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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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 medicine, why osteo med, why Midwestern? All separate questions. What other schools did you apply? Where else have you had interviews? " Report Response

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

"Who was your greatest inspiration? What are your priorities? How do you handle stress? " Report Response

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

"What leadership experiences have you had? What medical experiences have you had?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What my stance was on the use of animals for research." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No questions were unexpected." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my supplemental, AACOMAS, current events, and info about Midwestern." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How relatively stress-free and amicable the students were. The facilities were top notch. The students have every amenity on campus. The whole program really impressed me. My group unexpectedly ran into one of their distinguished alumni. He was the team doctor for the Chicago Bears football team. I wasn't sold on the DO concept, but I am now. If you want to be a primary care physician, DO is the way to go!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. Even the interview panel was at least decent to me. At some other schools the interviewers are incredibly rude." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The admissions office is downstairs in the admissions building. It was my fault I forgot to re-read their instruction letter." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrived early, and met the other candidates. We were given packets with all the information we needed about the day and Midwestern. Went to the Financial Aid office for a brief presentation. Then the interviews began. There were two panels of three interviewers, and about ten candidates to interview. We all took turns going in front of one of the panels. Afterward we went on a tour of the campus and facilities. Ate lunch with the med students, and bid the other candidates adieu." Report Response

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