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

4 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?

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)?

"Why medicine? Why D.O.? What would you do if you didn't get into med school this year? (I said I already did) What will be the deciding factor in choosing btwn AZCOM or the other school? " Report Response

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

"What is your favorite book? How do you think you will do in first year at med school? What will you do if you fail your first exam? " Report Response

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

"Specific questions regarding activities listed on CV. They just wanted to know more about my responsbilities and involvement." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If Pres. Obama were to call you and ask you about your opinions on the current healthcare debate, what would you say? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What made you decide to take classes at the graduate program you are in? Are you a reapplicant? Why not work or research? (for some reason, I fumbled around this answer and he furrowed his eyebrows at my answer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. Had 2 other interviews before this one. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Campus, facilities, the students! The students had just finished their 7am exam but they seemed happy and relaxed. They are building a SIM lab, will be complete early 2010, ready to go by Fall 2010. Got to talk with 3 different students while waiting for others to finish interviews and during lunch. They're working to expand the cafeteria. Saw anatomy lab, OMM lab, lecture hall, gym. I liked Glendale area and Phoenix a lot. Can definitely see myself living here. Residency match list and COMLEX pass rate are impressive. On-campus housing. A lot of land to expand in the future." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Small library. Small gym. Non-systems based curriculum. TUITION! If it were 10k cheaper, I would go here in a heartbeat. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How great the school is. I almost canceled this interview. I'm SO glad I went. The school is amazing. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I found out about my acceptance within 3 days of interview day, although I don't think this is common. They say you find out in 2-4 weeks. " 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?

4-6 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?

PHX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 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?

10/26/2009

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?

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

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have a student lead the tour. Combine walking tour with driving portion." Report Response

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