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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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, & why Western. This is the basic, everyone gets asked this! " Report Response

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

"Since this is a change in career, how do you know that a year from today you will not miss the money and regret your decison to go back to school?" Report Response

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

"Since you been out in school for a while, do you think you can handle going back to school? How do you think you will relate to the younger students? Will you be a loner because you are more mature than them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The problem I had was that everytime I was trying to answer a question, one of the interviewee kept on cutting me off 1/2 way thru my answer and I never was able to finish answering his questions. Very frustrating because I did have answers to all his questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever faced difficulty before and how did you overcome it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, looked over primary and secondary application, studied about DO from websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"such high board scores, IPE curriculum, get tested every other week so must stay on top of material" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"none" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was interviewed by two basic science faculty member. They did not ask me about Osteopathy or any detail questions about practicing as a future physician." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My group (20 interviewed this day) was so serious and you could tell ultra competitive." 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?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2008

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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