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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?

9 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?

2

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)?

"Assisted suicide question." 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 is one characteristic that would make you a good physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Knowing that you could potentially loose your license if you prescribed lethal doses of medication, would you do it if your patient requested it under your assisted suicide law?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one characteristic that would make you a good physician." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, school's website and literature, read "The D.O.'s" by Grevitz" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How relatively new things were there. The smaller lecture halls. The substantial increase in board passage rates." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"All the construction, traffic, air quality." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They don't have breakfast and McDonald's is a couple miles away. Not much to do immediately near campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got to the school a few minutes early, checked in and chatted with some of the prospectives. We then had presenters talk about finances, curriculum and student life (~2 hrs). We then had lunch and had a tour of the campus. We saw the main things, OMM lab, dissection, gift shop/bookstore, etc. Afterwards, we were brought to the staging area which is right in front of the freshman lecture hall. I mamnaged to sneak in and sit on part of a lecture before my interview. Great experience. The interview itself started 20 minutes late but was relatively easy. I was told be the med students that this is probably the most laid back interview you will encounter. Despite was previous people have posted, I didn't think the area was that ghetto. The campus itself is relatively small and has the appearance of warehouses on the outside, but I don't think people wlll go to a school specifically on appearance." 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?

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?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/08/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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