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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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." Report Response

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

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

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

"Name a selfish reason you have for becoming a doctor." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your thoughts on managed health care?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The FDA approved an over-the-counter morning-after-pill (a form of contraception) but the government rejected it. What role do you feel, if any, should the government play in the regulation of medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through my application materials, plus I have already interviewed so the experience wasn't a new one." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing. The anatomy lab was incredible, it had a lot of plasma screens placed and hung everywhere and there are only about 4 people per cadaver. The campus was a lot smaller than I thought it would be which is really nice for getting around. All of the admissions people seemed very interested in convincing us to attend their program. They have very high confidence in their program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I am very interested in the DO philosophy and was dissappointed that they don't really consider themselves much different than MD schools except for maybe the OMM work. I expected that a DO school would believe in their own philosophy more so than what was demonstrated to me during the interview day. If you don't really care about DO or MD but really want to go to medical school, then this school would be great for you. I also heard a lot of swearing amoung the students and if you're a conservative, religiously-minded person like myself, then this might not be the greatest atmosphere for you since immodesty seems to be the norm and not the exception. I also wanted to bring my wife to the interview day (everything except for the actual interview), which some schools really encourage candidates to do (like Kirksville), but they discouraged me. If I decide to go there, it will take a lot of convincing for my wife since they gave her the shaft. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They say it is closed file, but they have everything from your application except for your MCAT scores and your GPA. For the guys, if you have a light colored suit, wear it. The sun made me bake because of the dark suit color, but for the most part you are inside in their 65 degree air conditioning." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It went very well. They asked a lot of the same questions I have received at other interviews. It was a very friendly atmosphere and I felt very comfortable for the entire time." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

phx

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

extend-a-stay

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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