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  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Las Cruces
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Vaccinations: how would you address the problem, communicate with an unvaccinated patient, address other concerned parties" Report Response

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

"How do you feel that your experiences will benefit Las Cruces and the state of New Mexico?" Report Response

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

"Which is better, MD or DO" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Vaccinations" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't. I looked up some general information about the school and the history of the area, but that was about it. I didn't have any of the tenets of Osteopathic Medicine memorized (although some people did get asked this question). I also made sure to be able to clearly explain to them if I didn't have an answer and what I could do to find the answer." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the students that came in and talked with us (>10), federal funding achieved, access to NMSU facilities (which are HUGE), solid gym, the town of Mesilla, close to Texas." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"New school, currently low COMLEX scores, no COMLEX 2 scores posted yet." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Decent food, small group of attendees," Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

El Paso

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Air B&B in Mesilla

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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?

7 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?

No Response

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