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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care today? " Report Response

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

"Why do you want to pursue osteopathic medicine? " Report Response

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

"How will you deal with your first "F"? How will you deal with the difficulties of medical school? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your favorite movie? What book are you reading right now? If you could meet one person (living or dead), who would it be? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe an experience from a leadership position and what you took away from it. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my secondaries and resume, read up on important current events and health issues, and of course: SDN :) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There were several students who we got the chance to interact with. They were all very helpful and seemed as if they actually enjoyed being there and spending time with us. Everyone we interacted with did their best to make us feel comfortable. The campus was scenic and inviting, the facilities were in very good shape as well. The residency match list for the school is impressive, with nearly an equal amount of students matching in MD and DO residencies. All personnel who teach you during rotations are paid, meaning they have an incentive to give you the necessary attention. All rotations are in or near (1 hr drive or less) Chicago. Tuition is higher than the 2 Illinois state schools (SIU and UIllinois) but lower than any of the private schools in Illinois." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We only saw one on-campus dormitory, and it did not seem very comfortable. Perhaps other on-campus housing options are more cozy. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I'd taken a little more time to think about my hobbies/interests such as books and movies. This is something that nearly a third of the interview was spent talking about. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the interview day was enjoyable. The dean came in and talked for a bit about the school, and I was impressed by what I heard. Great match rates, great board scores, and a great reputation. Not to mention, very well established clinical rotation sites in the Chicago land area. The interviewers had access ONLY to our secondary applications and resumes, they did not know anything about us academically. Knowing this makes me think that if you get to the interview stage, your academic credentials are already considered to be good enough for the school. Its just your personality and characteristics that they try to gauge in the interview. The admissions committee meets once a month at the end of the month to decide on who to admit based on the interviews. I interviewed on 9/16 and received an acceptance on 10/3, FYI. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/16/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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