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"None. Ran very well."
"Keep doing what you are doing! They do an amazing job making the application process flow smoothly for the students and are also very organized."
"NA. Everyone I talked to was wonderful."
"Keep up the amazing work of making applicants feel at home!"
"Very kind and friendly, no suggestions!"
"None, great job"
"Have an option for prospective students interested in research to view the research labs and discuss experiences with current students who have completed research at the school."
"You guys do a great job."
"You all did great!"
"none. it was a wonderful, smooth, well scheduled day with lots of flexibility for people who had to leave early."
"Very good experience. The people in the KCOM admissions office are the nicest I've seen out of 5 interviews."
"No suggestions; they are great the way they already operate!"
"No suggestions, the day went very smoothly. Everything was on schedule and the atmosphere was relax"
"My admissions counselor was very unprofessional and really did a disservice to this institution."
"Admissions office is great! Very fast responses and extremely helpful."
"Tour on campus apts"
"nothing really the day went very smoothly"
"Have to tour given by students instead of admissions staff."
"Nothing-everything was great!"
"Everyone was super friendly. Thanks for making the day so comfortable!"
"Thanks you guys for being so friendly and helpful!"
"You guys were awesome! Thank you very much for all your hard work, please know that it really makes"
"The interview day was awesome, well planned, and the smoothest day of any interview I have had."
"Everyone was kind and helpful, could not have been better."
"more info on jobs for spouses"
"Nothing, they were great!"
"They did a great job, and are more than friendly and willing to help!"
"Admissions office was great. The cookies ROCK."
"Excellent presentation, great lunch, coffee in the morning would have been nice"
"Possibly shorten the day. Long interviews are fine because applicants and faculty need to equally g"
"The day was very long, maybe do the tour first and let people leave if they don't need to hear the f"
"Keep up the good work."
"leave a msg , they return the phone calls fairly soon."
"Nothing. Very friendly and responsive."
"Great job by them. Everything went smoothly."
"Keep up the good work and thank you for being so friendly."
"A lot about my research experiences so be familiar with anything that you have in your ACCOMAS application"
"Why At still?"
"Why are you interested in the Osteopathy path?"
"What's the greatest compliment you've ever received?"
"They looked at my chemistry courses taken in college, and commented how I had B's in both inorganic and organic chems. He was super nice about it and just asked how I planned to prepare for medical school and how I plan to utilize resources."
"Why DO School?"
"Why D.O.? (of course)"
"describe osteopathic medicine without the buzzwords"
"What will you do if you don’t get in to medical school?"
"All of the interviewers asked, "why KCOM?""
"Why DO and KCOM?"
"Why osteopathic medicine."
"if you could go to dinner with any one famous person, who would it be?"
"In a world that is becoming increasingly more diverse, how do you see yourself fitting into this climate?"
"Tell me about yourself and not the stuff that is in your application."
"Researcher (1st hour): What do you see when I ask for you to dream about your typical day as a doctor"
"Why are you interested in osteopathic medicine?"
"Who is your best friend, and what is one good thing they would say about you and one negative thing they would say. And of course the infamous Why do you want to be a doctor question."
"Tell me about your clinical experience and what you learned from it."
"Do you think you could adjust to the small town of Kirksville?"
"What is the weakest part of my application?"
"Interview 1: with a professor : Talked a lot about where I am from, my family, my experiences and how that has influenced me to want to practice medicine and become an osteopathic physician. Not very many specific questions aside from "why DO, why Medicine, what are your strengths" It was very conversational."
"Why KCOM, why osteopathic medicine, what is your favorite non science class?"
"How did you decide you wanted to pursue medicine?"
"Why do you deserve to be a doctor?"
"We just talked about healthcare in the next 10-15 years the whole time. The time flew by for me!"
"Why DO? Why medicine? What can you bring to the class?"
"Interview 1: was very conversational, we did discuss my file and specifically by grades from when I first started college, which was a little different for me because I had never had an open file interview. A specific question was: If you get multiple acceptances how will you rank the schools and decide where to go?"
"What other schools did you apply to? Why medicine? Why D.O? Tell me about your research. What would your fiance say about you? What is one thing your fiance would change about you? What was your favorite class as an undergrad? How is your job as a tutor relate to the physician's role? What questions do you have for me?
