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  • Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Glendale
Individual Feedback 3 53 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 44
Negatively 8
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.27 51

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 53

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.58 53

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 11
25 minutes 17
30 minutes 13
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 52
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 34
In a group 18

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 30
Closed file 22

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.88 51

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

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why AZPOD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the first time you were exposed to Podiatry and what you liked and didn't like about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry and why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry/Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the full academic workload?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the challenges facing podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the current issues facing healthcare and/or podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you failed an exam here at Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MWU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you became interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one class you have had trouble with and one you have done well in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a quality the least prepares you to go to podiatry school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study? How will you adapt your study skills to the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the president, how would you fix health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the future of American health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you contribute to Podiatric medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? Why MWU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you learn about podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? How will you decide which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to pursue podiatry as a profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern? Why Podiatry? Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry, why AZPOD? 3 strengths, 3 weaknesses about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not orthopedics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly all of the questions they asked were addressed in previous interview feedback (i.e. what are problems facing podiatry, why podiatry, why midwestern, what quality stands out most about you, what kind of courses came really easy to you and which were really difficult?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think about the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care a privledge or right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me a little about some previous employment opportunities I have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the GRE instead of the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What research experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to go into the field of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interested you to be in the field of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work experience in the health care field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They grilled me about my masters program (why that program, what am I taking, are the classes easier/harder, how did I change my study habits for it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about one of your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has the affordable Care act affected podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite undergraduate course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my extracurricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to the decision to choose podiatry as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you failed an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a recent book you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite class in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage time in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What is the most recent book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why AZPod?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best/worst thing you saw while shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MWU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read recently that was non academic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that something didn't go as planned and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about any community service you have done" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance life? How do you prepare for a class you struggle with or are not interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were struggling in a class, what would you do? What is the greatest challenge you think you will face at AZPOD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your perception of podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your volunteering" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get accepted to dental school this year and not podiatry, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you choose which podiatry school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about the mcat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you have had enough exposure to make a commitment to podiatric medicine for the rest of your life? If so, tell us about why you feel so committed." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you transition into Podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time that you failed and how did you bounce back?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a foot, what part of the foot would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your shadow experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle a tough class and what was the toughest class in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what you have learned shadowing a podiatrist." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your sGPA poor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide you wanted to be a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me how how I have grown from last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a classmate that is cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry and why AZPOD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference in an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the foot and ankle and a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why AZPOD? Why podiatry? They asked some questions about my background in sports medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have i gained from work experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Best/Worst Course in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will do in a rigorous medical program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to us about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relax/deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you applied to DO or MD programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to handle the workload? (The volume of work)" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would change in my life if I could change anything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for us? (I made sure to ask some good questions because this can set you apart)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a topic in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a surgery in person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What undergrad class did you think you would not have liked, but liked. And what class did you not like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite punk bands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you convince a patient to listen to your advice on changing their lifestyle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is one person you disrespect?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one question you wish we had asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient who is non-compliant. After months of the same situation, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you are going to be able to manage our rigorous curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question do you wish we had asked you in the interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go to dinner with 3 people who would it be" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with 3 famous people living or dead who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most favorite and least favorite classes and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from Illinois, what would your support system be if you come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most mischevious thing you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if after studying diligently you did bad on a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is in your final 4 bracket? what is the last worst movie you've seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you motivate others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you fail a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You expressed your interest in becoming a surgeon - how would you react if you had an accident sometime in the future that would prevent you being a surgeon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experience selling pest control door to door." More from this Member | Report Response

