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  • A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Mesa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Do you think there is a difference in D.O. vs. M.D.?" Report Response

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

"Do you think physicians can learn compassion?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel that your osteopathic training at AT Still will be integrated into underserved areas in the future (they were sort of looking at what kind of setting you wanted to practice in...they want a very specific kind of student!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It was a hypothetical question which I found out really went something like this: There is a 9 year old female that is clinically braindead. Her parents want to care for her in their home but they are worried that she will grow too tall and weigh too much so they give her drugs to stunt her growth and the girl has a hysterectomy. Do you consider this to be a radical procedure? Is this considered child abuse? Should the state get involved." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AT Still Mesa website, SDN..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They are very innovative and are using a very new approach to teaching. Everyone was really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everyone is fairly new there since this is the first class they have so not everything is 'set in stone' yet at the school and changes are still being made. The financial aid woman wasn't very knowledgeable in our session. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I forgot that you have to pick which Community Health Center site you'll be at for years 2-4. I wish I had known that this campus wasn't exactly a problem-based curriculum but have an even more unique way of teaching through case studies and flow charts kind of (it's hard to explain!)..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a full day. You have a file review and then an interview that is closed file where they ask you a standard 5 questions everyone gets. Lunch was absolutely amazing!!! Then you do a group session where you're being watched and evaluated. We helped create important things that should be included in their honor code since they don't have a school honor code yet. I found out I got into the school the next day!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sleep Inn

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?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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