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  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Mare Island
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Vallejo
Individual Feedback 5 302 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 185
Negatively 67
No change 6

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.69 294

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.47 190

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.01 172

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 3
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 3
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 18
35 minutes 8
40 minutes 7
45 minutes 29
50 minutes 36
55 minutes 2
60+ minutes 194

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 290
At a regional location 1
At another location 4

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 2
In a group 292

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 286
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.53 293

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

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

""tell me about your experience with underserved populations?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that we don't know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about research I did several years ago" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get in to any schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about any hobbies or activities that helped me relieve/reduce stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"What determines whether you have a good or bad day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my application (what style of yoga do you teach and what is your favorite pose?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me if I felt comfortable relocating (I'm from OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an elective rotation you would create as a professor at a med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle anxiety? (Specific to my work experience in an ER)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difficulty have you overcame, and how did you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge for you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most special volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a support system (family and friends) in California? (I'm from Boston)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect out of me as a professor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain "why D.O." without using the word "holistic"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences led you to believe that you can be a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They only asked me ONE question. "Why medidine/DO/TUCOM?" Pissed me off. You're seriously going to base everything off of one answer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I'm from Texas, they asked me why I didn't want to go to TCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something at your college that you didn't like? / What major adjustments are you most worried about for medical school and how will you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What negative experiences have you had with doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to choose your (humanities) major, and how did that lead to your post-graduate work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything is related to your application (mostly your extracurriculars, jobs, etc.) and connecting it to Osteopathic Medicine. Although some did not like the style of the interview, this interview is really about speaking from your heart. Don't B.S. and don't blabber, and you'll do fine in the interview portion." More from this Member | Report Response

"A long-winded version of what was an obstacle you overcame in a group and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you explain what you would do as an osteopathic physician to someone who didn't know what a D.O. was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your summer in Panama." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you would change about healthcare & what would you like to do about it? (smth like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Did the doctor you shadowed do OMM? Why Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a history major, do you see a difference in how you approach history and how you'd approach medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you look for in a doctor? If you were a resident with 50 patients all to yourself, how would you be 'personable' with all of them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you in 20-30 years when you're no longer passionate about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you prepared to handle the pressure and information overload that medical school brings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions specific to my file, research, courses taken, essay experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions will be related to your application. Be ready to talk specifics about volunteering, shadowing, working, grades, MCATs, and significant events in your life. Also get comfortable talking about low points in your application like MCATs and GPA. A lot of people in my group got asked "How did you improve your MCAT score so much in 3 months" or "You were persistent in taking your MCATs, how would you have done things differently"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have someone in your class who is adamantly against the osteopathic component of the program, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer asked questions based on what she read in our files" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences made you most want to pursue DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your time in the Americorps" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me what you know about osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve your MCAT so much ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your journey to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What class prepared you best for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Without mentioning the use of OMM, explain osteopathic medicine.<Br> Without using the word "holistic" or "whole", describe osteopathic medicine.<br> What is one of yr weakness?<br> How will you be able to balance the stress of med school? <br> In your shadowing experiences, the DO used cranial therapy, can u tell us about that?<br> What was the last nice thing you did for somebody?<br> What are u gonna do if u dont get in? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the inspiration you learn from the Dr. you work with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle stress of medical schooL? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to mature since your undergrad years and what have you learned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your explanation for not having done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you apply the principles of osteopathic medicine to your future practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions from file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were directly about my nontraditional major and career and how I would bring and incorporate that into medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would list some specifics if they weren't so specific to me. I will say this: if you have holes in your application, or obvious issues with grades or other things, make sure you can articulately and logically address them. Don't hem, haw, and do it on the spot. Honestly assess why they should say yes to you in spite of the flaws and talk about that, or the very good reasons for your digressions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Something to the effect of "Explain you leadership qualities"." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you add to the next class to make it better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Touro and why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question about one of my hobbies. What would be the easiest and the hardest things for you about being in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most defining moment in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two-year LDS mission to Finland...tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you know American Sign Language, how did you get into it and can you show us something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy and what got you interested in it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should medicine be a part of death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you handle the rigor of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could start a club at Touro, which would you start?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The typical why DO, why med" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between MD and DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most negative thing you'll have to overcome to be a good ____(can't remember if he said ''doctor'' or ''med student'' but I answered as though he said ''doctor.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick your undergraduate institution? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Identify this quote" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not PT, why DO and not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about an experience that has been very uncomfortable for a patient and how you handled it to make them more comfortable?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All application specific! Though I will recite questions others were asked (role play), i.e. pretend you are the dean of a school meeting with a student who is being dismissed..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about moving to San Francisco from Texas? (No problem since this is my first choice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the name of the D.O that wrote your recommendation letter and tell us about her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-What is the most important characteristic or trait that a physician should have? -Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to switch from engineering to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question about healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your view on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See difficult/interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the stupidest thing you have done and what have you learned from that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell us about your experiences in Japan." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between chiropractic manipulation and osteopathic manipulation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the questions were file specific`" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a Psychology major, how will you handle the science load of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What has having a child taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all fairly specific to me and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your clinical research experience at UCSF and how you came to know TUCOM students on this job." More from this Member | Report Response

"The horseradish question." More from this Member | Report Response

"How was you personal trauma affected your choice to become physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with DO medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DDT has been banned in America becasue its potential danger to the environement. However, in some Afircan countries DDT can be used to control the spread malaria. What's your ethical view on this matter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do students have the opportunity to gain clinical exposure during their basic science years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions came straight out of my application. Be ready for questions that deal with the minutia of the application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine, considering your background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all straight from file" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me why you are applying to an osteopathic program in addition to the allopathic program and what major differences separate these two fields in your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why at such a young age would you consider making such a long committment before you even started to experience the "real world"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all very specific to my file and wouldn't be helpful to others." More from this Member | Report Response

"the transplanting a uterus into a man one, and if i were to come into contact with an MD student who started to "bad mouth" (for lack of the actual question) the DO program, how would i react and what would i say" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to persue an MD and not a PhD? (I have a lot of research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define family and its importence to you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most important experience during your time volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When creating a public health intervention, what are the two most important things you need to know or do as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your brother, he's a DO, influence your decision to become an Osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you take the MCAT over again? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your past work experiences in dentistry and veterinary medicine contribute to you being a good physician? And, you described (in your personal statement) a situation in which you worked with children who spoke a different language than you and you felt that you were still able to communicate with them by holding their hand and speaking softly; do you believe animals respond to this type of communication as well?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said in your application that creativity is an important asset for a physician to have. What's another?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce yourself and tell us where you went for undergraduate. When/How did you decide you wanted to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between osteopathic and allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well prepared are you for a career in medicine since you're so young? :-(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about a quote in my application. and how that was connected to being a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do DO if your mom is an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why osteopathic medicine specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You studied for and took the MCATs after your father passed away. How difficult was that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you realize that you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest challenge you will face in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to TCOM? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I want to go to TUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about my study abroad experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"D.O.'s treat the symptoms, and not the patient. What do you think about this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's all directed to your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know who Carl Jung is? How do you apply communications to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your confidence is a weak point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance your charity work with your financial needs? (I want to work with low income youth)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I think osteopathic medicine will help in a neurological based profession? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do when you volunteered at a psych hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your D.O. experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever worked with a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your DO experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in becoming a D.O., and how did you find out about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe osteopathic medicine without using the word "holistic" or anything with "whole" in it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research paper. What did you conclude?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain specific accomplishments in my teaching experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain what you meant in your personal statement when you posed the question: "How do we become who we are?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you take from world war II and what is your favorite musice to play on the violin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your road to DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are only three questions and they are all easy and about your file. If you didn't B.S. anything, you should be able to answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy, when you have an MD mother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had shadowed a DO and how that influenced my decision to study Osteopathic Medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the dumbest thing you have done? They got me on this one...could not come up with something...took me a few seconds..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help your patients make health related decisions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are qualities of a good physician, application specific stuff, how will i overcome obstacles, questions about classes i took." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research. What significant conclusions did you reach?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to major in microbiology? MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your mother is an allopathic physician, why do you want to be an osteopath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference btwn a Osteopathic and Allopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"That where should i start "tell us about yourself" prompt happened. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the difference between DO and MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you take from your specific major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the characteristics that would make you a great osteopathic physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my research, work at a doctor's office, volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"why osteopathic over MD" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pay off your college loans in one year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. when you have a M.D. father, what qualities do you have that will make you a great D.O., being an xray tech, what made you decide to be a phyiscian." More from this Member | Report Response

