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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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 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)?

"How did you discover osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Have you shadowed a DO? (I actually have not and was accepted, so this question won't make or break your application.)" Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to take a year off after graduating from college? Was it because you weren't sure about becoming a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really, it was all pretty standard fare." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too challenging; just standard stuff like "How did you learn about Osteopathic medicine?" and "What will you do if you don't get in anywhere this year," and "What are you doing now?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback, SDN forums, websites, read books/websites about DO issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The biggest thing was how tight the students were. Everyone was so connected to each other that it was almost tangible. Definitely a very happy student body. The facilities, while small (which makes sense for the small class sizes), were excellent too. Definitely on par with some of the big name allopathic schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classrooms still felt a little cramped, even knowing that the class size is only ~95 or so people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I kind of knew it already but didn't really believe it until now, but if you get invited for an interview they pretty much want to accept you. The interview is VERY low stress and just know why you want to attend the school and why you want to be a DO. If you don't give them any reason to reject you, they probably won't." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent; one of the best interview days I went on. It was fairly short, which I liked - a lot of schools do a full day which really isn't that necessary. My interview was in the afternoon, so I went through their tour first at noon. At around 11:45 or so they showed a video featuring some of their students: very entertaining stuff. Then Paula Slade comes and talks about the school - she's an awesome lady and really represents the school well. In fact the entire staff is extremely well organized and very professional - only one other school I've interviewed at had a staff as good as SOM's I think. The tour guides were excellent as well, very honest, very confident about their school, and obviously very satisfied with their education there. The school is just full of this relaxed confidence. Then we had lunch and waited for our interviews. Oh, if anyone is wondering about their matchlist, take a look at their yearbooks in the waiting room - each student's page will state where they matched." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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