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  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Glendale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Give me a biographical summary of yourself." Report Response

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

"How should healthcare in the United States be changed?" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite science class? Least favorite class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name three musicians you would like to invite to dinner, why you would invite them, and what you would serve them." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about a time when you showed leadership." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"No preparation (although I did read SDN reviews for my previous interviews)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They were obviously trying to put me at ease by using open ended and unusual questions. (It had the opposite effect however.) The school is beautiful, the curriculum is obviously well organized, cost of living seems reasonable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"-I don't like broad, non specific questions because I don't know where to start and where to end. I'm very direct, and prefer to be allowed to answer in a direct way. -There was a young admissions counselor in the interview room who had no experience in basic sciences or a clinical setting. I have nothing negative to say about her as she was very friendly, but it was honestly very distracting to have some young, attractive woman in the room who knew nothing about what I am getting myself into. Please note that I am NOT a sexist in any way shape or form, nor do I have any qualms about being interviewed by a a female. (Mind you, every interview I've had involved a QUALIFIED female from either the basic sciences or clinical department.) I simply a) did not think that a third interviewer was even necessary b) could not relate to someone who doesn't understand what we as future medical students will be going through. It did not help me open up. -Outside of the interview, I was upset that I did not get more exposure to current students, as I would have grilled them about what it is really like to go to this school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there would be 3 interviewers, and that none of them would be from the clinical departments (which made my questions for them seem worthless). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be prepared for anything that ISN'T your typical osteopathic medical school interview. It is impossible to predict what zany, unconventional question they will ask you, but you can count on being asked at least two questions relevant to your experiences. Review your personal statement and cv. Be more relaxed than I was, and understand that their unique interview style is an attempt to calm you down and get you to open up. Some people will like having such a casual interview, while others may prefer a more formal approach. Remember to HAVE FUN WITH IT, as they simply want to get to know you as a person." 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?

10 out of 10

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Phoenix

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/18/2009

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?

9 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give us more exposure to students.." Report Response

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