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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)?

"Why did you pick business as your major?" Report Response

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

"How do you think being a business major will benefit you as a physician?" Report Response

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

"the interesting one above? But one girl got asked questions specific to Who was Dr. Andrew Still and what would you say to someone that said DO=2.0 so read up on the osteopathic medicine and the history and philosophy behind it..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of the biggest problems in healthcare is the lack of physicians in underserved areas, how would you intice/attract physicians to move to these areas and practice primary care, seeing as how most want to move to Beverly Hills making millions as plastic surgeons?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above, and I was a Business major, the medical student asked me how he should pay off is $200,000 debt after medical school if he wants to move to underserved area to practice primary care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, asked friends that are Medical students, KNOW your applications, essays and profile they WILL ask you about it indefinetly!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight was way cool, he gave us all confidence in that if not accepted here we would be somewhere....being with the other interviewees really helped relax the mood, gave us someone to talk to that was going through the same thing you were." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is REALLY SMALL AND NEW....I came from a big ten university and the thought of studying in a library smaller than my high school library is disheartening....there is only one basic lecture room the overall environment of the college reminds me of high school...which for some people is cool but not for me, I like the big university it is almost an hour from anything and there isn't even a grocery store on the island where the school is located. I mean the undergraduate class won't even start until 2005!!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing...I knew everything that I could have known." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was good, people are nice, school has future potential." Report Response

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