"PIck three historical figures to have dinner with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be my biggest challenge in podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could choose 3 historical figures to have dinner with, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (not about work or school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problem faces the field in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about any specific patient interactions you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us one class that you excelled in and one class that you found challenging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see Podiatry ten years after you start working (17 years from today)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you decide which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your superpower be if you could have any?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time you made an ethical decision and why you chose the way you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could take three famous people to dinner,who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the tertiary structure of a protein?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you choose which podiatry school to attend? Also, If you could change anything in your life, would you or wouldn't you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were not really pointed but, rather more part of the conversation to get to know me. "Tell us about yourself" type of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a school campus promoting the field of podiatry, how would you approach it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you failed at and what did you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you disrespect or despise?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed you are an Eagle Scout. What is your defense for or argument against their policy of allowing gay leaders?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is current problem with healthcare/podiatry and how do you suggest we fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After trying to get the patient to comply, they still do not agree. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specific things attract you to Midwestern University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(speaking on my dance as an extracurricular activity) What was a time in which you were injured and couldn't dance, and how did you deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to fix the issues facing healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is the biggest issue with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(in regards to a bunionectomy I had observed) What's so interesting about a bunionectomy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one thing from your application that you really want us to highlight to the admissions committee.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you weren't asked about that you would like us to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with the current health care system and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a classmate that is cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with the things happening in Podiatric medicine and can you tell me where you think the field is going. (Mention vision 2015!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference in an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the foot and ankle and a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the heavy course load? Do you think being out of school for a while puts you at a disadvantage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the work/life balance during your time in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the future of American Health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle our difficult curriculum? How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When they asked me for my questions for them lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you decide between medical and podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself moving out here if accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer the AZPOD Program that distinguishes you from other students applying to this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see Podiatry ten years after you are done with residency (17 years from today)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborating on my research in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most challenging issues facing podiatrists today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question above about the famous people.It was somthing I hadn't thought about until that particular moment" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did your grades slip when you transferred schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 2 professors teaching your class jointly, and each taught conflicting information, how would you approach the problem. (Side note; neither professor was willing to budge from what he had taught)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussion about the mcat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very pointedly, I was asked "Why are you submitting a GRE score and not an MCAT score? Why aren't you taking the MCAT?"" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and asking ambassadors via email." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my application and look at the SDN interview feedback questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Printed out SDN questions and wrote down answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really; I simply tried to stay calm and be natural in my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and google search" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, the school website, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Read over my personal statement and application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my personal statement and glanced back over my transcripts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned about the school and the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and remembered my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read materials about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked SDN. Read over my application and personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my file, read Student-doctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to friends who interviewed at MWU and other programs as well as read the SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, their website, interview feedback, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedbacks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback page!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reviewed application, anticipated questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Researched possible questions on google. Read everything on AZPods website and made notes." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my personal statement, attended interview seminars offered at my institution, and signed up for a mock interview through my career center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback and read over app/personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reviewed application, shadowing" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview Feedback on SDN, Yoga" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, Reviewing my app, doing other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to the website and read as much info on the school as I could." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the key is to getting accepted is just being yourself...and of course being professional.If you do this,you will find that it's better than any study aid out there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"I tried to be calm before I went into the room. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reviewed my file, Interview question lists from a Kaplan book and also another interview book." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, questions online, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I asked faculty at my college for the type of questions I would be asked and had a mock interview with them. I also made sure I knew a lot about the program at Midwestern University." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers and staff were very friendly and the campus was beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing campus, friendly faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cleanliness of the school, friendliness of the dean and staff, nice students giving tour, nice facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Jensen is a great intelligent man that makes you feel at home from start to finish, The campus is beautiful and the vision for this college is inspiring." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and polite. They all seemed very interested in you, as a person. The facilities were also great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were soooo nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new dean seems great! He is pushing strongly for research. High academic standards. Beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus. The director of admissions (can't remember names) is extremely nice and accommodating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone throughout the entire day was extremely polite and courteous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong academics, nice facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and it's beauty. Especially impressed with how supportive the faculty is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful and very modern. During your first two years taking basics sciences all of your classes are integrated with the school's DO students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is amazing, facilities are great, people are friendly, the curriculum, clubs and organizations, the faculty are really interesting people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful campus, safe/clean area with lower cost of living, student housing with pet friendly options, board pass rates, happy/friendly students, integrated classes with DO and other health profession students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and weather." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather (it was December and it's beautiful in Arizona in winter), the quality of the facilities, and the rigor of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kindness of interviewers. Opportunity to ask questions to interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school location and board pass rates." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Campus was beautiful and seemed to have all the facilities they might need including a gym and housing. Also the board pass rate is on point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facility, part of university system" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus. Oh boy! What a beautiful campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very strong academics. The staff is very friendly and the faculty are very forthcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school had great facilities and you take classes with the DO students. All the students that I met seemed smart and genuinely happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"They really tried to get to know me as a person. They tried to evaluate if MWU would be good for me and if I would fit in well with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great campus and the students seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The rigorous curriculum, honesty and friendliness of student guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"MWU showed true passion and excitement for podiatric medicine - from Dean Page to 1st through 4th year students. Everyone from each college of medicine showed great interaction. The students seemed genuinely happy and confident in their choice in being at MWU and the faculty was equally genuine in the interests and training/nurturing of each student. There students are achieving great mark academically. Other than MWU, Glendale area where the school is located, and the arrowhead area in neighboring Peoria is all new and beautiful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"-The current podiatry students -the faculty -the collaborative atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, student enthusiasm, relaxing atmosphere meeting with Dean Page, the fact that many students came over and ate lunch with us even though they weren't student ambassadors, rigorous curriculum for residency/board exam preparation, interdisciplinary environment, proximity to Phoenix, cost of living" More from this Member | Report Response

