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  • University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Worth
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"See below" Report Response

What are your general comments?

" I am a senior medical student at TCOM, and former student ambassador. I read the comments of interview experiences above, and just wanted to clarify a few misconceptions. I am so glad to hear so many of you left TCOM with positive experiences, and for those who were not quite sure hopefully my comments below will be useful. First off, I would like to say that I have absolutely no regrets having CHOSEN training at an osteopathic institution vs allopathic. Our additional training in musculoskeletal medicine and OMT serves us well and is a very marketable skill as I am finding out as I go through the residency matching process.(many MD's are trying to learn this now and want D.O. residents to teach them). ---GPA and MCAT--- 2 yrs ago when I recruited for the school, and I am sure our standards have not lowered AVG GPA=3.6 overall&basic science MCAT=27 This is equivalant to TEXAS medical school average Highly competitive program considering it is the ONLY Osteopathic program in Texas, while there are 7 allopathic institutions you have a chance to get into. --3rd 4th yr training--- WE DO HAVE A TEACHING HOSPITAL The Osteopathic Medical Center of Ft Worth or as we call it "THE O" is right across the street from TCOM. Not sure how that one slipped by the ambassador. Furthermore, several required (3rd yr) rotations are completed at John Peter Smith County Hospital (equivalent of Parkland but in Ft Worth)---great experience, tons of pathology =awesome training. As for 4th yr, we have quite a bit of autonomy as far as making our rotation schedule. This is a good thing. You have the option of selecting elective rotations across the country, at residency programs you may have an interest in completing your training. You say where, when, and what specialty for almost all of your 4th yr rotations. I am writing this at the UC Davis Library in Sacremento, CA.--Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation rotation. I hope that cleared things up. I will close for now, as I feel TCOM and Osteopathic Medicine really sells itself, but it is important to know the facts. I welcome any questions or concerns about the school or osteopathy in general. Good luck to you in the match! [email protected] Joseph M. Martellotto MS IV " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/17/2003

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