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  • A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Mesa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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?

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?

Closed file

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

"Ethical question regarding transplant recipients." Report Response

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

"Explain what you think ''lifelong learning'' is, and how do you plan to incorporate it into your practice?" Report Response

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

"What do you think are the positives and negatives to a universal health care system?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There is an ethical question, regarding transplant recipients. They are up-front in telling you that everyone receives the same 5 questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you plan to incorporate spirituality in your practice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed secondary application. The formal interview is closed-file; however, you also have a 15 minute file review session with a faculty member, separate from your interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The ultra-modern facilities, and their focus on systems-based learning." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They seem to be looking for their particular model of candidate, as if you have to fit into a certain mold." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Everyone is asked the same 5 questions during the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Again, I felt that they were looking for a very specific kind of candidate. The interview, group activity, and even lunch are structured to evaluate if you are that kind of candidate. (I was accepted, so my comments are not sour grapes.)" 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?

$301-$400

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?

Sheraton (Tempe)

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/22/2007

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

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