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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?

1 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"If you could invite one person to dinner who would it be and why? What dinner would you present them with?" Report Response

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

"What aspects of your volunteer experience led you to your decision to pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"JUST READ STUDENT DOCTOR QUESTIONS. You will be asked a total of 10-15 questions total" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really. All the questions came straight out of student doctor. I was very well prepared thanks to Studentdoctor.net" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"2 of them. What is the difference between arrogance and confidence? What difficult do you perceive you will have in medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I printed out all 120 questions from SDN and typed out answers with the help of a friend. I did 2 mock interviews with these questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The laid back and friendly nature of the interview, staff and fellow applicants in the waiting room. Good information was given regarding the rotations. The lunch was suprisingly good. It wasn't a cheap Mexican burrito like I read on here. It was roast beef, mashed potatoes, salad, cookies, brownies etc. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much! The financial aid presentation is a waste of an hour. The tour was less than spectacular as well. I can walk around the entire campus on my own time. I can figure out what a class room looks like. The tour guide didn't provide inside information about the school unless propped. The interview process was long. The actual interview was only 30 minutes but you wait around a lot and waste 2 hours with the financial aid presentation and the tour. The clinical years are clearly a disadvantage of the school despite the rhetoric they provide about the preceptorship. And the clinical director did get defensive when explaining the rotations. If you want to do hospital based rotations, you won't be able to do them in AZ during your third year. You are required to do 5 of your 11 rotations in of the assigned preceptor rotations spots in AZ. You can do up to 6 hospital based (traditional/non-preceptor based) rotations during your third year, but these are located out of state for the most part. Fourth year is awesome. You can hospital and preceptor based rotations locally without a problem. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you are broken down into one of three interviewing panels. The earliest interview time is 9AM and the latest time is 12:30 PM. A DO physician, a professor of the school and a MIV interview you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was better than I expected. Yes, the interviewers will ask you challenging ethical and other silly question. However, they do put you at ease. They don't try to grill you. The interview wasn't intimidating at all. Most older and mature students who came from some work experience environment were not phased by the interview. A couple of immature and young students straight out of undergrad took offense to the ethical questions because they haven't been exposed to those types of questions before. Some of the complaints about the interview questions were in my opinion ridiculous. Great school overall! But I would strongly discourage one from attending this school if they both were not from Arizona and they wanted to match in a non-pimary care field. The lack of hospital based rotations and loose structure with the preceptorship program will put you at a disadvantage when trying to match for a competitive field. It won't prevent you from matching into a competitive field by any means, but it will make it more difficult to do so." 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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