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  • California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Podiatry School
  • Oakland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"Why podiatry?" Report Response

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

"Do you have enough exposure to the field to be sure that this is what you want to do and do you know enough about the career?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What did you think of the MCAT?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Favorite/Least Favorite Class?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over school info and my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clinical experience starts in second year. The on campus housing is actually really nice. Great Mexican food for lunch." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Living in Oakland, commuting to San Francisco. Very short interview with the 2 main guys (surgeons) and all they asked was 'Why Podiatry' and nothing else. They accept you at the end of the interview so if you have an interview you can count on being accepted. All the 1st year students said that they liked the school but Arizona is better." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lots of walking and a very long day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You meet at least 5 people that you talk to 1 on 1 including surgeons, Deans & professors. Ask to see everything including housing and class rooms or they may not show you. We also saw the 1st years in the Anatomy lab and spoke with them. The morning is spent in clinic shadowing 3rd years, see as many patients as you can." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/07/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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