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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?

Neutral

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Name 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"You ''only'' have three jobs listed on your application. Why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you ever missed a deadline?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Would you go here or [insert popular southern california M.D. school]?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Attended OMAC, read website, SDN feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students enjoy it there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Area of the school itself is not that great." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"$1000 deposit made twice before school starts." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two interviewers. One was very friendly and one seemed convinced I wanted to go to an MD school, but I made my best effort to explain that I wanted to go to Western." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/18/2007

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

4 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?

5 out of 10

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