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  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Stratford
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

Open file

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

"What three qualities do you have that would make you a good doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to allopathic and osteopathic schools?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your leadership positions/tell us about a situation in which you had to show a lot of self-motivation and initiative." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing very interesting. I was asked to describe my research, which most people seem to find pretty interesting because it was ecology-based." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you weren't accepted into medical school this year? The most difficult, because if you're paranoid like me, you read this question as: you're not getting in here. Hard to swallow because I want to go here." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read school website, went over applications/essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There is definitely a real sense of community there. Everyone was so friendly and they all seemed happy to be there. They have a quiet confidence about themselves which I found very impressive - they don't even have student ambassadors - the tours are given by students who sign up wanting to give them. Overall a good choice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This was the most stressful of all the interviews I had. It seemed like they asked about every weak point on my application. I hope it was tough love, because I really liked the school. Also, some of the questions seemed kind of standard-issue." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"See above" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They were very nice and we had a good talk about different things that I was involved in at college. They covered the good and the not-so-good in my application; this was the only school that asked so much about the not-so-good, which left me feeling a little on edge by the end of the interview." Report Response

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