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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 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?

2

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)?

"Why Podiatry?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about an experience that was particularly difficult, and how did you cope?" 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 was your most favorite/least favorite course in undergrad?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback. ;)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How busy the clinic was, and how many of the students actually new Spanish!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Way too much construction. I don't like how it doesn't feel like a school since everything is so separated. Also, there were some first year students that we were paired with that just had way too many negative comments to say about other programs." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview is the last thing you do." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Impressive clinical experience. Student start early with clinical in second year. Lots of diversity, but the school could still use some work despite how old it is." 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?

1 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

Oakland International Airport

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/11

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

1 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would make sure that the students that are paired with the interviewees NOT be so negative towards other podiatry programs. I would rather hear their opinions about their own school." Report Response

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