I have an interview at DMU in March. I heard that if you get the interview you have a really good chance of getting in (as compared to other DO schools)...any thoughts or information on this matter?
MagnumDR said:I interviewed at DMU in December and got rejected. I have interviewed at 5 other DO schools and have been accepted to all (OSU, NSU, TUCOM-MI, KCOM, LECOM-FL). I really liked DMU and was disappointed I was not accepted. I called and all they could say is the interviewers said I "lacked a commitment to medicine". I don't consider myself to be a bad interviewer, but I do remember saying I didn't always know I wanted to be a doctor(in response to their question "when did you know...". It's only been within the last 7 years or so, as opposed to "since I was 2". Other than that I felt really good about my interview. My GPA, science GPA, and MCAT exceed the average of matriculated students, so that wasn't an issue. I also met someone at a different interview who was waitlisted in October and that guy was an awesome candidate with great people skills. He had multiple acceptances both MD and DO with no other post-interview waitlist or rejections. So it does happen. I still don't know why, but it's probably better for me in the end...
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=179719jmalik said:thanks for your responses. Your right to say that there def is a chance i will not get accepted. However, I was looking for some stats about it. Like how many interviewed vs. how many accepted. I can't find this data anywhere! Thanks in advance
OK, maybe you missed the point of what I was getting at. I wasn't saying just because he had MD acceptances it should mean something to an adcom. He hadn't at that time had other acceptances to allopathic programs, making that issue null. It does however mean that for some reason, DMU failed to see in him and myself, qualities that other respected and sought after programs embraced. It seems more random than practical at times. Maybe one of the people that interviewed me took a response personal or just plain didn't care for my personality, which is by no means cocky or over the top. They are trying to find a "fit", but at the same time many people have said that if you get an interview you have an almost guaranteed acceptance at DMU, unless you lack people skills. My point is that even with people skills, you just might not connect with an interviewer on a particular day, which doesn't necessarily mean you aren't a fit. Sometimes, there simply isn't a connection, which by the way does not always lead to a rejection either. When I called to ask, the lady said the interview panel actually recommended me for a waitlist, only to be shot down by the dean as a full blown reject. Yeah, that makes sense seeins how me and the old dean really had some serious interaction time .I really liked DMU a lot though, and would encourage anyone to interview there if only to see what a kick A school they have. If I had been accepted it would just complicate decisions anyway.Docgeorge said:And just because you have MD accepctences does'nt mean squat at least with me or anybody I do interviews with.