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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

6

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)?

"Ethical Question about organ transplant, see above" Report Response

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

"What are the pros and cons of universal healthcare?" Report Response

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

"Where do I see myself in 10 years? How will I incorporate osteopathic principles in my practice? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It was an ethical question regarding whom I would give a transplanted organ to a felon or a single mother with no insurance." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The ethical question, they don't let you have an easy way out by just saying ''whoever was on the list 1st'' They ask you specifically which person and you have to critically think about what to say" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my personal statements, school website and any info I could find about it" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the way the curriculum is laid out. You do one year in Phoenix, then you get placed somewhere else. I am person who likes to move so I don’t mind. Also you get to start your clinical rotations at an early time than any other medical schools. I saw that someone had written that we don’t get to do our own dissections on the cadveras. On my interview, I didn’t hear that. I thought they said we would have anatomy lab like any other school. Any besides that you are starting your clinical rotations earlier, which means you will be able to do live dissections at an earlier time in your medical school career. They really emphasize the osteopathic principles. As most of you know DO’s are know to serve in disadvantaged communities, that is one of the main reasons why I chose to do Osteopathic medicine instead of Allopathic. My main goal is to serve the disadvantaged and COM-Mesa definitely throws you into that early on. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This is a new school so some of the facilities were not finished. We weren’t able to get a accurate feel to what our classrooms and labs would look like. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Facilities were not finished" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really loved COM-Mesa. I was accepted and will be placed in Hawaii for my clinical rotations. The school is technologically advanced and has a lot to offer a medical student. I know people are hesitate because it is a new school but I think they are just as worried as we are about accreditation which means they will do anything in their power to make sure we succeed. I hope to see some of you in the Fall! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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