Mostly we just talked about how I moved from Peru to the states, Machu Pichu, my clinical experiences, and my family."
"Tell me about your most humbling experience. "
"What is your understanding of osteopathic medicine?"
"Interview 1: Basic questions such as Why KCOM? Why DO? Did you apply anywhere else? Other than KCOM, what is your top choice and why? What do you do for fun? Greatest weakness? How would someone at your work describe you? Otherwise we just discussed from my high school career until now, especially my work experiences. Also asked a lot of specific questions from my application."
"Coming from Chicago, do you think you could live in Kirksville?"
"Talk about my work experiences"
"How do you do for fun? Give three words that describes you."
"To explain the evolution of my academic life throughout my post-secondary life."
"Considering the healthcare crisis, where do you see the medical profession in 10 years? (we talked about this for the entire time) -- If you end up getting this interviewer, don't worry. It's still conversational and he's actually pretty nice."
"Do you think there is any difference between osteopathic medicine and allopathic medicine?"
"Where will I be in 10 years."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years, tell me the ONE thing you want me to know (that's not in the application), tell me your life story up until now."
"Who do you most look up to?"
"All about file & grades, basically they each went through my primary and secondary page by page and talked about each section...how was this experience (i.e. shadowing, leadership exp.), did you like it, how will it help you in the future?"
"What are your strenghts/weaknesses?"
"Why don't you go in to a different profession like research or social work?"
"What is your understanding of osteopathy?"
"could you see yourself living in Kirksville? "
"Where did you grow up? Tell me about your childhood? Why medicine? Why DO?"
"Questions were presented within a basic conversational format. If I had to sum up one question, it would have to be tell me about yourself and tell me why you want to be an osteopathic physician. Very laid back interview, very conversational. 60 minutes."
"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care today?"
"What would you do if you didn't get in?"
"Why do you want to be a D.O.?"
"Why Osteopathic? Why KCOM? How were you exposed to DO?"
"PhD: tell me about your college life. if you overheard your mom telling someone else a quality about you, what would it be? tell me about extracurricular x. if you were an activist, what would you fight for? what was your most favorite class and least favorite class? how did you prepare for your MCAT? what was the hardest decision you ever had to make?"
"One interviewer went through my application section by section and discussed each one."
"Tell me about yourself in detail and help me find something wrong in ur application"
"Nothing specific. Very conversational."
"Literally every question was about my experiences (school and clinical) or about me as a person. "
"Why did you apply to KCOM? What other schools did you apply to?"
"What will the ''minute doctors'' in the Wal-Marts do to family practice physicians?"
"Tell me about yourself, what got you interested in medicine, why medicine, why D.O., why ATSU/KCOM, what specialty are you interested in? "
"Where do you think health care in American will be in 10 years?"
"why medicine, why DO?"
"Why Osteopathic medicine and not pharmacy since you had a pharmacy clerk experience?"
"Tell me about you, start at the beginning!"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Why such and such grade in this class?"
"So, I see that you have one blemish on your academic record (O-chem)...do you want to discuss that?"
"As a physician how would you handle telling a family and a 10 year old that they would be losing a limb (leg or arm)? He said he could never work with children.
"Interviewer 1: professor
How was your flight?
The death question.
About my research.
What would you do if there was a surplus of physicians? (basically if you couldn't be a physician)
Why do you think it is neccessary to bring access to disadvantaged communities?
"Tell me about your family..."
"What was your favorite/least favorite class(es) and why?"
"Please describe a question and answer that you were not asked, but that you could ask yourself, and are ready to answer."
"How can we correct the insurance problem (all the people without insurance)?"
"What was the last non-academic book you read and what was it about?"
"Where did your interst in medicine begin? "
"Talk about what you've done to get to where you are today?"
"You look like you have a strong file. (Yes, more of a statement...and it was my first ''question''...Wasn't sure how to handle it)"
"Favorite TV show?"
"Take me back to your childhood, and tell me about your life up to this point. "
"Tell me about your volunteer experience"
"Tell me about a time you were humbled."
"What was your favorite EC and why?"
"All specific to my file"
"If the US produce lot of doctors and patient population goes down, what will we do with extra doctors?"
"What is a bad trait your wife would tell about you "
"Why D.O. and not M.D. when your parents are both M.D."
