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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?

2 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?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"What is your biggest regret?" Report Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of people irritate you? (work environment and academic environment)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest fear?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"student doc and personally read common questions out loud and answered them" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Enthusiasm of staff and current students!!! They are very passionate about medicine and SOMA! I like that not much time is spent on dissecting (prosections) and more is covered in lectures. The students said the tests were straight from the notes. The cost of living is very reasonable right next to the school ($650 for 2 bedroom)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The number of students interviewed in the same day (48) - felt like a number. Biggest turnoff: the staff promised 4 weeks for a decision but it took 8 weeks and nobody would answer my emails about why it was taking so long so that I could accept/decline other schools!!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When they say it is hot in Arizona, they mean it is HOT! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes for going outside on the tour. Organize your interview accordingly: the admissions staff may tell you they will give you an answer in 2-4 weeks but mine took 8 weeks... luckily I had enough time to accept/decline other schools but I was very nervous!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think this curriculum is "love it" or "hate it" - it is a great idea if you don't mind being up-rooted frequently but it may not be the best option for people with family. I was extremely sold on it by the end of the day - the staff does an excellent job of explaining the reasons for this type of set-up." 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Phoenix Sky Harbor

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

No Response

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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?

"Fantastic overall - organization could have been better but I understand the first weekend of the cycle can be a bit of the guinea-pig run through. I would advise for such short interview time that the interviewers ask at the end "is there anything more you would like to tell us that we didn't talk about?" Also, PLEASE stick to your timeline for notifying applicants! We have deadlines from other schools as well to respond :/" Report Response

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