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Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Year founded: 1977
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Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Osteopathic Medical School
Pomona
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 333 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $53,610
  • Non - Resident Tuition $53,610
  • Application Fee $65
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 64.4
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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 309 East Second Street
  • Pomona 91766
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific supports Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) in its mission to increase the availability of Physicians to serve the needs of the people living in the western region of the United States. The College of Osteopathic Medicine provides the educational basis for internship and residencies in all medical specialties. The academic environment fosters respect for the uniqueness of humanity. Students are provided with classroom and clinical experiences designed to prepare them to function as competent, caring, life long learners with a distinctive Osteopathic Philosophy.

Curriculum

The curriculum at COMP is a four-year, full-time academic program leading to the granting of the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). The curriculum stresses the interdependence of the biological, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. The emphasis is to educate physicians for primary care medicine with specific roles of osteopathic principles in the maintenance of health and treatment of disease. The educational program is centered around the basic concepts of osteopathic medicine.

Facilities

Western University/COMP provides its students with state-of the-art facilities on campus for the two-year didactic portion of the curriculum. In addition, the entire campus has a broadband, fiber-optic information infrastructure with the capacity to adapt the latest technologies and connect thousands of PCs and laptop notebooks to the internet. The Western University Medical Center, located just two blocks from campus, meets the needs of underserved residents of the Pomona Valley, and also serves as a training facility for the university`s students. COMP students complete their third- and fourth-year clinical rotations at some of the top hospitals in Southern California, including the university`s primary rotation sites: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Downey Regional Medical Center in Downey and Pacific Hospital of Long Beach in Long Beach.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 229
Negatively 34
No change 64

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.69 318

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.69 255

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed having so much information, but it seemed a little bit excessive at this point. We received dense guides for the interview day that had so much information, and a briefer overview would have done the trick." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been nice to get an actual itinerary for the day. Otherwise, no complaints!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Improve the secondary process, system seems antiquated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Send admissions decisions by email instead of snail mail" More from this Member | Report Response

"Move to an online system so we don't have to call in to interview or wait for a mailman to know if we got in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the interview. The only thing I would say is maybe push back the start time an hour, find a way for us to park where we don't have to pay, and proofread the interview packet because some of the dates were from last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum overview was a bit too long. I think people were falling asleep during it...It was hard to pay attention when we had such a long morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"Include information about local fairs, festivals, and celebrations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very, very friendly and warm. Please don't change!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps allocate more admission coordinator to split the load so email and phone can be answer in a promptly manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thank you for offering a weekend interview date." More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys might be the happiest people in the world-kinda strange, but enjoyable non the less" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly people. Very receptive to questions and concerns." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go electronic!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"1 is best right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well many other schools uses online application methods which saves paper and mailing time." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, I had a wonderful experience and everyone was extremely helpful and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The break between lunch and the actual interview is long and seems rather unnecesarry." More from this Member | Report Response

"a little more info throughout the process, more frequent email communication" More from this Member | Report Response

"Call students ahead of time regarding potential 'academic deficiencies' (turned out to be fine)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't tell prospective students to come at 8am when the presentation begins at 8:45am." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a last minute call on Friday afternoon for Tuesday next week. I am glad that the admissions t" More from this Member | Report Response

"Less waiting around...Especially that 45 minutes after 8." More from this Member | Report Response

"great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be better to have interviews earlier during the day (before lunch)." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, very well done" More from this Member | Report Response

"make the day shorter" More from this Member | Report Response

"I appreciated the addition of the OMM demonstration. I think its the one aspect of D.O. practice tha" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing to complain about. It really seemed like they were putting on the best event they could...p" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the positive energy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody in the administration has been so helpful. Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Answering email questions after getting admitted would be a nice way to give future matriculants goo" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an informational video or slideshow where students wait for their interview, this could b" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"They need to hire much friendlier and enthusiastic staff members and have a better organized intervi" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"I requested that my decision letter be sent to my new address and I thought I watched her add this t" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about my application and suitability for medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine? Have you shadowed or observed a DO physician while at your clinics?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell them about yourself, particularly the experiences that made you want to do medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your hospital volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Western over all of the other schools you applied to" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name the Osteopathic tenets." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is an osteopathic physicians role in the future of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where have you been accepted/where did you apply/did you apply MD as well" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What factors did you consider when deciding which schools to apply to? Did you apply to MD and DO? Regionally?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you fail?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else have you applied? MD/DO? Interviewed? Accepted? If you are accepted into both an MD school and here, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Define diversity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WesternU and Osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? Why DO? Why COMP?