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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"with all your clinical/ shadowing experience, was there one paticular event that stood out in your mind?" Report Response

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

"why DO? why CCOM?" Report Response

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

"tell me about yourself" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were a MS3 and during one of your rotations a friend, also a MS3, showed up hungover, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, ccom website, reviwed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities are very nice, the students seem very welcoming" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the students are in class from 8-5 pretty much EVERY day and there is a min. of 2 test per week...pretty stressful and a lot of the students who were giving the tour or just stopped by to drop in, although very friendly had a lot of negative things to say about the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that they are make slight changes in their cirriculum...although no one could really explain the changes very well" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"you meet in a large group with all the other prospectives interviewing that day (juice,water, breakfast bars are provided), an introduction and ice breaker was done by a person from the admissions staff. Then the dean stopped by to say hello and give her sales pitch for CCOM. After that you are split into 2 groups one half interviews first (very easy and laid back and all they have is a file with your application, no scores) while the other half does financial aide/tour and then you switched...after everyone was done interviewing there was a wrap up and then lunch...the day last from 8-1...lots of down time." Report Response

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