"explain causality and inference and effect" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your graduate research as if you were talking to someone who had no background in science or medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"My questions were specific to my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO when dad is MD, how I would approach them differently" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the west coast and why Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"mostly about the your specific file; some about health insurance/state of health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO when your family is all MDs? Since you come from an MD family...what would you say to your family and other MDs about the DO philosophy to help them in their practices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have been out of school for 7 years. Why has it taken you so long to make the decision to go back to school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me a bit more about your experience with Osteopathic med." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research, and how is that important to how you will practice medicine. (did research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the differences between DO and MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a D.O. and what is the difference between a DO and MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to be a DO? Elaborate on your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a clinical experience. What was your favorite internship? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about my undergraduate research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO instead of MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO vs MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research related question" More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions were based on my application...just memorize yo app sucka!" More from this Member | Report Response

""How is medicine in the UK different from the US?" (I did a study abroad program in the UK and the interviewer was from England)" More from this Member | Report Response

"about being an older student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience working with a DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you are charismatic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are similarities between chemistry and emergency medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

""You went to the Air Force Academy... Please tell me about that..." "So you are no longer in the military... How do you feel about the current crisis America is involved in?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"As a non-science major do you think you will be as prepared as your science major peers" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your worst subject in school? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to TUCOM/What attracted you to TUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your military experience. Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something along the lines of which component of osteopathic medicine do I believe in the most, or value the highest" More from this Member | Report Response

" Tell me your views regarding bioethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does golf soothe your soul?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Pag-asa (a community service group I helped found)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing medicine today, particularly osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What was the last book that you read?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"What prompted you to change careers? Do you really think that a career in medicine will offer a less demaning lifestyle than your previous career in business?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a Surg. Tech." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I feel that Osteopathy was for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a mother who was overly concerned about her child, knowing that her child was going to be okay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick business as your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I explain osteopathy to a person who has never heard of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your Senior Thesis Research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about sailing. What area of your education do you feel most prepared in? What area do you feel least prepared for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my clinical experience, do I want to pursue research or primary care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hard work, determination, and tenacity are three qualities you feel you possess that helped you to get to where you are today. These are “get there” words. What qualities do you think will help you succeed in medical school and the medical profession? I said the same qualities would work…" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only 4 questions asked - the interesting and difficult ones above, and then two that were specific to my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come about going from being a musician to going into medicine?...What quaities do musicians and doctors share?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it that attracted you to osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of the difficulties you foresee as a medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

""how do you describe what a DO is to someone who isn't familiar?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic vs allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the time of the interview, I was a few years removed from my undergraduate studies and was asked how I would transition back into studying and handle the medical school curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time in our SMP." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my application (describe your interest in working with the Deaf community)" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research- you can tell they paid a lot of attention to what I wrote in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to this table today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does compassion mean to you and what in your background has prepared you to be compassionate as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about support system since I am OOS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned that a particular weakness that I was making strides to improve. They followed up with asking for an example situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you resolved any conflict as a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with not being able to help everyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you decide whether a setback or failure is something which you just need to move on from or something on which you need to improve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your academic record what makes you think you can succeed at Touro? (RUDE!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell someone from a prestigious MD school (they said UT Southwestern) who belittles DO schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you incorporate osteopathic medicine into your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What is "holistic"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have done a lot of research. What would you say is the difference between your older research and your most recent work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They will probably take a line from your personal essays, and ask you to elaborate on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it that draws you to Touro University CA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given that you are coming right from an undergraduate institution, do you think you will be prepared for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a superior prescribing a drug that you didn't think was right for the patient? (he asked 3 of us this question in a row)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Without stating your personal opinion, list the pros and cons of abortion? Suppose you travel back in time to the medieval England during the black plague. Given what you currently know about the disease, how will you deal with plague's situation in medieval england?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA, what was the biggest healthcare problem you noticed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain to an average person the importance of muskuloskeletal system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A version of: What do you think your biggest weakness is and how do you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. approach is good?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were part of the first class at Touro-CA what organization would you start?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interviewer ask questions that had more of a negative twist. ex. How could I pursuade you to not go to med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define 'character'?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me how you would feel leaving IL and moving to CA." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you handle moving from a to b?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: a DO treats a patient using OMM and the patient feels better. Then, the DO uses the same technique to treat another patient with the same illness, but that patient doesn't feel better. How can you explain this? <br> Scenario: You are the dean of Touro University. A student goes on american idol. She's absolutely terrible but the public keeps her on because she is horrible, thus entertaining (like sanjaya last year). She mentions she goes to Touro. As the dean of the school, what do u do? <br> Many other scenarios, but i cant remember them" More from this Member | Report Response

"transaction from community college to a four year univeristy" More from this Member | Report Response

"spec to file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be able to move out to CA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: Fifteen years from now, your eight year old son has his friend Timmy over. You come in to find Timmy has taken all the fish out of the aquarium and let them die on the floor. How do you respond to this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why touro? Why will you stay in the area to practice medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why touro, why do" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical instrument would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the choice only to be a clinician or a researcher, which one would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies and how did you study for the MCAT. " More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay specific: You mentioned in your essay that you learned about osteopathic medicine through students, what have you learned from them about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up becoming so focused in your major/area of work? What do you like about it? Do you think you will integrate it into your medical career? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider any other careers? (basically a gimme, considering how I've already changed careers to do medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun/relax? (Are you serious? I came all this way for someone to ask me what I do for fun. I thought it was a joke. I wanted a challenge, not a freebie)." More from this Member | Report Response

"People often make mistakes. However, the mistake you make as a doctor might kill someone. How would you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your research experience relate to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us one thing about yourself that would make you a successful medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stuff about my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not be a teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have certain volunteer and extracurricular activities enforce your want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research " More from this Member | Report Response

"What don't you want others to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Now " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the bias some of your peers may have against you because of your youth? (Bias doesn't scare me, bring it on!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you wouldn't want us to know about you (asked to all of us)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my application " More from this Member | Report Response

"The club question from above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you increase a clnician's time with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are there so many pre-med students who major in psychology? Why do you think being a psychology major will make you a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why touru?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe MCAT scores are a good indicator for medical school success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know that osteopathic medicine is the rigth fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a book written by a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What strenghts do you bring to this years class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your weakness and how will it affect you in medical school and in residency? How do you relieve stress? What if you have no time to finish your work? (they sort of grilled me when I was answering these questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"-Who is Andrew Still? -What was the last book that you read that is not a science book or a book of your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of support did your family provide for your decision to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question from personal file that would not be relevant to any other applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not pursue veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have visited the campus before tell us about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the differences between Osteopathy in New Zealand and the US? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the challenges facing healthcare/drs today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your dad feel about you being a DO(he's an MD)? What is something that you have learned from him that you will apply to your work as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given the option to differ for one year and start med school in 2007 what would you do during that year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Skatepark ? www.bordertownskatepark.org" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you come to california?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to return to you homeland to do volunteer medical work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your research experience come into play in your future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain to me what Louis Pasteur means when he says: "Chance favors only the prepared mind?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting/difficult question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please account for the descrepancy between some of your grades and your competitive MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my file so wouldn't help anyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your leadership skills help you overall and how will they specifically help you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does cooperation play into being a DR (i put something about that in my application), and then tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your personal statement, you didn't say anything about going DO. Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in 3 words. (Hard!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a life lesson you have learned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What character do you relate with in the curent book you are reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was a patient who knew nothing about cancer, but was scared because of a family history of cancer, what would you tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I handle the heavy work load? (while this was easy to answer, I'm not positive why I was asked since they were familiar with my background)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a physician and you tell your patient that they have a serious illness, such as lupus. They don't know anything about the disease, how will you help them understand their situation? This question does not seem that bad, but this interviewer was not happy with any response I gave and she kept challenging my answers with more questions. This was in the last few minutes of an interview that had gone really well, so I was not sure why she did that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study abroad experience in Mexico." More from this Member | Report Response

