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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Interview was split into 4 separate ones, with 1 faculty and 3 professors. Was very long, so I'll try to put down as much as I can remember. Why DPM? (times 2) Why Samuel Merritt? " Report Response

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

"I read over your essay, besides the main reason you listed for pursuing this field, what other reasons do you have? Can you explain your undergraduate grades? (times 2)" Report Response

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

"What was your undergraduate experience like compared to your post-bacc one? What did you think about the undergraduate college you went to? Do you have any questions for me?(times 4)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"the undergrad vs post bacc one" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The essay one" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forums / feedback, read over my app, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location, small class sizes. Students were open to all questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Clinics seemed a bit slow. Thus more time for the students to answer questions. School was fairly far from the clinics." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How long the day would be. The sameday decision on acceptance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall this was the longest interview I went to. It started in the morning around 8am and went until almost 5pm. The interviews were somewhat conversational / laidback." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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