Interview Question

Why do you want to be a doctor?
*initial desire began when I attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine
* visiting hospitals triaging, presentations, live knee surgery
* My desire was confirmed during my shadowing experience of an osteopathic physician, Dr. Enrique Orlandoni
* viewed an EKG, interacted with staff and doctor, learned about patient centered medical homes
Are you thinking of specializing?
I am extremely interested in specializing in pediatrics due to my volunteer work in the pediatric department, as well as my shadowing experience of a pediatric cardiologist. From these two experiences
* seen both the positive and negative sides of medicine
i.e. communication with children is especially difficult
What are some issues the medical community face today?
The most prominent issue facing the medical community today is the health insurance crisis involing the Affortable Care Act. While the Act indicates numerous complex issues, the lack of physicians by 2020 concerns me the most. I believe this issue is the most important because the nation is going to have to account for the loss of over 3,000 physicians, potentially causing a threat to the quality of patient care
Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?
In ten years from now i would like to be in a pediatric fellowship in new jersey. Upon completion of this fellowship, I would like to be work in an underserved community in new jersey in a hospital. I would like to take a year after my fellowship to travel to underserved countries to assist the medical personal there. Eventually, I would like to open my own practice, get married, and have a family.
Why Osteopathic Medicine?
From my shadowing experiences, I have realized the osteopathic medicine is a perfect fit for me. I believe that osteopathic physicians overall must possess a more compassionate and empathetic approach to medicine, treating the patient as a partner is the medical process. The whole body incorporation treatment as well as OMM training offer extra training which improves the medical experience. Especially in the transitional state health care is in, I believe that osteopathic medicine now more than ever will become more prominent in promoting preventative care. Through my shadowing experience, I observed subtle differences in the MD and DO professions, including interpersonal relations and overall atmosphere of the medical office
Why RowanSOM?
Two years ago I was accepted an affliation program through Monmouth University 4+4 with RowanSOM. In order to obtain this affliation, I was invited to interview at RowanSOM. While visiting this medical school, I was blown away by the atmosphere. All students and staff members I had met were extremely friendly, helpful, and overall happy. The most important goal of my life is to be happy and it was impressive that students in this stressful environment were genuinely happy to be at this school. I was also impressed with the facilities of the school as well as the interview process with Dr. Griesback. Community service mission of Rowan***
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What is your strongest quality?
My strongest quality, without a doubt, is optimism. No matter what the situation, I constantly promote a positive side. I believe that life is too short to be unhappy and that everyday is a special gift that many for granted. In order to promote happiness, I became the spirit sunshine and music chair of my sorority. I inovated this position and incorporated a new style to lift others up during tough times.
What is one of your weaknesses?
One of my weaknesses is progressive preparation rather than preparing at the last minute. When I first came to Monmouth University, I had trouble managing time and preparing for classes ahead of time, however over the course of the last three years I have taken a journey of self development and have improved my study techniques to improve my long term memory of subject matter.
What is the hardest challenge you have had to overcome, how did you overcome it?
* Black Belt
What is your greatest achievement?
*Black belt
Describe a leadership position you have had?
Do you have any questions for us?
Can you explain more about the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic that was opened this year?
What innovative research projects are currently in progress?
Do you have any advice for me?
What do most students do over their first summer here?
Can you explain the possibilities for joint degree programs here at RowanSOM?
Is Rowan your number 1 choice?
Did you apply to any other schools?
I have submitted primaries to every school in new jersey as well as PCOM
why did you apply to md schools?
due to the rising cost of a medical education, i thought it would be personally beneficial to apply to all schools in new jersey although my personal preference is RowanSOM
What do you want me to tell the admission committee about you?
Why do you think it is important to be a well-informed physician?
If I couldn’t be a doctor, what would I want to do?
**this question is trying to ask what my hobbies are

** i would be heartbroken if i could not be a doctor, and would try everything in my power to get into medical school
if i was physically unable, i would be a child life specialist, relate to volunteer work

What do you do in your free time?
what do you think are the major issues involving the medical community today
Affordable care act
*preventative care

PCMH, and electronic medical records

What do you know about RowanSOM
1976 as the only osteopathic medical school in new jersey
dean: Thomas caliveri
increased class size to accomodate lack of phsyicians in nj
recently opened a clinic
Ask questions:
Are there opportunities for students to conduct their own research?>
Do you have any advice for me?
What kind of academic and career counseling is available to students?
What experience have you had here at Rowan SOM, would you change anything about the school?
What do most students do over there first year here?
tell me about yourself
is there anything else we should know about you