"In your personal statement, you said you follow the pillars of osteopathy. Tell me how you do this. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your undergraduate experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you overcome difficulties?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doctor when you are already in a good profession making $." More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of the surgical curriculum at Touro impress you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does osteopathic medicine help underserved communities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your volunteer experiences in the anatnomy lab at your school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I currently have a medicine related job. The question was to describe my job and volunteering experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"This other interviewee was an English major and asked to name 3 doctors that are better known as writers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge facing the AIDS community? (I'm an AIDS advocate who spends a lot of time in Washington)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't I take science courses beyond the premed requisites?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteo as opposed to Alleo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As you mentioned in your personal statement, you instituted lifestyle changes during your development throughout life. How do you propose to assist patients in also accomplishing these goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.? Why medicine? Why Touro? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How was it to live in rural Alaska?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your volunteering experience at UCSF. Didn't volunteering on the peds floor make you nervous?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are of medicine do you see yourself going into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think chiropractic and OMM are the same? If not, how are they different? -asked of another person in group, be prepared with a good answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you known you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your parents are MD's...what do they think about you becoming a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question regarding personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge you will face in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have an interesting career path, why did yo gravitate towards medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew you wanted to be a doctor, why did you choose a non-science major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you could never get into med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have worked in an allopatric environment. When you become a D.O., how will you hope to change the department you are working in to accept the D.O. philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is you favorite opera?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? What did you get out of your volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when did I really need healing in my life" More from this Member | Report Response

"After being out of school so long how will you be able to handle the long hours of studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do differently from your MD father and tell me about your Master's research." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient that had Type 2 Diabetes and was not literate and could not speak English how would you explain a diet plan for them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you were able to improve your MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"How my job as a Radiation Oncology Assistant influenced my decision to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research based question about my work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any support network in NV? Do you have any reservations moving to NV?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to decribe the time I decided to re-apply to medical school (It was the focus of my AACOMAS personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you help in rural areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why Touro? Why Vegas? (know a little about their doctor shortage!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your dad is an MD. How does he feel about you pursuing a DO degree? Have you gotten a chance to work with him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"someone else got an open ended "Talk for 4 minutes about anything you want." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about current school work and my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"all others were straight from my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about your file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one weakness and one strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have lunch/meet with any one person - from all time - who would it be? (This, and the question above were the only general questions asked during the interview, all others were specific to the prospective student's file.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you take from your experience in the Navy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you switching careers." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your degree in economics prepare you for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain discrepency between grades and MCAT scores (three of four candidates were asked this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do u feel about HMO" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I get a W (withdrawl) in one of my classes? What did I hate about Florence, Italy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you deal with patients 20 years from now when most of them will have TYPE II diabetes and dependance on junk food?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was asked what qualities I possess that would make a good doc" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said a doctor must be both honest and diplomatic...these words contradict...explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have been at your current job (in clinical research) for 5 years, so clearly you like what you are doing. Whay would you give that up to go $200,000 in debt, and have no life for the next several years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to be able to handle the incredible amount of information in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one most important volunteer experience you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some similarities between Eastern Medicine and DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite research paper?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you taken X classes? (dumb, it's open file) What kind of setting would you like to practice in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this sentence in your personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from shadowing the DO? What do you think of healthcare in China?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was favorite subject to teach in anatomy lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your impression of TUCOM especially after the tour?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO" More from this Member | Report Response

""How do you think making movies and medicine are related?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"about military experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your graduate school program" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's an impressive D.O. school in TX, why didn't you apply there? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your healthcare experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Do you feel that emergency medicine can be practiced wholistically?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do picture a practice in an underserved area (this was mentioned in my app) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the comment made in your personal statement that you "are open to alternative medicine."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think patients are overmedicated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situation. Tell me about your time working in Turkey (all from my essay)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you keep good health habits while in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

" What type of medicine do you think you will pursue" More from this Member | Report Response

"As HMOs increase, how will a career as an osteopathic physician allow you to spend more time with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose _____ as your minor? How has that prepared you to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your leadership skills will benefit the incoming class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what osteopathic medicine means without using the term holistic." More from this Member | Report Response

""If you do not become a doctor what will you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why apply here if your scores are so high?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest quality? Your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to have some very personal questions asked of you in front of the other interviewees. And if there is anything in your file that is less than perfect, be prepared to talk about it and defend yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think being a business major will benefit you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Se habla espanol?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other careers are you interested in if you do not go to med school? (I'm already in HEHE!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my book (mostly my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said you learned patience from “meals on wheels.” Explain what this means and how it taught you patience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of advice would you give if there was conflict between a professor and student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about what was my most memorable experience volunteering in the ER?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as mentioned above." More from this Member | Report Response

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

""how will you manage your time and get everything done?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked where I saw myself 10 or 15 years down the road (Specialty, type of practice, family, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you succeed in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Challenge you foresee facing in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest part about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"A scenario where I was asked to determine the difference between a patient encounter with MD vs DO, taking out any obvious clues like use of OMM." More from this Member | Report Response

"I received specific questions about my work, as I'm a non-trad with a unique back story." More from this Member | Report Response

"asked what the difference between shadowing a DO and PA was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you plan on going back to your original state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would happen if you were accepted and you go to the school and you didn't make any friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is one thing you could change about our healthcare system what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about playing rubgy? (extracurricula activity question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one good thing and one bad thing about health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please give an example of a time you felt/experienced: patience, fear, happiness, joy, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose among these 3 questions: 1. What is the most important trait for an osteopathic doctor and why? 2. How will health care reform benefit osteopathic medicine? 3. If you could have lunch with one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About the physician I shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest thing about entering medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked questions about each individual's application." More from this Member | Report Response

"An application-specific question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. Only asked 2 questions due to the number of applicants in the room (6) and time constraint." More from this Member | Report Response

"We see on your application you're very passionate about theater. Why not go into that instead of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you practice "community-based medicine"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To other applicants: Why Touro? Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: someone wants to cheat on an exam, do you help them? What if they say their wife will leave them if they dont pass. No real answer that is right or wrong, just be honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Application specific." More from this Member | Report Response

"The last interviewer asked questions based off of information we gave to the first interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario about pharmacy prescription fraud and needy people" More from this Member | Report Response

"can you explain your low grade in this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me more about your global medical brigade project." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you for fun and deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(something specific to my research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to work with (specific researcher)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine could be a sport, what would it be and why?<br> What is your favorite color and why?<br> What was the last magazine u read and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Americorp" More from this Member | Report Response

"spec to file " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain more about the research that you do at the NIH" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: A patient presents herself with a fracture. As the nurse is assisting the patient, the patient tells her she had also been raped. The nurse then proceeds to tell the patient she had been raped before too. An attending finds the physician and tells him/her that he did not feel it was appropriate for the nurse to share information from her past to the patient. You being the physician, how do you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question from my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were a color, what would you be and why? (asked of one of my fellow interviewees)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an experience with a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle such an intense science curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your middle name so different from the rest of your name? (open file question, my middle name is Japanese and the rest of my name is American)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing in your file, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked a fellow student: If you could be any animal, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question off of my essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Question specific to my grades and as he stated ''they sprinted then slowed down throughout undergrad'' Other various Why DO?, more specific questions pertaining to my EC's." More from this Member | Report Response

"See ''interesting question''. This one was fun. My response was that there are all levels of altruism. If you help another and feel good about it, then good for you. But when a mother gives her life for her child, I don't see how that is selfish. Is not life the most precious thing we have?...In any case the DO who asked it was cool about agreeing its not an easy question and we talked about it as a group at the end. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing on your time off? Why Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Above scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stuff about my file, clinical experience, job, lots about my research and exposure to the insurance industry." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did a specific experience from my file prepare me for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle Northern California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the strongest part of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Touro" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest asset you could bring to Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All application specific, so know what you wrote and be prepared to defend it. They quoted phrases from my statements that I didn't even know what I had been talking about, they were so short. Be wary though, they split us into two groups, and while my group received very general questions, the other group said they had mainly ethical questions and or drilling types of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you into doing research? Why should it be involved with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your mcat verbal score of _____. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question about my personal statment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What in life has prepared you to handle the workload of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better candidate than the others in the room?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you have so few volunteering activities? (again, I think a lot of these seemingly ''skeptical questions'' are just asked to see you REACTION...They're not trying to belittle you, they want a mature, composed response)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax and relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You shadowed both a D.O and M.D. What differece did you see? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of MDs in your family, how do they feel about you applying to a DO school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be a super hero, who would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question about personal decisions in future as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose to go to your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You live far away, why do you want to come to this area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like about being an anatomy TA? (and) Are you still interested in sports medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your experience as a Korean adoptee help you become a better dr?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decided to pursue medicine? You shadowed a DO, what was that like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is biology destiny?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether I would want to naturalize to US citizenship." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are an ER physician. Mother with an infant is entering your ER, screaming and saying the child has been abused by the baby sitter. Baby is badly bruised and minimally responsive? What is the first thing you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical school is a long and difficult process, so how do you prepare yourself for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about work experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the dean of the school with unlimited funds, what would be the first thing you would implement? Question was regarding incorporating technology into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my file so wouldn't help anyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge facing a physician in the modern world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what super hero would you be" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will make you a good doctor? What characteristics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the time you spent living in London, England including the experience of socialized medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your wife suppportive of you going to medical school? Would she like to live in the bay area? Should students with families be given exemptions regarding traveling for rotations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you learned about Osteopathy from your Osteopathic mentor." More from this Member | Report Response

