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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

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

"What do you suggest the candidates do to improve health care? Describe how you are a leader. Tell me about yourself and how you ended up choosing medicine. Why should we pick you over other candidates. Say you fail your first anatomy exam; what are you going to do about it? " Report Response

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

"How do you destress? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why did you decide to do DO and what is your understanding of DO? Why CCOM?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What does being a leader mean and how did you represent that?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, previous 3 interviews, reread personal statement and secondary application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How positive the students were about the school, they have over an 80% pass rate into MD residencies, some students never studied for COMPLEX exams and passed, they only relied on their education" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers was kind of stone faced the entire interview. She could have smiled or something to make me less nervous! She also made a heinous comment about University of Illinois" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They give you a DVD and a stress ball, so bring a bag that you can carry items in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewed by a PhD and a person in admissions. Standard interview questions. The students seem to really like the school and are genuinely satisfied with the education they are receiving. All students were honest about the admissions process and about the school, which was nice to hear. The day included a short financial aid presentation, tour and lunch with the students. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

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?

Airplane

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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