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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 Osteopathic Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why doesn't your GPA reflect your MCAT scores?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was so significant about the Rape of Nanking? (the interviewer and I had a common interest in history)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where are the mesenteric arteries? (he asked me this right off the bat--wasn't a hard question but i wasn't expecting it so, in my freaking out, I interpreted the question as "what system do the mesenteric arteries belong to?" after i answered, he just kinda looked at me in a funny way and rubbed his stomach--doh.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the interview feedback questions from this website; asked family members who had been through the process before; video recorded myself " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everybody is soooo nice; campus feels safe and clean (in spite of what you hear about the surrounding area)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not enough places to get food on campus; no exercise/sporting facilities on campus" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt the interviewer was genuinely trying to test my qualifications beyond the numbers and achievements-critical thinking ability, maturity level and overall personality; much of his questioning was aimed at my awareness of culture, history, peoples' needs and, generally, to test the level at which I view the world." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2003

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