"If multiple school offer me a seat, how will I choose which one to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to answer any suspions regarding your "fitness" for medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"In your future as a physician, what healthcare trends do you expect to see? (this was asked by a student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what it was like to grow up in Lincoln. The interviewer that asked me grew up there. I, however, did NOT. I moved there to be with my wife, but grew up in Denver. We chatted about Lincoln for a while, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage stress? Why would a patient want to come see you? Why TUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain any clinical aspects of your research (this was hard mainly because my research during undergraute was mixed. I presently work as a pharacuetical chemist and this can be a very touchy subject for many people)." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose to apply to TUCOM instead of UCSF, Stanford, or UCD if location is important as you stated in your application? sign.........." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of Health... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you enjoy about research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain how you react to "powerlessness" of death, when physicians have no answer or solution, how to prepare powerless patients to die" More from this Member | Report Response

"You studied for and took the MCATs after your father passed away. How difficult was that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books and authors do you like to read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an advocate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Least favorite class. Most favorite class." More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting/difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Additional Questions? It is important to prepare several questions, due to the fact that each other interviewee is offered questions to ask (possibly) first." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have many reasons for going into osteopathic medicine. What was your biggest influence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any direct osteopathic experience? Shadowing a DO, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having had little human experience (when filling out the secondary) am I prepared to deal with humans, as compared to animals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your liberal arts education prepare you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about advertising for drugs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question about my clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is glycomics (my field of research)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both your parents are allopathic physicians; what do they think of you wanting to pursue an osteopathic degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about a class I am taking now" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"In terms of the D.O. philosophy, what is the difference between treating a patient who is in an inpatient facility versus a patient who is in an outpatient facility?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like going to an all women's college? (I tried to explain that this wasn't the case, but they didn't seem to understand)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the greatest challenge you will face in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"there were a few more,all based on my personal statement and file." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your research experience with patients with Bipolar Disorder help you with your fellow classmates. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any regret about taking your undergraduate major and how did you know about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose a school in the city when you came from the suburbs? Explain your MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I felt was a weakness in our national Healtcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student question was a little picky...She asked me about my past application to medical school and why I only applied to MD schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You see 2 students cheating on an exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities are important in a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What school experiences have you had that has led to your wanting to become an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the best part of living in a rural area? The worst?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the Health Law class that you took." More from this Member | Report Response

"scenario: You are at a D.O. convention and a guy at the bar doesnt believe in the efficacy of acupuncture.(I think acupuncture is useful) How do you convince him, or deal with the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"plus the two questions above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you interact with patients in your work? Why do you want to switch from research to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've lived in the rural area your whole life, how would a city practice affect you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your low MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think you can contribute to being a good osteopathic physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Advice: Know who you are and how you have reached this point in the med school process. The interviewers really want to know what makes you tick." More from this Member | Report Response

"This program is difficult. What qualities do you have that will help you? (or some variation of this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my personal statement, a direct quote from it-asking me what I meant by it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you see yourself doing in 10 years. Why DO when you seem qualified for MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are the only graduate student on your panel, how will that experience help you at Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How my experience in Guatemala has helped me decide to be doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why TUCOM versus DO schools in your state? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite place to road trip (one of my listed hobbies)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of photography do you enjoy most? (hobby related)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax? (since school is a tough load)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and not PhD? (since i'm in the research field)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember anymore, I think that was it. One person was asked to describe the differences between eastern/alternative therapies, and how they related to Osteopathic medicine (he had experience in these areas though)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your major help you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the marked improvment in your grades in the last 2 years of your undergraduate education" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be a positive addition to next year's medical school class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What strengths will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about the osteopathic philosophy that interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why DO when you grew up in an MD family?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"about travels" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened to your military career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

""If you could, what one thing would you change on your application?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take theater as an elective Is there anything in your file you want to be sure I know about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not my question but someone was asked to explain osteopathic medicine to a third grader." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above for the other two." More from this Member | Report Response

"The OMM question's above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine vs. Allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain more about your thesis (it was in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

" Tell me about your background" More from this Member | Report Response

"You look like a traditional MD candidate, so why have you chosen to apply to an osteopathic program? (they were looking to see how knowledged I was on this particular field of medicine and make sure this wasn't just another MD program backup.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you were born in _____ .... would you like to practice medicine there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you advertise Osteopathic Medicine in the community you grew up in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences or opportunities have you had to see osteopathic medicine first-hand?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See posted questions above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your experience shadowing an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interesting one above? But one girl got asked questions specific to Who was Dr. Andrew Still and what would you say to someone that said DO=2.0 so read up on the osteopathic medicine and the history and philosophy behind it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do your best impersonation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a person who thinks all people that have HIV deserve it due to their lifestyle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"That was basically it, only four questions. There were four interviewers and four interviewees (there was another group of three and three). You sit at a table and they sit across from you and ask you questions. All I can say is don't worry about it--it isn't as bad you think it is going to be—JUST RELAX if you can. If you have any other questions, you can e-mail me at [email protected], since I know I wish I would have had someone to ask a few more questions to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite opera, character, and how he/she relates to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your degrees? (double bachelors degrees)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On your resume you mentioned that you blog. Given the amount of misinformation on the internet, what do you think is your ethical responsibility when blogging? How do you avoid spreading misinformation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about local news story" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how my participation in service activities (Volunteering, EMT, etc.) helped me overcome/improve any weaknesses I had." More from this Member | Report Response

"If driver less cars become the norm and a safer way of transportation, would you continue to drive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you help a patient who has the means to be healthy but has no interest in doing so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would like to work in a private practice or a hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think allopathic medicine is bad compared to osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince the other interviewer that you really want to be accepted and that we should accept you." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were many follow up questions regarding your answers. Then Dr. Glover pulled slips of paper out of a hat as questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pile of cards, face down, each with an emotion written on them (anger, fear, joy, etc.). Interviewees in the group each choose one card and must explain to the interviewers a time in which they felt that emotion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How important is service to the osteopathic education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our group had pretty easy questions.. The other group had serious ethical dilemmas & critical thinking questions, but we didn't have any that were out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Not mines but other people in my group got asked) If you could travel back in time what would you change? What was the nicest thing you've recently done for someone? Given your public health background, how do you control the obesity epidemic in America? Since there's only one guy in our panel today, what do you think if I (the professor) decide to play matchmaker and match you guys up? How about if I was a doctor and decided to play matchmaker on my patients? What do you think about it? Suppose you were sitting in lecture and I ask you a question and you space out. I decide to throw you a quarter and say in front of the class "call your mom and tell her that you are failing in medical school." How do you react and how will you deal with this? What newspapers do you read? If you could design a medical school what attributes would you include? If Touro does not accept you, what do you think would be the reasons why? How do you study? Individually or in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was to another applicant: Having lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, what would you have done differently from a medical point of view?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Freddy Mercury (the lead singer of Queen) had AIDS for a number of years, but did not reveal his condition until 24 hours before his death. Many felt that he should have told his fans about his illness. Do you agree with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a very personal one that is too long to repeat" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked of another student: If you were a fruit, what would you be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers got this really off the wall question. Something about how you giving the heimlich maneuver to your wife to save her but you do it so hard that you damage her trachea causing her to be hospitialized and in greater pain. How would you deal with the idea of you causing her such pain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mention the importance of empathy in patient care. How would you make sure you wouldn't become depressed while working with others in difficult situations? " More from this Member | Report Response

