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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

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?

5 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)?

"Why podiatry?" Report Response

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

"Why CSPM?" Report Response

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

"How do you think you will handle the courseload?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you motivate yourself to study?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Podiatry is the top program there, so students are very close-knit. They have a lot of scholarships tho." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Located in downtown Oakland. Not safe. Board pass rates are not very impressive (poor students or poor curriculum?). Small and old facilities. Gym is the size of my bedroom." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How old/crammed together the buildings in Bay area are. It's almost like a version of NYC with less people. Living on top of each other. If that's what your used to, you won't mind it at all." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Other

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?

11/14/2011

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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