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  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Glendale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself, and tell me about your desire to become a physician. Include any exposure to osteopathic medicine and OMM." Report Response

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

"What is your favorite book and what is the most recent book you've finished? What do you do to relieve stress? What is your greatest weakness?" Report Response

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

"What is the hardest question you've received in an interview? A couple more questions specific to my hobbies, interests, work experience, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(specific to hobby) Who is your favorite artist and why, and what kind of art do you enjoy doing most?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the hardest question you've received in an interview? (ironic...?) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read interview reviews on SDN, printed out and read myfuturedoctor.com's review, read a review on the DO forum of SDN, and that's it... I probably should have reviewed my resume and secondaries more (but it didn't hurt me)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are beautiful. Great campus. Nice anatomy and OMM labs; nice lecture halls. New facilities being constructed. Nice on campus housing (good deal and good location, not dorm-style). The staff are friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The rotation sites could be a little more diverse, but I honestly left with a pretty great impression." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How horrible of a wait was ahead of me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two hours of waiting = not fun. Interviewing and being pleasantly surprised by the facilities? Worth every bit of a flight down. Nice place." 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?

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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

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?

Comfort Inn in Glendale

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2008

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?

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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"This one seriously needs to be restructured. We had a good two hours of sitting and doing nothing..." Report Response

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