"question about my app"
"Have you always been interested in a career in medicine?"
"I am from Louisiana, so all interviewers asked if I or my family were affected by hurricane Katrina. I had many stories to tell about the hurricane so it was nice to have something to discuss."
"Not many direct questions, very conversational. Talked about the school, community, Truman State University. "
"how did you come to decide on your major choice and when did you know you wanted to become a doctor"
"Which characteristic do you find most appealing in others? Which do you find least appealing?"
"Why did you complete an MPH?"
"if admitted, would you go here? "
"How do you explain this bad grade?"
"What are you the most proud of in your life?"
"What does your boyfriend like the most about you? What would he change?"
"It's 10:00 pm and someone knocks on your door. Through the peep hole, the person is wearing a labcoat and tells you that there here to conduct a random drug test and needs to draw blood. What do you do do?"
"tell me about you"
"What do you know about stem cell research."
"What do you think about capital punishment?"
"Why do I want to be a physician"
"Why DO, why KCOM?"
"Describe leadership style."
"If you dont get into medical school what will you next?
"Most of my interviews seemed more like chit chat and visiting. There were no hard wuestions and it was stress free."
"Tell me about your volunteer work and lab research experience (I worked in a plant physiology lab for a while)."
"Can you explain this bad grade?"
"The first interview was mostly conversational. The interviewer asked me about my research, teaching, major, and life experiences."
"Why medicine, why DO."
"tell me about your mcat?"
"Explain your withdrawals, your C's, why did you flunk freshman orientation, why did you drop genetics...etc."
"A lot about my application (lowest grades etc.) Biggest problems with health care etc. Basic stuff."
"What is an issue in health care today that you would address as a D.O.?"
"Tell me a little bit about yourself."
"I was asked to describe many of the volunteer experiences that I listed in my application."
"Why did you chose to go to a small college for undergrad?"
"What would your best friend say were your weaknesses and your strengths?"
"What makes you tick?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"What one word would your friends use to describe your strengh/weakness?"
"Why did you apply to KCOM?"
"Tell me about yourself and start from the beginning. "
"Tell me about your work with the osteopath."
"How would you present yourself to the admissions committee?"
"When you daydream about being a doctor, what do you see?"
"Why this grade in that class?"
"Why medicine? What will you do if you don't get in?"
"Standard. If you have any flaws on your academic background, be sure to be prepared to tell them about it!"
"Why us? How did you hear about KCOM? Are you going to retake the MCAT? What do your parents do? Do you have any leadership qualifications? Specifically, leadership positions that have included the delegation of responsibilities to others? How do you spend your leisure time? What was the last book you read? "
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why osteopathic medicine and why here?"
"I can't remember very many specific ones, but let me assure you that the whole process is extremely laid back. You'll love it."
"What would your best friend say are your best qualities?"
"Why osteopathic medicine? Why KCOM?"
"What about you really irks your best friend?"
"Is there anything that you didn't include in your file that you want us to know about? "
"you're non-traditional; what have you been doing"
"If you didn't get into medicine, what would you do?"
"Each interviewer has a sheet of 10 questions which they ask you to provide an answer. Often a question is asked followed by the question taken from the opposite prospective. ie. What do you feel it the strongest part of your application and then what do you feel is the weakest part. "
"Describe yourself starting in highschool?"
"What is your best/worst quality? (Do you think your friends/mom agree with you?)"
"What is the hardest decision you have had to make?"
"Tell me about your clinical experience? (I'm a medical assistant)."
"Tell me about yourself, family,....."
"Tell me about yourself"
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"tell me about yourself...this interviewer did not ask many questions in the typical sense, he just wanted to get to know me. "
"Tell me about your shadowing experience."
"If you walked into a locker room and a colleague was injecting herself with illicit drugs, what would you do?"
"Just get to know you questions, specific to you."
"Why do you want to go to this school? Why D.O.?"
"About volunteer experience, and work experience."
"Why DO, not MD?"
"How did you prepare for the MCAT? "
"The obvious ones:
Why Osteopathic Medicine?"
"Tell me about your high school experience."
"What was the most memorable part of your clinical experiences?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"What have you done in the past that you feel has prepared your hands for OMM?"
"Tell me what kind of child you were."
