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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"You stated on your secondary application that you enjoyed wine. What type of wine would you recommend? Also, you stated that you enjoyed traveling. Where have you traveled?" Report Response

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

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"What do you think osteopathic medicine consists of?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical question: What would you do if a friend came up to you and asked for a script for a sore throat? How would you handle the situation ethically?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What I believed osteopathic medicine consisted of? (I know what it is, I just didn't want to give a poorly stated, fluffy answer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, reviewing my primary and secondary applications, practicing interview questions with my significant other, practiced speaking clearly and without ''ums'', ''uhs'', ''likes'', or pronouncing words incorrectly." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Speaking with the Dean positively impressed me and I enjoyed how the interview was more like a conversation rather than a grueling questioning session. Also, there were at least three students who stopped by to say Hi and to answer questions, then two different students took us on the tour. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The financial aid presentation. Its a lot of money and I was not very encouraged about my ability to be financially secure through out the next four years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we would be sitting for a long time. Also, I wish I would have known that I was going to have a place to put my belongings while I was there. I came prepared for everything when I didn't even need to. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very nervous about my interview initially, but as soon as it started I became much more relaxed because of the lack of pressure that I felt. I truely felt that I could express myself freely. It was just a conversation and by the end I could barely remember the distict questions they asked me. They all kinda ran together. Very pleasant 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn in Melrose Park

Would you recommend the hotel?


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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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