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  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Yakima
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

"What do you think could be done to entice primary care physicians to practice rurally and or with underserved populations?" Report Response

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

"You have found out that an elderly 60 year old female patient of yours has six months to live. How do you tell her she is going to die?" Report Response

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

"You are WATCHING your five year old playing with a hammer, and she smashes her thumb. What is your response?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me how you got here... your story." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None- But here's another ? What do you seek financially, as a physician? What kind of compensation do you expect?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied my file, student catalog, talked to the PNUHS students prior to my interview, read the first few chapters of Harrison's Internal Medicine (This is a great resource for medical school applicants- a wonderful amount of pertinent info. for interview background. I recommend this." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Leanne sat with the students in the lounge/hall as we waited for our interviews. Also, there were many students who talked with us and answered questions about the school. Be prepared to talk with both candidates and students in the morning." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish that the staff/faculty would have addressed what I think are pertinent concerns regarding the issues any new school would face. I felt as though my questions might have a negative impact on my acceptance chances, as they were pretty direct. I felt that two of the three students who sat with us rather dodged these questions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A student told me the interview was paramount to acceptance- probably the most important thing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The staff and faculty (including my two interviewers) were great. I had an awesome interview experience. My recommendation with respect to the interview is to truly be candid, thoughtful, and make those impersonal questions personal. That'll be helpful in standing out. I think that personality is important to this school- more than I have felt at the other schools I had interviewed at." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

PDX- then drove to Yak

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Economy Inn- awful but $40!! Oh yeah.

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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?

9 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?

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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Admissions office notified students the following business day of acceptance. That's astounding." Report Response

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