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  • California University of Science and Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Bernardino
Individual Feedback 1 14 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 13
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.21 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.14 14

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 8
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 11
At a regional location 0
At another location 2

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 14
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 14
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
0.93 14

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What are you currently doing for healthcare experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CalMed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about the research you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Calmed? Why San Bernandino?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about integrity and apply it to your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

""describe a conflict with another member"" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of my questions were specific to my application and personal statement. I recommend knowing those well." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your connection to San Bernardino and Inland Empire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why did you complete your master's at this specific school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide medicine was for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your academic path (I had a gap in undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you speak on what made you choose to write about what you did for your personal statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on paying for your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What did you do for research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 Ethics-Based Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a challenge you experienced." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to go to the admissions committee right now and tell them to accept you, what would you want them to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What speciality do you want to go into and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are your top choices (be honest)?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What about CUSM is attractive to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when you engaged in teamwork. How do doctors perform teamwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your application I can tell you enjoy philosophy. What is your personal philosophy of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to stay in Inland Empire to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much scholarship money would convince you to come (if we decide to accept you)?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your experience working with under served populations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your upbringing." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you would need to improve on in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

""why not your undergraduate college's med school?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you afraid that the process of becoming a doctor will eliminate your love for people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely the MMI type questions. Study those, especially the ethical ones by Washington" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about AMCAS research and activities." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I researched their website, found videos on youtube, and looked on SDN's previous year thread." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed information on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review application, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about answers to generic questions such as why medicine, tell me about yourself, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had done 2 mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read a book about first impressions and another about body language. These helped me more than practicing answers to 100 different questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wing it." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Even though it's a very young school they are very serious about listening and implementing student feedback. They also present their curriculum in a way that is engaging and makes you take ownership of your learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty's support for their students and their program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scholarships, new building, arrowhead medical center, innovative curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum was pretty forward-thinking." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire staff and faculty were ridiculously kind, open and positive. They motivated us to remain calm and to do our best. Also, the mission of the school is wonderful and truly devoted to diversity, serving the underserved, and learning rather than memorizing. Lastly, the dean of admissions was the nicest guy ever." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very approachable and seemed to have a fantastic bond set with the students set." More from this Member | Report Response

"proposed campus is amazing especially since it's next to the hospital and the group activity was really fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty are incredibly warm and inviting." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is going to be mid tier in 10 years. They want to be a biotech university with many different professional schools. They have the funding of Prime Healthcare (top 10 in US) and Arrowhead Hospital as rotation site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Chillest interview. They are so laid back and they understand that if you get into an UC, you will go to there (as should be). They are so real and genuine. Totally a new experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new curriculum is clearly well thought out and based on published pedagogical research" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing except that it is a very young medical school so there is some inherent risk in completing my medical education there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of federal loans, for now." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of federal loans (at least for now), no match list" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer did not interact. He only read from a tablet and took notes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really a negative, but I look forward to their new building opening for next fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the current student's shut mental health/ wellness question down by saying that it's your responsibility as a student to take care of yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"At times it seemed too informal and relaxed. Also, the temporary facilities aren't super nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to interact with the students much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Temporary location and food choice during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The temporary building isn't amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The personality test is not used in admissions, it is used for sorting students into small groups ("colleges")" More from this Member | Report Response

"The timeline for them to get approved for federal loans, and the timeline for their medical campus to be finished." More from this Member | Report Response

"LOTS OF SCHOLARSHIPS THAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR. Everyone in the first year seem to got one." More from this Member | Report Response

"That about 30k-50k in scholarship money was available. I would have tried harder instead of winging this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It seems like an excellent up and coming medical school and I am very excited to potentially be a part of its new legacy here in San Bernadino, CA!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This seems like a fantastic program, which I'm sure will have an exceptional reputation once it is fully running." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Is above UCR, Loma Linda, CA Northstate, and UC Davis. Has great potential and Inland Empire Drs average 300k/year because it is an underserved area. Plenty of Public Loan Service Opportunities in the area. Great dean!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give this school a chance. Generous scholarship money and genuine faculty/admin. If you get into a UC, then go there (or USC/Stanford) but CA MD says a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good interview day, and seems like a good school" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 0
Faculty member 10
Admissions staff 2
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 9
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.79 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 10
Out of state 4

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 4
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 1
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 6
Automobile 5
Train or subway 0
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Los Angeles International Airport

ontario airport

Ontario

LAX

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 6
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.36 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.14 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
6.93 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.14 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.79 14

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they were so great! (but I also have not contacted them for anything..)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please update the school website regularly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Best Admissions Office experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better food choices for lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

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