"learning wih DO students!!! on campus housing is extremely nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of everyone, from the Director and the Doctors down to the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the students. Our tour guides were 2nd year pod students. They had a great sense of humor and were genuinely happy about their experiences and education at Midwestern. The facilities were new and very nice, as well as the location in relation to Phoenix." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome campus, lots of resources available, decent location, new on-campus gym being completed in the coming months, small class size, and the program cares about its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are very nice, academics are very strong, high board pass rate, great weather, integration with DO program, Dean Page was very informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"They started off by having us sit down with the program director and talking with him about AZPod. It answered a lot of my questions and gave a great first impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"very little" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were alright, seems like the education from here would be very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Speaking with the dean of podiatric medicine at midwestern university Dr. Page, extremely nice man and very informative informal Q&A." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact the podiatry students are integrated with a wide range of other professions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let me first say that I actually attend Midwestern University and this is my advice to those who are trying to get in.The facilities are absolutely great and the professors are pretty good as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a nice campus. Pretty tight on security. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The family style relationship between students and teachers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school faculty were very positive about everything, especially the future plans for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are only 33 students, small school better classes. Jeff Page is the best. There school is number one. 100% passed the boards last year! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size. Learning jointly with D.O. Being educated first as a general practitioner, and second as a specialist. Location, newer school, positive student attitudes.... Everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and students are great. The faculty was nice as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very pleased with the outstanding facilities, the quality of pre-clinical education, and especially the friendliness and helpful spirit I felt on campus and while speaking with students and faculty. The area all around the campus is very nice and safe. They are building a brand new clinic to match their campus. It looks like it will be great!" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Out-of-state student" More from this Member | Report Response

"The wait time between when you check in and start the interviews was too long." More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid and powerpoint presentation was not really expected, but it was not present. The gym is small." More from this Member | Report Response

"No student ambassadors were present when they should be, but that was due to finals week finishing up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was fairly small." More from this Member | Report Response

"No financial presentation and seemed really quick. There wasn't any formal presentation about the school at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"No financial aid presentation. I only got to meet with two current podiatry students." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of down time. I waited in a room for almost two hours making small talk with people before I interviewed. The day kind of drug by because we were there for 5 hours but did not do anything other than interview, eat lunch, and tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low class diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't really think of anything at all. Honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic was pretty empty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The average 1st year age ranges between 25-27." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"how hot the weather can get especially in summer months" More from this Member | Report Response

