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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why Podiatry?" Report Response

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

"Are you applying to md/do schools?" Report Response

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

"What do you think MD/DOs think about DPMs?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you applying to DO schools?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why podiatry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, online" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinicals seems very strong. There is very early exposure." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Same day acceptance. The northern california traffic is just horrible. If you are new to this area, take a taxi." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A taxi would be very convient since there are a lot of one way roads and it's hard to get to places if you do not know the area that well. It is a group interview as well with other interviewees." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview started out at the clinic where you meet the dean. He is a very nice gentleman who later takes you out to lunch and shows you the tour of the school after the interview. Before lunch, you shadow a couple students in the clinic for an hour or two and then you have an interview with the physicians. After the interview, a taxi takes you to the actual school where you have lunch. It ends with the tour. The whole interview experience took 8 hours. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2006

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

7 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?

10 out of 10

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