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  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Stratford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What about osteopathic medicine interests you? " Report Response

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

"Why didn't you apply last year? If you don't get in this year what are you going to do. What if you apply 5 more times and you don't get in- then what? " Report Response

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

"After a while, all of the applications start looking the same. When I go in front of the admissions committee to represent you, what do you want me to tell them that will make you stand out amongst the others?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So, there's a boxing match coming up. Mayweather or Pacquiao? haha " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see that you have lived, went to school, and worked in areas where there is a high number of medically underserved. What do you think about the current health care reform debate and how do you think it will affect them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read cnn.com and nytimes.com to catch up on health care reform, read interview feedback on sdn, spoke to people who have went on an interview here, read my application thoroughly, read the school website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the friendliness of all the staff members and the second year students taking us around for a tour. the facility was really nice. kennedy hospital is right across the street. small class size. awesome school !! ACCEPT ME!! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the interview really IS as conversational as everyone says. my interviewer was awesome and really friendly. review the interview feedback here, brush up on some current events, review your application, and know yourself and your reasons for wanting to become a doctor and youll be fine. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i think all my interviewer really wanted to see was my passion and dedication to become an osteopathic physician. he didnt seem to care about what i said until i started spewing out all the reasons why i want to be a doctor and how long and hard ive worked to get where i am etc. at the end of my shpeel he said "excellent". show them you want it and (hopefully) it will pay off. keeping my fingers crossed!!! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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