample. Call school for a brochure/add'l info." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Osteopathic students who opt to also get an MPH can do so for free. I still need to find out more about this program. There are too many things to list. I really want to live in Florida because it's so warm. Some people may see the heat/humidity as a negative, but not me. The school is gorgeous. You're in the same building as future dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, etc... There are tons of things to like about this school, I encourage anyone to investigate further. The school such a good fit for me, and I hope that others who belong at NSU find their way." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The technology, or lack thereof. SDN would have you believe that this school is way above the curve, technologically speaking, but I didn't see this at all. Laptops are not required, and the number of students who regularly carries them is in the single digits. In my opinion, this is a pretty low-tech school. Not necessarily in a bad way. There are ample computers available, and the whole campus is wireless. But unlike other schools, you don't have your textbooks online, and you won't be following along with Powerpoint slides on your laptop in lectures. If you want amazing technology, go to VCOM. The anatomy lab is nowhere near the caliber of that at VCOM, but again, a very hard act to follow. The positives FAR outweigh the negatives." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Relax. Don't over-analyze every second of the interview. Speak from the heart, and don't try to say "what they want you to hear." But definitely show that you are interested in NSU." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If NSU ranks high on your list, it will probably remain there. If it was on the lower end of your list, it will most likely jump up considerably. I am VERY proud to announce that I begin classes there this August." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2004

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