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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

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?

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)?

"Faculty member: Why medicine? Why DO? Why WesternU? What was your first experience with osteopathic medicine? Doctor/Faculty member: Tell me about your research. What is your job?/What do you do? Doctor/Faculty member: Tell me about your research. What do you do/what is your job? Doctor: " Report Response

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

"Student: what was your favorite class in undergrad? What did you dislike? (I actually couldn't think of anything I hated, and they just laughed at that.. made me feel better.) Describe a conflict you have dealt with. personal or work-related. How would you change how you studied in undergrad to studying in medical school?" Report Response

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

"Doctor: What do you do for fun? Faculty Member: Do you believe a physician should be culturally/religiously/socially sensitive? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Doctor: Are you happy with your MCAT score? What other schools are you applying to? Are you applying to MD schools as well? - i just didn't think they would actually ask these questions. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was really difficult. The SDN website helped alot in preparing for questions. Just have something to say, but its ok to take a few seconds to think or compose ur thoughts." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, read AACOMAS and Western U applications. Western U website, AOA website - for osteopathy." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were nice and wanted to get to know you. The students were excited and candidly shared their experiences and attitudes toward Western U. They were 2nd years and really liked the school and were involved in the school organizations and community." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. I am an active person, so I was disappointed that there was not much of a facility for that. But they have connections with Bally's and LA fitness, and even have access to the local YMCA. There are even some student orgs that are active." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew that the orientation would take half the day and the interviews did not begin until 1pm. Luckily weather was good and didn't get hot until the afternoon, and none of us were sweating in our suits walking around campus. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The campus was friendly and you get a sense that everyone there, even faculty and staff, like Western U. " 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?

7 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2008

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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