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  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Las Cruces
Individual Feedback 1 11 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 8
Negatively 0
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.64 11

0 = low, 10 = high

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

No responses

Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 6
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 8
At a regional location 0
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 11
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 6
Closed file 3

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.91 11

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

"Not allowed to disclose" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts about telemedicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What I knew about OMM" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Burrell" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Vaccinations: how would you address the problem, communicate with an unvaccinated patient, address other concerned parties" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if your patient refused to vaccinate herself and her infant (if you're a primary care physician)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to create a project that involved the entire class, and everyone had to participate in the project, how would you get your fellow students to participate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Not allowed to disclose" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My opinion on virtual medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel that your experiences will benefit Las Cruces and the state of New Mexico?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why BCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would this project be that involves the entire class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Not allowed to disclose" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which is better, MD or DO" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hypothetical scenario" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I can't really say this particular question because it is pertinent to me and it would give who I am to the school- All i could say is review your application, secondary, and optional exhibits and be prepared to answer any questions that is pertinent to you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What region of New Mexico do you feel best suited to live in for your clinical years, given the illegal immigrant population in Las Cruces, the homeless population in Albuquerque, or the native population on the reservation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Not allowed to disclose" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have a favorite poet?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Whether medicine is based on curiosity or desire to help people." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About an EC" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions that was most pertinent to me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What region of New Mexico do you feel best suited to live in for your clinical years, given the illegal immigrant population in Las Cruces, the homeless population in Albuquerque, or the native population on the reservation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Not allowed to disclose" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you name a culture that finds direct eye contact disrespectful?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does it mean to be a professional lol." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Vaccinations" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hypothetical scenario" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is insurance a right or privilege (or something along the lines like that)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What region of New Mexico do you feel best suited to live in for your clinical years, given the illegal immigrant population in Las Cruces, the homeless population in Albuquerque, or the native population on the reservation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading up on the history of the school, and reading my own application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practicing some basic questions such as "Why medicine?", verbalizing them to myself to hear how it sounds" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and other online resources" More from this Member | Report Response

"I researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, question banks" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, talking to current students, and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN and its forums (from past and current cycles), Utilizing the career development center from my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Memorized tenets of osteopathy, learned about the mission of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed the BCOM newsletter and the website." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The professionalism, comradery, and the positive atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions felt pretty accessible, felt like interviewers were trying to get to know me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly, from students to staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both staff and students we're very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great residency placements and rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone was! They created an environment that was very welcoming and low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Staff and students are AMAZING! The building was very high tech and beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are brand spanking new. However, mostly, the students, faculty, and administration are extremely nice and welcoming! Average boards scores (from the inaugural class) was fine (in my book)" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students and faculty; very nice facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself is beautiful and looks out onto this gorgeous mountain scenery. The golf cart tour of New Mexico State is very pleasant as well." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers felt like a tough nut to crack, but we built a connection by the end" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus seemed a little small." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can already tell that the school lacks transparency especially for a new program." More from this Member | Report Response

"New school, currently low COMLEX scores, no COMLEX 2 scores posted yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess how small the building is but I don’t mind much" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no close apartments or stores that is within walking distance around BCOM itself. Having a car will be kind of useful (for convenience sake). However, I believe living there without a car is do-able. There is transportation provided by NMSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"how quickly they went through financial aid information" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview felt very awkward. The interviewers asked very long, detailed questions, which became difficult to fully answer given their length and intricacy." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go in with quiet confidence, if you got the interview you've earned your spot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who my interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare for ethical scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"prepared for hypothetical type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school REALLY is only looking for students who are willing to stay in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Highly recommend!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very well run program" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looks like a solid program, appreciated the brevity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Decent food, small group of attendees," More from this Member | Report Response

"Best interview so far" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"It felt more like a conversation than an interview for the majority of the time; They did grill me on one bad grade I received" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the building is very nice and the curriculum shows a lot of promise. My interview was awkward, but that will vary significantly depending on who the interviewers are." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 0
Faculty member 3
Admissions staff 6
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.27 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 1
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 6

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 6
Automobile 1
Train or subway 1
Other 2

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

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

None

El Paso

El Paso International

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 5
Home 0
Other 3

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.18 11

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.82 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 11

0 = low, 10 = high

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