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"Twenty minutes for an interview is too short. Also would be nice to get to meet the interviewers beforehand just as a quick meet & greet before moving on with the day's agenda."
"Change a lot.
1. "We believe a 20 minute interview is enough to get to know you." A) No, it's not B) That's so disrespectful to students who travel from so far and spend so much money to be there for the day. I could have had a skype interview and you would have gotten the same impression of whether or not i was a "normal person".
2. The lady leading the interview day, Ms. Kate Snow if I remember correctly, was incredibly kind, personable, talkative and knowledgeable about the school and surrounding area (being a local, duh). She deserves a raise. With that being said, she should not be on the admissions board. I understand why it would seem like a good idea for her to be after talking to interviewees in the more relaxed setting throughout the day, but here's what really happened. Once she told everyone she was on the admissions board and would be helping make decisions, every student there immediately changed their demeanor and became a suck-up towards her. Talking to the other interviewees throughout the day and then seeing them talk to her or in a group with her was a night and day difference. Everyone felt fake and it kind of felt like i was in a play the entire time i was there because of this."
"NOTHING. THEY MAY BE THE BEST ADMISSIONS OFFICE OUT OF ALL MD/DO SCHOOLS!"
"None to note. They were helpful and informative on interview day."
"Keep doing a great job"
"Would have liked to know how many seats were left/if we were interviewing for the waitlist exclusively. Maybe don't pair 2 faculty from the same dept for interviews as they tend to focus on the same areas."
"None, everything was really smooth and well presented."
"Admissions office runs very efficiently as is."
"They're a little off-balance while they're trying to replace their director, so things should smooth"
"More informative website, particularly information specific to details about the LV campus."
"The director is a really cool, nice guy - talks a ton but he really cares about students"
"I love the quick turn around!"
"There's a fairly quick turn around time with responses. Very thorough about the interview process."
"Be more organized."
"Thank you for being so responsive and friendly!"
"More organized interview process. The students appeared disheveled and sloppy."
"Nothing. I have been pleased with the quick responses to all of my email questions and phone calls."
"none they did great; the were fast and responsive"
"Great Job. Roger Corbman is what everyone says, I friendly jokester who is passionate about his job"
"Roger, you're the best"
"Nothing. They were wonderful and helpful in all ways."
"None. Excellent response. Roger is the greatest!"
"keep on doing what you're doing."
"you can send my letter of acceptance when its ready..."
"All questions were related to my application"
"Why the West Coast and Touro Nevada specifically? (I'm from East Coast)"
"WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN AS TRUMP CHANGE THE US HEALTHCARE?"
"Talk to me about your research; how it will help benefit society?"
"What did [insert class] teach you about the current state of healthcare?"
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"You have so many choices of what kind of healthcare provider you want to be (nurse, MA, PA, etc). Why did you pick becoming a physician over the rest?"
"What differences have you seen between DOs and MDs that you have shadowed?"
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"My medicine / DO?"
"What does "osteopathy" mean to you?"
"Why DO, Why Medicine?"
"Tell me how your experience being a Branch President will carry over to being a doctor."
"Why medicine, Why D.O., Why Touro-NV? (First question-at start of interview)"
"Are you ready for med school?"
"Why D.O.? Why Touro NV?"
"What do you think is the weakest part of your application?"
"Why are you interested in DO?"
"Explain bad grade in XXX class."
"Do you think you are prepared for med school courses (I only have 50 science credits)?"
"Why DO and why Touro?"
"Since you had only taken 12 credits a few semesters, do you think you will be able to handle the medical school curriculum load?"
"Tell me what you know about President Obama's healthcare policy."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Which of your service experiences most closely reflects your your priorities?"
"Why DO, Why Touro NV"
"About the few C's that I got in college, particularly biochem."
"Why Medicine, Why Touro NV, Why DO"
"Why Touro/Why DO"
"Why Touro - NV?"
