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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

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What aspect of DO philosophy is most attractive to you and why?" Report Response

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

"Can physicians be taught compassion? Is it important for a physician to have compassion?" Report Response

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

"Long ethical question involving convict vs mother of 3 -- who would you give organ transplant to and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can compassion be taught?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The convict/mother question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over my app, SDN feedback, read DO history book, read healthcare policy" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The innovative educational model the school uses. It's more hands-on and less "sit in a lecture hall everyday and test on it"" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Financial aid presentation was long but without substance -- I didn't get much out of it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview for the afternoon group was the last thing to be done whereas for the morning group, interviews were the first to be done" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"One interview is closed file and they ask the standard/ethical questions The other interview is open file and they go through each bad grade, your MCAT, certain ECs, foreign language, etc. The group project involved 4 students tacking a problem in healthcare and identifying 3 key elements and solutions to the problem. The woman who watched us just sat in the corner taking notes--she is a specialist in family/marriage counseling so she can see through any discomfort or ingenuity. Be nice, don't be nervous! " 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

PHX

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

6 out of 10

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