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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why western, what organizations have you been part of and why, how did they help you get to this point. What has been the most difficult situation you have faced with these organizations and how did you solve them?" Report Response

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

"Why DO" Report Response

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

"what are you strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing too interesting, I prepared alot so I was expecting ethical questions, but they were all straightforward questions- like why western, why do, etc." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"strength/weakness question.. thats just because I've never been great at answering that question. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, western website, reviewed 2ndary, reviewed practice interview questions with friends, looked over D.O.'s by Gevitz" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how nice the weather is, the school is not as run down as they said it was, and the admissions staff was so pleasant. Also the new curriculum is very organized and leaves a lot of time for independent and group study. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities could be better, but that will come in time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, everything went as expected" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself was great, I felt like the interviewer was very laid back and just wanted to get to know me as a person. He never asked tricky questions, was just straight forward. He also had a lot to say about osteopathic medicine and how its used today, and the perks of the school. Over all very helpful to get a feel for the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shilo Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/31/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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