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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 (two faculty, one 3rd year med student)

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)?

"Say you were a physician in Oregon (where medically assisted suicide is legal) and you had a women who was recently diagnosed with ALS (incurable, debilitating disease), and she wanted you to prescribe medications so she could end her life when the disease became too bad. How would that conversation go with her?" Report Response

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

"What are 3 qualities that you believe make a good physician?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician specifically?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(This piggy backed off of the question about 3 qualities of a good physician) What is one quality you would like improve during medical school that you think would make you a better physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(This piggy backed off of the question about 3 qualities of a good physician) What is one quality you would like improve during medical school that you think would make you a better physician?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Basically just did basic research on the school and reviewed the answers from my secondary application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"While we were waiting for our interview time, we were in a fishbowl type room in the library and random med students would pop in throughout the morning and answer any questions we had about the school. They weren't connected with the admissions committee at all so they were able to give us very honest answers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"During the interview I had very little body language feedback about my answers. I even cracked a few jokes and was barely even able to get a smile out of any of them, except the medical student. I understand this can be typical of any interview, but it was my first experience with it at a DO school. All of my other DO interviews (4 before this one) were all very conversational and two-sided as opposed to this which was more rapid fire questions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known about the more traditional panel-like interview style so I could have prepared better mentally, but I also should have been more proactive and done that anyways." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I don't appreciate it when people ask a question, I give them part of an answer, and then they immediately either interrupt me or ask a follow up question about what I had just said. I don't feel as though they really got a full picture of who I was as a person, outside of my medical experience. But overall, the interview wasn't terrible, just somewhat impersonal, in my opinion." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

October 20th

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?

9 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

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I might suggest going into more detail about the schools curriculum and what makes it unique compared to other schools, because I was given a general idea by the admissions office members who spoke to us, but had to ask my interviewers for further detail." Report Response

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