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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"What will frustrate you most about working as a physician? What are your greatest strengths? What are your greatest weaknesses? What was your introduction to osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"What is your expectation of your lifestyle as a physician? What ethical guidelines do you live by? If your 5 year-old son smashed his finger with a hammer and started crying, how would you react?" Report Response

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

"Why would you be a good match for PNWU? Tell me about Andrew Taylor Still." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you encourage physicians to practice in a rural setting?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you tell a 68 year-old woman that she has 6 months to live?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, practice" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is super-nice. The faculty need the students to succeed and respond to their feedback as the program develops. Nice, new facilities. Over next 10 years, PNWU will build 9-10 buildings on a 42-acre campus including schools of various health sciences. Traditional 1st-year lecture format with full gross anatomy lab. Wide variety of clinical sites in the Northwest." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The surrounding area is ok, your typical medium-sized town. Whether that's your cup of tea is up to you. You have to take some classes in summer between 1st and 2nd year. They expect you to do web videoconferences from the remote clinical sites." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

""University Parkway" is labelled "North 33rd St." on most maps." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts at 9.30am. You don't need to show up before then; nothing happens before 10am. If you show up early, you'll sit around in the entryway with nothing to do. Anyway, PNWU is a nice school, and will develop into a top DO school over the next few years." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Yakima

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?

Cedar Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They don't give any PNWU tchotchkes, not even a folder of info--it's all paperless." Report Response

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