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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"Tell us about yourself, specifically how you ended up in medicine/osteopathic medicine/westernu." Report Response

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

"tell us about research experience, and what you do at work right now (I am working for a year between undergrad and med school). Do you want to do research in the future?" Report Response

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

"what do you do for fun? Tell us about a failure in your life and how you handled it. Do you want to specialize? Where do you want to practice in the future? Ethics question." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about a failure in your life." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If a child needs a liver transplant, and a 50 y/o man with 4 kids needs a liver transplant, but you can only save one- who do you choose and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, review my file" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus. Nicer than I expected for all the talk about Pomona being scary" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the interviewers. He was rude and basically accused me of wanting to come to the school but then go back and practice in my home state on the east coast. Clearly viewed my status as an out-of-stater as a negative factor and did not hesitate to show it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be so out of the ordinary for someone from the east coast to want to attend the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions counselors were amazing, the campus is bigger and nicer than i excepted. Would probably have considered it my first choice if the interview wasn't so uncomfortable." 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?

7 out of 10

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?

LAX

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?

Doubletree- Claremont

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2008

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?

8 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?

8 out of 10

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