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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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

"Tell me about yourself and what led you to Osteo Med." Report Response

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

"What are the positives and negatives of healthcare today?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your most memorable clinical experience?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had a giant grant that you could use anywhere in healthcare, what would you do with it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to Do's and MD's, talked to DO students, read this web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The cirriculum and the "semi-block" schedule. When you take gross anatomy, you take that alone and not with other challenging science courses. This way you can concentrate on it and really learn the material. ALL of the staff were SO friendly! They made sure that you were comfortable and felt wanted. The facilities were all very nice. Anatomy and OMM lab were huge and clean. From talking to a second year student, I found out that the dean has made many changes that the students wanted him to. He actualyl listens to the students and does what they ask, such as giving them more time to study for boards and the blocked anatomy class. All the students seemed really happy and were very friendly. The school was great! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Also, California might be a little too far for me from home." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They give you breakfast." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got there and everyone was so warm and welcoming. The interviewer was the NICEST lady that I could have ever asked for (she was also the director of admissions). She had specific questions, but they were all very relevent and asked in a relaxed manner. I had a great experience with Western. The campus is nice, I don't know why some people have said it's ugly. Stony Brook in NY is ugly... this place has palm trees! I like how we get to know our status in no more than 2 weeks because the committee meets every Wed. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shilo Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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