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  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Downers Grove
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"If a friend's 15 year old daughter came to you and said she wanted BC pills, what would you do? " Report Response

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

"What do you like about CCOM?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your ambulance experiences that most stand out for you? (application specific)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the involvement of the dean with the students, the quality of clinical rotations (most of the chicagoland hospitals), the opportunity to volunteer in an underserved area clinic, the encouragment of a clinical rotation abroad, the academic reputation of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"cost of living, distance from downtown Chicago (it's definitely in the suburbs)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"CCOM has a great relationship with many of the area hospitals, so you can do clinicals in very reputable places, plus you get to mix with all the other medical students in Chicago." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"CCOM was my first choice DO school before I came and the visit definitely lived up to my expectations. I really liked the school, the campus, the students, and the Chicago area. Also, I liked the fact that the interviewers didn't have access to your grades/MCAT; instead they just had your essay and resume and asked me very specific questions about things I've done, much more so than at any other interview I've been to. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2004

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