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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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)?

"Why D.O.?" Report Response

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

"Why are you pursuing medicine now?" Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself doing in 5 yrs?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you changing your career now?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my secondary application to CCOM." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful surrounding area. I think the surrounding area's woods is called the ''Lyman woods'' or something like that. The trees were colored in red, yellow, orange and green. Nice suburb feel. Decent campus. Has enough dorm if you want to live in one without an A/C. Disclosure of all the 3rd and 4th yr clinical sites in the greater Chicago area...which means this school is very established." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"High living cost (1 br apartment runs $900 if not $1000 a month + about $100/month utilities-the loans do not allow you to live alone...must get a roommate), extremely hyper student tour guide, self absorbed interviewer (not a faculty but outside D.O.) who talked about his view points on medicine for about 20 minutes out of the 30 minute interview, very few minorities in the student body......" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"7:45 AM-meet at the library (Littlejohn hall) 8:00 AM-split into 2 groups of 4-5 people group A-interview group B-financial aid presentation (sucks...she couldn't give you any useful info) 10:00 AM group B-interview group A-financial aid presentation 12:00 PM lunch then campus tour 1:30 PM dismissed. The admissions personnel were nice and informative. The buildings were nice (better than AZCOM). We didn't get to look at any dorm or on campus apartments. The curriculum appeared strong. The only downside to this school is extremely high budget (tuition+living cost+ books etc....) at $68K/yr and will rise 5% every year. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

MDW

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Homestead house-Extended stay America-Lombard

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

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