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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Have you shadowed a DO? (No) Then explain your exposure/experience/knowledge of osteopathic medicine." Report Response

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

"What experiences have you had that require you to be culturally sensitive?" Report Response

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

"What kind of leadership experiences have you had? Have you done anything else besides study and volunteer?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You're at the gym and you see an elderly gentleman fall down the stairs. He is unconscious. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"We want to know how you handle conflict. Can you tell us about a personal conflict you were involved in and how you resolved it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, checked out their website/CIB page, spent a lot of time reflecting." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus and area were nicer than I expected based on previous reviews. Not fantastic, but the location isn't enough to dissuade me from attending. The students (both the ones we passed during tours and the ones acting as ambassadors) were very friendly and very positive about their experiences there. The program sounds fantastic, especially the international rotations, the summer anatomy program, the OMM, the strong COMLEX/match results, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost. Over $70k for year one, with costs increasing in each successive year. Ugh." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Where to park. Public lot on the opposite side of campus to where we needed to be (not a long walk, though). Make sure you bring quarters, parking pass is $1.50 for all-day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview. If all of my interviews are this awesome, though, I'm going to have a hard time making choices." 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?

8 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2009

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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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