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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open 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)?

"What is your position on medical marijuana and physician assisted suicide?" Report Response

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

"If you knew that you would struggle to get by financially as a physician, would you still go to medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you tell a patient's family that their loved one has died?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about yourself... (this is a good question but I hate it. "I was born at a very young age...") ;-)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I spent a good deal of time thinking about: why I want to become a physician, the qualities my interviewers are likely looking for, and how to highlight those in my interview. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities, nice people, teaching emphasis, local clinical rotations (if you want them), solid academics and great board scores, good residency match results." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"In class 8-5. I prefer a bit more independent learning. The students I spoke with said they skip class regularly b/c there is just too much of it. They are forced to prioritize. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. There were no surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed with about 20 other applicants (not at the same time). We were divided into two groups. One group interviewed while the other had a financial aid presentation, and campus tour. The interview was with a panel of 3 people and was about 30 minutes long. The panel consisted of a D.O., a basic sciences professor (Ph.D.), and the director of admissions (others had a medical student as 3rd panelist). The interview is open file except for your MCAT score, and grades. The panel was friendly, attentive, and asked good questions. The stress level was LOW. Lots of down time, so be prepared. The facilities were purpose built for midwestern, and are quite new and well maintained. Lecture halls have the ubiquitous swing up desks that are too small to really get comfortable, unfortunate given that classes run from 8-5. That is about the only fault I could find with the facilities. Well that and the lack of wireless internet in most places. My overall impression is that AZCOM is a very solid school in all respects. I really liked the school. I can definitely see myself at AZCOM. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sleep Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2005

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

8 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?

6 out of 10

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