"Exams every Monday!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Limited interaction with current students. Only on current podiatry student was there to answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The stress of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although they boast an open door policy, I got the feeling like there was not a good student/faculty relationship. I also felt like they just grouped the Pods in with the other schools and didn't really give them enough attention." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is in Arizona. Too hot during summer." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were on the tour and some pod faculty passed by us. They didn't say hi or even acknowledge us. This was not the case at other schools. The interview panel asked if I had any questions. I was cut off and told that we were out of time so I didn't get to the ask questions I wanted to. I do understand that there was a time limit, but if they ask if I have questions then I shouldn't be cut off. I thought that was very strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much info on clinicals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The breakfast they provide is not really substantial at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was impressed all the way around" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have liked the interview to be longer. I didn't feel like I was able to convey my passion for the profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic anatomy lab, no wifi throughout campus, downtime while other candidates were interviewing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Never met with financial aid, but they have information online and anywhere you go your going to be broke for a while :P" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything negative" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only about 50% of the school is wireless and the anatomy labs do not have screens above each cadaver table. However, this is a minor negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"no video capture of lectures, no shade to park your car in the 120deg summers, no diversity in the class, dont get the cadaver to urself bc its split between ~10-12 ppl, cafeteria bc food sucked and there isnt many places on campus to chill bc its so damn hot out, lecture halls are NOT laptop friendly bc there r 2 electrical outlets." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really....well the big screen TV in the student rec center was a little small!! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I kind of feel that the school is in a bubble. The school has everything at your fingertips, and I am not certain what other establishments are around the area. I did not have the opportunity to visit a lot of the area around the school, so I have no idea what else surrounds the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinic (nice building but no one was there) and student diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions process seemed a little flustered at times, financial aid presentation was so-so otherwise not too much" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't talk to a single podiatry student the whole day. I spent a lot of time waiting for the DO applicants. That tells me that podiatry kind of takes a back seat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets start...The campus. Lots of it is under construction currently. The parts I did see seemed very sterile and cool. Part of this is the southwest in general....The anatomy lab. 4 tv's for the entire lab. If you were in the middle of the room, you might have a hard time seeing them. Students had to used books for reference, whereas other schools have computers and flatscreens by each cadaver for easy, fast, clear reference.....On site clinic---which I had to ask to see---no students do anything there. seemed pointless....Technology. This is absolutely ridiculous. They dont trust their students. To avoid people surfing the web, the only places on campus are the library and one other place (dont remember). This is incredibly inconvenient......Living...They took us into the common area of the apartments and then proceeded to talk about the oncampus living but showed absolutely no pictures." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very disorganized Climate sucks No culture Nothing to do outside of class they claim integration but it seems otherwise" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything else" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed like the main emphasis was on the new dental school they're building, not the podiatry school. They didn't have any students for me to meet with, and weren't able to show me any classrooms. I was left alone several times during the day, and they were 45 minutes late to start. I wish this all weren't true, I had high hopes of going here, but it all happened." More from this Member | Report Response

"Here's the bad part.If you are caucasion,you will probaubly feel right at home. However if you are a person of color(like myself),I would advise you to go elsewhere.This school really lacks diversity.It's really important for you to choose a school where you will feel comfortable and at ease.It's hard to feel this way when you can't relate to those around you.Granted were all here to be doctors,however,a sucessful life is about having balance and it's really hard to find balance in a place where you are sooo far outnumbered!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No on campus clinic yet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are still building things and didn't have a wireless connection, though I'm sure they do now." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Summers might be a little too hot for some, but I love the heat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The heat! It is horribly hot in Arizona. Good thing there is air conditioning everywhere you go." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview was prior to tour and lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wait time for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"you get interviewed first before the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was done at 12:15 not 2:30" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would only be one panel of interviewers and you would have to wait to be interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO students were interviewing at the same time. I didn't realize most of the people there were DO until I sat down and talked with them. It was nice that there were only two podiatry students interviewing that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Obviously, it would be great to have the questions (or at least a question bank) that they are going to ask in order to be better prepared to answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was open file" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview part is very laid back and is closed file. The podiatry interview is done on the same days as DO and pharm interviews, so there were a lot of people there for that, but very few pod applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer panel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"there would be a lot of DO students interviewing the same day in the same area of us" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much downtime we had while waiting to be interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would be such a relaxed interviewing experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have to wait for an hour for the day to start and then wait over an hour with nothing to do after my interview was over. They also did not give any presentations and only answered questions you had. Come with a lot of questions, or else you won't get any info. I also asked to go to the financial aid office after the interview in order to get a packet and talk with them about tuition and costs." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was closed file interview. I thought it was open file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and a lightweight shirt. The tour is outside (relatively warm) and you are walking around the campus a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be a closed file interview, and that the panel of interviewers really seem to try to push you on some tough questions. I believe they do this to see how you handle high pressure situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress in layers or bring clothes to change into once you're finished. It is hot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How casual the interview would be. The entire faculty and students did everything imaginable to make the day stress-free and very relaxing. It allowed me to take in all the great things going on around me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How much walking we were going to do! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxing the interview would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"what weather above 100 degrees feels like" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I knew a lot more than most of the other interviewees just from reading the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. AZPOD is accredited now 2. Not to be so nervous initially 3. To pack shorts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Came in to the interview with a negative perception of the school, but in reality it's a really nice school with a strong program." More from this Member | Report Response