"Why Touro, Why DO?"
"why DO? Why medicine? typical questions related to that subject area. All the questions you should expect about getting into medical school. "
"They have a standard list of questions they just read off. Just the basics. Why DO? Why Touro? Why Medicine? Do you have any questions for us? Tell me about yourself?"
"Why the C in _______?"
"why DO at touro nv?"
"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care? Ms. Boyko is from England so she asked me what I thought about the British health care system, as well. They also asked me how I would solve the health care crisis in America."
"Why DO? Why Touro?"
"What about osteopathic philosophy correlates with your present profession?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Why Touro, why DO, and why medicine? (Right off the bat)"
"why do, why touro, why nv"
"Why DO? Why the desert? "
"Why Touro, Why Nevada, Why Osteopathy"
"Do you plan on taking anatomy?"
"what you do for fun/relax?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why Touro-NV (right off the bat!)"
"Tell me about yourself and why DO."
"I see you have a relative that is an MD, tell me about him and why you have chosen to apply to Osteopathic School. So why DO."
"What were you like in highschool?"
"What book are you reading? (I have on my file that I enjoy leisure reading)"
"Why D.O.? Why do you want to be a doctor? Why Touro?"
"Why do you want to be a physician? Why D.O.? Why Touro? Right off the bat."
"What do you know about our curriculum? "
"all were related to me and my file; nothing about biggest healthcare issue or ethical questions or anything. it was more like a conversation and they seemed genuinely impressed with my volunteer activities so they concentrated on just asking me about my experiences."
"Why D.O.? Why Touro?"
"Please explain this grade in this class."
"Why D.O? Why Touro? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (Right off the bat!) "
"Why do you want to be a DO?"
"How did you prepare for the MCAT?"
"Immunology question about viral infection. What happens before 3 days and after 3 days."
"Tell us about your MCAT score?"
"What do you see yourself doing after med school?"
"i don't remember "
"What do you know about osteopathic medicine? OMM? "
"TEll me what you do for fun?"
"Explain your MCAT scores"
"Are you and your wife prepared for the commitment of med school?"
"So you haven't taken gross anatomy? Do you have any plans on taking it? "
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What is Osteopathy?"
"why touro, why desert, why do you want to study ostepathy as opposed to md"
"What's the difference between Allopathic Med and Osteopathic Med?"
"about my academic performance"
"Why do you want to be a doctor, practice osteopathy, and why Touro? All in one - right from the start. "
"Explain your research."
"Why medicine, why DO, why Touro (all in one)"
"What qualities would you bring to the school? (I think this is a secondary application question too)"
"How I would handle lifestyle change from working to being full-time student."
"why do you want to become a doctor"
"What is history of osteopathy?"
"When did you decide to become a Dr.?"
"what do you think of human cloning? what would you think if someone wanted to clone their dying pet?"
"See most interesting."
"What do you like about DO"
"What do you do for fun?"
"Have you taken biochemistry? (umm, I'm a biochemistry major)"
"What would lure you away from your home state to Nevada?"
"Why DO/What is osteopathy? Why TUCOM-NV?"
"Why DO? Why Touro-NV?"
"What experiences have motivated you to pursue a career in medicine?"
"What is the most pressing issue in healthcare presently?"
"The ER question"
"If you couldn't do medicine, what would you be doing? "
"not much really, Dr. Leppi is from Dallas, tx like me so we just kind of talked about Texas and TCOM. "
"Are you happy with m-cat"
"Explain to me your history and why you want to become a doctor?"
"Work experience questions."
"Why do you want to be a physician? what made you come to this conclusion? why DO?
all three were encompassed into one. "
"Why DO versus MD?"
"How would you deal with sad situations (re: patients) in medicine?"
"So you speak spanish."
"What is the difference between and MD and DO, as you see it?"
"How important is research to you?"
"Why osteopathic medicine? What do you know about osteopathic medicine (philosophy)? How does this fit with you?"
