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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Fort Lauderdale
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"Why were your grades poor early in some classes? Why are your MCAT sciences strong and your verbal low? Tell me about your research and teaching?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why Master's degree and not straight to medicine? What is your status at other schools? What criteria would you use to choose your school?" Report Response

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

"Why Osteopathy? Strengths/weaknesses? What area of medicine would you like to practice in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the significance of one of your research projects? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your weakness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed interview packet materials, AACOMAS, Supplemental app, Mock Interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New facilities and beautiful campus. Board exam prep. Students are active in the community and spend time in other countries on humanitarian missions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students (not ambassadors) seemed less friendly than at other schools...but they had exams today so they may have been preoccupied. 10+ students per cadaver in Anatomy lab. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my joke would bomb and that exams were going on, so we couldn't see any of the lecture rooms or anatomy lab." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The campus is very attractive. I was a little nervous going in and with the first interviewer but I gathered my composure later on. The three interviewers asked questions directly from my application so be prepared to answer questions from your AACOMAS. Overall, I enjoyed my trip down to NOVA and it would be great to gain admission here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

fll

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn, Plantation (5mins away from NOVA)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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