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many schools did you apply to? How many DO? How many accepted, interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think you regret about not doing something in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you interested in medicine and specifically osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your journey to osteopathic medicine and what attracted you to WesternU" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about any leadership roles." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you stand in the current political debate on health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Had to read a paragraph and answer a multiple choice question. Critical thinking/MCAT type but very easy" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one bad decision you've made recently, and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you come to osteopathic medicine from being an English major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why physician, do, and western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite pre-med course? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about how you came to wanting to be an osteopathic physician." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us what has brought you to want to practice medicine. Why osteopathic medicine? Why Western? All at once." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What events brought you to this point in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why DO, why Western? (all in one question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do for healthcare with $100 million?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? Why Osteopahtic medicine? and Why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would I do to improve health care with 100 million dollars?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why med, why DO, why Western" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your life experiences lead you to applying for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you arrive to wanting to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The big 3 that you should all be able to answer. Why medicine? Why DO? Why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why western, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, Why Western" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, Why Western." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you hear about Osteopathic Medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you arrive to a career in medicine? What have you done to confirm your interest in medicine? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Doctor, why DO, why Western." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why go into (osteopathic) medicine? Do you know what field you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you shadowed a DO? (No) Then explain your exposure/experience/knowledge of osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The big 3. Why medicine, Why DO, why WesternU. (in exact order)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experiences made you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"1st: Tell us about yourself. Why medicine, why osteopathic medicine. Why Western. Why should we take you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research? Do you want to do research while you are a student? Do you think it is important for physicians to be involved in research? How important is it to you that the future school you go to has research opportunities? A lot of stuff on research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about my opinions regarding about health care reform " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? Why DO in particular? Why COMP in particular?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you do research, did you have publications?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you choose medicine? DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your strengths/weaknesses? and then at the end, what skills will you bring to our school? YEAH basically the same question, plus it didnt help that the interviewer had an accent that was difficult to understand...ugh" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What inspired me to embark on a career in medicine? Why DO? Why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine, why DO, why Western, What schools I have applied to and where I've gotten an acceptance from." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Path to medicine: osteopathy: Western U" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself, what lead to you medicine? Why DO? Why Western? Everyone should know these 3 questions!!! It's a guarantee. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your self. Why medicine? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about yourself, your journey toward medicine and osteopathic medicine in particular. <--practice that one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself, specifically how you ended up in medicine/osteopathic medicine/westernu." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, how you found out about osteopathic medicine, and westernu?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why DO, & why Western. This is the basic, everyone gets asked this! " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted to both DO and MD schools, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? DO? Western? Handle Conflict in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your volunteering experinces. What science volunteering have you done? (weird because I have been working in research for 3 years) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If the government gave you money for research, what would you choose Cancer or AIDS?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a doctor, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you? How has your day been? Why do you like it here? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why medicine? nothing special" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Western, Why DO, Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A student from my undergrad's rival school comes in to the ER with a gun shot wound, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose medicine, why osteopathic Medicine, Why Western? What do you know about our curriculum. What are your strengths and weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interview was scheduled for 30 minutes, but we went 45 minutes...so there was no strict time limit. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why doctor, why do, why western" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you handle so much Bio classes at once? (because I'm a math major)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty member: Why medicine? Why DO? Why WesternU? What was your first experience with osteopathic medicine? Doctor/Faculty member: Tell me about your research. What is your job?/What do you do? Doctor/Faculty member: Tell me about your research. What do you do/what is your job? Doctor: " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why DO, why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why DO? Why Western? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Expect these three wherever you interview: 1) Why this school, 2) Why medicine 3) Why Osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician. Why a DO, and why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you take the MCAT so many times? (I only took it once.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Conversational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you learn about DOs and Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why a DO and why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, DO, Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The one about residency." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your jr. year grades (they were lower than other years)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why osteopathic medicine, and why Western COMP?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Western & Why DO (one question) ?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your leadership experience and how it relates your choice to apply for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine? why DO? why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why med? why DO? why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Western? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do? why western? tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you like organic chemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why DO? Why Western? (all at once!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be an osteopathic physician, and what about osteopathic medicine do you like? (one question). This took the bulk of my interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why doctor/why D.O.? Describe leadership experience..