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  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Yakima
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"They asked most of the questions that have been mentioned in the past. There was a short period where they asked questions based upon your answers at the end. During this time I was able to also ask questions of the interviewers." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest weakness when it comes to being successful as a medical student?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, AACOMAS personal statement and PNWU essay, mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students and staff appear genuinely excited and committed to success. The campus is brand new and built with growth in mind. I saw nothing that made me think, "I wish that they had done X instead" when it came to facilities. Students were very friendly. Based upon conversations with residents in Yakima, they community is very supportive of the school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I personally hated this interview style. It isn't very stressful per se but it is very awkward. I felt as if my answers were stilted even though in the (short) interactive portion at the end I was told I am was very articulate. I am usually a strong interviewer but this type of interview format neutralized any skill or advantage I would have had. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Because of staffing limitations, there was a lot of down time for some students between the end of lunch and tours and the start of their interview. For example, I sat around for three hours waiting. You can't really do anything (like nap) while you wait so you just sit and wait and wait and... At least it was a good time to get to know some of the current students and fellow applicants." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

4 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

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