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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences" Report Response

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

"Why did you chose _____ as your minor? How has that prepared you to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"I see you were born in _____ .... would you like to practice medicine there?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A specific question about my research (all of the interviewers KNOW your application)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The usual---SDN, read over my own app.... Watched SATC the night before =)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were surprising satisfied with their experience. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus and staff---I left wondering what exactly they do with the nearly $30K tuition per student. The facilities are terrible (except for the library and new lecture facility), there are no student services (cafeteria, gym, etc..)..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No vegetarian-friendly lunch provided! I had to eat chips and water for lunch... " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Visiting TUCOM was quite an unusual experience. The Hotel shuttle guy was the best part of the trip! He was hilarious and somehow knew everything about the interview day... We met with Dr. Haight at 9am at the hotel where he was supposed to give us a briefing about TUCOM. Basically, he spent about 45 minutes talking about our chances of acceptance. He went over all the numbers...over and over again. Sure, it was nice knowing that we had a good chance of acceptance (which I received the following week) but he hardly talked about the school.... and throughout the entire day, not one person told us anything about the curriculum!! I was pretty nervous about the panel interview, but it is really nothing to worry about as long as you are bringing interesting experiences to the table. It was also really interesting to hear how your fellow applicants answer similar questions. It seemed to me that only the people who didn't have a lot of experiences were asked the standard "Why DO not MD," "Why Touro" etc... types of questions. But, there are no "personal" questions asked about specific grades, or MCAT scores... " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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