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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"If there was something your application that you could change, what would it be?" Report Response

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

"How did you begin working in underserved communities?" Report Response

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

"What parts of osteopathic medicine excite you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When all of the excitement of medicine has gone away, what are your core values underneath it all?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you deal with the thankless and discouraging nature of working with underserved communities?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked through the Student Doctor Network feedback and interview prep articles. Practiced answering questions with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness and approachability of the faculty. The facilities were also top notch and very high tech. Another thing was the innovative curriculum of the school (1 year at ATSU, and 3 years at clinical sites around the nation)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No COMLEX II board scores yet." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would get my acceptance call at the latest time on the last day they said they would let us know. ( I got the phone call at 4:40pm on the last day of the 4th week after my interview... they said they would let us know in 3-4 weeks)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school seems to have a very family/community feel, which really appeals to me. All staff and faculty members seem very dedicated to each student's success. The social on the night before the interview was a great way to get to know the other candidates and interview panel and to lower the anxiety." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

Pheonix, AZ

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western - Mesa

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2010

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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