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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 DO?" Report Response

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

"What do you want to specialize in/ where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Why did you pick (above person from interesting question)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is a person who has a personality opposite of yours who has a great impact on you? (I knew this was one they asked but it still stumped me a little!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website, talked to people who had interviewed there before" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"ummm... the OMM prof is apparently one of the best. Also, the weather! Love SoCal!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Gee... the campus is ugly. A converted strip mall. They did a pretty good job with the classrooms, though. No one lives in Pomona- they generally live a few towns over since it's not very safe. Our student tour guides told us there had been 4 break-ins in the last 2 weeks... to walk in groups (even guys). When asked why they chose Western, the students answered "Well, I didn't really have a choice" and the other said "I applied here, interviewed, got in, so I cancelled my other interviews." Wow, way to sell the school- it's the only one I got into and I shortchanged myself?! Would like to have heard a positive answer! Plus, both were frumpy-looking, not that that matters but it doesn't help. They also seem out to get your money with these summer anatomy programs they offer- they scare into thinking you'll fail anatomy if you haven't had it before- like normally people have cadavers in their undergrad education?!!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How not nice the campus is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As I stated above, the interview itself was fine, not too stressful because I knew I didn't really want to go there! They apparently really do have a world-famous OMM prof so if you like that, go for it. I loved the LA area but not this school. They should have people better representative or more enthused about the school show you around, really. I met some nice people though most of them were from Cali." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/26/2004

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