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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"GROUP PROJECT(30min): They are just testing to see how well you work with others (whether you contribute, interrupt or exclude people). It helps if you are a nice person on this one ;) BTW, the prompt was related to fixing a problem in health care. Your group has to come up, in a collaborative effort, the solution(s)." Report Response

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

"CLOSED FILE (30min):What brings you here? (which I interpreted as "why medicine?," "why DO?," and "why ATSU-SOMA?" Why do you think you have the skills required to be a doctor? What are some adversities you faced that you feel will help you become a better doctor? " Report Response

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

"FILE REVIEW: MCAT, grades, withdrawals, ECs, what's the difference between an MD and DO? Are you fluent in another language? Is there anything you want the adcoms to know when your file comes up for review?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"This one seemed specific to me and was more of a follow-up question than anything else: "It seems to me that you have a lot of interests--what will you do if you are forced to specialize in one area of medicine?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"the most difficult part was finishing the 5 questions in the allotted time! I have a tendency to talk a lot in my interviews and that made it difficult for the interviewer cause she needed to get responses to the 5 questions so her review could be complete. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Knew my application, knew my motivations. Did a mock interview over the phone with a friend the night before. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"OMT demo. The amount of time they spent interviewing us; it felt like my application money was well spent! They also cleared up a lot of myths that people babble about on SDN, such as SOMA is all about primary care, its not, you can go into whatever area of medicine you want. I liked hearing more about the CHCs. I thought I knew everything, but after the presentation, I got the impression that the CHCs will produce extremely well rounded doctors based on the shear number of patients the students will see at these sites." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"ONE HOUR long presentation on financial aid...oh what fun! =| actually, IF you have not sat through one of these presentations before, it is very informative...but I have already done it and it was just reviewing the same stuff I heard before." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was construction going on out in the street and I missed my turn and got lost as a result! So I wished I drove down the day before just to make sure I would know exactly where to go." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Phoenix Sky Harbor

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?

ExtendedStayAmerica Phoenix - Metro Center

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

7 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?

10 out of 10

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