"question specific to my file " More from this Member | Report Response

"Oops! the interviwer thought I taught Spanish. Be careful what you write in your personal statement. They might caught up the wrong info!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like you have had tough times in the past. What would you do if times like these arose in medical school and how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on getting over all the hurdles you will find in Medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I have a support system here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"File specific stuff - be ready to know everything you wrote and everything you've done. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just questions specific to my history." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your heirloom tomatoes. Loved that question!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should the supplement industry be regulated? I do research and prod. dev. for supplement co. I said DEFINITELY! (and i think drugs should be better regulated)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to put together a team, how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing in your file, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Essay related: how would you incorporate osteopathic medicine as a passion with your life goals of the pursuit of scientific knowledge" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you know about osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in your major/area of interest/work? Good question becuase it gave me a chance to really talk about my passion. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What life experiences would you say is the defining moment in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO: In your essay, you talk about altruistic behavior. I had another student tell me there is no such thing because any act to help another is meant to make the giver feel better about themselves, thus creating a selfish desire. How do you feel about that perspective?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Don't you think that reading novels is a waste of time?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"influence of music upon your success in medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: a doctor needs to have power over his patient but also needs to have a good relationship with him. Which is more important?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The previous interviewee had been asked about the communication between patient doctor dynamics and she said that she wanted to flatten the hierarchy between the patient and doctor. They asked me to tell her why this was a bad idea." More from this Member | Report Response

"Particulars about my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was my fellow interviewee's favorite hobby" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should medicine be a part of death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were at class one day and the professor said class is cancelled for the remainder of the day, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question about one of my volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"All typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What don't you want others know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty would you go for if not primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be one thing I wouldn't want them to know about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"If TUCOM was a brand new school and I was part of the first entering class. What kind of student club would I start. (All 5 of us were asked this same question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer quoted a line from a old philosophy text and asked me to identify it. I couldn't. He later said he had made up the quote and wanted to see if I would lie." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question regarding a sentence in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most important information you learned about Ladakhi medicine during your time spent studying in India?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I want to return to school after being a professional" More from this Member | Report Response

"You made some grandiose statements in your personal statement (then proceeded to quote a line and asked me how I would back it up?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You went on a mission trip, do you plan to do missions as a doctor? If so where?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the D.O that wrote your letter of recommendation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was about to perform an OMM procedure on the lower back of a man who was laying prostrate in front of me and he happened to reach over with his hand and grab my behind, what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do anything besides going to medical school, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not pursue veterinary medicine instead? (This was asked because I did research in a veterinary medical center)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? (Seriously, nothing particularly interesting)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a specific situational is which students made huge mistakes on a microbiology exam clearly demonstrated they did not understand the material. They wanted to know how I thought the instructor should handle these students and what advice I had for the instructor to keep these students from getting into TUCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am not sure if it was an interesting question, but I was asked how as a physician I was going to be able to keep my patients coming back for treatment. I thought this question was weird." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was I changing careers." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical questions(abortion, physician assisted suicide, organ doning), I had 3 and was the only one who received any ethical questions out of my interview group." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe is the largest challenge facing health care in developing countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My opinion regarding how a patient is supposed to go about getting a prescription they need immediately when their insurance company won't pay up front because they require approval which can take a couple of days to a week. The interviewer who asked this question had actually just had this happen to her and she ended up charging the $2000 prescription on her credit card until the insurance company could reimburse her, but her concern was for those who had no other means of purchasing the prescription." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between healthcare in Japan and US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no really interesting questions - i felt prepared. it was a great interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on how you came to be involved with the skatepark you mention in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you make horseradish peroxidase? " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are an ER physician. Mother with an infant is entering your ER, screaming and saying the child has been abused by baby sitter. Baby is badly bruised and minimally responsive? What is the first thing you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me what does Louis Pasteur means when he says "chance favors only the prepared mind"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will I do if I don't get into medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the medical symptoms of a certain disease." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your international experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine, considering your background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about different treatment modalities." More from this Member | Report Response

"from file" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the dean of the school with unlimited funds, what would be the first thing you would implement? (was asked this regarding incorporating technology into medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge facing a physician in the modern world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why women's studies and then medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if a man really wanted to have a baby, do you think it would be ethically right to transplant a uterus into him to do so? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why will a surgeon do surgery for someone who is convinced they are the opposite sex, but not add a beak on someone convinced they are a bird?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question regarding a doctor lying to a patient which ultimately resulted in a postive outcome. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You just had a baby and spoke much about the beauty of seeing life brought into the world. How would you react to a patient who wanted an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When creating a public health intervention, what are the two most important things you need to know or do as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given my advanced pharmacology degree and current clinical position, why pursue medicine at this point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to handle the heavy science load as a psychology major?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Can there be joy in death? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your past work experiences in dentistry and veterinary medicine contribute to you being a good physician? And, you described (in your personal statement) a situation in which you worked with children who spoke a different language than you and you felt that you were still able to communicate with them by holding their hand and speaking softly; do you believe animals respond to this type of communication as well?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study abroad experience in Mexico. " More from this Member | Report Response

"About my undergraduate school. This wasn't so much interesting as it was the least stressful of the questions posed." More from this Member | Report Response

"which superhero will you choose to be if you have a chance??" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How my English major relates to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"When answering a question in research, is it better to achieve this answer by a 5 minute experiment or by a 5 year experiment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe the political condition of MLK hospital where you have shadowed and how it affects the physicians and patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best revenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about the city I was born in. I mentioned it in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which scientist said ..... " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge facing the AIDS community in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were president and aliens asked you to sacrifice a number of people or they would blow up the earth, would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to talk about the most difficult obstacle I had overcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I came to be in my current line of work (Finances)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the negatives of osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Father is an M.D., why do u want to become a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see the place of advertising (cognition) and the pharmaceutical industry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wrote in my essay about preventive medicine and encouraging lifestyle changes, as they are cheap and effective. The interviewer asked me how I would implement these changes." More from this Member | Report Response

"You volunteered at UCSF. Didn't that intimidate you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most disturbing experience you during your clinical experience in a hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I think people tend to be more compassionate towards animals than they are to other people or themselves? (I used to be pre-vet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you received a grant from the Gates Foundation, would you give the money to an income-generating program, a clinic, or a school in Senegal (where I studied abroad), and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt really get an interesting one, but someone in my group got "what is vioxx?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"regarding a comment I had made in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about U.S.-Japanese relations/Japanese history." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a vedic healer (referencing my essay)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question that pertained to my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you could not ever apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"there were many (i was impressed by the interviewers and their questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much all of they questions they asked me and the other interviewees came from our applications, personal statement, experiences/research. Know these and you'll be fine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"In terms of the D.O. philosophy, what is the difference between treating a patient who is in an inpatient facility versus a patient who is in an outpatient facility?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They did not ask any interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"a question about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"unfortunately , this is why I was stressed out.. I didn't really receive any interesting questions, except one about my personal statement (but it won't help you if I post it, so I won't waste the space)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the future of OMM in children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to elaborate on a question I posed in my personal statement. This revealed to me that the interviewer read my statement thoroughly and he asked several follow up questions after my answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a bit surprised they will ask me questions about my hobbies, but I was glad to answer them. The questions were I see you are a world war II buff, what do you take from it? Also what is your favorite song to play on a violin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient that had Type 2 Diabetes and was not literate and could not speak English how would you explain a diet plan for them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't remember." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, just know what is in your file and why you want to be a DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Nevada campus is a new school and will have many obstacles along the way. What will you do to handle these?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what I though was "a weakness in our national Healthcare system?"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the dumbest thing you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your junior college experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any reservation moving to Nevada or Henderson/Las Vegas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions were basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help your patients make health related decisions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really interesting. Just basic stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your allopathic parents think of you becoming a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have we lost by losing horses (I ride)- this was a very strange question! I answered it more like what is better without us using them (less animal abuse, unfit owners, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"About the my family's business" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your dad is an MD; have you been able to work with him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you enjoy rockclimbing, and will you continue to climb once in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing to know in medicine: Anatomy, Physiology or Biochemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This question flowed from another interviewee's response because my personal statement addressed what he was talking about. BL: Listen attentively to the others answer----the next question could be directed to you and stem from their response. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change anything about your file, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how is medicine an art form?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See below" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your Health Information major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"What question would you like us to ask you" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were straight forward from my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I tell a patient who wanted to take shark cartilage as a possible cure or preventative measure against cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience at the hospital you work at (as a radiology tech) that influenced your decision to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"explain causality-inference-effect (I have a background in public health)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your graduate research as if you were talking to someone who had no background in science or medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were very personalized questions. It's easy to talk about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. My questions were specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because my dad is an MD, what he thinks of my choice to go DO, and how I would approach it differently in treating patients than he would" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all questions about me. Nothing really interesting or challenging, but having 4 people make an evaluation based on each answer added a lot of pressure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions are based on your application. Anything is free game. There were some questions about health insurance and potential solutions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you come from an MD family...what would you say to your family and other MDs about the DO philosophy to help them in their practices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked mostly questions that had to do with my clinical experience. Probably no one other than myself would find that very interesting. I was glad they asked me questions specific to me. The read my file which is more than I can say at other interviews I've been on" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite place to road trip (one of my listed hobbies)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought about a headline that was posted on the web that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research and how that will affect your view/ability as an osteopathic physician. (research on health promotion)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are not accepted to medical school, what plans do you have for the near and long term?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. But other students were asked questions that I and other students felt were irrelevant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some similarities between Eastern Medicine and DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research paper in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think as an English major you will be at a disadvantage, or the flip side, do you think it offers an advantage over other students? I think this is a bit tricky since there are other students in the room, and I don't want to start criticizing science majors in comparison to my own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should Touro look for in a medical school student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seeing as how most of the other interviewees at this table have had other jobs and various life experiences, do you think by entering medical school after completing your undergraduate years would cause you to miss out on life experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a very specific question about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, though the other interviewees got some tough questions." More from this Member | Report Response

