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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

Open file

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

"Tell us about your research? (Details and specifics) How did you get a 45 on the MCAT and graduate with only a 2.1 GPA? (just kidding) ;) (it was really a 43) ha ha!" Report Response

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

"Ethical questions up the ying-yang. Death penalty, abortion, mixing personal views with medicine, illegal immigrants, greatest problem w/ health care and so on and so on and so on... (he's still there asking me questions). " Report Response

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

"Greatest weakness? blah, blah, blah..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are selected by lottery to inject a prisoner on death row and kill them for their crimes. What would you do??? (kill the bas)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The large majority of questions were fairly difficult. Not an easy interview. They wanted to make me squirm. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, visited the campus before, web site. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is great. Nice facilities and the professors/students were great. They are involved with various forms of research and are continuously trying to improve their school and rotation opportunities. The dean is really excited about their program and their board passing rates (around 100%) which is fantastic. You can't go wrong with this school. The student housing is great and affordable, and Phoenix is a great city (just poorly laid out). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was horrible. From hello is was one ethical question after another. The DO was doing everything in his power to get me to break, but I didn't (yea baby). If you are going to discuss ethical questions such as abortion, death penalty etc, then lets talk about it, don't give me some huge controversial topic and only give me a minute to respond (WTF). Give me a break. The whole thing was rushed and they seemed more interested with the clock than they were with me. I left feeling that they knew nothing about me as a person, and that was lame. The questions were difficult but I just answered them as honestly as possible and think I did just fine. The anatomy lab was not as nice as it could be and the OMM lab is huge (TV’s don't cover the whole area, if you were in the corner things could be interesting), besides our student tour guide didn't have a key to let us in to check it out, so maybe it was better than what I could see through a 4"x20" slit!! The cafeteria wasn't very good at all, horrible food. The work out facility is small. Our student guide was a first-year student (there for only a few weeks) and knew almost nothing about the school. The campus is NOT wireless and didn't seem as technologically advanced as other schools I have visited prior. The dean bragged about how the school did vs. MD schools even though his own 2 sons attended MD schools (why not DO?? Why not AZCOM???). It makes the decision even more difficult for those who are deciding between an MD or DO. It was only 105 when I was there and was told it was a "cooler day". WOW!! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the experience was good. AZCOM is a great school and I consider it one of my top choices despite a difficult interview. Anybody will get a quality education there will go on to become great physicians. The rotation problem people keep writing about is completely bogus. You can either set up your 3rd year yourself or have them set it up for you. Which makes it nice to have the freedom to choose your own locations etc. There are some downfalls (as do all schools), but overall AZCOM is a great school. Check it out. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PHX

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/205

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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