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  • California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Podiatry School
  • Oakland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why podiatry instead of allopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why should we consider you for one of our 48 spots?" Report Response

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

"Do you think the MCAT is an accurate indicator of your knowledge?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do your family members realize how busy you will be studying?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really. Just some really specific questions about my personal statement and extracurricular activities." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, and research on the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Shadowing current students in the hospital/clinic during the interview day. MARC." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Traffic is crazy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Where we were meeting to start the day. I was lost in the rain." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Looks like a really great school! People are nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Oakland Airport

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2015

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be cool to meet with the dean for a little bit." Report Response

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