"explain your MCAT discrepancy compared to your GPA"
"WHy D.O.? I see you've done ______ research, tell me more about it? Why Touro?"
""Why do you want to be a D.O.""
"Who is Dr. X? (the DO that wrote a recommendation letter for me)"
"Why osteopathic medicine? What did you do in the military? Tell me about your shadowing experience. What will be your biggest challenge in medical school? What is your biggest weakness in your application? Why should the committee overlook that weakness?"
"You mentioned in your personal statement that Yoga is similar to osteopathic philosophy, how so?"
"tell us about romania."
"How did you study for the MCAT?"
"Describe one issue that health professionals are dealing with, and how do u intend to solve it. I talked about HMOs and such"
"What do you know about Osteopathic Medicine."
"Why are you interested in Osteopathic medicine?"
"Something about how can I work in substance abuse without going crazy or becoming really depressed."
"Have you seen osteopathic manipulative medicine in practice? Why osteopathy? Why medicine? What motivated you to write about this specific topic of your personal essay? "
"Tell us about your experience house painting"
"Read other SDN posts, I had the same questions."
"Why D.O.? Tell us what you know about osteopathy?"
"What is your experience with the DO philosophy and why did you apply to DO and not MD or both?"
"I see you have applied to several schools, how would you go about choosing a school if you get offers of acceptance from 4 of the schools?"
"What do you know about the history of Osteopathic Medicine? "
"Why medicine? Why DO?"
"Why did I only take upper division science courses my junior and senior year. "
"Tell me about yourself..."
"what books have you read"
"How do you think you would handle our medical school curriculum?"
"tell us about yourself"
"How did you balance athletics with academics?"
"Tell me more about yourself."
"Why did you apply here? Tell me about your job shadow experiences. "
"Why should we select you for our school?"
"What do you think is necessary for a successful health care TEAM?"
"What kind of Doctor do you want to be?"
"Why DO over MD?"
"A holistic approach to medicine is not unique to osteopathy. Why still choose DO?"
"I see you've spent time shadowing in the ER, what are your thoughts about it?"
"WHICH ONE WOULD YOU GO? MD OR DO?"
"asked about research experience"
"Why Touro - Nevada?"
"How do you expect to pay for healthcare for the underserved?"
"What does OMM mean to you/do you think DO has an advantage over MD due to OMM"
"What is the biggest healthcare problem in America?"
"What do you know about healthcare problems in Nevada?"
"I was only asked 3 very basic questions, then we just talked about nothing in particular."
"In 3 words, how will friends or family describe you?"
"In one word, How would your friends describe you!"
""Your mother is a nurse. What does she think about you going D.O.?""
"Nothing out of the ordinary."
"What would my friends say is a good quality about me? A negative quality about me?"
"What was a time when you had to think on your feet?"
"What was the reason Deca records gave for not signing the Beatles? (We started talking classic rock... yeah)."
"How will I apply the lessons I learned in a particular class (a woman and politics class) to becoming a successful female DO?"
"If your friends or family were here, how do you think they would describe you?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"Are you willing to fully commit to the 7-plus years it will require to become a physician?"
"My understanding of the osteopathic philosophy and how I believe in it."
"What is the weakest part of your application?"
"Explain how your many physician relatives influenced your decision."
"Tell us about your entrepreneurial spirit?"
"The ones regarding shows on TLC...these were based from my interests and hometown."
"None that I can remember. "
"why should we pick you"
"Name two problems facing the future of health care in the US"
"How do you think health care will change with Obama in office?"
"What is OMM?"
"the ethical question"
"How do you know you will be happy as a physician?"
"what do you want to specialize in"
"How will your Christian background help you solve ethical situations?"
"What are some of the negatives of osteopathic medicine?"
"How were you able to complete an academic residency in allied health while taking Organic Chemistry and Lab in night classes?"