""If you were given unlimited resources, what movie would you make?" (I was a film major in college) "What is one thing you would do differently than your father, as a phsyician?" (my dad is an MD) Both questions were asked by the great Dr. Schwartz" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my travel experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting, just questions about extra-curricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the positive and negative aspects of your personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I saw a classmate cheating on a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your personal statement, you refer to your desire to practive emergency medicine, as well as the importance of viewing your patients "wholistically." Do you feel it is poosible to practice emergency medicine "wholisitically"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare your experiences working as a medical technologist in a disadvantaged community with working here in the United States. I focused on the fact that despite the limited resources, the work I performed was comparable in quality. In fact, my ability to deal with limited resources and still perform quality work will be extremely beneficial when I become a physician. This is especially true in this day and age where resources are quite limited in the United States." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about herbal remedies not being regulated by the FDA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on practicing OMM? If you are in a practice and you perform OMM on a patient and file a claim with the insurance company and they say that they are not covering OMM, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing extraordinary. We had one guy from the boonies that was asked what he learned from farming and how those experiences translate into being a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical school students are very busy. How do you plan to take time to care for your health (exercise, eat well, sleep) as a medical school student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does golf soothe your soul? (it was on my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question about my research (all of the interviewers KNOW your application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a with we to buy a car at a dealership. A salesperson walks up. As he walks up, what three things can you quickly tell me I should look for in the salesperson to help me decide if I want to buy a car from him? (I am a sales manager at a Honda Dealership)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did the death of my sister to gang violence affect me?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What was the most interesting thing that you learned in you World Religions course?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your marketing background, how would you recommend marketing osteopathic medicine to the public?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a good restaurant to eat around your undergrad. college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"with your high MCAT and GPA, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I recieved a B with a 79%, and my classmate recieved an A with an 80%, how would I react?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the best dish that you cook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the biggest problems in healthcare is the lack of physicians in underserved areas, how would you intice/attract physicians to move to these areas and practice primary care, seeing as how most want to move to Beverly Hills making millions as plastic surgeons?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a literature minor and was asked if I knew the novel written by Mary Shelley and who Lord Byron was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do your best impersonation for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose osteopathic medicine after pursuing a graduate degree." More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions from submitted secondary and application. Know yourself and your file!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about African countries refusing genetically altered food aid? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your idea of the perfect wedding?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have written a book, so they asked me about my book quite a bit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I am from a small town, the student interviewer asked if I was on a panel to figure out how to get doctors to practice in small towns and large cities, what programs would I implement to encourage this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I explain to a child why Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent fight, being that they are teamates." More from this Member | Report Response

""You state that you have played in opera orchestras, what is your favorite opera and what character do you like the most and what do you see in him/her that you see in yourself?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given Emergency Room experience, can you describe anything that you saw/witnessed in the ER that was wrong?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I prefer black and white or color photography and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked that after working as a paramedic for 12 years, why I decided to change careers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview said, ". . . I watched Miss Congeniality the other night. You know the scene where Sandra Bullock is performing her talent? That made me think 'what would my talent be?'. What is your talent?"" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do your experiences help you become a compassionate physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"On your resume you mentioned that you blog. Given the amount of misinformation on the internet, what do you think is your ethical responsibility when blogging? How do you avoid spreading misinformation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about being a re-applicant and what I did to improve my application since then. Not necessarily a difficult question, but it may have been a bit uncomfortable to do so in front of other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your dog turns to you and says "No one will ever believe you". What do you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were extremely difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked if I had heard of something related to my line of work which I had never heard of before. I had to basically say...uhhh i have no idea what that is. luckily I still got in :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one thing you want us to know that is not in your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"comparing allopathic medicine with osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were really hard. They were pretty predictable. They just want to see if you lose your cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is ethical for exhausted doctors to be in charge of patients in critical condition? Tell me what you learned about sleep deprivation in your research study." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you comfort or help a patient who is afraid of dying?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the difference between your x experience and your y experience?" This was difficult because the interviewer misinterpreted my previous research experiences to be different from each other when really it was all the same. I had to correct him and say "Actually, all of my work involved bla bla bla, but the real difference was what I learned, etc." It's good to prepare yourself in thinking about the ways in which your experiences were different from each other-- I didn't expect that kind of question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ha, well, in speaking I lost track of what exactly the question was in my mind, so I ended an answer abruptly... don't do that." More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were too difficult, it was just hard when the person before had just answered the same exact question." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Other people in my group got asked these questions) Suppose a dwarf family wanted a child to be dwarf so that they could share their experience with their child. As a doctor you would have to genetically modify the child to make it dwarf. Would you do this? Why choose Touro over Western?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - all the questions were very straightforward and oriented towards the applicant's file and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"(to another student) (Quote from a scientist stating that in the future, sex would be purely recreational, conception would occur in the laboratory, and reproduction without prior genetic testing would be considered reckless) What do you think? Is this a feasible prediction?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the one about community-based medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep yourself from crossing the line and caring for a patient too much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Character..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about osteopathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me what u know about osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me this really vague question specific to my app. If this ever happens to you, ask for clarification rather than what I did of answering it in a vague way. " More from this Member | Report Response

"(something specific to my research experience - question was very ambiguous and, therefore, difficult to answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did you take as an undergraduate that best describes the theory of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"scenarios " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I was expecting questions about the research I did because they ask the first two people questions about their research. All the sudden, they ask me about the inspiration I learn from a doctor, bummer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the two greatest disparities you find with health care in ethnic communities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone who knew nothing about osteopathic medicine asked you to explain what a D.O. is, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical instrument question." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were asked a lot of questions aimed at gleaning why we were specifically interested in D.O. rather than M.D. This may have been due to our having capabilities in both camps..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Connect the dots for us to get us up to why you are just now applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you do if you did not enter medicine? I said I would keep applying, which made the panel laugh. Then I said research, psychology or public health." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they were all pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing in your file, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all other questions were application specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about something I wrote in my essay. It wasn't a hard question but worded in a confusing way that caught me off guard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What life experiences would you say is the defining moment in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"''What do you think about the rise of HMOs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were really difficult...just remember to take a second to breathe and THINK about a response..you dont want to babble" More from this Member | Report Response

"Above" More from this Member | Report Response

"I do computational research that has no direct practicality: if I were to write a grant for my research what would I write to persuade granters to give me funding." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you use your talents to promote the osteopathic profession" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assuming you've done the research, why do you want to come to school at Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could I assure them that I would stick with a career in Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"No particular question was hard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific to my application. What was the worst part about working with _____?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The club question." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you increase a clinician's time with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are so many students applying to medical school getting their degree in psychology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question regarding a sentence in my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did not make any specific mention of osteopathic medicine in your personal statement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What strengths will you bring to this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have shadowed a D.O and an M.D., what did you find was the difference" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the MCAT predicts how well of a physician the student taking it will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the moment you decided to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? (Again...pretty much all basic questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were difficult per say, however, the interviews especially one of the PhD interviewers seemed cold and not that interested in what we were telling them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a question comparing Osteopathy where I live (where Osteopaths aren't physicians-outside the US) to that in the US. Then I was asked where Chiropractics and PT fit into the scheme. I didn't really know what to say, so I just told them I couldn't properly answer the question. He seemed to be asking more out of curiousity than anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician's child do you feel you have an advantage when applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is biology destiny?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why apply to medical school when I spend a year abroad doing business-related internship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions for me, yay" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked something about eating horseradish and St. Patricks Day." More from this Member | Report Response

