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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"why doc? why osteopath?" Report Response

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

"tell about research and ethics of doing animal research" Report Response

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

"ethics of prescribing anti-biotics when you know that this will lead to emergence of resistant bacteria" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about pharmaceutical companies spending money on advertising?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"1) What would you say to an animal rights activist about your animal research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over questions on SDN, mock interview--I was over-prepared for questions that they barely asked me" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the enthusiasm of the students, very diverse student body and the Pomona community, options for international rotation electives, COMLEX 1st time is 94% (but I didn't give the school high marks cuz' I tend to be very critical of schools and myself)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"students really don't hang around the campus, and they didn't have enough food for people to go for seconds" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"should have brought a book to read while waiting" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"they were very nice, they laughed at even a small/bad jokes, combed through every number/fact on my application, but they definitely grilled me with a few ethical questions and they weren't afraid to challenge my answers or further extend the complexity of the ethical questions (but they did it in a very nice way), and they genuinely seemed to care about answering my questions" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shiloh Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2006

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?

3 out of 10

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