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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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 was the most interesting question?

"What is a good restaurant to eat around your undergrad. college?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What does osteopathy mean to you?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read D.O's in America - tells you the history and all the stuff you can potentially plug in for the interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It is a new school" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was in a group setting, and you had to pay attention to what your fellow interviewee just said." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The curriculum and the experience of the faculty" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was fine. But my purpose of posting this message is to let everyone thinking about applying/coming to TUCOM know that you should investigate the quality of the faculty. In my opinion, the first year faculty are fairly well organized, but the second year faculty...well, good luck! The second year clinical systems course is an intergrated course that includes various systems (respiratory, renal, cardio etc.) but the faculty is primarily a non-board certified self-proclaimed internal medicine D.O. and a family practice D.O., and then there are a few outside physicians who come in and lecture who I think are a lot better than in-house faculty. The course includes handouts that are given in every lecture, compared to first-year where all the handouts are given as a packet. The second year is taught in a very unorganized manner so most of the learning is through self-teaching. They have built 2 new class rooms but even then audio-visual systems don't often work. Overall, if I had to do it again, I would NOT choose TUCOM. But everyone makes their own decisions...Either way GOOD LUCK!" Report Response

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