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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?

2 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 you believe that CCOM will be a good fit for you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a couple of books you've read recently (I mentioned I enjoyed reading in my secondary)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Say you were on a rotation in a hospital alongside of M.D. students. What would you say or do about an M.D. student who was condescending toward D.O. students? How would you resolve this conflict?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. They were all fairly standard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my secondary and resume." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were continuously coming in to the conference room where we awaited our interviews to ask us if we had any questions and to give us their impressions of the school. The admissions staff was very warm and welcoming. The surrounding area, while not a cultural mecca, was a very pleasant suburban area within driving distance of Chicago." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A lot of the students kept repeating "You don't know what it's like," over and over throughout the interview. We get it, med school is hard, we know what we're getting ourselves into. Also, the anatomy lab was kind of dark, but maybe because that's the way anatomy labs are." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be overcast and kind of rainy. Bring an umbrella, you never know when you might need it!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers are only given a copy of your resume/CV and your secondary. They go primarily off of that with their questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Chicago-Midway

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2009

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?

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?

9 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None really." Report Response

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