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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"(Question 0: Would you like some water or cookies? Then,....) Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What is your learning style?/ Tell me about a time when you struggled in a class and how did you overcome it?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a leadership activity." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Two questions sparked some genuine conversation: Who is one doctor you look up to? and What is your ethnicity?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one thing you would fix about Health Care Reform? Do not discuss legal issues." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"1. Reviewed application, 2. Read SDN Interview Feedback, 3. Read school website and AACOMAS interview tips, 4. Practice interviews with myself, 5. Prepared suit, came to hotel early, slept early" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus was beautiful and buildings look new. Gym, parking, unlimited printing, and Kaplan review are all included in tuition. Housing is about $600-$1000/month." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Current students unanimously say that the school is disorganized about several important things (i.e., financial aid packet, having students purchase materials in advance for class)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You will be given a list of your interviewers' names and e-mail addresses at the end of the day. We're informed that both interviewers will be friendly. However, I would only guarantee one friendly interviewer... I hear some folks did not like their second interviewer, though both of mine were cool. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I used Yellow Cab from Best Western to NSU. It costs $20 and took 20 min. Some friendly interviewees offered me a ride back to the airport. I've been to South Florida several times so I am comfortable with the weather and humidity.... I specifically prepared my hair for the humidity :) Good luck!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ 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?

FLL

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?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2009

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?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They should inform us of the exact date of the next committee meeting for interview decisions." Report Response

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