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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

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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)?

"Explain your leadership experience and how it relates your choice to apply for medical school." Report Response

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

"Explain that one C your freshman year of college? aka be able to justify discrepancies in your own file." Report Response

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

"List 3 strengths and 4 weaknesses. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Your a physician in a clinic- a 15 year girl comes to you asking for an abortion and/or a reference for an abortion. What do you do and why? Explain in detail your rationale. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think you were not asked for an interview when you applied to med. schools last year given your good stats? What have you done to correct this? (JUST a reference: 30Q MCAT, 3.9 science, 3.7 overall GPA)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over the website, read over my file. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The lunch-time interaction with the 2nd and 1st year students. Their perspective was insightful, and it was comforting to be able to ask them ANYTHING and get honest answers, both positive and negative. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The surrounding area- not because it was exceptionally ghetto, it seemed to me to just be old. I wished the anatomy lab had windows. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did not discover anything regretful, rather just more information that will enable me to make an informed decision on my part. I happened to interview first, at 1:30p, however, some people had to wait until 3:30 with nothing but their nerves. Be prepared to potentially wait, with nothing to do. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked that the interview was after lunch and after you are given the chance to see what the school has to offer. I was much better prepared to answer the 'Why Western' question I was given. Also, read the interview questions that our peers posted on here carefully, I was virtually not asked any questions that I had not previously read here (besides my file-specific questions). This is a great resource! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

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?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/11/2007

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

5 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

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I requested that my decision letter be sent to my new address and I thought I watched her add this t" Report Response

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