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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?

10 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)?

"Why DO? Why medicine? Why CCOM?" Report Response

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

"something specific to my CV" Report Response

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

"something about my clinical experience" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"something about my CV" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over my application materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is very nice and the weather is quite normal. The food in the cafeteria was good, though their version of a veggie burger is a turkey burger. You can do your rotations in established hospitals in Chicago area, without having to travel much." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of organized transportation for applicants -- it's expensive to get a cab completely on your own" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That "breakfast" at CCOM means an artificially flavored cereal bar and some water. Didn't they say "continental breakfast will be provided?" Maybe not and it was a good thing that I ate something at my hotel. The lunch doesn't come until 1 o'clock or so, after the tour. I couldn't pay much attention to the facilities on an empty stomach." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my 4th interview this year and after seeing KCUMB, Western and AZCOM, I was really impressed with what CCOM has to offer. They have a nice swimming pool too. The dean (female!) seemed very nice and balanced. She emphasized that CCOM has a very demanding curriculum, which made me think that going through CCOM may be harder than going through other schools. CCOM students seemed very stressed, except for two or three "school ambassadors" that came to speak to our group. I was under impression they were trying very hard to be "cool" and laid back. I am a little concerned because CCOM curriculum seems very old fashioned. Students are under a great deal of pressure because of exams and the structure of the curriculum, it seems, but their board scores are lower than those in many other DO schools. I worry that the professors think that since they went through hell while they were in medical school, the tradition has to continue. I was under impression that Western and KCUMB had happier students. I still think I am choosing CCOM, though!" 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?

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?

O'Hare

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2008

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

9 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?

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Let the applicants eat lunch before the campus tour." Report Response

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