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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How did you choose medicine? DO?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your research, volunteering, work, etc." Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the most exciting thing you've ever done in your life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most exciting thing you've ever done in your life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN boards, read up info on the school, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Campus is nice, strong medical Spanish and international opportunities, on-site Banfield with discounts for students, better resources than other schools, good boards scores." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area isn't too nice, we have to buy parking passes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That check in is at 8:00, but the talks didn't start til 8:30/8:45ish. Also the map for the parking lot is not helpful, I ended up just parking in one of the day lots and paid the $1.50." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is my top choice, and I am from California, so I am probably biased. I can forgive the area. If you think downtown Pomona is bad, try downtown Oakland or Richmond. Trust me, there are far worse areas in California. The campus layout itself is nice - it's very linear with the nice courtyard in the middle. The admissions folk weren't as informative as they were at other schools, but that's fine." 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/12/2009

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?

4 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?

6 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?

5 out of 10

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