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Were you applied math? How does being in applied math apply in the real world and in the medicinal world? Did you actually do any research with this type of math? Tell us about your school and if you enjoyed the education there. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you done any shadowing, and what was the most interesting thing you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain Grades." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is a makor problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, why you want to be a physician and why are you interested in osteopathic medicine? (all at once)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we even bother with helping third world nations if they will be afflicted by factors other than medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I got accepted to Harvard, would I choose that over an osteopathic program?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specifics in reference to my personal statement (questions about my car accident, air evac, and living in a nursing home), my high gpa, and my average mcat score." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your background and how you came to osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So what brings you here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine, why Western? How do you deal with conflict? Strengths and Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteo?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why DO? Why not PT? What were you favorite college courses? How do I know you're responsible? When have you been responsible amongst your family? (yeah...really)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"General stuff, why med, why osteo, tell me about your research, any leadership experience?.. why ... from my file... et.c.." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the med mary-jane question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why osteo?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why doc? why osteopath?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medical? Why Osteopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why osteo?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, why osteopathic, why Western? All one question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one negative factor about medicine? and why do you still pursue medicine knowing this? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you only get an xx on your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, how you learned about osteopathic medicine, why you have chosen to study it, and why you would like to attend Western." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I ask your best friend to describe you. What three adjectives would they use to describe your good points?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and how you came to medicine and specifically osteopathic." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose Western U?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Assisted suicide question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brought you here to Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine/why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and incorporate how you decided to pursue osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself. Why medicine? Why DO? Why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have a kidney for transplant. How do you pick between a 24yo and a 60yo with lots of family? What criteria do you use and who would you pick?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does quality of life increase with better health?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"you have worked with both m.d.'s and d.o.'s - why did you choose osteopathy? what's the difference?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked many questions about my experiences...work and educational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What things about being a doctor make you apprehensive?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself, why medicine, why D.O., why COMP?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research? Strengths and weaknesses? What was the saddest part of medicine that you observed while volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself, why medicine, why do, why comp?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Western? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The three positive and negative attributes question...yuck!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about your health-related volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor, and what made you choose DO? He noticed I had applied to a lot of schools, both DO and MD, and asked if I could go to any medical school I wanted to, what would it be and why? (this question made me nervous, since Western is not my first choice, but I answered honestly and it couldn't have mattered too much because I was accepted). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's OMT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific application questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"a question about my personal statement concerning why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What three words would your friends use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are administering a grant. Where would you send the money? AIDS or cancer." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and what led you to Osteo Med." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you weren't accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"difficult event, how dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your self" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a Doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is your experience working at ____?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about how you found your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO over MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why western, what organizations have you been part of and why, how did they help you get to this point. What has been the most difficult situation you have faced with these organizations and how did you solve them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you end up choosing osteopathic medicine? Why do you want to come to Western? Did you apply to MD schools as well? Explain your research and volunteer activities." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your line of reasoning from medicine, to osteopathic medicine, to this school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Summarize the events that led up to you deciding to apply to osteopathic school. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite science course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us how your experiences as a bioethicist have helped you develop as a person." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for work now? How long have you done it? Do you work there full time? Do you work with DOs? What do you do with pts?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"strengths and weaknesses of app" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Gives a scenario where there are 2 patients that need an organ transplant, which one would I pick and why. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"AIDS or cancer: which one would i fund as a researcher and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see interesting question above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why western, and would you choose DO over MD? what schools did u apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergraduate degree? (BA-Communications0" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself/your background" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why DO" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"ethics, about me, about my views on medicine etc" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathy, and what do your parents think of you becoming a DO? (they are MD's)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteo, why medicine, why Western U, what other schools are you applying to, what interviews have you had/will have, and where would you most likely go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose the profession you are in? If you caught a fellow student doing drugs, what would you do? If you caught a fellow student with a hangover, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain (one of my community service)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell us about your decision to pursue medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your opinions on stem cell research and why? If you had a terminally ill patient that was adamantly against stem cell research and stem cells were a viable treatment option, would you offer it to him? