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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Fort Lauderdale
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Mostly related to my application - grades, MCAT, personal experiences, work history" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun/to relax?" Report Response

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

"You grades are good enough for a strong MD school; why do you want to be a DO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you take the MCAT twice? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed my application package" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is beautiful in a nice location with nearby restaurants. The gym is the best I've ever seen. I liked the fact that multiple health professional students were on campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The traffic. If you're going to attend here, you better live close by." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Some of my interviewers were MDs - not DOs!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They grilled me a bit, but still maintained a level of professionalism. You better have confidence when you walk in there. One girl left crying. Luckily, I had a few acceptances under me, so I felt confident. They want to make sure you have the fortitude, dedication, committment and inner strength required of a physician. This school was my second choice, only due to location. (I am not a Florida native.) Also, you may need to go out of state for some clerkships." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

somewhere in Fort Lauderdale

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2006

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please put out more than a couple of cups when you set out the lemonade. Nobody drinks any because t" Report Response

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