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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 did you take the MCAT twice?" Report Response

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

"Why do many withdrawls?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your support system." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see you've traveled the world, tell me about that." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't prepare too much. I found lists of potential questions from various sources and rehearsed how I might answer them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of Andre and Dean Venson. The willingness of the 1st year students to answer a million questions and share their contact info (they eat lunch with you)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The rain. Lol! The location initially turned me off, but over time I have found that it's really not that bad. It's right on the edge of the "nice part" of East Bay." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the travel time from San Francisco took much longer than expected. Give yourself an extra 30 mins if you're taking the BART because the shuttle is a rate-limiting factor I didn't foresee." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

SFO - BART (subway)

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

January 20

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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