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain you bad MCAT verbal score. Explain all low grades." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the best Philosophy course you've taken?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your life to this point. Why Osteopathy and how did you learn about it. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Tell me about yourself" Make sure to decide ahead of time how you wish to direct the discussion." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why osteopathy" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interview was very relaxed and the interviewer just wanted to get to know me. One interesting thing, however, was that when he got to my MCAT scores and grades, he did something weird. He told me that my MCAT scores were only average for the school, when I know they are WAY above average (in the 30's). That struck me as being odd. Then he went on to say that he would have a hard time explaining to the admissions committee that my course work was acceptable because I hadn't taken prerequisites for almost a decade. I graduated from CU in 1996. But within the last two years, while working as a full-time hospital attorney, a part-time professor, and a part-time military magistarte, I completed 30 semester hours of prerequisites (a year each of chem, o chem, graduate-level biochem; and a semester of physiology and physics) with a gpa of 3.95. Then he told me that my MCAT scores were higher than his. Who cares? Like I said, it was weird..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you feel osteopathic medicine is more a science or a philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you get involved in medicine? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why doctor? Why DO? Why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"your 2 strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine, DO specifcally" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a person who is very different from you but has influenced you in some way. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strengths/Weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Good conversation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself i.e. what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and why you are interested in osteopathy and in COMP." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why med and why do? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why COMP?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you deal with a situation in which someone disagreed with you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A player comes to you asking for a "fix" before a big game...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about how you first started helping people and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your background. - Very broad question. I asked the interviewers, where should I begin. They said tell us a synopsis of your life. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What classes did you take in undergrad. to prepare you for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us an over view of what you have done in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"have you ever dealt with conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why DO? Why Western? What are the strengths and weakness of you application? Tell me about yourself? What volunteer work have you done? What did you learn from shadowing a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your personality" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other medical schools did you applied to? Why osteopathic medicine? Name your strengths/weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why have you chosen Osteopathic medicine? Why Western over Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? What have u been doing since you graduated? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a D.O." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When and why did you decide to practice medicine? and when did you decide to be a DO? (followed up with questions on OMM)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. Name three positive personality traits. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician--give us a story of when/how you decided to become a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty are you interested in right now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"my religious convictions- I think this line of questioning is inappropriate (you want a doctor with moral fiber and good sense of ethics right?). However, the underlying concern is that you will take advantage of others in compromising situations- so I spoke to that concern, and how I respect those of other backgrounds, beliefs etc. If you have strong religious convictions be prepared to answer this concern/question of how you deal with those of other faiths/backgrounds- 5 of the 7 interviews I did at various schools asked me about this " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Western" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me the strenghts and weaknesses in your application and explain the weakness." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself, who you are, what have you done and why do you want to be a D.O. at western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, why Western and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, specifically why and when did you decide to pursue medicine, osteopathy, and Western." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do? why western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Weaknesses? Strengths? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing for the last two years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why COMP?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favourite non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? Why Osteopathic medicine? Why Western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to be a doctor, stuff you would expect.. no ethical questions.. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see as the biggest challenge facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you hear about Osteopathic medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you learn about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""If you couldn't be a doctor, what would you be?" " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to become a doctor, specifically a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to Western" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You scored well on the MCAT. How did you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Your best friend is diagnosed with a serious illness during finals. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The ethical dilemma questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel social media plays a role in your job as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Does the region you are from speak this language?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the 3 things you want your patients to leave your clinic feeling?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were not interesting or unique" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one thing you would you change about yourself and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a time you experienced failure and what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think physicians learn to be compassionate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think you can handle medical school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a time when you had a difference with someone. The difference could be about anything." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MMI questions-- sworn to secrecy!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you approach a situation where people on your team are falling behind on their obligations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Recall and elaborate on a situation in which your role as a leader came into play." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Application specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you choose Western over [other school i had an interview scheduled for]?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you stand in the current political debate on health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Act out this scenario..