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  • California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Podiatry School
  • Oakland
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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 Podiatry?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to apply to CPSM?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What lead you to choose podiatry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is the ONLY one to start clinicals in the second year...right at the beginning. You'll be coming out of this school truly prepared and ready to treat patients and work in a hospital setting as well. Facilities are great.... and of course, LOCATION!!! SF Bay Area is the ultimate cultural experience and is a wonderful place to go to school. BART and MUNI can get you all over the city cheap! At least go check it out if you get an interview!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing...." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"get the chicken burrito during lunch... NOT a spicy chicken burrito! You'll interview immediately afterward with the former dean!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is truly top-notch! Don't believe what people say negatively about this school in the forums... all BS! Great education, great location, and sweet training will be paramount for your future! Dr. Tran is the MAN!!" 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?

9 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Oakland

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2008

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"There isn't much to suggest. The school is awesome and the interview process was very positive." Report Response

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