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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What your best friend would say as a positive and negative trait about you" Report Response

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

"How would you perform well in a class 3X harder than any you've had before" Report Response

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

"Follow up question about the negative trait" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think the only reason you want to be a doctor is from your own personal experience?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So I see in college you got sick and had to withdraw for a semester. That was probably due to a lot of stress. How then, could you handle the stress at medical school? (It wasn't the question that was tough-- but the fact that he was making a statement rather -- something I had to stand up to and dispute." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talk with friends, read SDN, NOVA website, rehearsed outloud my responses to questions while in the bathtub" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are gorgeous. Also the dress code is easy -- just scrubs each day, which not all M2 follow anyways. Also, students said (which I can believe) that wearing scrubs is a good idea but it makes them feel professional." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How much the interviewers grilled me. Some interviewees said it was stress free-- but I felt like I was being interrogated by the one. If he was being ''bad cop'' it definitely didn't work, and it was really irritating" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How truly ENTHUSIASTIC the students & faculty & doctors were about the school. They are really love it, and simply try to show it to you" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"NOVA is wonderful. I understand why many interviewees leave loving it. With palm trees lining the driveway, Florida's biggest library on campus, interesting clinical rotations -- VA hospital, rural setting to work with hispanic migrant workers, and there most popular rotation = Florida's penitentiary system, its a great school. The students are very close knit, and say while they DO study hard, its easy to find a balance between work and play. The only downside is that housing is over 1000 a month and off campus. All in all its a great school with a supportive faculty and I was very excited to have been accepted today!" 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

FLL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Amerisuites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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