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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What are your opinions on stem cell research and why? If you had a terminally ill patient that was adamantly against stem cell research and stem cells were a viable treatment option, would you offer it to him? Why or why not?" Report Response

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

"If a patient that was terminally ill, cognitively stable, emotionally sound, and physically functional approached you and asked to help him die, what would be your response? Treatment plans? Would you refer him to another doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why osteopathy? Explain your research. If you got into 2 DO schools and 2 MD schools, which would you choose and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see below" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"primary and secondary applications & SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the friendliness of the students, the numerous student organizations, their facilities- esp the lecture halls, the summer anatomy prep classes, and their open door policy with faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the interview...other than that the school's great and you can see the openness shared between students and faculty." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Despite what other interviewees had told me, this interview has been the hardest one I've been to yet. The interview lasted 30 minutes, but the first 15 minutes were all ethical questions, ranging from stem cell research, euthanasia, dealing with death, dealing with patients who refuse treatment, etc. Both interviewers aggressively asked numerous ethical questions and also asked me what schools I had applies to (MD and DO), how many interviews I had been on, what schools I had heard from, and which schools I got into. There were only a couple questions they asked that had to do with my file, personal statement, etc. My advice: know your issues, esp stem cell research since California passed Prop 71, allowing stem cell research in CA, and be firm in your stances. I've listed a couple questions they asked but there were much more than the ones below. (btw...I had NOT written about any ethical issues in any of my documents so these questions were asked at the discretion of the interviewers)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2004

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