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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?

2 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?

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)?

"How will you handle so much Bio classes at once? (because I'm a math major)" Report Response

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

"If doctors are using too many CAT scans, etc. to keep from getting sued (and padding their wallets) how can we solve this problem?" Report Response

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

"Why Doctor? Why Western? Why DO? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions about health care reform including universalizing." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is my biggest worry/ can I handle the volume of material?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Be confident. The day is very relaxed so the interview was the same way. Make sure you have answers for "Why Doctor? Why Western? Why DO?" and that you can just go on about yourself for 30 minutes if all they say is why. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum. The fact that all the lectures are video recorded and available same day online. The students have an handle on their priorities. Excellent reputation and history of success." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As stated on SDN, many students choose Western because "they want to stay in California" Year 3 is very structured (which I respect) but makes some things difficult. Location is a minus for me. Very expensive (250k for four years.)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"California is really far away from the east coast. Pomona is a small city that is lacking in culture." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LAX (cause it was cheaper)

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2008

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