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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why med, why DO, why Western" Report Response

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

"Lots of research questions- I work in a developmental bio lab. They were interested in what I was doing and had a lot of questions to learn more about it- they did not grill me" Report Response

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

"If you won 100million dollars what would you do with it? I said I would still become a doc, but instead of settling down and building a practice I would travel the world and provide care to underserved communities, like, and such as, the Iraq such as" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give us an example of a recent conflict you've had with a boss. How did you handle it?- I explained my super senses and how I avoid conflicts by sensing these them before they begin. Its true." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The conflict Q. I'll be honest, this was the only question that caught me off guard. Everything else was very straight forward and super relaxed. Although, they really fired a lot of questions off. My panel was full of fast-talkers" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over Western website, ironed my shirt twice...ordered room service at the worst hotel in Pomona...immediately regretted this and went to sleep without brushing my teeth (I forgot to bring toothpaste) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were testing in the fake patient lab that day and still came up and talked to my group for about an hour. They all loved it there. The campus is kinda funky, nice facilities. AND ALL LECTURES ARE VIDEO TAPED AND PUT ON BLACKBOARD!! NO ATTENDANCE POLICY. Also I talked to other premeds interviewing and it seemed like some cool people wanted to go to this school- real, laid back, smart, fun, and weren't your typical nonsocial premeds who let loose by going to an AED pizza party-do you follow?? What I mean is that I think this class will kill it in class and have a good time between tests. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students had absolutely nothing positive to say about Pomona. My driver from the hotel gave me a Pomona tour after I arrived in Ontario and he liked most of it. And honestly, I thought the school was in a cool area- next to the art district, old-school theaters, funky Cat in the Hat building, etc. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the Shilo Inn where I stayed is a piece of Sh**. It felt like I walked into an 80's drug den. I've never seen so many pink couches and large mirrors...and my bed was made backwards with the sheets on top, weird. (And this was the suite!!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Aside from the hotel stay, all was well. I really fell in love with the school and I should find out today if I got in... Another thing to be prepared for- about 50 students interviewed with me. It was cool to talk to so many premeds but I had no idea that's how interviews went at Western. And there are three diff interview panels. And in the morning you are assigned a panel and a time. I interviewed with an immunology doc and a PhD from Japan. (I was able to understand her well, but I talked to a guy after the interviews and he said he had a really hard time answering her questions). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

1 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shilo Inn- the suites baby!! eww

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"You guys might be the happiest people in the world-kinda strange, but enjoyable non the less" Report Response

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