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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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? How will you incorporate DO philosophies into your practice?" Report Response

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

"Ethical 9yr old girl question. What do you think about drug companies advertising on TV? Can physicians learn compassion?" Report Response

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

"Group activity to come up with a school honor code." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can physicians learn compassion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical one about brain dead 9yr old girl whose parents wanted to stunt her growth to make it easier for them to care for her at home." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over application, SDN, researched ATSU-SOMA and CHC's" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! The day was laid out perfectly and was relatively stress-free. The presentation about SOMA's mission and the way they've structured the curriculum was inspiring. They area all about helping out underserved communities and training fantastic doctors to do so. The area and campus was beautiful, and the facilities are top notch. Everyone was was super nice and did their best to make you feel comfortable. Lunch was by far the best I've seen as well :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, its a great innovative school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How AWESOME this school is!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was really structured well. We had presntaions about the school and its mission in the morning and then we were broken up into two groups. My group did interviews while the other group a financial aid presentaion and tour, then after lunch the groups switched. There is one main closed-file interview with a set of standard questions, one file review to give you a chance to talk about whats in your application, and then one group activity at the end of the day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 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?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sleep Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/07/2008

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?

9 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?

8 out of 10

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