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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?

50 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)?

"Talk about your research, and how is that important to how you will practice medicine. (did research)" Report Response

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

"What is the one most important volunteer experience you have had." Report Response

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

"What type of photography do you enjoy most? (hobby related)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your research and how that will affect your view/ability as an osteopathic physician. (research on health promotion)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What type of photography (one of my hobbies) do you enjoy most? I wasn't expecting such a directed question about one of my hobbies. Overall, this isn't that tough of a question...some of my fellow interviewees had some difficult questions though." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SDN, my application, osteopathic websites, and touro's website. Most of the questions will be directly related to your application so know it well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight is a very nice person. There was somethings he said that I did not know or think about before about medical school admissions...but at the same time I think he may be overrated by many of the people who post their interview experience here. The anatomy lab is also great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Didn't have an opportunity to look at more of the facilities nor housing. The student who led the tour was very nice and laid-back, but I wish we could have seen more and had more of an idea of what to expect as students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have to leave for your are only on campus for the first two years and then off. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was accepted, but I am declining. The deposit is so large, and Touro is not my number one choice. I don't want to lose $2,000 in order to go to a school I'd rather go to later. I should mention that I was also accepted into another school that I ranked higher has a much lower deposit. I think Touro is a FINE school...but don't be fooled by the statistics they throw at you." Report Response

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