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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

1

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)?

"Group Exercise: Solve a problem in healthcare and come up with at least 3 points in your answer. Panal of 3 watched and took notes while we worked. I agree with others that they are more interested in how you interact than what you actually come up with." Report Response

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

"One-on-one with Dr./Closed File: 1. Mother/convict transplant question 2. Is it ethical for pharm. companies to advertise on tv? 3. Does a Dr. need to have compassion to be successful? 4. Why DO? 5. Why will you be a successful DO?" Report Response

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

"One-on-one with admin. committee member: Asked about particular clinical experiences and specific EC's. Asked about depth and length of involvement of certain things on app. Why SOMA? Why medicine? Why DO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Mother/convict question" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is it ethical for pharmaceutical companies to advertise on TV? Thanks to those who posted this--I was prepared for it in advance!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AACOMAS and Sec. apps, Mock interview, School website, Feeback from here" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean is impressive and the admissions staff is so great and friendly. The campus is beautiful and the students are nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Apparently the weather in the summer is nasty hot! Also, not knowing which CHC you are assigned to is a little concerning." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One of the main roads in front of the school is under construction, which almost made me late! Plan a little more time in your drive." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Though new, this school seems to have it's stuff together. Good luck to all those applying!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHX

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 Inn-Mesa

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2009

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

8 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?

8 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

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