"Name a difficult situation you had been in (Besides the one I detailed in my personal statement)"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Why did you major in XXX when you want to pursue a career in medicine?"
"Why do you want to do this? Do you know what you're getting into?"
"Tell me about yourself? Strengths + Weaknesses?"
"Mostly about activities, events, and experiences in my life, so look over your application and be prepared to discuss your application at length. "
"Tell me about your research."
"Tell me about yourself?"
"What leadership experiences have you had? "
"Tell me about yourself? What would your bestfriend say are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"What was your favorite undergraduate class? least favorite?"
"Lots about my application."
"what's the hardest decision you've ever had to make?"
"Why did you drop CS for medicine?"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathy? Strengths/Weaknesses? "
"My advice on this is to know yourself and motivations for why you want to become a physician. Since they actually read and remeber your application most of the questions you get (especially from the admission interview) are tailored specifically to you. "
"Tell me about your family"
"What specialty do you want to enter? Why? Where do you want to practice medicine in the future?"
"What are your strenghts?"
"Why Kirksville? What will you do if you do not get accepted this year?"
"what qualities do you ahve that will make you a good physician?"
"Pretend I know nothing of osteopathic medicine. How is it different from allopathic?"
"What is your view on abortion?"
"Tell me about your experiences."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me the most significant experiences you have had regarding your extra-curriculars?"
"Will you be able to adjust to the small town"
"What's your greatest compliment?"
"Asked me about my college football career."
"How do you think you will fit into KCOM coming from a big city?"
"Was there ever a time during your pre-med journey where you doubted your ability to get into medical school?"
"What do you think of Kirksville so far?"
"What course do you think you'll have the most difficulty with in medical school?"
"How do you handle failure?"
"what stresses you out"
"Tell me about your experience in competitive cheerleading. (Listed in one of my application essays and secondary response)."
"Specific questions about my file"
"Tell me about your hobbies."
"what is your favorite movie and if you could be any character from the movie, who would it be and why?"
"What would you do if someone knocked on your door with several vials of blood, stated that they were there for a random drug screen through the school, and requested a sample?"
"none of them were particularly interesting but, the interview was very converstational so some interesting topics come up, but they are not necessarily questions. It more like a pleasant conversation."
"What is your biggest pet peeve?"
"If you observed a fellow physician stealing pharmaceuticals from the practice, what would you do?"
"What qualities make you a good canidate for our school?"
"What is a realistic way to solve the healthcare crisis?"
"Picture yourself in 5 years, which doctor that you have shadowed would you most like to resemble? Which one would you not want to be like?"
"Do you think you deserve special treatment because you are a woman with a family?"
"What is one thing your fiance would change about you?"
"Tell me about a problem you faced and how you dealt with it. "
"what kind of music do you listen to?"
"Nothing really.. They were all basic questions. "
"Where do you see yourself on the line of long term versus short term rewards (comparing dermatology with oncology)?"
"Why did I major in History if I always wanted to be a doctor"
"You mentioned about entrepreneurship so many times throughout your application, tell me why?"
"Last book I read."
"If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world who would it be and why?"
"It was all very conversational. "
"Nothing out of the ordinary. Interview was extremely conversational. Grades/MCAT were not mentioned. In fact, I don't think the file was even opened."
"Probably determining the most exciting moment in my life."
"How do you like Kirksville?"
"How do you personally deal with stress?"
"I am a pear, you are a plum, what is the desk.........
Im only joking. The interview was all conversation. Nothing too difficult"
"the interviewer asked me about being an eagle scout and we had a good conversation about that. "
"How do we prevent outsourcing of medical procedures to foreign countries?"
"With all of these Doc in a Boxes popping up, they are putting physicians out of work, because people are seeking their care from RN's. What can we do about this?"
"How will your background in art come into play in your performance as a physician?"
"All of the interviews were more conversation like than they were interviews. It seemed to me that they were more interested in just getting to know me as a person than they were in asking unique or difficult questions."
"Last book you read and why or why didn't you like it?"
"What would you do if you had a patient who was very demanding (or annoying) and after doing some kind of treatment or med change they say "something doesn't feel right," what would you do?"
"Do you see a problem with professionalism with todays doctors?"
"Tell me a negative and a positive aspect of someone who is not a doctor that you've experienced, and the same with someone who is a doctor."
