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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Pomona, CA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"why now (I'm non-trad)?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed my essays, student doctor network." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"facilities were great" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"orientation leader said that this year's Step 1 pass rate was 84% and noted that this is higher than in the past (mentioning that before they would have avoided the question - although I'm not sure how that could occur); many people who "usually" are involved in the interview day were on vacation or not available (very disappointing) but we were welcome to call them with any questions we had (a second chance to make a first impression - not)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the 84% pass rate for Step 1 of COMLEX (not comPlex!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If I hadn't known more about the school from previous visits I would have completely withdrawn from consideration after my interview day experience. My interviewer had not been at the school long and didn't bother telling me this until I asked at the 29th minute and I had no chance to follow up on why he/she chose to come to COMP, etc. Thirty minutes proved to be way too short with only one interviewer who was trying to ask questions AND write down notes all the while holding a conversation with you. I'm not confident that the interviewer got to see who I am." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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