"More about the school's curriculum and clinical aspects. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How unorganized they would be. It is a good thing I had friends down there and I turned it into a mini vacation, otherwise I would be pissed for having wasted my money and time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tons of mormons, and plan on them making you wait around for about an hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the negative comments about AZPOD were actually true (in my experience)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They told me to get there 15 minutes early, then they were 45 minutes late. I wish I would've known they wouldn't have any students for me to talk to, and the tour didn't show the main points that interest me as a pre-pod student." More from this Member | Report Response

"In undergrad I went to an all black college.I choose Midwestern because I wanted to experience somthing diffrent.What i know now is that your diffrences may DRAW you to a place but ultimetely it's the similarities that will KEEP you there.When you come for an interview, picture yourself being a student here.Try not to be memorized by the pretty buildings- but actually see yourself walking the campus.Take note of the people around you.If it feels good to you all around--go for it!Bottomline is that podiatry school itself isn't easy,it takes hard work.So while your pursuing your education,you might as well go to a place where you feel at home.Until then,God Bless. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They make up their mind about acceptance during the interview/ infact, I think they make it up prior to interview. They just like you to waste money and wait in anticipation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network" More from this Member | Report Response

"the food is not worth the free 8 dollars they give you to eat there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Early morning traffic in Phoenix is not the best (but also not the worst). It actually did not affect my arrival time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone is there. I was quite a bit more nervous about the interview than I should have been. What I mean is... even during the interview itself, everything was very pleasant and friendly instead of attacking (I've heard horror stories about interviews at other schools). I never felt like they were attacking me even when they were asking for clarification on items in my application. They smiled a lot and even made some jokes. This helped everything to seem very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The campus is beautiful and they have nice facilities, including an ultrasound lab and podiatry lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of construction on/around campus, will be interesting to see it all done." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a very positive experience at AZPod from the friendliness of the staff, the tour, and talking to the students and believe everyone should interview here if they are given the option to. Phenomenal residency placements, board pass rates, and you can tell how invested they are in their students just by talking to the dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"AZPod is a beautiful campus, with exceptional board pass rates and great residency placements." More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressive school. Seems like the new dean will take it in a good direction. Still trying to decide if I want to live there." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is an excellent school that only became more appealing after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome interview day, had a lot of fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, could really see myself going there in the fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got to meet several faculty members. Dr. Page is awesome! His vision for AZPOD and the future of podiatry is great. The students had nothing but positive things to say about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed interview. I exceeded their requirements, so I tried to be just honest and laid back to make sure the school was a good match." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good experience. The staff and students were nice and made us all fell comfortable. We were able to talk to and get to know the head of the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way the test schedule is, you will have no free time, not even on weekends. YOu will have everything you need in that location and the campus is very, very nice. Board pass rate is the best you can ask for, but you need to be very proactive to get what you want from this school. They are not helpful unless you know the right questions to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and faculty seemed enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am sad to say that I wasn't generally impressed by the campus visit. Maybe my expectations were too high but shouldn't I have HIGH expectations for my pod school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of down time in between interviews. Overall, the whole experience was very relaxed. Only stressful part was the interview itself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, despite being relatively new. Only two people have not passed boards the first time in the last five years - very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very clean and new, the students were all so nice and helpful. The students on campus all seemed to get along so well together. It appears to be a fun, great place to have fun and learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great new school and everyone involved seems to really care about your success as well as the profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great day overall! Interview was more low-key than interview feedback led me to believe." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think their rigorous and proven curriculum, and the passion of the faculty for ALL students makes MWU a very attractive place for any student to grow in all areas of his/her life." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was planned out well and everything ran smoothly. The DO and DPM applicants were in a large room together as interviews are being conducted. A general campus tour was taken by DPM applicants with DPM students (I'm pretty sure the DO applicants got their own specific tour too)." More from this Member | Report Response

