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  • California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Podiatry School
  • Oakland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Why podiatry?" Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to?" Report Response

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

"What were your GRE scores?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you ever consider becoming a profession piano player? and... " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you really think you can keep up with the curriculum, considering you haven't been in school for a while?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website; rehearsed answers to the predictable questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty; the residency program; the facilities on campus & at the hospital; how quickly clinical rotations start in this program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was expecting more difficult "on-the-spot" questions, like why not another medical profession. It was pretty obvious that I was going to get an offer at the end of the day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing; the interview with the tour, student contacts, etc., exceeded my expectations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school, faculty & students appear to be a very tight-knit, supportive family. This left a very positive impression for me, and am very excited to attend this particular program." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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