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  • California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Podiatry School
  • Oakland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

No Response

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

5

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 ever failed a class?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever withdrawn from a class?" Report Response

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

"Why CSPM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's the story behind your email address?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we accept you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Partied all night in downtown SF. Seriously! Don't rehearse or anything. You come off sounding fake." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location of school and clinics. Weather. Early clinical exposure duining P2 year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is under a lot of construction right now. Also, the clinics seemed slow when we were there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How many times they will ask you "do you have any more questions?"" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very nice day. Staff and students are nice. If you interview, I feel that the seat is yours to lose. I got the general feeling that they wanted me in every aspect. Not one question about a bad grade or my previous bad mcat score. Just pleasant." 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?

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?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Grand Plaza Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2010

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Perfect the way it is" Report Response

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