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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How would you fix the US healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"What experiences have you had that have prepared you for a life as an osteopathic physician?" Report Response

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

"You are watching your 5 year old daughter playing when she smashes her fingers with a hammer, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you fix the US healthcare system? This was difficult ONLY because the interviewers were not allowed to answer questions, and I think this question is best addressed in a dialogue." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Brushed up on my knowledge of healthcare systems, read my application, and read the schools student handbook." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is out to prove themselves, and it seems like this correlates into fairly high standards." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They mentioned that they have a dress code for their students - no denim! Now, I understand the rationale for having a dress code (to be more professional), but c'mon! This is the Pacific Northwest! Jeans and a fleece is ALMOST business casual!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just how difficult the standard interview format was for me. I prefer an interview format where the interviewers can ask follow-up questions, even if this means that you get put on the spot more." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview went well (so I thought anyway!). I didn't like the format, but my interviewers were nice." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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?

11/21/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 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?

5 out of 10

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