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  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Biddeford
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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"What do you think of extraneous measures to prolong life in the elderly?" Report Response

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

"You've obviously seen a lot of death, probably more so than most applicants. Whats your view on death? Talk to me about death." Report Response

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

"(and ofcourse): What do you think the most difficult part of medical school, for you, will be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"This question wasn't out of the blue, and it stemmed from a line of conversation we were having about nursing homes, and death: "What do you think of extraneous measures to prolong life in the elderly?" (Sounds like a loaded question, but it wasn't meant that way... at least I don't think it was.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In responce to me talking about my time working in a veterinary hospital and seeing alot of animals put down for various reason: "You've obviously seen a lot of death, probably more so than most applicants. Whats your view on death? Talk to me about death."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing leading up to the interview but I've been at this for the past 2 years :P. So everything that was in my application and everything about this school was seared into my brain from 2 years of worrying and constantly thinking about it. Memorizing responces is likely to come off looking artifical. I just let it flow. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students at UNECOM are exceedingly friendly. Even though the second year students were on a 30 minutes break between a written and lab part of the year's first test, they were still willing to sit down and shoot the shit about what ever topic we had, when they could have been sneaking in some more studying." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was a lot of sitting around, but both the first and second year students were in test, so it was understandable. Plus, the interview was from noon to 4 and people were being interviewed the whole time. I was last, so I sat the most." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They provide you with snacks, but eat before you go :). You'd be surpirsed how quick your body will burn through a snack when you're nervous." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my second time interviewing at UNECOM. My interview was on Oct 12, 2005 and I received my acceptance letter 2 and a half weeks later. So it was a pretty quick turn-around, seeing they had said it would be 6 weeks to hear back. The interview process is very laid back. Last time I had 2 interviewers, this time I had 3. They don't ask you any of those 'feared' questions where you have to defend yourself against their onslaught. They start off with something you put in your application (a hobby both time for me) and the conversation naturally progresses from there. I was the last to interview in my group (there was 2 sets of 3 interviewers) so I actually had a long interview, about 45-50 minutes. But that was because there was no one waiting, and because I involved the interviewers in casual conversation ('off topic' stuff). Most interviews were 30 minutes. Seriously, UNECOM interviews you to make sure you're not unstable, or arrogant, have other some personality disorder. They want to see a normal person with interest in medicine and outside of medicine. Be yourself. If they ask you a question you don't know the answer to, tell them so. If you have a topic that relates to what they asked you, spin off and talk about it after you've answered their question. You're not going to get one of those horror story interviews everyone hears about, where they surround you and you're in the middle of the circle quickly darting your head around to feild answers from 18 people. I felt no pressure, no undue stress and no negative feelings at both interviews I've had. It's a cool place." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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