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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?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me more about your research. What significant conclusions did you reach?" Report Response

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

"The question above" Report Response

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

"What school experiences have you had that has led to your wanting to become an osteopathic physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do your allopathic parents think of you becoming a D.O.?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What have you seen as connections between your public health training and osteopathic principles? (Uh oh...)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read about the school (history, curriculum, programs), previous interview experiences, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight! He is the best! He is very personable and did everything possible to alleviate our anxiety about the interviews. Also, very straightforward about the admission process and what we should expect. A great man! Stressed several times that we would not be there if HE didn't think we weren't great potential doctors." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The physical appearance of the campus. It's on an old military base and you can tell. I know looks aren't everything but..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There were too many "I don't knows" or "I'm not too sures" when questions were asked about the Henderson campus, curriculum, etc. I feel better though knowing the AOA is keeping close tabs on things." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started at 8:30 in the conference room at the Best Western. We introduced ourselves and Dr. Haight joined us soon after. Dr. Haight was incredible! He really cares about the students and does everything he can to make them feel comfortable and alleviate anxiety about the interview. There were ten of us and the panel interviews were started at 12:00. Were we divided into two groups of six and four. I prefer the one on one style but the panel wasn't as bad as I thought. The interviewers know your file very well as they have it for a week before you get there! It was definitely nonconfrontational. The interviews ended at 1:00, we had lunch they provided, and the hotel shuttle returned to pick us up. Overall a good day. " Report Response

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