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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"A student from my undergrad's rival school comes in to the ER with a gun shot wound, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"Greatest strength and most concerning weakness." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why DO? Why Western?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is healthcare a right, privilege, or responsibility (from the latest presidential debate!)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, meeting with faculty previously." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Academics are very strong here, students were open and friendly throughout the day. OMM demonstration was a nice change of pace compared with the rest of the day!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Campus seems a little old and behind in technology, longer than necessary interview day (especially the info session in the beginning), lunch should have been in a more relaxed setting. I prefer having interviews first thing, I was hot, tired, and had a headache by the time I had to interview. They should find a better setting for the interview day. That room was miserable and we spent way too much time in there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we would be sitting so long in an uncomfortable room." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I hope they send us a survey about the interview day. This school was one of my top choices before the interview, but now I feel less inclined to go here. I know they are still strong academically and I would be happy there, but they really could have done a better job selling the school I think." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Ontario

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?

Sheraton Suites Fairplex

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

6 out of 10

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