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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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 do? why CCOM? why medicine? " Report Response

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

"How have I helped the native americans I have worked with" Report Response

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

"What are three things that you want us to know about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Can you name a time when you had to make a split-second decision that you weren't proud of. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site. Read "The DO's" by Gevitz (good for historical background)Already had a few interviews so I knew what to expect" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was really impressed with the campus. Lots of new buildings and the students that gave the tour we're really cool and interested in helping us. Since they just took a test that morning, they didn't have much to do that afternoon and they stayed to talk to us while we waited for our interviews which made the day less stressful. Also, the OMM lab is awesome. It's huge with TV's so you can see what the professor is doing if you're way in the back. If you get accepted, you only need to start your deposit with $250, then $750 later. Not 1K or 2K like some schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing! There is goose poop but that just makes it a challange to get from place to place. The dorm (yes, they are dorm rooms not apartments) rooms were very small and the showers even smaller (one of the students took us over to his room, it wasn't part of the tour)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the map is a little confusing. If you're heading south on Highland you have to take a left, not a right, onto 31st street to get to the campus. The program is much better than I thought it would be from reading SDN. If you have the opportunity to go to an interview and this site doesn't give you a good impression of the school-GO ANYWAY!!! Your opinion might not be the same." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first 20 minutes were very quiet and tense as we all went through our file and felt the competition. We only loosened up after the brief overview of our day from an admissions officer. The interview was stressful for me but not for everyone. They ran behind and I felt sorry for the people who had the last interview (almost an hour late). The tour was extensive and the students were very candid. They actually give you a real lunch in the cafeteria, not just some catered stuff. This interview is not a conversation, there is too much to cover with three interviewers in a 1/2 hour for that." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/09/2004

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