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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Fort Lauderdale
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Best friend would say best and worst character?" Report Response

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

"Why DO when you have never been treated by a DO? If you where accepted here... tomorrow would you choose us and come here. I said non! That would not be fair to the other schoos. I did not even visit there yet." Report Response

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

"Do you want to work in Rural area... I don't think so... not sure. What specialty... I am not sure. Don't have exposure to everything can't make judgement." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what was your biggest weight and how many cigarets a day where you smoking. It takes BALLS to ask personal questions. Only the younger guy asked... it turns out he was a smoker. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Was there a single turning point that made you decide to go in to medicine. Of course also that stupid one about your best friend and what he or she would say about you. I answered I hope they will say a good guy and great friend to have. I wanted to answer.. well my imaginary friend thinks.. sos sososososo... but my other imaginary friend things I am imaginary." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read information package and SDN of course. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clean building looks more like a hotel than a school of med... good students (honest and down to earth)... the dean is interesting guy with great attitute... but then again you have to see the big picture. The school presents this professionalism and mature place to study with a well spoken friendly dean. I wonder if that was a show or for real." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Time was not so well planned out... I don't want to hear.. okay lets watch this tape till someone come to take you.. there. It is not useful... it is just a gap filler. We did not get a tour around campus... just the med building and even than it was short. I am sure it is all new, clean and high tech. Students where open and honest when asked questions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"no one walks around in Ft.L... even from the hotel to the school which is 10min walk. People take the shuttle." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think it went well... but than again I was being myself and being honest. My advice to everyone is do this. It is better to match with a school that fits and likes your character rather than be unhappy for 2-4 years. My interviewer (1 was not very nice... paterson seemed a bit unfriendly... maybe it is an act) Barkus was very nice and the young lawyer Ferroro really nice and down to earth. He was polite and seemed interested." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/0004

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