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  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Mare Island
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Vallejo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

""How is medicine in the UK different from the US?" (I did a study abroad program in the UK and the interviewer was from England)" Report Response

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

""How do you think making movies and medicine are related?"" Report Response

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

""Why DO when you grew up in an MD family?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""If you were given unlimited resources, what movie would you make?" (I was a film major in college) "What is one thing you would do differently than your father, as a phsyician?" (my dad is an MD) Both questions were asked by the great Dr. Schwartz" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. Also, "How does your dad feel about you going to DO school when he's an MD?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, talked to people who had interviewed" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight, of course. He let us go to the bathroom alot! :) Also, I really liked everyone (the faculty)on my interview panel. I enjoyed the group interview; it was interesting to listen to everyone's answers" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus looks like Warsaw, Poland. It's very isolated and old military base looking. The inside of the buildings themselves are fine, but the exterior is sort of depressing. It's hard to believe that you're in Northern California, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Also, the town of Vallejo is totally depressing too. And people say Pomona is bad..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Vallejo was terrible. There's nothing around the Best Western at all (and it's in a kind of sketchy area). You need to drive around to get to any resturants. I wouldn't advise walking around, especially if you're a woman!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"What really impressed me about TOURO was the excellence of Dr. Haight, who is such a vetran in the pre-med world. I really think the man should write a book! He has so much knowledge about the process and is really a motivating and encouraging person. I also liked all the faculty I met (Dr. Schwartz, in particular) and thought that they seemed very warm and welcoming. All the students I talked to said that they thought the clinical instruction was excellent and that they felt well prepared for the boards. Ultimately, the reason I decided to not stick it out for TUCOM is that it is still so new (has only graduated one class) and the depressing location. Other than that, it seemed like a great place to go to school." Report Response

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