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  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Biddeford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"See Above Question" Report Response

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

""If medicial school was locked away and you didn't have any chance of being involved in any type of medicine at all, no nursing, no doctor, no nothing, what would you do instead?" " Report Response

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

"I know you're worried about what exact questions will be asked, but atleast for my interview, and those in my group the question were not 'question then answer, question then answer'. It was mostly a conversation back and forth with some "whys" sprinkled in." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Brings me into the room, sits down, then asks this:)"Why? Why, why, why, why? (stares at me) Why? Why do you want to become part of a feild that, as some might say, has gone to hell in a hand basket, that has been inflitrated by people and groups of people that seek only to make money off it, thats has lost its luster of yester year... why?" " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. Almost all of the questions that I was asked were so conversational in structure, so "on the fly, as they fall" that my answers were almost reflex like. It was no different than if you had sat down with one of your undergrad professors or your boss and shot the shit. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website (which atleast for UNECOM is pretty much right on when it comes to how the interviews go), UNECOM's website, read over my AACOMAS application and my secondary application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students. I didn't hear one bad thing about UNECOM come from any of the students I meet. They all were upbeat and supportive of each other and the school. Atleast half a dozen first and second year students that were walking by stopped to shoot the breeze with the interviewees. It felt as though UNECOM is a very close nit community. One of the students that stopped by to say hi told me that last winter she had surgury on her shoulder and because she couldn't use her arm she couldn't shovel the snow off her car to go to class. A professor emailed her later that day to see how she was doing and when she told him that she wanted to come to class but couldn't shovel off her car, he said, 'No problem, where do you live?' He stopped by and cleaned her car off. She said that everyone at UNECOM is like that, students and professors. Also, UNECOM's OMM lab is awesome. It must of had 50 tables, well lit with natural light, very open, high ceilings. You don't get that feeling of 'old dingy medical school' (probably because the building was just built a few years ago). The gross anatomy lab, and the whole gross anatomy program for the matter, is stellar. Again, the lab was well lit with natural light, open, glass interior walls and not in some basement dungeon. UNECOM's gross anatomy program is number one in the country now, with the most hours of any other school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As some people have said, there was alot of 'waiting around' time. If you chose to just sit there I'm sure it would be boring, but if you are social and curious, you'll have plenty of people to fill in time with. The process could have been better planned though, it needed more structure. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. If you read over this website for UNECOM there will be no surprises. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The best piece of advice: relax. The interview was so laid back, the interviewers were friendly and made a good attempt to make small talk on the way to the room. Both interviewers were DOs, but neither of them graduated from UNECOM (though both are now involved with UNECOM in one way or another). One of them was very upfront and verbose, the other was quiet. They were easy on me. I found that if i had paused mid sentence because i was lost for a word, they would interject something about themselves that would relate to what i was saying, which made it less awkward. I felt comfortable at all times. Also, I don't think that they were allowed to see my grades, or at least not until they had done my interview (from what i gather). They never mentioned MCATS or past grades, pretty much the whole interviewed centered on why i wanted to become a osetopathic doctor and my hobbys. If you're invited for an interview with UNECOM, just be yourself. As one of my interviewers said to the group before taking any of us in, "Relax, if we offered you a interview it was because you have meet our requirements. We like you already. This is more of a chance for you to question us as a school, and for us to get to know you as a person." " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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