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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

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Why DO? Why Western?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Your numbers are good, what are your weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you describe DNA to a pre-school kid?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your numbers are great, what are your weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Friends who are current students SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Western is the DO school to go to if you're going DO. The students are the brightest and funnest as they come in DO schools. They're in the process of building a new DO building, establishing big sites for rotations/residencies, and bringing in researchers from big name places. The school has been growing and got big plans for the future and so far all promises about its growth has been kept. I believe Western will be the ''Harvard'' of DO schools in 10 - 15 years if there's such a thing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I heard from a student that the administration knows that as a DO school Western is not a big name compared to all med schools, so it created on purpose a very demanding and vigorous curriculum to whip its students into top-shape so they could go out and make a name for themselves. So at times their expectation of students are too high on purpose, so students feel that they're not good enough and will work harder but in reality they're exceeding standards and expectations of preceptors once they start their rotations." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. My friends that are current students there told me everything." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the interview was not too difficult and interviewers were friendly, but I get a feeling that they know they're getting good students so they aren't trying to impress/recruit me. I feel like other DO schools I've interviewed at know that I have good numbers on paper and they were nicer to me I guess hoping that I'd go to their schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/01/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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