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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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Patient has late stage emphysema and... (near death). What factors do you base your decision on whether to put him/her on a respirator?" Report Response

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

"How do evaluate an applicant's level of compassion?" Report Response

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

"Are you aware of the sacrifice med school will require from your family (avg. 6 months away during MS III and IV)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do to determine if a candidate is compassionate?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a situation where you weren't as compassionate as you should have been? (my response to the above got turned back on me!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewing application/statement, researching osteopathy" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"campus, faculty involvement in student success, anatomy dept., board scores" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interview process didn't seem very effective in getting to know candidates. It felt like a 35 minute game. Students who had lunch with us and guided our tour probably know us better than the interview panel." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing stands out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good overall, but that is what all the candidates said afterwards. Since they are only accepting ~30% in this round, I have no idea where I stand." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/10/2004

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