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  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Dothan
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why ACOM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about an ethical situation you had to navigate." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explaining my research was difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I been to other interviews and done mock interviews in the past. I looked up the school and info about it before I came." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical education, the fact that faculty are devoted to the school (undivided attention), their sim instructor is an MD, they were open to students applying to specialties outside of primary care, they design their curriculum for high board scores. Compared to other schools with high mandatory attendance, theirs is only 60% mandatory attendance. Faculty were extremely welcoming and knew my application extremely well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of the school (Dothan) is cute, but remote. Montgomery is two hours away! The match list was not great (matching students to a lot of community programs, whereas I am interested in academic programs). They only have an internal medicine program associated with the school right now. Also, during the presentations one of the presenters tended to make big claims about ACOM ("ACOM is the only school that..."), which was mostly crap because I have interviewed at several other schools which have similar features. Research facilities seemed small. Also, the first-time COMLEX pass rates were a bit below average. To me, that is a huge deal. Board scores are incredibly important to be competitive for residency." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They feed you at like 12:30 after you arrive at 7:30 - 8:00 AM. I was dying by the time lunch happened! Make sure you eat before you go!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The faculty are warm and welcoming. They are proud of their school. The clinical education is integrated throughout the whole curriculum." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?


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


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


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?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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