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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What was the best Philosophy course you've taken?" Report Response

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

"If you got into a quarter of your MD schools and half of your DO schools, which one would you go to? What would make you decide to attend a certain school?" Report Response

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

"Why DO? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of Sammy Sosa? (this was in the context that I told him I was from Chicago and I wrote about professional sports)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you describe eugenics in a simple, layman way?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't really. Other than looking over my application file and reading the DO's by Norman Gevitz. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was very friendly. Linda and everyone was more than friendly. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student tour. Felt we were being blown off. It was like nine minutes long and consisted us of briskly walking through rooms. Tour guide was not engaged in anything other than telling us where to live next year and how to get there. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"More about the clinical rotations. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought I did my research, reading SDN for interview feedback, brain storming ethical responses to the aids/cancer question, and then coming up with the why DO answer. But it just didn't end up how I pictured it. This was my first interview so I thought I would be fine for it but I was nervous, I said umm a lot and my interviewer was good at asking me questions that caught me off guard. But after working some answers off the bat, it got better because I felt I was just being myself and telling him how I felt about the classes I took, the Chicago Cubs, Sammy Sosa and Western (which I've visited twice). I thought the format was well thought out, presentation first, then tour then interview. This was afternoon interview. Best advice- Read Gevitz's book and go into the interview, with perhaps less caffeine and confidence. I thought it was nerve wracking only cuz it was my first but now in hindsight, my interviewer was just trying to have me open up. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

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General Info

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