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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"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 " Report Response

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

"my grades- Of the 7 interviews I did, this is the only one that asked about my grades. I got a low grade in Soc. almost 14 years ago (nevermind graduating cum laude after going back school...) and they asked me about it " Report Response

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

"why do you want to be a doctor" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, talked to students, read the website and materials given" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"good facilities, helpful administration, teaching assistant program for OMM, broad clinical experiences" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"bad area- most students commute at least 15 minutes to campus (I would like to live across the street or on campus if possible!) all the security makes you wonder. The smog in that area is BAD though, I don't like to see the air I breath " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"overall the interview went allright, the people were friendly and the school seemed good too. The crime, traffic, smog of the city was too much for me though...." Report Response

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