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  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Downers Grove
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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

"Why DO? (though neither of my interviewers where DOs); why CCOM?; Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"What is your biggest regret?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"ethics questions related to my background (they don't appear to ask the same ethics question to every student, so I would become comfortable with the general base of medical ethics issues)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What stresses you out and how do you handle it? It was a work related question (they were not looking for answers such as "go for a jog." Rather, they wanted to know how I overcome stressful situations on the job)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read their website; SDN; review application; they are big on ethics questions, so I read all about medical ethics/bioethics on wikipedia to have a general base of knowledge." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"great campus; clearly a well-established school/program; only school I've interviewed at that served hot lunch." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the interview is only a semi-open file. they have reviewed your secondary, but not your primary. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

12/01/2009

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