"if ur gonna go here, expect to spend all ur time in the library bc thats all there is to do in glendale." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good. Nice campus, students were super helpful and so was Dr. Page. Got all my questions answered." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with what this school has to offer. This interview is actually my first in a series of five other interviews. I felt that the atmosphere was laidback. It felt like one interviewer tried to play the bad cop role; however, all the interviewers seemed to be engaged in the entire interview. As the interview progressed, things seemed to be less tense for me and more natural. I felt a lot more at ease, and I think the interviewers warmed up a bit. It was really a positive experience with the 2nd year medical students who really love the school. They were funny; kept things very light and willing to answer questions. From what the 2nd years said, atmosphere wise, students are very driven. (fyi, there seem to be quite a few married students/engaged, nothing wrong with that, just wanted to give a head's up) Other than that, the clinic on-campus is very nice and will continue to grow and become a more integral part of the overall pod program. There are plenty of opportunities and clinical experiences in the greater Phoenix area that will prepare students." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have improved the interview process from what I heard from current students and SDN. Dental students and Pod Med students were only together during the financial aid talk. They only asked questions concerning the applicant themselves, not their stats. Lots of current students were available." More from this Member | Report Response

"School looks very good, definitely a strong program to prepare students for boards and residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Page was awesome. He seemed like a very nice guy. We started the day by meeting with him and he was very informative and useful. Next was the interview. Dr. Kim was incredibly unprofessional. Initially I felt good because they were asking hard questions and they seemed to be selective. Afterwards, (and I did well and got accepted) I thought back to the interview and was blown away at how rude he was. He kept looking at the wall while I responded and looking at his watch. After the last interview, he quickly left to go to work. He was obviously in a hurry, but too bad. The other doctors (jenkins and a woman) were very nice and polite though. The admissions staff was polite, but not always the most informed. People, this appears to be a reoccuring theme. Otherpeople have had similar experiences this year that I have talked to, and SDN feedback shows similar things in the past. I understand the board scores are good, but students can pass the boards at any school. It is the people, facilities and experience that are also important, and I felt that they were severly lacking in some of those places." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school could be good for some but very bad for some as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Here's the rundown: >7:30am: Arrive at school's admissions office, there were around 11 dental applicants there and 4 podiatry applicants (including myself) > >8:00am: Speak with Dean Page and learn more about the school's podiatry program than any other other time throughout the day > >8:15am: Interview with Dr. Kim, Dr. Jenkins, and Dr. Thomas (all DPMs). Jenkins and Thomas were courteous and showed a general interest in the interview. Dr. Kim, however, seemed genuinely bored and agitated that he had to be there and played that "bad cop" role by twisting things you said to make it seem like you didn't know what you were talking about and/or trying to illustrate your ignorance about podiatry. I don't know if this is standard at AZPOD but I've interviewed at other schools and they were VERY laid back while maintaining a level of professionalism. I felt like I was being interrogated. Kinda put me off a little but respect the fact that they don't have their minds made up about who they're going to accept before getting to meet the candidates. Also, its messed up that the interview is the 2nd thing on the agenda, and they ask questions such as "Why is AZPOD the right school for you?" Um, well sir or madam, you have yet to give me any information on the school so how would I know that. I did bring up the Q&A with the dean and Dr. Kim made it seem like this was inadequate. > >10:00am: Financial aid presentation. Seemed to be directed at the dental students, The presenter didn't have much information regarding podiatry > >11:30am: Went to lunch. Here's where the day started to spiral downhill. All prospects get their food and sit down. The doctors who interviewed the dental students were there eating lunch with the dental applicants. This was not the case for pod applicants. Dental applicants had several students at their disposal to ask questions. Pod students... nowhere to be found. One dental student (Michael) was nice enough to sit down with us and talk about Midwestern which was nice. Michael informed us that dental students are required to dress nice, business casual (no jeans, nice collard shirts) when not in scrubs. Everyone else can dress however they please. Why you ask? Ego. > >12:30: Went on tour of the campus. Extremely disorganized and almost pointless. The pod and dental applicants all went in a big group. We were taken to the student housing clubhouse which was about a quarter of a mile away from the main campus to speak for 2 minutes about housing. Didn't get to see any of the apartments, extremely pointless. Walked back to campus and toured several buildings, all information was directed toward dental applicants (do you see a trend here?). We got a chance to see the anatomy lab which the director informed us not everyone gets to see because of conflicting schedules (how on earth do you give a tour of the campus and not let prospective students see the anatomy lab?) The doctor in the anatomy lab, once again, didn't know much about the podiatry program. > >1:30: Head back to admissions office and fill out exit interview. > Summary: Midwestern emphasizes rigorous coursework and integration with all other disciplines as highlights of the podiatry program. The integration is a myth in terms of dress code and priority among the disciplines during interview day. It sincerely felt like my day at Midwestern was a dental interview day and the Pod applicants were thrown in there. From what I saw, the podiatry program is the bastard child of all programs at AZPOD. As far as I'm concerned, the dean is the only redeeming quality of the program. As other interviewer feedback has stated, I really wanted to like AZPOD but I left feeling really bad about it. I don't want to make it seem like I'm jealous of the dental students in any way, I'm highlighting the sharp contrast in how dental vs. pod information was disseminated " More from this Member | Report Response

