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  • Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Provo, UT
Individual Feedback 1 18 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 16
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.72 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.56 18

0 = low, 10 = high

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

Response # Responders
In Person 4
Virtual 11

Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 6
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 7
At a regional location 0
At another location 9

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 17
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 13
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.06 18

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

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

"They ask about your research experience a lot" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are three specific qualities that make you a good fit for Noorda specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to talk about? (As the opening question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about experiences on app" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What would you do if a doctor showed up to work with alcohol on their breath?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to attend Noorda? Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of moving to a single payer system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""US healthcare system question"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"US healthcare policy question and many follow ups in debate style" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

"Why NOORDA-COM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do as a medical student if a doctor's breath smelled of alcohol" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are there any scenarios where it'd be ethical to lie to a patient as their physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did I choose engineering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked to get into detail about a specific time" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, and why specify this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement with a group?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a failure you had when working on a team?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you say to someone who did not want to get vaccinated or wear a mask for health reasons?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor and not another healthcare provider?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(questions about my application) - "apart from xxx what else do you like to do to maintain mental health and wellness?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questioning/pushing back on my reason for going into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are your future goals/plans?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the biggest roadblock you've faced in life and how did you get past it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Noorda-COM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me when you worked with a team and you were successful and a time you failed in a team." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is it ever ethical to lie to a patient? For example... then they gave a scenario" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you had a conflict or disagreement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a strength you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you worked with a group and things didn't go well?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how would others describe you" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Should you perform a life saving procedure on a patient who refuses to receive said treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are there any scenarios where it'd be ethical to lie to a patient as their physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Spent the majority of the first 5 minutes discussing about a current research project at the school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A situational question, is it okay to lie to a pt?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you want to be in this xyz leadership position?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think its ever okay to lie to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"about differentiating my healthcare experiences abroad and in the US" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"They ask a few difficult moral questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are there any scenarios where it'd be ethical to lie to a patient as their physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A conversation about the use of AI in healthcare. Can it replace physicians if its better? (challenged to back up my opinions)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Last 30 seconds together, why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the US moving to universal healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"An ethical question where I had to defend my stance- what would you do if you caught a friend cheating on a test?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice interview questions, looking at the mission statement/ recent events of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of mock interviews with my spouse" More from this Member | Report Response

"Slept well and had coffee" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepared list of questions likely to be asked. No prep really helped. Interview was extremely conversational and they genuinely wanted to see if the school was a match for me and vice versa." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn qs, reddit, not much tbh" More from this Member | Report Response

"BeMo Mocks and research of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, Dr. Gray Interview book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researching school, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"watched all the faculty videos on FB and took notes, many mock interviews, reviewed my application for potential questions, worked through the questions from the 'Premed Playbook by Dr. Ryan Gray'" More from this Member | Report Response

"practicing about 30 questions taken from lists from the internet about 20 times over 2 weeks, filming myself, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Seems like a very student-focused school." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOORDA-COM is committed to the research efforts of their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was completely stress-free, I felt no pressure whatsoever." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools mission is exactly what they preach. The vision to change medicine is appealing. Strong research emphasis. Students praise of the staff and curriculum style." More from this Member | Report Response

"How conversational and down to earth the interviewer was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their thorough review of my previous research experience and my interest in continuing scientific research" More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff and passion of the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how conversational the interview was along with how kind all the faculty are." More from this Member | Report Response

"The level of confidence the staff has. That you don't have to go out of state to do you clinical rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer (administrative faculty) had clear answers on why they chose to work at this new school and how the school would be doing things differently based on evidence." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude, friendly nature of the interviewer, and how it was easy to talk to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"very familiar with my personal statement and secondary. professional." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being pre-accredited does mean we have to take out private loans." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff didn't seem very willing to talk about first year COMLEX scores. They said they were still receiving them but didn't elaborate any further." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel I had a ton of time to express who I was as an applicant during the interview but I guess they already had a good understanding of that from primary and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really negative to say, seems like they had pre-determined questions to also ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"That even though you don't have to go out of state for rotations, you'll be going to do the rotations at the same hospital as students from the University of Utah aka very competitive when it comes time to apply for residency programs there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer had flat affect and asked questions in a pretty disinterested way until I got them talking about themself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I ran out of time while thanking the interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"flat affect. didn't enjoy the heavy debating, but i understand some schools like to test potential students to see how they handle being questioned and defending their positions, but it still left me feeling a little deflated and less welcome by the school." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. The staff is extremely welcoming and happy you are there. Everyone there makes the day very stress free and enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How conversational its going to be" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to be me and 2 interviewers, I thought it was 1-1" More from this Member | Report Response

"that i would face so much debating and healthcare policy questions. it wasn't consistent with my experience with faculty and admissions staff at all, so it was a little whiplash-y." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Low stress interview and very friendly staff in a safe area, I have pretty high hopes for this school. And the surrounding mountains are gorgeous, fantastic location for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Alittle more time for the 1on1 interview. 30 minutes is fine but could have used some time to ask the interviewer some questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic interview experience and faculty, interview day shot this school high on my list, hoping for an A!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer didn't seem interested in my personal statement or secondary video. They had a list of pre-prepared questions that they went down the list and didn't allow for much conversation to take place." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was done on an online platform (Zoom) due to COVID." More from this Member | Report Response

"i still really like this school and hope my attitude and emotions get better in the coming weeks and would still be ecstatic to get an A. very good videos and presentations leading up to the interview. well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 5
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 5

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 8

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 0
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 2
Train or subway 0
Other 3

What airport did you use?

SFB -> PVU

SLC

Virtual interview did not travel

N/A

Where did you stay?

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

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

N/A

Sleep Inn near University

Yes

Hampton Provo

Sleep Inn, Provo

Would you recommend the hotel?

N/A

Sleep Inn near University

Yes

Hampton Provo

Sleep Inn, Provo

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

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.29 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.12 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.47 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.06 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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