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  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Downers Grove, IL
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"Tell me about your past job and how it relates to medicine. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"why CCOM, in particular why medicine? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What leadership, volunteer, or influential experiences have you had? What specialties do you think your intrested in? What are you hobbies and what do you do for fun?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"You are a physician at a high school health fair. What would you want to talk about and why?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Actually, nothing tough. (I just answered why I liked medicine and autonomy was one of my answers.) How will you feel and what do you think you can do about HMO's and the like telling you what you can and cannot treat." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read interview feedback, talked to friends in chicago area on how to get around" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"rotations around chicago, the downtown of Chicago is really close yet far enough away its cool, lots of sports facilities on campus including weightroom and indoor pool. Professors care about students and students seem happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"match for the rotations in 3rd and 4th years, COLD, not having very good directions on how to get to downers grove besides "take a cab" (AKA $30 from airport)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had friends so I leanred the mass transit really fast so I learned to take the "L" and buses to union station and then a 3.70 train ride to belmont where you can get a taxi to the downers grove hotels for like 8-9 bucks. MUCH CHEAPER than the 30 one way ride. I also discovered downers grove is really busy as well and has almost everything you need around there....including some of the traffic as its 20 minutes to chichago WITHOUT traffic....usually an hour or so with." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"CCOM is a pretty cool school. I stayed at the comfort inn and it was 65 dollars a night. They also have a free shuttle till 5pm that will pick you up at the train station or take you to midwestern university. Also, the breakfast is good as well. Its clean. I had little to no knowledge of any of the area so that is good to know about future interviews. The school itself is fairly spreadout as it used to be an undergrad institution years ago. There were about 12 other students to interview as well so it was nice to have company. Few other facts about the school, it get fairly close there quickly as you probably already know but they measure in the windchill in the winter. Hope you like snow. Also, we saw the student dorms and they reminded me of undergrad dorms. THere are many apartments around but we were not given any housing information other than the "on campus" information. In all its a great school with great tradition associated with it. Lot of opportunities for 3rd and 4th years depending on the matches you get." Report Response

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