"none of it was difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was you personal trauma affected your choice to become physician? Do you plan to return to you homeland to do volunteer medical work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your exposure to DO medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. I really want to go to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"none. however, another student was asked why medicine was considered to be a manipulative science. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about activities that I was involved in a long time ago and largely irrelevant to my motivation for becoming a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing was particularly difficult, all was from my file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"from file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain the descrepancy between some of your lower grades and your competitive MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above..." More from this Member | Report Response

"You went to a very small undergraduate college. Do you think you will have a sense of entitlement to extra attention from professors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the uterus one and if you could be a superhero, which one would you be" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethics question." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a miracle pill that will cure cancer but you only have enough to give to half of your patients. How do you decide who gets the pill and how do you maintain your positive attitude and optimism in this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all boring and uninteresting" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was a patient who knew nothing about cancer, but was scared because of a family history of cancer, what would you tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given that you have lived in Africa for the last two years, and that there are many needy people in the US, do you plan to practice medicine here or over there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a physician and you tell your patient that they have a serious illness, such as lupus. They don't know anything about the disease, how will you help them understand their situation? This question does not seem that bad, but this interviewer was not happy with any response I gave and kept challenging my answers with more questions. This was in the last few minutes of an interview that had gone really well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You said in your application that creativity is an important asset to have as a physician. What is another?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would a patient want to come see you? (Honestly, the questions weren't hard for my group)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical: You have a patient with uterine cancer who does not want to take chemotherapy or get a hysterectomy. She is only interested in 'alternative' medicine. How would you interact with this patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"watch out for tons of hard questions from arrogant interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your in biotech making money why would you choose to become a doctor? - Not really difficult but interesting choice of asking it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You're interested in becoming a surgeon. What is your opinion on operating on children with ambiguous genitalia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the whole transition between medical school into residency... just talk about it. (Not mine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how has being involved in music and the arts helped you to be a better physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient/friend with ovarian and cervical cancer. She does not want a historectomy or chemo to prolong her life. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your GPA is high. Why your MCAT score is not as good as it can be expected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which scientist said ....." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your advocacy in Washington?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to explain how being an English major would be an advantage in practicing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"If not humans or animals, what do you propose we use for research experimentation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you have no gainful work experience after receiving your undergraduate degree (BA-Communications)? My answer dealt with the concerns of financial need that was necessary for financial aid. They asked the question in a way that made me question what they meant by gainful..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You're PS isn't an osteopathic personal statement, do you want to be a osteopathic physician? (My AACOMAS PS was osteopathic, my Touro wasn't.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you help international health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were super difficult. They did ask me how I would use osteopathy in psychiatry." More from this Member | Report Response

"because I had not taken human anatomy/physiology in undergrad, I was asked if I would be able to handle the volume of information in the first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you counsel a patient who desires only alternative treatment (I could see the bias for traditional chemo/surgury)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question that pertained to my MCAT score" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have worked in an allopatric environment. When you become a D.O., how will you hope to change the department you are working in to accept the D.O. philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response

""I love trivia pursuit. Let's play. Who is...?" He continued to spout out lots of names." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do i have to study medicine to help people" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked all the 'general' vague questions like why medicine? tell me about your volunteer experience.... What will be your greatest challenge in medicine.. these were difficult, because they weren't too specific so I felt like I was being vague as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain cause and effect (not really difficult, but I was unsure as to what type of answer was expected.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions I was asked were not difficult. However other members in the group received difficult questions such as: How does the MCAT reflect one's capacity to be a good doctor; How would you advise Ariel Sharon on acheiving peace in the Middle East (yeah, that one was really tough)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really." More from this Member | Report Response

"That building right over there is where they did the cryptology, right? (and no, I didn't know the answer and I said so)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions, however the above question made me think." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was a weakness in our national healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the qualities of osteopathic medicine that interest you." More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions were difficult! Just know your applications (primary and secondary), your motivations for osteopathic medicine, the differences b/t DO and MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help your patients make health related decisions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were expected...nothing really hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you seen as connections between your public health training and osteopathic principles? (Uh oh...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I help serve rural areas? (or something like that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, really- the above one was weird though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I apply Music to my operating room or waiting room." More from this Member | Report Response

"MCAT - related. phooey!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your position on animal testing in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you give the necessary time to your family and school if you were to be accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above. all my questions referred to my personal statement and application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain in detail the difference between osteopathic medicine and allopathic medicine. Why are you applying to MD and DO schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about 75% of the physicians who graduate osteopathic school, don't continue to practice osteopathy afterwards. What do you have to say about that? How do you explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See Question 2" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your degree in economics prepare you for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is osteopathic medicine? does anyone really know" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were straight forward from my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do think physicians should do to minimize malpractice issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave me a hypothetical situation which the interviewer knew was against my ethics. Be prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were all questions from my file. Because I have applied to other schools, including MD schools, I was hoping they wouldn't ask which ones. They didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said a doctor must be both honest and diplomatic...these words contradict...explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I couldn't get into medical school. It was difficult because I rarely allow such negative thoughts creep into my thinking. I probably sounded studpid in answering it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have been at your current job (in clinical research) for 5 years, so clearly you like what you are doing. Whay would you give that up to go $200,000 in debt, and have no life for the next several years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain as a Political Science major why the headline noted above was important." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of photography (one of my hobbies) do you enjoy most? I wasn't expecting such a directed question about one of my hobbies. Overall, this isn't that tough of a question...some of my fellow interviewees had some difficult questions though." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were all-powerful, what you do to change the we deliver medical care in the U.S. today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. One question asked by one of the interviewer was a bone-headed question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the differences between DO and MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO and what is the difference between a DO and MD? One interviewer made it hard because he kept asking me follow up questions about MD vs. DO. Personally I thought I more than adequately answered the question, i suppose he was looking for something or maybe he was trying to fluster me. In any case, he was just staring me down the whole time I was gicing my DO speech." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? (I guess- I don't think I got any difficult questions, though I think others in the room did.). One girl was asked what other schools she had applied to and if she would prefer MD over DO. They also asked the same person to name a major problem in medicine today." More from this Member | Report Response

"This weird question (can't remember what it was exactly) that the interviewer couldn't even phrase it clearly. Not a really fair question when I didn't understand what he was getting at." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to explain a very specific sentence in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"If accepted into a DO and MD school, which would you attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of experience in PT-why medicine and not PT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the allopathic philosophy and osteopathic philosophies have diverged to where they are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. asked me about community college coursework." More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Also, "How does your dad feel about you going to DO school when he's an MD?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"respond to an inappropriate AIDS comment by a famous person" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my most enjoyable military duty station and why? (Difficult to explain b/c my job was Top Secret)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do to slove the problems in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the current situation of America? (referring to possibility/probability of war in the near future)" More from this Member | Report Response

""In your essay you stated that you liked to do desktop publishing (invitations, posters, etc.). How would you advertise Touro University to the public?" I believe my answer to this question was pretty weak b/c I stated that I would focus on the people and the positive camraderie I observed. Dr. Haight is a great ambassador. Although I did not include this in the interview, I was not impressed by the campus or the facilities, so I felt that I could not focus on that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about direct consumer advertising by Pharmaceutical companies? (I work for a pharmaceutical company, so they asked me a lot of related questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"The typical, "What are your strengths/weaknesses?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were very straightforward and from my file. There weren't any "difficult" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

" A bioethics question in response to a class I had taken" More from this Member | Report Response

"You look like a traditional MD candidate, so why did you apply to a DO school." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I understand you grew up in Vallejo. Since Osteopathic Medicine is a growing profession, advertising can be important to let people know what it's all about. How would you advertise Osteopathic Medicine in the Vallejo community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the single biggest problem affecting medicine today, specifically osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What one question should I ask to learn the most about you?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a moral or ethical situation, especially given our location in the San Franciso Bay area? (this was a very open ended question that I think they wanted me to bite on...my answer was that every patient deserves respect and confidentiality regardless of their life choices)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not M.D?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does osteopathy mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Touro?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I thought that all of my experiences would contribute to my being a better osteopathic physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above, and I was a Business major, the medical student asked me how he should pay off is $200,000 debt after medical school if he wants to move to underserved area to practice primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really did not have any difficult questions, I guess it would be how I intend to make a difference in the lives of those with whom I practice medicine ( I mentioned that in my essay )" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a family member came to you for care, how would you as a physician handle that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How my academic experiences have prepared me for DO school." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, everything was straight from my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem in health care today and how would u solve it" More from this Member | Report Response

