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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What inspired me to embark on a career in medicine? Why DO? Why Western?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What about you (potential weakness) could possibly create a medical liability for yourself or your patients?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How did you study for the MCAT? (I had to take it over---did better the second time around)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What about you (potential weakness) could possibly create a medical liability for yourself or your patients?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What about you (potential weakness) could possibly create a medical liability for yourself or your patients?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prior interviews helped me to answer similar questions. I reviewed information about Western online and went over the informational packet I received during orientation before my interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"*Option to do an accelerated anatomy course prior to start of first year *Pass rates, match lists, and +'ve attitude of students " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"*Anatomy lab was less impressive (technologically) than others I had seen. *Lack of on-site fitness center (they do put $$$ towards a membership elsewhere though) " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"*About my potential 'academic deficiencies' (turned out to be fine---I was complete) *They hadn't received my LOR (I submitted them electronically from the admissions office before my interview via Interfolio)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"*Call or email admissions office beforehand to see if they have any questions about your file or transcripts. It will save you a bit of anxiety come orientation. Otherwise I had a great day and I am looking forward to hearing back." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Call students ahead of time regarding potential 'academic deficiencies' (turned out to be fine)." Report Response

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