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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Why podiatry?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to Merritt?" Report Response

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

"Have you spent any time shadowing a podiatrist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see that you have also applied to allopathic medical schools. Can you tell me why you would be interested in podiatry as opposed to allopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really -- the questions were the typical interview questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read their website, AACPM, used SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that everyone was so friendly. Everyone loved the school and was happy to be there. Merritt starts its clinical exposure during 2nd year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that St. Mary's (the hospital where the students do their clinical work) is in San Francisco while the college is in Oakland. It is a very long commute (30-45 min. and a very congested)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they had same day acceptance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very thorough interview day. Bring COMFORTABLE shoes -- there is a LOT of walking. We began by shadowing/talking to 3rd years in clinic, then we were taken for lunch at a yummy Mexican joint on Haight St. After lunch: interviews, travel to Oakland, financial aid workshop, more interviews, tour of campus" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/01/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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