"Is there anything about your academic record you would like to address?"
"If you had to be an advocate for a cause/charity what would it be?"
"how would your mother describe you? after they asked me about how my dad would describe you"
"Nothing in particular, it was very laid back and conversational."
"Tell me about yourself and start from the beginning."
"Tell me about yourself, start from the beginning. (Wait, you went too fast. . .I want to hear details about your family, what your life was like in high school, etc)"
"Tell me about your undergrad advisor (the person who wrote my recommendation)?"
"What do you think about medical-tourism?"
"Are you interested in coming to ATSU/KCOM even though it is in a different state and are you interested in our rotation locations?"
"What would your best friend say was one of your negative traits?"
"What did A.T. Still's children die from?"
"if you had a difficult patient, how would you deal with it?"
"How did you get into teaching?"
"What do you use your hands for that would help with OMM?"
"If I could be an activist for something, what would it be?"
"What do you think of the future of medicine?"
"Which tribe of people did you work with in Africa?"
"None, they were pretty standard."
"If you could be an activist for any cause, what would it be?"
"I interviewed with one of the DO's that lives in the community and teaches at the school. He asked all ethics questions for the whole hour. What would you do type of quesitons. Rape, alcoholism, (amputee???). "
"nothing out of the ordinary"
"What does a doctor do?"
"How would you deal with your first death from a physician p.o.v.?"
"Tell me about your family (no other schools cared about my family)."
"Tell me about a time you were faced with an ethical conflict?"
"It was an ethical question. Whether you would give an organ transplant to a California Prisoner that had Hepatitis, and the legal statute demanded it, or if you would give the organ transplant to a Single mother with three children that made to much money to qualify for the organ transplant payment. Your reasons, and why you would make that decision."
"About stem cell research, which had just been passed in the state of missouri a few days before."
"My interviews were focused on discussion rather than question and answer; however, given my low MCAT score I was asked in a round about way how I would be able to successfully complete the curriculum. "
"How do you think your experience working for a drug company will help you as a physician?"
"What will you do when your first patient dies? "
"Tell about a time that your integrity was challenged and how you overcame. "
"I'm trying to understand exactly how you think, so talk about a time when you solved a problem, not how you solve problems. "
"How would your mother describe you? (also the most weird question)"
"If a representive of the school asks for me to submit a bllod saple for a random drug test, would I give it to them?"
"All of the questions were pretty specific to my file. The one would probably be when I was asked if I've ever seen anyone die."
"all standard questions"
"What book are you reading?"
"All questions were specific to my file."
"What was the most humbling event in your life?"
"Most of their questions were specific to my background ECs and academics"
"All the questions where specific to my file."
"What will happen if we keep on producing physicians with the same rate and the patient population decreases? What will we do with the extra doctors???"
"What would be a bad quality that your wife would tell me about you "
"What type of study skills do I think I am going to have to develop in order to be successful in such a rigorous academic enviornment. "
"what was your favorite class"
"If we called up your best friend, what would they say they like about you? What would they say they don't like about you?"
"So, I bet you've wanted to be a doctor from an early age, huh? More of a statement you are supposed to respond to."
"What do for enjoyment?"
"If you were in a position where you could use money towards any cause in the world, how would you use it and why?"
""You say you are interested in researching chemoprevention. By definition, this is taking something chemical and injecting it into an otherwise healthy human being. Why is this a good idea?""
"do you have any chronic illnesses? are you healthy? (asked to make sure that I could physically handle stress of med school)"
"The first interviewer was an orhtopedic surgeon, who seemed a little nervous himself. He asked me much of the standard fare typical questions, including one ethics question: What would you do if you found out that one of your colleagues was taking illicit drugs? I said I would personally and privately confront him first. Then go to his family if that didn't work, then go to my other colleagues."
"I saw you were an RA for 3 years, what made you continue in that capacity for so long?"
"What does your boyfriend like best about you? What would he change?"
"You're at a party, and a girl who drank too much passed out. A guy friend sees the passed out girl and decides to have his way with her. When she wakes up the next day, she realizes what happens. If you are the dean and find out about the situation, what issues would you address to the both of them? (the girl is a first year and the guy is a third year)"
"What is my position on stem cell research and what is the extent of my knowledge on the subject."