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Role playing: One interviewer is a student in a group project that is worth 25% of your grade. He hasn't done any work and the project is due in 5 days. Act out how you would handle this situation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Scenario: Roger has terminal cancer and had a surgery but feels weaker and is in more pain. His friend thinks the surgery was a mistake, but you and Roger think it was the right move. How do you address Roger's friend's concerns?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"role playing about freidn pissing you off bc doesnt do work and you have to confront them." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They have a multiple choice question about a man who had surgery and has more pain after the surgery and you have to decide on an answer" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked to read a paragraph out loud and then answer a question from a list of options and then explain my answer." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Role playing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They gave us a multiple choice question regarding a patient's friend's reaction to a surgical complication and how we would address the concern." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about team work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"2 million dollars to fund hiv or cancer, which one?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did I go to prep school for high school? They were very interested in the details of my life and my path. I wasn't expecting it to go back this far, but they were genuinely interested because it is a unique aspect of my life path. Focus on these points in your interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"$100 million one" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many tennis ball is equivalent to the volume of a blue whale?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you view your religion (I'm Christian non-denom) both helping you as a physcian and causing difficulty?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a topic in a science class that really excited me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give us an example of a recent conflict you've had with a boss. How did you handle it?- I explained my super senses and how I avoid conflicts by sensing these them before they begin. Its true." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a member of an ethics committee, what criteria would you use to validate revoking a doctor's license to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a student-athlete, did you have to deal with teammates using illegal substances?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The ama thinks its unethical for physicians to inject lethal injections to prisoners and to use psychiatrists in interrogations of criminals. What do you think? (i disagreed) He followed up with, so you basically think the ama is full of bs? (i didn't know what to say lol)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the introvert one" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is a microRNA chemically different than any other RNA? (I do research involving miRNA)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a million dollars and were to donate it to HIV/Cancer research, how would you decide how much to give each?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You come upon a car accident. There is a mother and her 2 y.o. son. They are both going to die. You can only save one of them. Who do you save and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if being a doctor wasn't an option? I said I would try again next year. I would do everything possible to make myself more competitive. The interviewer then asked what if becoming a doctor is not possible WHATSOEVER... GEEEEEEEEZ " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are people more friendly in England than in the US? (i mentioned studying abroad there and such)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You're at the gym and you see an elderly gentleman fall down the stairs. He is unconscious. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many tennis balls would be a good representation of a blue whale's body volume?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The AMA has just publicly spoken out against the use of doctors in the administration of lethal injection and psychiatrists in interrogation. What are your thought?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were in charge of a clinic and given a large donation how would spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What can be done to reform the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is an ethical issue that you have heard about that is facing medicine today" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most exciting thing you've ever done in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"asked about my volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What about you (potential weakness) could possibly create a medical liability for yourself or your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The mass spectrometry discussion....getting an interviewer on a tangent really made me feel that they were interested in what I was saying." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"specific to my background" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I didn't really have any interesting question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are walking along the street when your 9-year-old niece runs into traffic and is hit. She is knocked unconscious and is lying in the street, a pool of blood forming around her upper thigh. Detail what you do, step by step. (no joke, weirdest question ever. <nerd alert> i approached it like a d&d scenario)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a failure in your life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the most interesting community service project that you have been appart of." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The problem I had was that everytime I was trying to answer a question, one of the interviewee kept on cutting me off 1/2 way thru my answer and I never was able to finish answering his questions. Very frustrating because I did have answers to all his questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where are Hmong people from? (I volunteer with this population of people and the interviewer had never heard of this background before)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"maybe the car mechanic one" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What non-science class did you most enjoy as an undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my research. They asked a lot of people about research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing especially interesting or difficult. Very conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is healthcare a right, privilege, or responsibility (from the latest presidential debate!)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you found out a colleague was doing drugs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever been placed in charge of a group of a people? How do you deal with problems when supervising these groups?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a caucasion and an african american came into your practice with the same illness how would you treat them? (its more complicated than "the same, I'm not racist)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about health care reform including universalizing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Doctor: Are you happy with your MCAT score? What other schools are you applying to? Are you applying to MD schools as well? - i just didn't think they would actually ask these questions. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some general research methods questions about my evolutionary biology research (the interviewer was a biochemist, so the questions were pretty basic)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are the major problems with our health care system and tell me which presidential candidate you think has the best plan to fix these problems. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you will fair coming from a small private school with a larger body of more competitive students from many top universities? Answer: Very well. My success academically speaking is not dependent on my classmates, but on my determination and personal commitment to achieving my goals." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were given 300 million dollars how would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why doctor, why DO, why Western? You can expect this question to be asked in every interview. Describe your role in your community service activity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting or hard questions. The thing that was nice about this interview was that they really are just trying to get to know you as a person. At a previous interview, they were a bit more probing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I noticed you have an MD program listed in your application, how do you reconcile that with the fact that you are applying to DO school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you feel like being a liberal arts major makes you less competitive than someone who majored in biology?