Greg, I understand that you are the President of the class of 2003 at NOVA and you really know the ropes. I will be there for an interview on 11/5 and am psyched to say the least. NOVA was one of the schools at the top of my list, but since I am not a resident of Florida, so I had little hope of an interview. I can't believe my luck at being asked and I wonder if you have any information on what one's chances if they interview early in Nov and come across reasonable well of course. Do they let you know quickly or do they let you suffer? I have read everything I can including their web site, done the interviewfeedback.com site, and been in touch with Lounge senior member Henry who is a MS2, and has been extremely generous with information. I also called and asked for a course bulletin. From what I've read and from Henry's information, the four year curriculum does seem very innovative. I like the IGC PRECEPTORSHIP Program and the opportunity to interact with patients in a clinical setting right away, I like the CLINICAL CORRELATION, and CLINICAL PRACTICUM in years one and two. It seems like a good way to learn - has that been your experience? . Do you find the program to be as unique as it seems to be? I'd like to ask questions and discuss the curriculum at the interview but am afraid if I don't understand it completely it might be looked upon as a negative. However, it really seems quite progressive compared to other schools and for me that is a plus. What do you think? What is your experience with the PBL approach to courses taught at the school? I hear they're well received by the students. Do you agree? By the way, I LIKE THE IDEA OF A DRESS CODE too. Are they very interested in you're being COMMITED TO PRACTICE IN FLORIDA? I understand there is a core 4th year rotation in Rural Medicine which sounds good - Do they put an EMPHASIS ON PRACTICING RURAL MEDICINE? Should I be up on my Managed Care info?, Politics? Anything in particular that you can remember? Henry tells me there is a 3rd year rotation in southern New Jersey which would be nice-what about 4th year rotations? Where are they and do you have much choice? Also what about internship and residency stats -Do they have a good match record? Any affliliations with hospitals in New Jersey or New York - if you know? I only applied to osteopathic schools so I have very specific reasons for choosing the osteopathic philosophy and am comfortable discussing this. Are there any suggestions you could give in the way of making the most of this interview? I LOVE the school and the location and what else can I say. Thanks for your wisdom - sorry I am so long winded. PS Learned about the" Harvey" and it sound great!