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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"You applied to osteopathic schools as well as allopathic. What is it about osteopathic schools that made you apply to them?" Report Response

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

"What field do you want to go into? What made you want to go into that field?" Report Response

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

"How did you get to know about osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Eh, they weren't too interesting. Probably, "what was the last book you read?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of them were too difficult. "What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" (Because I think that's a rather pointless question.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the NSU website, print materials, and SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that you can get a free MPH while in med school. The honesty and straightforwardness of the students. The sunny days. The dean. The proximity of so many other students in different health-related programs. The AMAZING international volunteer and elective options. The rural medicine electives (2 months somewhere in FL, the other month anywhere in the world). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Would have liked a campus tour. The traffic everywhere in Fort Lauderdale is TERRIBLE. High housing costs (compared to what I'm used to at least). The relative lack of research opportunities. The fact that the students were so against the "dress code" (it consists of wearing scrubs, not too extreme) and the attendence policy (come on, you're in medical school, you don't know that you might miss some small thing that could maybe help you save someone's life someday. Plus you're paying a LOT of money, you might as well get what you pay for). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Listen, this whole ten-people-to-a-cadaver thing? The way they work it is that Group A (five people) has their dissection lab time. Then Group B (five more people) comes in and there's an overlapping hour where Group A teaches/shows Group B what dissection they did and what they learned. As long as you are paying attention and are interactive, it shouldn't be much of a problem I wouldn't think. Maybe it's more of an issue if you want to be a surgeon, which I really don't." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First, let me just say that the stress level was only that high because I spent the week before my interview worried that Hurricance Frances would hit Fort Lauderdale and knock down the school or something. They didn't ask any hard or unexpected questions. I was kind of disappointed in this, really. I would've felt better if they'd asked me things that were more specific to my application. I like the school but nothing during the interview really changed my mind either way about it. I would definitely consider going to NSU if they accept me, but I would hold off for a little while, to comparison-shop. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/10/0004

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