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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"How is it that you got a better grade in P-Chem than O-Chem." Report Response

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

"Which degree would you prefer, MD or DO?" Report Response

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

"What skill do you think you'll need to make it through medical school." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None of the questions were interesting, therefore I don't think they really got to know me as a person, but part of this was my problem not taking control of the interview." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's the difference between MD and DO. I hate this question in that I always feel like I'm just reciting some discription that I read somewhere. Because I don't feel comfortable with this question, I always fumble with it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN and all the paperwork they send with your invite. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How univeral the students felt the instructors were accessable. The infastructure in place for community service. I'm not sure if this is true of all schools, but the medical missions to latin america sounded like a great experience and there are systems in place to help you get there, all you need to bring to the table is a desire to go." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not a bad interview experience, although it being the first one of the season I certainly saw that I was rusty in my interviewing skills. Everyone talks about how its just like having a conversation with someone who wants to get to know you. I didn't feel that. It was just ask a question followed by a blank stares and silence, tacidly forcing me to continue to expand on my answer. I felt conflicted in that these interviews are supposed to be a chance for you to show the interviewers what kind of person you are, therefore I kept talking. Howerver this flies in the face of what I've always been told I'm supposed to do, just answer the question and keep your mouth shut. Anytime I rambled on, I inevitably stuck my foot in my mouth. However when I kept it to simply answering the question, I felt cold and distant. Therefore I left the interview feeling like the interviewers didn't have a good sense of who I am as a person. On a lighter note, a bit of warning for those staying at the Best Western. BEWARE of the elevator. This thing smells like all the NFL teams practiced in the 90 degree weather, 100 percent humidity then used the elevator as a sauna. IT STANK. So much so, that when I put on my suit for the interview, I used the stairs so that there wouldn't be a chance of the stench following me ala Jerry Seinfeld." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/23/2004

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