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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 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?

2

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 us about your life to this point. Why Osteopathy and how did you learn about it. " Report Response

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

"Why were you not more involved in research during your undergrad?" Report Response

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

"Why did you get involved in EMS and paramedicine." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Being from Las Vegas, had I toured the new TUCOM-NV campus and what had I heard about it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"During my experience as a paramedic how do I handle combative patients? (Wasn't difficult, just unexpected)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Job Interviews for dummies, Job interview web sites, reading over my apps and osteopathic materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The incorporation of technology in lecture presentation. The interiors of the buildings in my opinion make up for the exterior. The systems based approach and courses designed to prepare you to handle ethical situations and dying/grieving. Also of interest is the Western Alum that guest lectures second year students on cranial-sacral OMM." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The inability of the students to provide us with board pass rates and residency placements (not provided by administration). They clam that the school keeps those quiet. The high drop out rate of MS1's." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I had attended a Western U/COMP OMAC which provided a great deal more information than provided by the interview presentations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a good experience. Was last to interview so I had only a 20 min interview while others had 30-35 min. Was nervous about this but received an acceptance letter 13 days later. Overall a good school and strong DO program." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2004

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