"Pretty standard questions."
"Was there anything you didn't like about undergrad?"
"If a doctor you knew was found to be abusing drugs, what would you do?"
"Tell us about your improved MCAT score."
"What does allopathic mean?"
"How would I incorporate new philosiphies to my patients about advances in stem cell research."
"Nothing too interesting, just standard get-to-know you questions."
"Ethical question-"If your colleague/friend (who was also a physician) was abusing prescription drugs, what course of action would you take?""
"Pretty typical questions."
"What is one thing your best friend would change about you?"
"How did the disposition of the South American citizens affect you? (I had gone on a medical mission trip to South America)."
"What has been your most humbling experience?"
"what are some of your hobbies? not very interesting."
"In regards to frequent moving... what is the one thing that people don't want to hear from a new person? "
"Will you be staying for the high school parade and crafts fair?? (sorry, I had a NASCAR event to get to) Not really, I had to trim my mullet first. :)"
"Tell me about your experience in paraguay."
"What class did you like the most in college?"
"Tell me something unique about yourself."
"Give me an example of an ethical question you studied in your medical ethics class. (more of a statement really)"
"Why did you choose the undergraduate college you did and will/was your choice for medical school based on similar reasoning?"
"Why I chose to go to a small school? Why I wanted to go into Osteopathic Medicine?"
"Standard medical school interview questions, no surprises."
"How have your volunteer experiences led to your interest in osteopathic medicine?"
"Do you think evolution should be taught in public schools? (This was asked because I spent a good deal of research on evolution)"
"What qualities do you think are important in a physician?"
"What motivates you to get up every morning?"
"You are at home day-dreaming about being a doctor. What do you see?"
"Questions about my experiences working with an osteopath."
"How did you choose which schools to apply to?"
"Take a medical issue and explain it."
"All of the questions were standard interview questions you could expect to be asked at any medical school interview."
"Why is it that nobody gets an A in Ecology? (I had an A- and he said he sees a lot of that but never any A's) Weird thing to ask."
"What would your sister say is your biggest weakness?"
"The interviews are more like a conversation."
"See Questions Below"
"What is your best quality and your worst?"
"Do you know what doctors are responsible for outside of healing patients?"
"No, don't go on to college yet, I want to hear more about your high school experience. What did you like most about high school? (They really let me talk about myself, a subject I do enjoy. I felt they really wanted to get to know me.)"
"What would you do if you didn't get into our program this year?"
"Do you plan to go into administration?"
"What are your main weaknesses? How do you deal with stress?"
"If you could present yourself to the admissions committee what would you say?"
"What makes you special?"
"what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?"
"What would my mother say is one of my weaknesses?"
"What is someting that really annoys you about other people?"
"The only questions I was asked were from my file, thus pretty easy to answer. The rest of the interview (about 40 min) was spent talking about osteo medicine and KCOM."
"How is your partner going to handle you being so busy in school. "
"Describe your life starting from freshman year in highschool?"
"How do you celebrate your culture?"
"What was your favorite class."
"What field of medicine would you like to practice?"
"What makes you different from all of the other candidates?"
"No real interesting questions. Maybe how would you like living in this small town?"
"Who is your best friend? What would your best friend say he/she likes most(least) about you?"
"You are president of the student class. One female student gets totally drunk. Another sees this and takes advantage of the first student. What do you do?"
"The questions were not hard at all. My first interviewer had my file open and asked standard questions. My second interviewer had obviously read my file but didn't have it with her and she just simply wanted to hold a conversation with me.
Probably the most intresting question was why I decided to do clinical research instead of laboratory research."
"What is pickleball? (a class I took for fun)"
"You have 2 one hour interviews, one interviewer didn't really ask me formulated typical questions, just got to know me, the other interviewer asked questions very similar to those I had seen on this website. Best interview experience I have ever had!"
"What has been a humbling experience?"
"Does a good physician focus more on the phsyiology, chemistry, etc. of his patient or more on the patient-physician relationship, empathy?"
"Pretty standard questions"
"Why did you get a "C" in freshman english, but all your other grades are A's and B's?"
"If you were to never be accepted into medical school, what would you pursue as a future career?"
"If you were Adolf Hitler's doctor and he was dying and you had a cure, would you give him the cure knowing that once he got better, he would go kill millions of people?"