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does the show Survivor influence children?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about drug companies advertising on television?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How were you able to improve your college grades so well?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I were in a residency with a fellow doctor and I noticed that he made an error regarding the patient's condition/chart, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"regarding cognition skills of chimps vs. humans" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were given $100 million, how would you use it towards healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What leadership experiences do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your a physician in a clinic- a 15 year girl comes to you asking for an abortion and/or a reference for an abortion. What do you do and why? Explain in detail your rationale. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you had 10 million dollars would you use that money to help cure AIDS or Cancer " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever demonstrated leadership? If so when/where?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for this interview?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were given 100 million dollars to spend on healthcare, where would you spend it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever missed a deadline?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever met anyone like yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"greatest weakness? hobbies? tell me about ___ experience/research? view of DO philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what exactly is ultimate frisbee? (im on the school frisbee team)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Unfortuanately none really...they just sort of asked me about myself and activities they saw on my application. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about underserved areas due to the decline of hospitals in that region? How would you solve it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were pretty standard. Nothing really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did I choose my major if I knew I was interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does being a major in applied math apply in life and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is wrong with health care today and what can you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain why there is a large discrepency in your grades from freshman year through senior year." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you describe DNA to a pre-school kid?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Should Medical Marijuana be legal?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since you mentioned stem cells (I had, but in the context of adult stem cell transplants, not a controversial topic), what do you think about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you explain to someone what a DO is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How comfortable would you feel prescribing medical marijuana in the state of California?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we even bother with helping third world nations if they will be afflicted by factors other than medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Whether or not I would feel comfortable prescribing medicinal marijuana to a cancer patient in great pain" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not Midwestern? (location) Lots of ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing very interesting was asked" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So if you want to be a pathologist, why are you studying psychology [as an undergrad]?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with conflict? What was the most important thing you learned during your volunteer experiences? What are your strengths & weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the major issue facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You were accepted to other schools, why do you want to come to COMP?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your opinions on pharmaceutical companies' drug advertisements geared toward the general public?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to choose between funding HIV and Cancer Research, how would you make that decision?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question asking why the allopaths do not subscribe to a more similar philosophy if the osteo philosophy makes so much sense." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The state of CA allows the use of medical mary-jane, however, the feds dont. If a suffering cancer patient asked for a Rx for mary-jane, would you give it to her or would you worry about the feds knocking on your door?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a fellow physician/med student became addicted to drugs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about pharmaceutical companies spending money on advertising?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"would I report a colleague for using illegal drugs" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would my father (a M.D.) say about me applying to a D.O. School?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you discovered a physician friend of yours was forging patient information?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my previous profession. I enjoy talking about it and it seems to be universally interesting to others." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Honestly, there were no interesting questions. The interviewer seemed bored (nice guy, just very "standard" and not interested in me personally)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name and discuss and issue in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there a time in your life where you had to make a decision and would you change your decision now that you look back? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. This was a stress interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a specific situation in which you were pressed for time and had a lot to accomplish. Describe how you handled it and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are a physician. A 12 years-old girl came to see you seeking an abortion. The father of the baby is her stepfather. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To give an example of conflict-resolution." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about your major given your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Knowing that you could potentially loose your license if you prescribed lethal doses of medication, would you do it if your patient requested it under your assisted suicide law?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss an area in ethics that you closely follow and what your views are towards that issue" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your peers say set you apart from them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing unusual" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Does your family support you in your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"when do you think you were the most responsible?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on bioengineered organs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"an ethics question about who to give a kidney to, a older person or a younger person" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions. Sounds bad, but it's true." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you believe that illegal immigrants deserve health care even at the high cost to society? Do you feel it is society's responsibility to provide health care/food/housing to those that can't afford it? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just talking about my research, it was like giving a mini-presentation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing.No interesting question. The interviewer just wanted to find out more about me. Basically, he was asking more about me and my experiences and did not ask me any ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do people have different tolerances for pain? