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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why CCOM? What the difference between allopathic and osteopathic?" Report Response

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

"What are your opinions on euthanasia? What would you do if your friend's 16 year-old daughter came to you for birth control pills?" Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself doing in 10-15 years? Explain experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's a huge event in your life that directed you onto a certain path?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A female patient comes in complaining of upper abdominal pain. What could be some possible causes?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN! CCOM website, read over applicatioon essays, and looked at interview/ethics book" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It's a great environment. The students are really friendly, the staff is warm, and the facilities are great. The courseload is rigorous but manageable. You would definitely be focused on this campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is secluded from the suburb and definitely from the city! It's about an hour away from downtown. Geese and their poop are everywhere!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a fun and relaxing day. You meet at 8, and the group of about 12 students is divided into two groups. One group interviews first, the other has the financial aid presentation and tour, and then the groups switch. Lunch with the first years/tour guides follows in the cafeteria. You do some waiting with the other interviewees, so that can be fun." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/23/2005

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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