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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"General stuff, why med, why osteo, tell me about your research, any leadership experience?.. why ... from my file... et.c.." Report Response

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

"What do you think about stem cells? That was sweet because on the plane ride down I read about how there is a fancy new way to harvest embryonic stem cells w/o destroying the blastocyst." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A question asking why the allopaths do not subscribe to a more similar philosophy if the osteo philosophy makes so much sense." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN - mock interviews, reviewed my application, and bought a short ethics manual geared towards medical interviews... as it turned out the article that I read from the latest Scientific American on the plane helped as well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm from the student tour guides, the new curriculum, the improved facilities, the wide geographic array of possible clinical opportunities, and all of the extracurriculars... oh, and DO girls are very attractive - at this school anyway." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The strip mall." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That 90 percent of interviewees get in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The traffic in the morning was crap-tastic... However, the day was pleasant, overall, once you got there. The info sessions in the morning were helpful, the tour was nice, and the people were great... the admissions staff actually chatted with me near the end of the day for a good 20 minutes. The afternoon session was long because I was the last one of the whole group to interview... I don't think I interviewed until 4pm and we got done with our tour at 1pm! My advice: bring a book, just in case... and of course, don't schedule your flight out until much later than that because, again, traffic was crap-tastic. " 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?

2-3 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?

lax

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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