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  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Biddeford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

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

"Why DO? Why UNECOM?" Report Response

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

"So, you a re-applicant. What went wrong?" Report Response

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

"about my research" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over my application materials to see what I wrote there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice interviewers (a faculty and a student) and nice students. The view of the ocean is very pretty and relaxing. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You walk into the meeting hall and you are greeted by students in the lobby. And you end up sitting in the lobby, full of people walking in and out for most of the day. You are supposed to talk with current students, but half the time you can't even hear them because it's so loud. Do they really not have a quiet room for us to go to before the interviews? You are given access to this tiny cafeteria (anything you want), but every salad and or sandwich has meat in it. Come on, some of us are vegetarian. All other schools I interviewed at provided some non-meat options, but not UNECOM. I ended up getting potato chips and coffee and was really hungry after such "lunch." Perhaps UNECOM isn't vegetarian friendly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should buy or bring my own lunch instead of relying on the full access to a cafeteria with embarrassingly limited options." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school must be doing something really wrong in how it teaches Biochemistry because 5 randomly selected individual students (asked separately) told me that Biochemistry is the worst part of UNECOM. A former UNECOM student said that Immunology is also awful (current students I spoke with wouldn't yet know this). Compared to other DO schools, UNECOM board scores are not impressive. I wasn't impressed with the OMM lab, though it seemed OK (very cold). UNECOM is part of the undergraduate campus and I didn't like that. You get the feeling that the medical school is not that important. Crowds of undergraduates everywhere. UNECOM felt like my absolute first choice before my interview. Not anymore." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

2 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2008

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

5 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

7 out of 10

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