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Midwestern University IL Interview questions

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  1. john135

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    Hey yall,

    I have an interview coming up with MWU-IL.I have found some questions on the forums, but I would like to know if there are any others?

    Are these all of them? Do they ask anything else other than this? And ethical questions?
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    Thanks for posting this, John 135 - it's very helpful. Does anyone know if the Midwestern (IL) interviews are individual or group interviews? I had a group interview at Rush, and it felt very strange to me.
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    I had my interview. There will be a group of you showing up. 8 to be exact. There will be a quick meeting with th department head about the program. After that, she and a couple other professors will interview you.

    It's not that bad. They ask you "why OT", "how do you deal with a stressful workload of MWU" and "Why Midwestern". You are interviewed 2 times by 2 different people. One of them is 15 min and the other is 30 min. Both asked the same questions. Sorta.

    Keep in mind Midwestern is 60k a year. For three years. It's program is very excessive. It is 132 credit hours for the program and operates on a quarter system. It seems to be a money making machine rather than producing OTs.
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    John, it's actually not excessive at all. The $60k figure includes all of your living expenses - the actual tuition is really comparable to most other private school programs. I was impressed with the program.
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    Does anyone know if Midwestern is still inviting people for interviews?
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    If you take the 11,000 allocated for rent or dorming (though its a bit cheaper but not by much), 2000 for transportation, your still at ~50,000 for a three year program. 150,000 is a lot compared to other programs that I've seen. This with undergrad will put average students well over 200,000 dollars. That's a bit less than what medical school costs.

    OTDream, I think they're still doing interviews. Call them and ask. They're pretty nice about telling you info like that.
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    Just to follow up - Midwestern's is not a three-year program; the whole program is 27 months, which I believe is the same as Rush. I don't want anyone to be misled.
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    Hi John,

    I have an interview at MWU-IL next Monday. I was wondering if you could be more specific with what questions they asked?

    Thank you!
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    "Why do you want to do OT"
    "How would you deal with the stress/amount of work (I assumed in terms of the difficulty) of the program"
    "Are you a leader"
    "Why MW"

    Do NOT talk about other programs. Do not compare because these people teach at other programs. Give them the crap they want to hear. I tried being honest about how I would deal with the stress of a program saying I lock down and study away the material, and she didn't really buy it. See my other post about this.

    Those are the ones I remember. Good luck. Also, keep in mind the cost of the program...I thought it was 60k for the whole MOT. I was wrong.
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    Thank you for the heads up about not comparing to other programs. Did they tell you how many spots they had filled out of the 46 yet?

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