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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

"Why do you want to become a D.O.?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about pharmaceutical companies advertising drugs? Should they be allowed to do this?" Report Response

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

"Is there anything else you'd like me to know about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is it necessary for a doctor to have compassion in order to be effective?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked an ethical question about whether I considered a particular treatment to be radical or humane. Then I was asked to provide a convincing argument defending my position for someone who held the opposite view." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, studied lists of typical medical school interview questions, read comments on SDN, and prayed!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really like their innovative curriculum. The school is dedicated to training the BEST primary care physicians, and I truly believe this school is going to be a leader in medical education. They also have very nice facilities; everything is brand new and high-tech." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although no final decisions have been made, there is a possibility that students will need to return to Mesa near the end of their second year for a board review course (approximately 6 weeks). I wonder how living arrangements for this length of time will be made." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There were about 20 students being interviewed. Half of us did file reviews and interviews while the other half toured the campus. The same person who interviews you also observes you during a group activity; the groups consisted of four students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone has a chance to go over their file with one admissions representative, so you can explain any gaps or poor grades in your education, and provide any additional information pertaining to your community service, etc. You are also interviewed by another individual, who has never seen your application and knows nothing about you; they ask a few standard questions that everyone is asked. Later, this same person observes you during a group activity. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. They spend a good portion of the day discussing the school's mission and their curriculum. They also spend some time discussing the financing of medical school. During lunch you have the opportunity to sit down with current students and ask them anything you want. Two days after the interview I received notification that I was accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Super 8

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/25/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. Everything was great." Report Response

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