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  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Mare Island
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Vallejo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"-What is the most important characteristic or trait that a physician should have? -Tell me about your research?" Report Response

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

"-Who is Andrew Still? -What was the last book that you read that is not a science book or a book of your major?" Report Response

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

"You have a lot of MDs in your family, how do they feel about you applying to a DO school? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I was about to perform an OMM procedure on the lower back of a man who was laying prostrate in front of me and he happened to reach over with his hand and grab my behind, what would I do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think the MCAT predicts how well of a physician the student taking it will be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, typed up questions and reviewed them in mock interviews, Said answers aloud rather than just thinking about them in my head, Touro website, talked with previous Touro students now in their clerkships." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Small school, more one-on-one time with professors, the fact that students have a voice, and that the school is trying to expand, which means that if I want to start an organization, or do research the profs and deans are more readily accepting of those opportunities. Small school means very family oriented, and encouraging, and supportive . Outside the city of Vallejo, is San Francisco, which is an amazingly diverse place. Don't have to go far for excitement." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There is not much city life in Vallejo, no public transport, not many restaurants/fast food near by. But this can be seen as an advantage b/c then all you do is study, learn, and stay in that environment. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should have had a bigger breakfast. The interview did not occur until between 12-1, so our stomachs were grumbling pretty loudly during the interview. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Dr. Haight does a good job of easing tensions during the pre-interview speal he gives. They have the dean of the MPH program come and speak about joining the MPH program, and then we talk to the financial aid lady, and then we go on a tour with a student around campus, then the group interview with 3 profs and one med student (5 interviewees & 4 interviewers) and then we come out and have lunch, and leave. I would have preferred a different schedule for the day: 1-Meet Dr. Haight, have the pre-interview speal, 2-Actual Interview 3-MPH program/benefits of MD/MPH 4-Financial Aid 5-Tour w/Med Student 6-Lunch w/Med Student to ask more questions, and have the bus back to hotel come about 10-15 minutes later than it actually did. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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