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does column chromatography work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted to Touro and Western, which school would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does quality of life increase with better health?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Let's say you get accepted to this school as well as such and such school. How will you base your decision in determing which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you feel about assisted suicide? They recently legalized it in Oregon, and I'm curious how you feel about it. He went on to give an example of a patient with 3 months to live, afraid of pain, and asking for death." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"W/ all the problems w/ health care...how does a young person still want to go into the field?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Considering the nature of your job while in college, were there any situations that were significant to you and how did they affect your decision to become a doctor? (I worked for a blood bank supplying blood products to hospitals)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who was someone that is an opposite of yourself and how have they impacted you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A 56 year old man with two children and a 24 year old man need a liver transplant. Both are eligible for the transplant, etc. . . Who would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what other schools do you have interviews for?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"ethical question on stem cells and genetic testing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What I would do if I was accepted to every school I applied to, and what I would do if I was not accepted to any schools I applied to." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your particular major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Three people need a liver. One is a 27 year old doctor, another is a 37 year old alcoholic and the third is a 57 year old doctor. Who do you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion of physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would I give a 14 year old girl contraceptives." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were on a panel that decided who received organ transplants what criteria would you take into consideration and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do i think it's more important for a physician to be highly technically skilled or to have great interpersonal skills?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What three words would your friends use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you done in your life that would indicate you know what true responsibility is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your most memorable clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your roomate was an animal rights activist what would you do if he/she was threatening a research facility on campus?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all kind of standard boring" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Unfortunately, it was "tell me about a stressful time or obstacle and how you dealt with it"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Two patients need a liver transplant. One is 54, has children, and insurance, and the other is 24, no children, and no insurance. Both were alcoholics. Who gets the liver and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your self" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I was in charge of a research found and had to decide which research to support, who would you give the funds to, Cancer research or AIDS research? Easy Cancer. AIDS is easily curable. (it is called abstinence). He also asked me why I would consider myself as having more responsibility than any other 24 year old. (I didn't consider myself as havingmore responsibility but I guess I do having a wife and Child on the way)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of support do you have at home?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If two people needed a liver transplant-- your best friend (age 23) and a potential nobel prize winner (age 60)--who would you give the liver to? (I brought this question up with my interviewer, and then he decided to ask me my opinion)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could spend half of Bill Gates' money in any health-affirming way, what would you choose to spend it on?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"6 adjectives that a friend would use to describe me, 4 good, 2 bad" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To explain my lackluster collegiate performance in the early 1990s." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too interesting, I prepared alot so I was expecting ethical questions, but they were all straightforward questions- like why western, why do, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the questions were pretty basic. Why DO, why Western, what are your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none were interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is your experience in the military going to make you a better physician? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you're friend was abusing drugs and you knew about it, what would you do/say to your friend? What current ethical issue have you been following and why is it an interesting one?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us how your experiences as a bioethicist have helped you develop as a person." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Twin babies are born weighing ~6oz. They leave the hospital months later at 5lb. Millions of dollars were spent. How do you feel about that?" I stated I was for giving the babies a chance at life if that's what their parents wanted. Their response,"That money could have been used for vaccinations for thousands of children. Are you still ok with your decision?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you come to know about osteo med?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"name experiences when i have felt excited, afraid, and humiliated" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you advertise yourself and your practice in comparison to an allopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"would you prescribe medicinal marijuana knowing the feds might come after you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the questions were very typical. Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the CA law on contraception and teenagers with regard to informing parents? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an instance where you were faced with a difficult decision. What did you decide and any regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO and why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"having worked in so many different fields, why would we be convinced that you wouldn't drop medical school for another option?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about stem cell research? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you prescribe birth control pills to a 14 years old girl?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"we wound up talking about my brother for a bit, who is in canada studying music...go figure." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about stem-cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's an ethical issue that you've been studying? (I said Stem Cell research, gave my opinion. I got a long soliloquy from my interviewer who was an embryologist and staunch supporter of embryonic research)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"2 ethical questions (1) A prisoner is on death row. You,a doctor, are told to cure him by making him sane again. If he is becomes sane, he will be executed. What do you do? (2) A health man in his 20s and and an alcoholic man in his 50s. Both need a new liver. You are given the authority to decide who gets the new liver. Who do you give it too? and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you think your parents practice holistic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the Supreme Court wanting to overturn the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did I feel about medical marijuana?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a part of Bill Gates's money, how would you use it to fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your friends say about you? 1 good thing, 1 bad thing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Stem cells: What do you think about the gov't funding this research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Should we do animal research? