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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Specifics in reference to my personal statement (questions about my car accident, air evac, and living in a nursing home), my high gpa, and my average mcat score." Report Response

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

"Lots of ethical questions: coworkers on drugs, assisted suicide, abortion, feelings on drug companies advertising on television, illegal immigration...to name a few" Report Response

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

"What if you get into both here AND Midwestern? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why not Midwestern? (location) Lots of ethical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not Midwestern? (Midwestern and COMP were both at the top of my list. There's alumni from both schools at both schools. This question made me uncomfortable.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practiced ethical questions with family and friends, SDN forums" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student oriented. Systems based. The movie they showed us and the faculty that spoke with us." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dean. He apparently didn't like one of the questions somebody in my group asked and his temper flared. This wasn't a good way to break for lunch. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Pomona isn't THAT bad. Don't believe everything you hear. The students seem happy. I was impressed with everything but the dean..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good experience. Good first interview. Prepare for a lot of ethical questions (I was thankful I did)--I literally was asked at least five. Definitely know your application well and be prepared to answer lots of detailed questions about it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton Fairgrounds

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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