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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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 do you want to be a podiatrist?" Report Response

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

"Why this school?" Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on working while in Pod school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Explain why you wrote that you didn't have regular healthcare in your letter of intent." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we accept you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview Feedback and reading over LOI" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They listened to their students and modified the curriculum for the better. Everyone we met asked us how we were doing so far. We were allowed free reign to ask questions to students, residents, faculty, and staff without anyone looking over our shoulders. You start clinicals in second year and they are taught by the same faculty member as in your classrooms. Small class sizes and open door policy with faculty. Everyone there is soooo nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did feel like I was rushed in and out of the interview. Even though they asked if you had questions for them, you really didn't have time to ask because they were kind of pushing you out the door. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You would be interviewed by 4 different people at 4 different times throughout the day. It never ends. But it was no where near stressful. They were all candid and genuinely interested in you. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hotel Whitcomb ($79 online for petite double)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2008

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

5 out of 10

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