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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"What experiences influenced your interest in osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why/how did you make the transition from communications to medicine?" Report Response

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

"Do you feel you can handle the workload of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Through your shadowing, clinical, or volunteer experience, can you describe a patient or case that you found particularly intersting?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What questions do you have for us? (they left 10 minutes for me to ask them questions---I didn't really have any, so I just re-asked some questions I already knew the answer to so that I didn't seem disinterested)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Already had gone through a couple, so didn't do much. Just checked SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Practically everything--especially the dean's presentation. She was incredibly engaging and really SOLD the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost. This school is ab 25k more expensive than either of the other schools I've been accepted to. Also, I think it's strange that a number of students said it's not necessary to attend lecture, but none of the lectures are recorded." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How difficult it might be to get home (weather complications) and how expensive it would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2009

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

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

10 out of 10

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