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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"Is compassion learned through experience and is it necessary to be a successful doctor?" Report Response

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

"Is pharmaceutical advertising ethical?" Report Response

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

"How do I prove my dedication to serving an underserved population?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is compassion learned and how does it make you a successful doc?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who should get a kidney transplant: convicted felon vs. working mother?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the school's website, re-read my apps, had my friends give me mock interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that the program is so new but it seems that they have their stuff worked out. Also since it is so new, they have new facilities as far as standardized patient labs/omm lab/sim man/anatomy lab, etc. Oh, and the beautiful weather & location!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the school is so new and has no boad scores/residency matches to prove their success." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. The "interview schedule" posted on the school's website is completely accurate and if you read over their website there is nothing that you should have missed. However the day was rather long, though I was relatively prepared for this." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Even though ATSU-SOMA is a brand new program, the staff, especially the dean, have everything down to a science. Like most people, the fact that they have no board scores/residency matches let alone graduates to back up their program's success scared me a little, but after listening to the presentations given by the dean and the provost I was actually very impressed with what they have set up there and the research that went in to creating their program. It seems to me that they will produce a lot of successful docs. Also, the fact that they have 100+ years of experience in Kirksville really helps!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

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?

7 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Let applicants know how long the interview day is going to be. Almost an 8 hour day!" Report Response

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