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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatry School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Give me an example of when you showed initiative and took the lead." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"All of them were." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None of them really -if you know to expect these type of questions." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, researching sample behavioral questions and having answers for them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people. They really made a huge effort to let me know that they really wanted me to come to this school. Meet with the Dean, Dr. Harkless twice during the interview. Amazing guy and has a great thing going at Western. They really get the concept of Vision 2015. It is ingrained in everything they do, from the admissions, to the curriculum. The majority of classes are with DO students. the new building looks like it will be great for the pod students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pomona is a bit sketchy. The buildings are not that impressive from the outside, but are very nice inside." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was the only person interviewing on that day!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Western was not my #1 choice at all (or #2, #3) before the interview -but that all changed at the end of the day. I was very impressed with the school. They have their s**t together. No worries about the accreditation, they are well on their way and are very on top of it. They are opening Dental and optometry at the same time." 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?

Ontario

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

06/15/2009

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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

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

8 out of 10

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