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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe a time you had to make a difficult decision." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about a presentation you gave and how did you feel about it." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about a time you missed a deadline." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe your journey to podiatry: How did you come to be interested in podiatric medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions. They were all behavioral and listed previously on this site. Tell me about a time you failed." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prepared experience stories applicable to various behavioral questions using the STAR format. Reviewed my file/application. Prepared to discuss any aspects that may require further clarification or may be of interest." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of professors, admissions, students and fellow interviewees. Prestige of faculty. Dr. Harkless is a very influential individual in the medical world." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Small campus in a relatively impoverished area. Traffic surrounding the school is heavy, particularly in the morning and evenings. Students didn't really know how to describe the grading system, so I didn't receive a straight answer to that question." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How famous the faculty are! After your interview, Google the DPM's you meet. For the interview: The interviewer receives a packet of 6 sheets. The first requires a listing of some general information and a response to the 'Why pod' question. The final five each contain five behavioral questions numbered 1-5. The interviewer selects one at random from each page." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great interview experience. Everyone is tremendously friendly and helpful." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson Ontario Airport. They do not offer a WU discount, but the concierge mentioned that the Holiday Inn in Ontario does.

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/14

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

10 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"Very receptive to candidates' concerns, personable, remarkably accommodating. No suggestions." Report Response

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