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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Basically all the same questions that the previous posters have posted. They are all standardized." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The one about the kidney transplant list and who to chose between the mother of three and the criminal. They really want to see your thinking process so don't just pick one without rationalizing it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN was the biggest help, reviewed my AACOMAS application and AT Still application, read over the website, practiced my answers to the standardized questions a couple of times." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed happy, the schools is very committed to student success, they have a strong focus on primary care which is great because that is what i want to enter, however, the school is not just for primary care wannabes, the students their had a wide variety of interests in future fields, the location is about a 15-25 minute drive to the hot spots in arizona. Also, there was great communication between the admissions office and me during the whole process." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You have to buy your own health insurance, do your own background check, pay a $2000 nonrefundable fee,." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you need to buy a specific laptop....too bad i already bought one a couple months ago...now i have to spend another 2 grand to get the specified laptop, oh well!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions office was great, I interviewed on a Tuesday and I got a response via phone call three days later on Friday extending an acceptance offer . The standardized questions were a pain the butt and I kept asking the interviewer to repeat the questions because some of them were really long. One question was about 2 paragraphs. The nice thing is that asking them to repeat the question does not hurt you, its better to totally understand the question than to be only 50% sure and answer the question incompletely. There are two interviews, the first one is standardized with 5 or 6 questions and is closed file. The second interview is more of a file review where they go over the AACOMAS. This is where you want to get all the information that you have stored up out. Since you can't really say much during the standardized interview, this is where you need to show your emotion and explain any hiccups in your app. My file review went pretty quickly, the only thing I really needed to talk about was my low MCAT score. However, I kept talking about my current job, my life experiences, why I wanted to attend the school, and all about my volunteer work. Do not stop talking during this time...if there is a long pause, you need to fill it up with what you have to say." 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?

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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2009

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?

10 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

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

7 out of 10

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