"They really didn't ask me any questions! Just told me to talk about myself."
"Tell me about your research projects."
"Everything was pretty standard, nothing really off the wall."
"why do, why nv, why touro"
"Despite what many people may say, HMOs seem to do a lot of good for our society. Do you agree? "
"what challenges would you face moving to nevada (i am from the east coast)"
"What was the most important advance in medicine?"
"How do we fix healthcare?"
"Why would you want to move from Southern California to Las Vegas?"
"How do you resolve study of evolution and religion?"
"I wasn't asked anything interesting"
"Why do you want to move to the desert?"
"in your opinion what is the biggest problem with Health/Health Care in the United States"
"None really. Most questions were very standard, and all were listed previously on SDN. "
"Why not vet school? "
"You have shed some light on the positive aspects of Osteopathy. What are some of the negatives?"
"If you had nothing to do tomorrow (no work, school, volunteering, etc.), what would you do?"
"Not many interesting questions during the interview."
"Nothing really interesting. Very basic and informal interview."
"Nothing I can think of"
"Was your father around very much growing up? (hes an ER doctor and they asked if he was around because when they asked if I wanted to be an ER doc just because my dad is I said, maybe)"
"What is your philosophy in teaching and education? "
"Why do you want to become a DO when your father is an MD?"
"Why Touro Nevada? How difficult do you think it is to transition here?"
"How do you children feel about you going to medical school."
"Why didn't you have this DO write you a letter of recommendation? (My LOR came from an MD, even though I also worked with a DO.)"
"I was asked about healthcare in Asia Vs. US?"
"Why did you choose osteopathic medicine?"
"How did you prepare for applying to med school?"
"I don't remember"
"If you had one word to describe yourself what would it be?"
"what would you do if you din get into medical school?"
"Which patient would you give a respirator to....an elderly man suffering from a stroke or a young, pregnant woman?"
"Do you and your wife feel you're prepared to handle the stress of Med school?"
"What do you think is the biggest problem in Healthcare today? and how would you fix it? "
"Do you have a significant other who would be impacted by your move to Nevada and how do you plan to handle that?"
"If we were to give you an acceptance letter right now and you had to call all the other med schools you applied to and tell them that you were coming here, would you do it?"
"why do you want to come to a desert"
"What importance should research play a part in a doctor's life?"
"Questions about my ethnic background "
"How do you know you are ready to manage a 20-25 credit semester? "
"If you were in my position and you had 5 spots and fifty applicants, how would you convince me to choose you?"
"Nothing, really. They were all pretty basic."
"honestly, nothing! maybe...Tell us about your involvement in Colleges Against Cancer."
"OK, I'm still debating whether I heard the question wrong, but it came out as, "
"If I can handle a lifestyle change from working to full-time school?"
"what makes osteopathy different"
"situation with patient- what would you do"
"What event helped you decide you wanted to be a DO?"
"Not exactly the most interesting question but more like the only question: How am I going to handle not be the primary care taker for my children while I'm in med school. Duh, my kids go to daycare so I can go to school now, that isn't going to change for medical school!"
"All the questions were relevant to my file. Nothing really deviated from that."
"Have you ever thought of becoming a PA?"
"Why do you want to practice in a rural area?"
"If we cloned you, what would the other you be doing (all medicine and academics aside)."
"Why did you choose your particular course of study and the broad range of classes you took?"
"Why Medicine? "
"How would I solve the problems in healthcare if I were all powerful?"
"How can you relate your undergraduate thesis to a clinical setting. "
"What are the three biggest problems that I have seen while working in an ER setting, and how would I fix them."
"What do you do for fun? "
"What is the biggest challenge health professions face today and how do we slove this problem?"
"The interview was very conversational. All of the questions asked were based upon what was in my file. It seemed as though the interviewers were interested in what I did outside of my academic life and how it related to my interest in science and medicine. "
"So what happened to your hand? Ok and why did you punch that wall?"
