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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"Why medicine, why DO, how did you hear about NOVA?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you will be receiving an equivalent quality of medical education in a DO program compared to a MD program? Why?" Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself in 10-15 years from now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you read Chinese? (I'm Chinese)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think you will be receiving an equivalent quality of medical education in a DO program compared to a MD program? Why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SND feedback, school website, my own notes and interview questions/answers" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school's facilities were excellent, the campus environment and the overall environment of the south FL area was phenomenal. The weather is absolutely awesome (but a little humid). The school offers a free MPH program, also they a pre-doctoral fellowship research opportunity in which if accepted, you get your 3rd and 4th years free. The school offers a large list of speicalty rotation selections and residency placement choices, which is great. The faculty and staff were multicultural and are friendly and nice, so were the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Living expenses down in south FL were much higher than I anticipated. People were paying over 1400 dollars a month for rent, but then again they were sharing with room mates, so might not be as bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview was going to be so short." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I like the school a lot more coming out of the interview than going in. If I'm accepted, I would attend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

JFK/FLL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2008

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?

9 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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