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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?

8 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?

30 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)?

"Tell me about yourself, why you want to be a physician and why are you interested in osteopathic medicine? (all at once)" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the healthcare system in the US? If you think there are problems, offer solutions." Report Response

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

"What is the biggest issue in healthcare right now? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Since you mentioned stem cells (I had, but in the context of adult stem cell transplants, not a controversial topic), what do you think about stem cell research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give us an adjective that other people use to describe you, that you do not agree with." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, The Medical School Interview book, review AMCAS and secondary, go over questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab doesn't smell too bad! The students really feel that they are getting a good education, opportunities, etc" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The long wait for the interview, the large group of interviewees (25)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the group of interviewees would be so large!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day went well, they gave a good overview of the curriculum and student benefits, as well as financial considerations. The interview itself was not high-pressure, but waiting 1.5 hours was a little brutal." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/16/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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