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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Scenario: If you were in a first year class where attendance was mandatory and you saw one student signing in for another, how would you handle the situation?" Report Response

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

"Tell me a difficult problem that you encountered in college and how you overcame it." Report Response

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

"If a patient for whom you had cared for a long time suddenly died, how would you deal with it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you here?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Scenario: 28 year old male in a car accident - on ventilator, intravenous nourishment, severely burned over entire body - cannot speak, but can write and has total mental capacity - he expresses the wish to die, but his mother is adamant about him staying alive - no other family is involved - how do you handle the situation?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"the usual" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They have a great anatomy lab. I didn't find that they forced either the osteopathic philosophy or the manipulative medicine down my throat, although they were thorough in their explanation of both. They were very intent on convincing me that the training I was going to receive was on par with what I would receive at an allopathic institution." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers seemed to think that I would not take the school seriously in my match list, and kept telling me that if I was going to go there I may be disappointed. I didn't feel like he was recruiting well for his school, but I did appreciate his honesty." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What I would still like to discover is why TCOM has such superior equipment with regards to the anatomy lab and other things like the simulators. Don't the other state schools have the funding to incorporate such useful didactic instruments? " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"TCOM's interviews are closed file, meaning that the interviewers have read your personal statement and secondary essays, but have not seen your numbers (grades and MCAT). They interview an unusually low amount of people relative to some of the other schools I have been to. There seems to be a somewhat complacent, and at times almost defeatest attitude about their reputation as a second-rate school. In fact, they explicitly defended osteopathic medicine (I think rightly) as a discipline that is just as entitled to the respect that MD's have garnered within both medicine and society at large." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/21/2003

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