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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"What has attracted you to our college?" Report Response

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

"Why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Case scenario: you diagnose a potentially life-threatening illness in your patient, who is a child. The child's parents do not wish the child to receive the course of treatment you prescribe due to their religious beliefs. How do you handle the situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about yourself. (so open-ended)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at school's e-catalog. Prayed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students' universal enthusiasm for the program. Early clinical exposure and nearby availability of residencies." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Somewhat lower board pass rate than I would have expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a great interview. The interviewers were respectful and relaxed, though interested and listened well. I made a comment about chest x-rays being difficult to read, and both the student and the doctor interviewing me expressed agreement and understanding, which made me feel included even though I am not actually a student yet. The admissions staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and the other applicants were personable and friendly as well, which helped everyone, I think." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2003

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