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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

2

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)?

"The three positive and negative attributes question...yuck!" Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? Why Western? etc." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your research and how it applies to your interest in medicine." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What I would do if I was accepted to every school I applied to, and what I would do if I was not accepted to any schools I applied to." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Coming up with positive and negative personal attributes. I just hate that question and sure enough, they asked it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just relaxed. As long as you're confident, relaxed, and honest, there should be no problems." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all were very friendly and outgoing. I recommend staying with a student host. It allows you to ask all sorts of important questions and, for me, calmed my nerves a bit." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No first year classes were going on during the down time between lunch/campus tour and my interview (which was about 2 hours), so there was really nothing for us interviewees to do but sit around and get nervous." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Pomona isn't as bad as people make it sound on here. You should know it's quite a ways from LA and the ocean." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty casual and conversational. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BUR

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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