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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Do you think that drug companies should be prohibited from advertising drugs to consumers? Why or why not?" Report Response

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

"Construct an ethical framework to determine whether a struggling single mother of 3 children or a three-time felon serving time for the murder of a child should receive a liver that has been donated for transplant." Report Response

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

"Why did you recieve this grade in this subject, etc, etc ... They went back about 8 years into my academic history." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that drug companies should be prohibited from advertising drugs to consumers? Why or why not?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Construct an ethical framework to determine whether a struggling single mother of 3 children or a three-time felon serving time for the murder of a child should receive a liver that has been donated for transplant." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AACOMAS app, looked over my secondary answers, used mock questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clinical presentation curriculum ... seemed as though you learned about medical problems in a more real-world approach" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Teamwork exercise where someone observed me and the other candidates interviewing, taking notes furiously; students seemed to be older and married -- nothing wrong with this, just not the atmosphere that interests me; location -- campus seems to be in the middle of a bunch of dirt fields; admissions director; the idea of moving after my 1st year of medical school; lack of on-campus housing; emphasis on studying in small groups" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"More info about the location, curriculum, etc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PHX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Mesa

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2009

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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