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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

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 did I perform poorly in two courses?" Report Response

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

"What are your time management skills like?" Report Response

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

"Why CSPM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What has been my most favorite class in undergrad?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What MCAT score would I give myself based on my basic science knowledge?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Smaller class size, Clinical work starts beginning of second year, nice facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost of living in the Bay Area is extremely high, the board pass rates" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very friendly and welcoming staff, being able to shadow at Highland Hospital on the day of the interview was very unique and eye opening in a good way." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

San Francisco

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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