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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " Report Response

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

"Why DO? Why Nova?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didn't get into school this year? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We see here you have applied to X number of MD schools and X number of DO schools... where are you at in the interview processes for all of these? Any acceptances? Also asked some personal questions about my file and what I've been doing in my year off since graduation to prepare for school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, all were expected. The most difficult thing was that they tried to play "good cop/bad cop." One person was all smiley and the other seemed very critical. But it was also obviously an act, and if you can break them and stay confident, you'll have 2 good cops at the end!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"A couple mock interviews with some doctors I work with, SDN forum for NSU, re-read my AACOMAS application & personal statement, SDN INTERVIEW FORUMS, thought about the major points I wanted to work into the interview and how to always get them in." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. I absolutely loved the school! Everything is brand new, gorgeous new gym and pools, perfect weather, close to Miami, West Palm, and the beach, students very positive, free MPH combined program that you can work into your schedule over the years you're there, lots of places for rotations, Nova's outstanding reputation in South Florida for turning out great doctors, Medical mission trips to Peru, Ecuador, and other places in South/Central America, there were a lot of really cool people interviewing with me (attracts a good group of people to the school), surrounded by other health professionals from the other schools (dental, pharmacy, nursing, optometry) so there's tons of people around you to meet. This school is great :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The $950 deposit I have to put down really, really soon. Just in general the lack of responsiveness of the admissions department when trying to contact them." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Housing would be so expensive down there!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I recommend staying at the Comfort Inn Suites in Davie because it is a 5 minute drive from the school. The hotel offers free shuttle to/from the airport and Nova. The hotel staff is very friendly. Usually you can find that a handful of interviewees are staying at this hotel, so it's comforting traveling over together. Also don't freak out- the 8:30am shuttle WILL get you there before 8:45am! You'll also probably wait around for a little bit anyway when you get there. I just wish this hotel had a pool! This is such a great school, as I'm sure you can see from all the positives I listed. Good luck to all of you and hopefully see you next year!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Ft. Lauderdale

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn Suites in Davie

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/18/2008

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

9 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?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Respond to calls, emails, voicemails, etc. Answer the phone!" Report Response

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