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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

1

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)?

"See Above" Report Response

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

"Why DO? What schools did you apply to? Is this your first year applying to schools? Why western?" Report Response

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

"where have you interviewed and were you accepted?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about stem cell research? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you do so well in _________ class?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice with another person. Re-read application and essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly and the program seems like it is always improving. They also have great summer programs to brush up on anatomy and such before you enter your 1st year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The guy they had interview was completely uninterested. His line of questioning was absurd (at one point he asked approx. 12 questions in a row without letting me respond until he was finished.) All I know is if you're trying to make a good impression and get students to come to your school, you don't put someone like that out there to interview. He picked his nose for chrissakes!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was only going to be interviewed by one person, and that that person was someone who was not respectable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, my visit to Western was positive, but the interview itself totally turned me off. See for yourself, it's a judgement call. I hope you don't have the same guy I did." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2005

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