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  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Glendale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why osteo. med?" Report Response

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

"When misjudged?" Report Response

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

"Have I ever shadowed a DO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions were relatively standard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Because of preparation, I did not found any of the questions to be difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are state-of-the-art. When you see the buildings and go inside them, it seems futuristic. I felt I was in the year 3000. The students are extremely happy to be there and are extremely friendly. The faculty there is very friendly as well. There is on-campus housing, which is extremely nice. The student lounges are awesome. There is 24-hour security for on-campus housing. The admissions office staff are so friendly and accomodating. The people in Glendale, AZ are friendly as well. There's a lot of stores in the area. Lecture notes are given to students beforehand, so you don't have to take notes. The curriculum is preceptor-based, which means every 2 weeks, you have patient encounters under a preceptor (physician) supervision. You will receive an excellent medical education and training here. It all depends if this school is for you. The school is so large, in terms of area...AZCOM can expand more if it wants to. Other specialties are taught here like PA. I like an environment that teaches other areas besides DO. It makes the environment fun, like undergrad. STudents help each other. So the learning environ is cooperative, not competitive. Each year, first year students are paired up with a second year (like a Big Brother, Big Sister program). I heard only good things resulting from this. During my interview experience, all AZCOM students said hi and wished us the best of luck. During lunch time, they were playing frisbee and had bean bag contests. Although the cost is expensive (almost $200,000 in 4 years), I can see that they use this money to take care of the student." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The gym is small. There is not cafeteria, so you have to drive somewhere to eat. There is a very little diversity at AZCOM, although in my opinion, they try very hard to have a diverse class. The weather is hot, but what do you expect? During 3rd & 4th year, might not be able to be near AZCOM. You might have to go to other cities in AZ or other states. Many students are married and have kids. I notice that Glendale's population is growing, so there's traffic in various streets." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Almost every week, there is something happening during lunch time, such as osteopathic week where food is served at a very cheap price, students are so close to each other, students are not restricted to a dress code (shorts!). so much candy (m & m) on tables in the waiting room in the admissions office, OMM & anatomy labs had i think so much 42 inch flat screen tvs (unbelievable!) students are given id cards to enter rooms" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Three people interviewed me. They were so friendly. I think they try to make the student as comfortable as they can. Also I think because I prepared extensively for the interview, I was not nervous as well. The panel asked me around 12 questions for almost 30 minutes. After the questions, they asked me if I had any questions for them. Interview experience started at 8AM (breakfast - bagels, muffins, juice). From 8AM to 8:30 AM, you get to know the students that are interviewing with you. for about 5 min, the admissions director tells you what to expect during the day. At 8 AM, a packet with various information and agenda is given. 8:30-9 financial aid presentation - totally clear. 9-12 depending on the agenda schedule, interview first, then student tour or student tour, then interview. 12-2 lunch (burritos, cookies, juice), mingle with AZCOM students, chill...for me, it was an awesome experience i will never forget" Report Response

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