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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?

Neutral

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?

9 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? Why CCOM?" Report Response

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

"Many questions on my background: shadowing, volunteer experiences, etc. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(at the end of the interview) Sum up your interest in osteopathic medicine and CCOM and your background; what do you want us to remember when we think back on this interview? (something along those lines)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Above. There were no "difficult" questions really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Briefly read SDN's interview feedback and searched the archives for posts on CCOM. Watched the school's DVD and read all of the brochures they sent me. Other than that, I relied on my previous interview experience. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Mostly nice facilities. I knew going in that the school's rotation sites were really strong, and that was certainly reinforced by the Dean of CCOM and many others. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dorms are really ghetto--they remind me of bad undergraduate dorms. That is certainly not going to happen. I don't care how cheap and convenient they are. Additionally, there was a ton of downtime on the day. Things felt largely unorganized and unpolished. The area itself seems okay but is nothing spectacular. Perhaps not a reflection of CCOM, but the school just didn't give me the "wow" feeling that I got from the other school I interviewed at." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interviewers do not have access to your grades, MCAT scores, or AACOMAS personal statement." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed interview. Absolutely no ethical/moral questions. Very low key interviewers (1 DO, 1 PhD, 1 fourth year). Know your resume and CCOM statement very well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

mdw

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

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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