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  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Glendale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell us about yourself (start anywhere!)" Report Response

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

"When in your life did you decide you wanted to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research, How do you have time to be proficient playing the guitar and trumpet, what can you bring to AZCOM, Why DO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you want on your tombstone for people to remember you by?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were to be accepted to both and MD and DO school where would you go? I said DO school because I wanted to learn about OMM but wanted to be honest too. I said if a state school accepted me I would probably go there because I was funding Medschool myself. (I dunno if I shot myself in the foot for saying this but I did reassure them that I really wanted to go there)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over the essays I submitted, look over CV, wrote out responses to common questions found on SDN, mock interviews with people and in my head" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! Yes, the facilities are really nice. But the people are super nice! Students would walk up to you and go out of their way to talk to you or answer questions. Even the security guard by the library (His name is "Spears") talked to me and told me how nice the environment was. Also, the people around Glendale, like people at WALMART, were really friendly. Nice place to be!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm sure the heat is going to bring a tear to my eye. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My shoes were uncomfortable. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was already excited before coming to AZCOM because I heard many good things about the school. The facilities are nice. I have no other places to compare it to but COMP in Pomona. The students express an interest to being there. They say that the faculty are really nice and go out of their way to help students. The problem about rotations arises if you are lazy with no initiative...period! They emphasize their high pass rates on BOTH COMLEX 1 and 2. They introduce clinical elements early, like learning pelvic exams in year one (which is really cool to me). The students say the clinical experience is awesome. If you have the time, try to spend time with students and get a feel to whether or not they enjoy their experience. I got to go bowling with the year 2 students and was able to talk with a number of students to get a better perspective of things. Also, I met a girl who started out in an MD school but decided that she wanted to be a DO so came to AZCOM the year after. TIP: Be yourself, don't try to memorize, be excited to be there so you come in with confidence, relax and remember to BREATHE! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2004

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