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interview help

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by nvrgvup, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. nvrgvup

    nvrgvup Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 5, 2002
    i have an interview this thursday at COMP and I was wondering if anyone who's gone recently can give me some advice. also, thisismy 1st interview and i am not quite sure how to answer the greatest weaknesses question in a positive way. can someone please offer some adivce. thanks!
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  3. bostongirl22

    bostongirl22 Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2001
    West Hartford, CT
    Hey there, congrats on getting the interview! i interviewed there in Dec. and was accepted a couple weeks later. I was interviewed by 2 doctors, one was more laid back and quiet than the other who was a bit more pressing, but both were really nice. They asked me the weaknesses question, I answered by saying that sometimes I try to take on too many things at once, and sited how i had done this at the beginning of my undergrad career which resulted in a couple mediocre semesters early on. I turned it into a positive by saying that now I have learned that I need to focus in on a few things and not try to do it all. I think the key is turning your weakness around and making it seem like you've learned from it or have worked on it and improved.
    They asked me a lot of questions as to why i wanted to go to COMP above all the other schools i applied to, and why i applied to both MD and DO and what would i do if accepted into my top choice MD school and not top choice DO school, and all sorts of combinations they came up with. They asked a lot about clinical exposure i'd had, my current research, and about my college experience. It was pretty conversational and by the end of it i felt pretty much at ease. it was my 1st interview too so naturally i was nervous. but don't worry about it, seriously just be yourself, relax, and know your application well.

    Good luck! Any more ?'s just ask!
  4. nvrgvup

    nvrgvup Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 5, 2002
    hey bostongirl, thanks for your help and congrats on your acceptance. i too applied to both md and do schools, how did you answer that question? also, have you decided where you'll be going? good luck with everything. thanks again...if anyone else has any feedback on recent interviews at COMP, please post...
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