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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself. Name three positive personality traits. " Report Response

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

"Why DO? (they knew from my file that I had applied to MD schools) " Report Response

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

"Explain gpa/mcat discrepancies and courses from my application." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An ethics/morality question: Do you support the idea that california is toying with to institute mandatory AIDS/HIV testing and publicize the results? They then backed that up (according to the answer I think- I said no) with- Then do you support the current practice of posting child molester convictions?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a person in your life who has had opposite personality traits, that ended up affecting you positively. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Undergrd campus mock interviews, typing out answers to typical interview questions and questions from this site. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very friendly, and the atmosphere of classes seemed friendly and interesting. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus isn't the traditional college setting- but it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How to get there (I drove from San Diego). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It seemed casual, but the interviewers definitely challenged me with some questions. With the AIDS question, they basically debated the other side of my answer, I thought a bit extensively (it was my first interview though, and I was nervous). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2003

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