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  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Stratford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine and OMT?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a leadership experience you have had." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked for some info about my undergrad institution (since I am from out of state and they'd never heard of my school)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What schools did you apply to? Why, since you want to be a DO, did you apply to allopathic schools too?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my applications (primary and secondary), SDN, UMNDJ's website, AACOM website about osteopathic medicine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The small, tight-knit community. There is more cameraderie than competition among students. Several times during the tour students would just come up and start a conversation with us and tell us about the school. There are alot of opportunities to get involved and to explore many specialties within medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Foul smell of one of the labs. I expected my interview to be more of a conversation (which is what many students on campus told me it would be like); however, my interviewers were very "as a matter of fact" and I felt like I was there to defend every little decision I'd ever made in my life. I certainly did not walk out of there with the feeling that they were there to bring out the best in me or get to know me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They tell you the exact date that the admissions committee will be meeting to review the applicants after interview. If you are accepted, you will receive a telephone call (an official letter will come later)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the students and school were pretty impressive. The thing that stands out is the family-like atmosphere. I can't stress enough how happy the students appeared to be. The thing that negatively impressed me was my actual interview. There were two interviewers (one professor and one MSIII) who didn't seem to be as friendly as what other students had portrayed them to be. I expected more reactions than simply a head nod or an "ok"; I rarely got a smile from either of them. I left the interview thinking that they hated me. However, I must not have done so bad since I received that infamous phone call the day after the admissions committee said they were meeting. I'm still giving this school some serious thought because I would hate to base my choice solely upon the interviewers because the school and the students were top-notch." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2004

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