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  • Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Meridian
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why specifically do you want to go into osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"What specialty, as of right now, are you interested in pursuing?" Report Response

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

"Ethics question regarding an HIV-positive patient (question was a real situation that the doctor had experienced, and was clearly testing to see if I would break HIPPA)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were stranded on a desert island for a month, what one book or one music album would you bring with you, and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Personal biggest flaw." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Previous interview experience/researching the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the faculty and staff, the cutting edge nature of the facility, and the ability of the Dean to answer the questions/concerns about a new program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, there was nothing overtly negative about my interview experience. Some aspects of the school curriculum, like mandatory attendance and professional dress code, were not my favorite thing but that had nothing to do with the interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How low-key and friendly all of the interviewers would be -- would have saved a lot of stress leading into it!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All-around had a really positive interview experience at ICOM, and will strongly be considering in the program based on the experience I had there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make deposit deadline later -- it significantly complicates the selection process and may make students relinquish their acceptance offer simply because the deposit is required so early in the cycle, depending on when you interview." Report Response

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