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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Why medicine? Why DO?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. " Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? Tell me about the differences in your first two years GPA and the last? Why so different?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a caucasion and an african american came into your practice with the same illness how would you treat them? (its more complicated than "the same, I'm not racist)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What schools have you applied to? (I applied to both DO and MD) If you got into a DO and an MD school which would you attend?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interview, this website, link from UCSD, a good breakfast and some meditation" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum is strong. THe complex scores are high. I like the IPE idea. Everyone is friendly, the staff and students. You can tell the students want to be there. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pomona, its not a great area to live. Mostly auto shops, pawn shops, tabacco stores. I would live 10-15 miles away where there are better communities." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I'm glad I knew the interviews didn't start until 1:30. I wish I knew where to find a parking spot. It took ten minutes but people on campus were helpful guiding me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Its a good school. The admistration cares about its students. It produces good doctors. I just don't like L.A. in general and pomona specifically. But I would make the best of it and enjoy my education. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Aloft - Ontario

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2008

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I appreciated the addition of the OMM demonstration. I think its the one aspect of D.O. practice tha" Report Response

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