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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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 type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What came of your anesthesia research? (note: if you've been published, it's a good idea to bring a copy of the article to give the interviewers)" Report Response

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

"What is the difference between an M.D. and a D.O.?" Report Response

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

"What do you bring to this school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you incorporate your philosophy background into your practice of osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Since you're from the east coast, where there are plenty of good schools, why would you want to go to school here? (Also a tough one: what do you bring to this school?)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, the CCOM website, and paid attention during my campus tour." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus! The buildings were georgeous and everyone seemed happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The traffic driving from Chicago to the school. Don't be fooled by the name, it is located in the 'burbs. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have a VERY strong neuro dept. and the 3rd and 4th year rotations are done, by and large, closer to campus than most other D.O. schools. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The facilities of CCOM impressed me FAR more than did NSU-COM or UNECOM. All students receive printed notes, made up by the prof., prior to each class - I wish all schools did this! The interview day was as one would expect, including a tour, financial aid talk, and interview. We did finish off by getting a meal in the cafeteria, which was a nice touch. The interview itself was somewhat stressful as the student seemed to have a chip on her shoulder. The other two interviewers, a D.O. and an M.D., were, however, much more laid-back and helpful. At the end of the day, I'd say this school is certainly worth a visit not just for those who care about having access to a city, but for applicants concerned with the strength of their clinical education. Plus, you'll get an anatomically correct heart or brain stress reliever!" Report Response

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