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  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Yakima
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Ethics: If I were a resident physician, what would I do if I see a co-resident taking a pill after a long shift they just did and they said this will wake them up?" Report Response

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

"How do I overcome challenges?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethics: As a medical student, the physician points to somewhere on the body and asks what that is. You feel 100% confident in your answer and say it's XXX. The physician says you're wrong and that was a stupid answer. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What kind of doctor do I NOT want to be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Didn't really prepare. Had 5 other interviews prior so felt ready" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Multi-Mini interviews was fun through zoom." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that we were split into two groups, 10-15 people per group, and then asked the question "what could we do to improve healthcare in rural populations", then let discuss for 20 minutes. Absolutely horrible structure, had 7 other interviews and this is the only one that did something like this. There were so many people wanting to talk, and so many "oh no you go.." "oh sorry no you go.." "no that's okay you go..". And so many "I agree with xxx, I also want to add..". Little time for people who wanted to talk and bring up their points because so many people were always interrupting lol wtf is this. It's harder on zoom because there could be a lag on people's end, so they could go on while interrupting someone and then the next person would do the same. I kept trying to say my point but never was able to because of this so I just typed it out. You could tell who were the gunners and who wanted to talk but couldn't. Maybe this was one of the reasonings behind this, but it was so poorly structured to not give people a chance to talk and say their points in front of everyone. Another school did something like this but was more structured and felt more calm by going one by one, giving each individual a chance to talk. This was like a free for all. Pointless when trying to make a good impression on potential students in my opinion. Left with a bad taste in my mouth and would not want to go here if I got in. Also, rotations third year will be making you travel potentially more than many other do schools. Travelling is a given for DO schools, but this school seems to be more so than others. Definitely research and ask how often they have to travel for third year and compare this with other do schools, this is just what I found when I looked this up and went through interviews." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we were going to be doing a free for all discussion on a certain topic." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Got in but not going, you can tell that I did not like this interview. Personal preference I guess but just wanted to share. Good luck if you do apply and receive an interview here! I'm sure they have a solid curriculum but was not left with a good impression at the end of it. N=1" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

No Response

What was your total time spent traveling?

No Response

What was your primary mode of travel?

No Response

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

No Response

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please do not do the free-for-all discussion session. That may be good for your admission team to view, but for the potential students that experience is not beneficial in my opinion. There are better ways to do this such as giving each individual a chance to talk and express how they feel about a certain topic. Another school did this within a group and it felt much more comforting to know that the school cares about your opinion and wants to hear what you have to say. Did not get this impression from pnwu." Report Response

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