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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)?

"Something to the effect of "Explain you leadership qualities"." Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies and how did you study for the MCAT. " Report Response

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

"Explain an experience with a DO." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network, Practice questions, mock interview, read personal statement and application, spoke to previously interviewed students, and internet" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab. It smelled fabulous! You could eat in there if they would let you. Dr. Haight's very candid in answering any and all questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although I appreciated all of the statistical information given by Dr. Haight, I was really tired of talking about the interview and just wanted to get it over with already. We spent nearly four hours talking about what our chances of getting in were. It was just a little too late to bring forth any doubts about continuing with the interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

" Not impressed by continental breakfast at Best Western, but room and staff were nice. Beautiful campus, but Las Vegas is going to be exceptionally better in terms of space and future growth. I am so glad I chose Vegas, but not happy that students that interviewed for Mare Island campus were allowed to transfer to Las Vegas (less seats available) Also, I was not too impressed with the actual interview. I understand that the university was pressed for time to fill up two schools at once, but Las Vegas needs 75 COMMITTED students in order to make a good start and impression for the new campus. I have never been an interviewer for a med. school before, but I would not be able to determine a "good medical student/leader" by asking them three or four general questions. On the other hand, Dr. Haight is a very good and extremely intelligent person. His pre-screening of secondary applications for the interviews may have helped to balance out the group interview blunder. On a final note, the interviewers appear to be very serious and intimidating at first, but they turned out to be very nice and made light of the situation (sigh of relief). " Report Response

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