"Being a Phoenix resident, I really wanted to like this school. I went with high hopes, but left utterly disappointed. I received an offer, but the interview day was so disorganized and atrocious, there's no way I'll accept." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like they focused much on your GPA and continously questioned you about your competency. Re-phrase same questions over and over. They didn't ask why podiatry or why AZPOD. They grill you instead of making it look like a flowing conversation. The registration staff however, was very nice and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was as I expected but my nerves did cause some problems. This was the first of 5 interviews and now I have a pretty good idea what to expect in the future. The interviewers were very polite and pleasant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great having an interview with the dean of MPD and a MD. They had great questions which showed they select carefully their class of 33." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome all around. Dr. Page (director) is amazing, and so was all of the staff I met. I had a great feeling while I was there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started in the morning and they spend approxiamately half to one hour interviewing each applicant. Then you have lunch with some current students who also give you a tour of the university. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Please see above." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 43
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 6
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 40
Neutral 9
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.92 50

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 10
Out of state 38

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 11
2-3 hours 10
4-6 hours 15
7+ hours 12

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 32
Automobile 17
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 11
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 7
$401-$500 8
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Mesa

SkyHarbor

Sky Harbor PHX

Phoenix Sky Harbor

PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor)

SLC ->PHX

Sky Harbor Int'l (Phoenix)

Sky Harbor

Phoenix

SLC to PHX

N/A

PHX

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 8
Hotel 28
Home 4
Other 1

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
8.14 49

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 51

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.51 51

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.98 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 42

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.54 39

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Financial aid presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give financial aid presentation on interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more presentations such as financial aid and/or housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, everyone was awesome and super friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great. Maybe a little longer tour. I wish I got to see a little bit more of the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions for admissions, they did a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Doing fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"They can make sure they give you all the information you might need to know about the school in order to make an informed decision. They can pay more attention to the Pods interviewing instead of making them wait for the student ambassadors or the other people interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have orientation with the financial aid office. By just meeting with financial aid it helps the students understand the finances and scholarships available." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep applicants engaged while other candidates are interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was not as organized as I had wished; the online Midwestern University account" More from this Member | Report Response

"My transcripts did not make to Midwestern Univ." More from this Member | Report Response

"More information should be provided pre-interview. I found I had a hard time getting all of the inf" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unorganized. Items would be sent but not posted online. I had this problem as well as other people" More from this Member | Report Response

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