"What question would you ask me if I were applying to medical school?"
"What are you most proud of in your life?"
"How would a D.O. treat a patient compared to an M.D.?"
"What was most memorable about observing surgeries? (I had shadowed a general surgeon)"
"Why did attend three different undergraduate branches of your university?"
"If I was to ask your best friend about you, what would he say about you? What would he say is your most notable strength? Your biggest weakness?"
"How would I handle treating a patient that didn't have the same religious beliefs that I did?"
"Who is your best friend and why? What would they say is your best attribute and your worst attribute?"
"A patient requests to have his antibiotic prescription doubled because he believes it to be helpful. How do you deal with this request?"
"What clinical experience had the most impact on your pursuing the field of medicine?"
"So you got an A in jogging?"
"What experiences do you think you have that have prepared your hands for use in OMM? My answers involved my experience with Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, ER Nursing"
"If you were interviewing me for medical school, what would you ask?"
"So what do you think of the florida girl and her predicament?"
"None were really interesting in the odd sort of way, just good, honest, standard questions. For example, Why want to be a doc? Why DO? Why KCOM? etc. Do not bother even interviewing here if you don't want to be a DO or even if you're not 100% sure you want to be a doctor. The interviewers aren't stupid, and will see right through you. If you're legit, you'll fit right in. Besides, $30,000/year, is only worth it if you truly want to be here."
"What is the most difficuly decision you've ever had to make?"
"Who is your best friend and why is that person your best friend?"
"Every year, polls show that 7 of 10 doctors would encourage their children not to become a doctor. Why do you think this is? (This was honestly the ONLY question I was asked. It was all chit-chat)"
"What class do you wish you had taken in college?"
"What did you learn form you research experience? Why DO, and why KCOM? What are some of your weaknesses?"
"none, all were getting to know you type questions."
"What do you do to relax after a stressful test? I honestly play chess online: http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Games/Board_Games/Chess/ (the first Inside Yahoo link)
I talked about reading a few books about chess strategy, and how it's such a beautiful game because the best moves always win. "
"What questions do you have about the school? (It was interesting b/c it was the first and only question the interviewer asked)."
"What are your top five priorities--long-term and short-term, but only five in total?"
"Tell me about the art that you do (I was an art major in college)? Tell me about your pet frog?"
"If I was to give your best friend a magic wand and he/she could change anything about you, what do you think it would be? Why?"
"Are you an only child or the youngest child? (I'm not sure why he asked)"
"If you had x amount of dollars for research, how would you use that money?"
"who is your best friend? what would he/she say is your biggest strength? weakness?"
"How would you deal with a fellow physician whom you suspected was abusing alcohol or some other substance while on the job?"
"what would your parents say is your greatest accomplishment?"
"What were you thinking when you decided to major in computer science?"
"Tell me what you think are the top 2 or 3 ethical issues in medicine today, without telling me your personal opinion. "
"What were my favorite and least favorite science/non-science classes as an undergraduate. "
"If I could present myself to the admissions committee what would I say?"
"My interviewer got me mixed up with someone else and started asking me about some research that this other person was doing. "
"If the physician I had shadowed was left or right handed."
"How do you think you can handle the rigor of medical school?"
"All the questions were pretty straightforward and conversational."
"None. The first interview was mainly conversational. The second iterviewer kept asking particular questions about my credits and GPA. (He was trying to figure out why I only had about 105 credits and managed to graduate....he didn't realize that AP credits don't get factored into the GPA and so are counted separately)"
"If you were given a huge, limitless amount of money to study anything you wanted (either laboratory or clinical) what would it be?"
"Views on abortion and capital punishment-- Would I preform an abortion for a 15 y/o? Would I tell her parents that she was pregnant/considering an abortion?"
"Who is your best friend? Why are they your best friend? What would your best friend say are your best and worst qualities?"
"Every question was really standard."
"How I felt about having a family and being a doctor?"
"How did you learn about osteopathic medicine?"
"Since I have applied to both allopathic and osteopathic, the interviewer asked about which one I would go to if I had my choice."
"I was asked how my military leadership experiences could translate over into medicine. Really was thought-provoking, but I had thought of it many times before I was asked. The main push as to why I was asked that was the movie-tainted portrayal of military leadership."
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