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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Tell us about a time you dealt with confrontation." Report Response

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

"Tell us about something in one of your science classes that you found particularly fascinating." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions about my previous profession. I enjoy talking about it and it seems to be universally interesting to others." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A question about a grade I had received in a math class. The question was not difficult I just did not answer it well. I used it as an opportunity to comment on my academic record in general instead of just pointing out that I had done much better in more advanced math classes. I felt like I was rambling on without having a real point." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my application material, SDN, tried to relax." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school itself was not as disappointing as I expected from the other feedback in this forum, and the area was not as bad as I was expecting having lived in much worse areas of Los Angeles." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I am not the most professional person around but no one seemed to take anything seriously. There was a lot of horseplay around the facilities by the students. This may be a positive for other applicants but it looked somewhat distracting to me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just because it is an open file interview do not expect the interviewers to have actually read it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview so I admit this is a comparison to my expectations and not to another experience. Overall I was most disappointed in the “doctor factory” feeling I got from the school, simply turning out as many doctors as they can for a profit. I did not sense any real dedication to the community. On the contrary it seemed to try to separate itself as much as possible from the surrounding area. I was also disappointed by the interview process in general. I felt like this was my time to really show how I was a strong, unique candidate. It provided me with little opportunity to demonstrate this and seemed like everyone was just going through the motions. This was most likely due to my own failure to find the most appropriate way to accomplish this, and I realize that everyone is a strong unique applicant otherwise they would not be interviewing. Ultimately I realized this was all a formality and that I had made a bigger deal of it in my mind. They get back to you really quickly and in my case, as with most I assume, with great news. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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