"All were basic...why DO, why Touro."
"questions asked about my work and school history designed to get at my reasoning and desire to become a doctor."
"Not a whole lot...maybe the classic "why do" question. Or the one about if I could see myself living in Nevada (hint: they want people to stay there after graduation)."
"What is the biggest problem with health care? "
"Same as most difficult"
"Someting about HMO affecting time with the patients."
"What do you see as the biggest problem in healthcare?"
"How do you think you and your wife will adjust to the surrounding area?"
"How my current employer's approach to healthcare could/should be applied elsewhere."
"How do you think professor Churchill's negative press has affected the University(Prof. Churchill was the one that said that the 9/11 victims were like Nazis)"
"Do you plan on working in Nevada after you graduate?"
"Why am I looking into DO if my mom is an MD?"
"Question related to activity mentioned in my application. Tell us how your involvement in X would help you as an osteopathic physician? What have you learned from your invovment in X?"
"What would I do if not admitted this year before re-applying?"
"How does your undergraduate major apply to your life now?"
"What would I do if I were in medical school taking an exam and I noticed one of my class mates were cheating."
"How do I think other (younger) students will react to me because I'm a little older. (This was off the record though, they were just asking for a general opinion from my experience and had no affect on my admissions outcome.)"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Nothing really... although i was asked about the lack of OMM in actual practice today, in spite of increasing numbers of DO's."
"Why do you want to come to NV being from MA?"
"What is your ultimate goal, post D.O.?"
"How would I be ready for medical school after being out of college for three years?"
"Why are you applying for medical school now (I'm older and have been working for a few years)? "
"What I can offer"
"If you were granted admission under the condition that you would withdraw from all other schools that you have applied to, would you do it and why?"
"we see that you have volunteered and lived in Romania, we dont know much about Romania tell us about it."
"Do I have any hesitations about attending a newly established school. Being the 2nd class of the school."
"How would you change healthcare?"
"How do you feel about attending a school that has just opened?"
"Your father is an M.D. Why do you want to become a D.O.?"
"How do you find to be the biggest problem with health care in this country today?"
"The questions that were asked were pretty much what I had expected to be asked. "
"where is home to you? since i was born in another country"
"What will you do if you don't get in?"
"What is the biggest challenge that you think you will face in practice?"
"Describe yourself in one word."
"Since your Dads an MD, why aren't you going into allopathic medicine."
"Every question I was asked was already listed on this site. "
"I was asked specific questions about my application."
"Why DO? Why Touro?"
"Non in particular, although a question/comment surfaced in regard to tuition and my ability to afford it (somewhat rhetorical). The interviewer remarked about a doctorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s salary and loan availability."
"What experience in your life (actually I talked about my childhood) made you realize you wanted to be a doctor?"
"I see you have applied to several schools, how would you go about choosing a school if you get offers of acceptance from 4 of the schools?"
"What makes for a good medical team?"
"Why should we pick you?"
"What hobbies do I have that can take my mind off of medicine and allow me to relax?"
"Tell us about yourself. (It is a very broad question to answer)
Did you also apply to MD schools, and if so why?"
"Tell me about yourself...? "
"How do you judge people? "
"How does your family member who is an MD feel about you wanting to attend an osteopathic medical school?"
"tell us about yourself"
"nothing too crazy"
" How would you handle the medical school curriculum?"
"Why do you think we should select you for our school?"
"What are the good and bad things i saw growing up with a MD mother?"
"With all that is going on in your life now how do you think you will be able to adjust to only studying for medical school? This can be either bad or good.(not working, volunteering, teaching, shadowing, research, etc.)"
"How i would manage my time with my patients and if i thought that i could give them my full attention."
"How does martial arts reflect being a physician? (Martial arts in my app)"
"Do see any disadvantages to attending such a new school?"
"Why are you interested in attending a newly established school?"
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