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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for us? And I had plenty considering I've gotten in at several other osteopathic schools and am now trying to weigh pros and cons of other programs." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So you pheasant hunt... tell me about that." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself (seriously, because they were all easy)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Other interviews. Read SDN, the school's website, pamphlets." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing. The students are actually nice and will communicate very openly with you, as well as the staff too. The gym on campus is nice and would be a great break from studying (and they have locker rooms to shower afterwards). The area is kind of wooded, which is nice; it gives you a break from the 'burby feeling." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Goose poop. That's it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a irish pub in downtown Downers Grove, which is pretty cool. Would have tried to stay an additional night to hang out with some friends in the area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When you arrive on campus, they have juice/water/coffee and little breakfast bars for you to eat. That was nice, plus they're available the whole day, so if you get hungry or thirsty you can go grab some. The interview was definitely the most laid back and easiest that I've had. Very nice people. Students popped in and out of the main room we were in to tell us about the school. This place has a ton of international opportunities, which I though they might...and I definitely want to do. The participate in DOCARE, which is cool, but you have to take medical spanish first, which CCOM offers. The lecture halls are beautiful. I totally see myself going here and doing well here, because the environment is very conducive for learning. Downtown Chicago is about 20 miles east, and there is a train that goes into the city in downtown Downers Grove. Ok back to the interview... financial aid presentaion was kind of bad. Not much info. Tour was great; enthusiastic students lead it. They talked about the rotation sites, which are numerous in the Chicagoland area. Also, there are like 3 opportunites to participate in clinics (and you can right when you start school). After my interview, financial aid presentation and tour, we ate on campus in the cafeteria. I thought the food was the best by far out of any school, and they gave a lot of options. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express Downers Grove

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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