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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

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 so many times? (I only took it once.)" Report Response

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

"What's to say you come here, then leave the medical profession in ten years? (Whaaat?)" Report Response

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

"Give me an example of a cultural challenge you've experienced." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Enjoyed beautiful California. Although Pomona is a poor area, you can at the beaches, LA or the mountains within 30-45 minutes." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nothing" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although it was open file, the interviewers did not prepare, and accused me of various things that did not exist (took years off from college, took MCAT multiple times, had not attended college within the last year - all sorts of crazy things)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school really is located in a dump. It's in a strip mall, and is surprising sad." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wasn't happy that they accused me of things that were clearly not in my record. They seemed very bored and uninterested in interviewing me. The students were not enthusiastic at all. Many do not attend class because they said the lecturers are poor at teaching and gaining student enthusiasm. If I were to do it all over again, I would have been more daring and assertive in calling them on their games/disinterest. Since it was my first interview, I was really nervous. I chose another school. They also had us sit in a very dim, large room for a couple of hours in the afternoon while we waited to interview. Here, chairs were side-by-side, so it was hard to talk to fellow interviewees. It seems they want in-state students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

double tree in claremount

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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