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of Sammy Sosa? (this was in the context that I told him I was from Chicago and I wrote about professional sports)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since you are so intimately involved with medicaid and it's policy, tell us how you believe we should resolve issues stemming from over-use of our health care system by illegal immigrants who cross the border just to get health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Being from Las Vegas, had I toured the new TUCOM-NV campus and what had I heard about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Given that you have had an interest in computers, how do you manage to remain personable at the same time?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a 14 year-old patient of yours came to asking for birth control." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same question someone posted about last week-if you had $1million to give away to HIV or cancer which would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as most difficult. There really wasn't too much to this interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a person who is opposite you but has had a positive impact on your life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were the head of the NIH and had $10 million at your disposal would put the money towards HIV/AIDS research or diabetes research? (money could only go towards one or the other)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"clinical exp " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They presented with a story, and than asked what would I do? For example, they gave me a story of a schizophrenic guy who was taking his meds on a regular basis, but one day he forgot to, and ran over a bunch of junior high students. The jury later found him guilty and gave him the death penalty. However, they could not execute him because he had turned insane due to lack of meds. Hence they bring you in as the prison pscychologist and ask you to fix him up so that they can execute him......What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a husband contracts AIDS but does not want to tell his wife?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a child needed a blood transfusion and his parents didn't believe in medical intervention, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The hardest science class is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""If I had never heard of osteopathic medicine, how would you explain it to me."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your grades.." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is a person who has a personality opposite of yours who has a great impact on you? (I knew this was one they asked but it still stumped me a little!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"ethical question about a psychiatric patient who wanted to harm antoher person, wat would you do with the information" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a person who is very different from you but has influenced you in some way. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. What did you find?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"use of marijuamna" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite science class? Tell me something interesting you learned in it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A year or two ago President Bush made an announcement about what should be done with the embryos created for stem cell research. What are your thoughts on that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose Economics as your major?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you had a patient who tested positive for HIV and you knew he/she was sexually active and that patient refused to divulge that info to partners and practice safe sex, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would respond to X ethical dilemna?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about a person who influenced your life" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really, just stuff off of my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Quesion #3 below." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your position on the federal government legislating the use of medical marijuana?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you first get involved with helping people?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is it SPECIFICALLY about osteopathic medicine that really makes you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Related to my volunteer work" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of the problems that your home-town faces?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will your family move here with you? ( I am married with 3 children)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what was your favorit class and what was the most not favorit one!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"have you ever dealt with conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the most important issues in public health" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was so significant about the Rape of Nanking? (the interviewer and I had a common interest in history)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about women being in the Army?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we were to ask your family and friends what your weaknesses are, what would they tell us?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you caught the man that started the California Fires what would you do to him?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where would you live if you got in to western?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some hpyo-type questions...exactly like the ones posted by others...medical marijuana use and another one about the dearth penalty in arizona." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"in relation to one of my shadowing experiences...was there anything that you learned not to do as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"An ethics/morality question: Do you support the idea that california is toying with to institute mandatory AIDS/HIV testing and publicize the results? They then backed that up (according to the answer I think- I said no) with- Then do you support the current practice of posting child molester convictions?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about stem cell research? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What patient population are you most interested in serving right now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All questions were straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my Alzheimers research and what are the strenghs and weeknesses of my aplication." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""A 50 year old male presents with low back pain. As a personal trainer what do you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a current problem facing medicince today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing---standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very standard - nothing that interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked an ethical question about who I would choose, between three candidates, to recieve a kidney transplant if there was only one kidney available." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Regarding a specific paper I wrote in undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of the questions were particularly interesting. They were common interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you integrate nutrition into osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No hard questions.. Just stuff off my applications" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In relation to my volunteer work: Do you feel that medical students should be required to do a rotation at a hospice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a patient suffering from some cancer treatment and needs marijuana, what would you do knowing that it is illegal to possess them, but not prescribing..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In relation to my present job enrolling patients in cancer research trials: "Do you feel there is ever a conflict between asking a patient to be involved in research and the best treatment for the patient?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Why do you need a support system in med school?" (i.e. support of friends and family) Well, duh! " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It depends on which ethical situation you think is the most difficult. I was drilled with ethical questions one after the other." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me some of the differences of asian music?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name three qualities about yourself that make you a good candidate" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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