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  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Yakima
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

30 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)?

"If you were taking a class and it was not giving you the information that you felt you needed what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What initially sparked your interest in the field of medicine?" Report Response

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

"In your mind, what are the qualities of an excellent physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your 3 year old child smashed his finger with a hammer while trying to hit a nail what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your overall goal in life (extremely open ended!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Secondary, med-ethics website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Most everything. They are a family; from the maintenance guys, the security guard, the students and faculty/admins are all on a first name basis and bend over backwards to help each other out. The school is also extremely committed to providing docs to the underserved areas and is making it a point to create quality rotation sites near or in these areas so the students can get exposure and connections. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview style this year :P. they give everyone 21 standard questions, and are not allowed to clarify them. They are also not allowed to add supplemental questions that might clarify or shed more light on the interviewee's answers. It was very impersonal, which was the complete opposite of the atmosphere at the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The time we were supposed to show up..I never received the packet in the mail so i showed up an hour and a half early." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Would love to go here!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 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?

"Everything went very smoothly and I have no objections to the day's progression of events." Report Response

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