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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell us a little bit more about this activity (they have your resume and pick a few things to ask about)." Report Response

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

"Why DO? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

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

"A bottle of pain pills goes missing from the inventory and you find it in your colleagues bag later that day. What would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you explain osteopathic medicine to someone who knew nothing about it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Gevitz's book, previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, Downers Grove area and Chicago, clinical rotation sites, residency match list, affiliate residencies, new athletic building to be finished this winter, 4-5 students per cadaver" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very short day that has no presentation on the curriculum or clinical rotation system, only students that interacted were the tour guides, didn't get to see clinical prep labs, no clear explanation on what the clinical prep entailed, tests almost every Monday and Thursday" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Downers Grove is a pretty cool little town. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day is very short and there are no presentations regarding what the school is all about. You are provided hand-outs with the Fall quarter schedule, 4 year class outline, residency match list and clinical rotation sites in the Chicagoland area and that is all you will find out about the school unless you ask the tour guides. You are split into two groups in the AM. One group will interview and then get a presentation by financial aid. The other group will do the opposite. Your interview will last about a half an hour and will be very to the point (i.e. not very conversational and right down to brass tacks). There is a lot of sitting and waiting in the morning. You then fill out evaluation forms and take a tour give by students. This is the time to ask questions about everything or else you will never get them answered because as I mentioned before there will be no presentations about the school. After the tour you get lunch in the cafeteria with the tour guides and then you are free to go. The day ends by 1:00 if you include lunch. Overall, I left feeling like there should have been more to the visit." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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