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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Since you did not do well in class X in college, what makes you think you will be able to do well in that class in medical school?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a DO even though you come from a family of MDs?" Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you when most of the people on your commitee letter did not recommend you as a good candidate for medical school? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They did not ask any interesting questions, they basically just grilled me to see if I would break." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we accept you when the majority of the people on your premed commitee did not recommend you? (which I found out later was a blatant lie)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked over my app, looked at school webpage " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student taking us on our tour was complaining about the program the entire time, which did not give me much confidence in the program. An MD/ MPH degree is offered at no additional cost but the med students said how the MPH degree was a waste of time and they were not learning anything. The entire day was very disorganized and they made no efforts to make it more comfortable for the interviewees. The campus was also very huge and spread out, I did not feel a sense unity for the medical school. Some of the classes also are taken with the pharmacy students so Anatomy for example has 400+ students in it. So overall, the attitude of the admissions people/interviews/med students was very negative and their program was extremely substandard when compared to other medical schools" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school has a substandard program and that the people at Nova have such bad attitudes. I would not have wasted my time going there if I had known this. Nova was at the top of my list before the interview but definitely was crossed off the list completely after my visit. If I were you, I would seriously reconsider wasting your time and money to come to an interview at Nova. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The intervieweers had extremely bad attitudes, it was three of them interviewing me at the same time in a bad cop, bad cop, bad cop fashion. And I know that it has to be Nova not me because I had 7 interviews at other schools all with better reputations than Nova and they all went very well. One has even accepted me already. All of the questions they asked me were personal attacks of my transcripts. They made no efforts to get to know me as an applicant. The interview was pretty much everyones worst nightmare. I take the way they treated me as an indication of how they treat their students. And sure enough, all of the students I encountered looked beaten down and insecure. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

2 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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