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  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Stratford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"First question asked: So where are you from and what do you do?" Report Response

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

"How did you like going to (your college)?" Report Response

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

"Did you ever shadow a D.O. and was it different from your M.D. shadowing? (I'm pretty sure they want AT LEAST one letter from a D.O. if you want to get in.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you want to specialize?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine? Along with 1000 other questions about osteopathy and OMT. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School website, AACOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Small student #, very friendly students, friendly staff, affiliated hospitals, incorporated into the UMDNJ system, very diverse popuulation, 4:1 students to cadaver ratio, many nearby DO schools come to UMDNJ Hospitals for rotations, low tuition" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cafetaria food needs major improvement, small school size (but proportional to number of students)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lunch after the interview is a $7.00 pass for the cafetaria (Staff is super friendly, but food is indigestible)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UMDNJ-SOM seems to want students sincerely interested in the osteopathic philosophy and OMT (I was asked about 6 questions regarding the philosophy). They want to focus on producing family medicine or other primary care doctors for the state of New Jersey's underserved. Be prepared to be asked about Osteopathic Medicine and your current work. I was not even asked a single question about my research experiences or leadership positions. Just show them that you really want to be a D.O. and not an M.D. and you will be fine. Overall, a good experience. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

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?

09/28/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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