"See previous one" More from this Member | Report Response

"This one was the most difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the research you participated in and how you believe it applies to your future medical career." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you treat terminally ill patients differently than other patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know that you are a good teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I juggle a family life with a professional life? Specifically, how would I draw the line between tending to my patients and tending to family needs." More from this Member | Report Response

"None for me, although some people in my group got some harder questions. Some delt with caparing the use of manipulation in chiropractic vs' osteopathic medicine and someone in another group got a hard one on cloning." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. The most interesting question above was the most difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was about a philosphy course I took - Kant. This was quite a few years ago, and I don't think I recalled 'the categories' as well as I should have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Another interviewee had to act like I didn't know what osteopathy was and explain to me what it was." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application materials, made a list of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, researching the school, reviewing my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with advisor, read website, memorized tenants of Osteopathic medicine, practice questions and ethical scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over the questions found on the SDN Interview Feedback page. I also went over my primary + secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. Reciting in the mirror like and idiot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing my app, SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my file, practiced possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing my application and their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum, book called "The Medical School Interview" by Jeremiah Fleenor (highly recommended), and practicing with other pre-med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"really refined my why do/why medicine answers by speaking them aloud dozens of times over." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over secondary/primary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school website, wrote to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice answering questions in front of a mirror and reviewed my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice with friends review everything in my file and go over every med-school interview question I could find." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked THOROUGHLY over my application to make sure I could answer anything about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at previous answers on this survey." More from this Member | Report Response

"Came up with all possible questions and answers. SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doc and articulating my goals and plans in the medical field to friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, reading school mission statements, reviewing all application materials I sent (AACOMAS, essays), speaking out loud to myself about certain experiences, why I want to be a doctor, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, student catalog, their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied my own file and the Touro website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN & my file, mock interview at undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, my other interviews, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback; Review my files (this is a must!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over apps, cib of school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Dr. Haight." More from this Member | Report Response

"Going though questions on here, reading my profile, researching the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, reading information about the school, talking to a current student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Obviously here on the forum, and I found this book quite helpful: The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success http://www.amazon.com/Medical-School-Interview-Secrets-Success/dp/0977955907" More from this Member | Report Response

"read school website, perused sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, previewed touro website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, studentdoctor, researched and answered questions online, practiced daily" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friend's advice who interviewed at Touro last year, online sample questions (from UCD and Stanford), practice outloud and into a tape recorder." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school's website and catalog, books on osteopathic medicine, read primary and secondary application because they ask specific questions pertaining to yr file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Touro Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Medical School Confidential. In-laws and friend assisted me by providing me with several mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, News websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review file. Toured school. Spoke to first year student I knew about what he liked and didn't like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't. If you live for this, you don't even need to re-read your app, now do you? Just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed and read the entire catalog of the school (except the international student stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, Practice questions, mock interview, read personal statement and application, spoke to previously interviewed students, and internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed and laughed as much as possible. Visited the campus a couple times. Read the Weekly World News the nite before to loosen up." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read my secondary and my primary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network website, school's website, looked over application and personal statements" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, tucom website, The Medical School Interview (book) really helped" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine Careers (Paperback) by Terence J. Sacks which was great and got me really excited about Osteopathy/gave me some good stuff to think about. Read through all of my essays and answered the questions from the interview advice given on here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read primary, secondary, read school website, spoke with current students and alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"the norm" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading old SDN questions + touro website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my application, websites and books regarding osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with an unknown faculty member at my university, this website, interview question packet from my committee adviser, The DO's book (but it wasn't that helpful), Opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine (this book was very helpful)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, schools website, my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"well" More from this Member | Report Response

"other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax and read over some of their mission statements." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my primary, secondary, school website, Kaplan material, Interview Feedback on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, touro website, reviewed my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,Ethical issues, AACOMAS applications, my publications and research." More from this Member | Report Response

"My app, Touro website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through SDN, my research,primary and secondary apps, thought of answers for potential typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview feedback on SDN, Went over Primary and Secondary applications, Looked over school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my application, SDN, Andrew Still biography." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application and secondary, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Touro website, Mock-Interviews, Job-Interviews, interview books" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD, applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, the school website and tried to relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my application, personal statement, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over questions from my school website, looked at the questions on SDN, and read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, typed up questions and reviewed them in mock interviews, Said answers aloud rather than just thinking about them in my head, Touro website, talked with previous Touro students now in their clerkships." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN forums, interview feeedback, reviewed my own file, read TUCOM catalog." More from this Member | Report Response

"I choose not to prepare for this interview and to go in with just goals of being myself and confident. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my application and essays, mock interviews, schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my file, read over their website " More from this Member | Report Response

"Printed out everything from the TUCOM website and read it on the plane; read a bunch of TUCOM threads on Studentdoctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, review of my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"my file, school website, SDN forums" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice out loud questions from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview, SDN, Read up on the school and my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, browsed Touro website, good night sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, SDN, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"scoured the website, SDN, rested" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website got a good nights rest and ate a decent breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"read through the school's website, SDN, my application etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, read JAMA and other med journals, especially medical ethics and case studies on it. Read the SDN feedback and forums. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interview, review my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed other postings on this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over app, thought about the typical q's. I have already gotten into a higher choice school so I was laidback and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, personal statement, secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over the questions on SDN to see if there were any interesting questions I should be ready for. This was my 10th interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's catalog and website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my file, and student doctor net" More from this Member | Report Response

"from file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, practice questions, research the schools interests, location, research opportunities, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"student-doctor, mock interviews, and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor.net " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I already had two acceptances, so this was just gravy." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, touro's website, reviewed my information and AACOMAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read personal statement, the school's website, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing my applications, thinking up answers to possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read TUCOM's online catalog, read SDN interview feedback/forums, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN, reading about the school, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, researched school and stayed calm! " More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, SDN, reviewed essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, portfolio creation, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, TUCOM catalog and website, primary and secondary applications, practice interview questions with friends, read Dr. Fulford's "Touch of Life" about being a D.O., interview workshops at my undergraduate campus, had lunch with a current TUCOM student" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my file, tried to answer in my head the questions I thought might come about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, thought of answers to ethical questions, looked at the website, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school information and read over essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and school website and my application info." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application, read feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over application, sdn questions, mock interview with friends, research my interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"my own prepared questions and answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, primary app and secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"my application, this website, practicing with someone" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, read over primary essay and secondary app. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, lots of mock interviews, read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my 4th interview, so I've got it down already." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, talked to other students, looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, went over my application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, sample questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, Touro website, previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read student doctor website, lookec at Touro's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my secondaries, read more on the school with regard to clinicals, affiliated hospitals, matches, and rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement, reviewed the brochure and website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my personal statement, should have mentally prepared more." More from this Member | Report Response

"read all secondaries and applications I have written, read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading school website and pamphlets sent to me, reading interview tips in book on applying to med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read app, read touro's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, "The DO's" by Norman Gevitz, Touro's website, other websites describing osteopathy, reviewed applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, Touro website, SDN website, read “The D.O.’s”, reviewed primary and secondary applications,…" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading on SDN, reading DO resources, drfreely.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, touro's website, various osteopathic sites" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN, looked over secondary and AACOMAS applications, kept up with current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"secondary, practice typical questions out loud, talked to previously interviewed students" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, The DOs, tucom.edu, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed primary and secondary apps, SDN, mock interviews. (read the previous entry to get a good idea of the school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, read through primary and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read the news, practiced outloud" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my file and personal statements, read through SDN, talked with a Touro student, meditation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review SDN (very helpful). Review my personal statements form both primary and secondary applications. Read "The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America" by Norman Gevitz. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, read SDN, go over all possible questions they will ask me, go through each question in a mock interview session in my head over and over again." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over my secondary, studentdoctor website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and the schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, read over application, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the website, looked on here for help, and looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, spoke to other DO's in my community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Know your file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Internet, mock interview, five past interviews, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read "Osteopathic Medicine: A Reformation in Progress," "Epidemic of Care," Reread my applications and talked to current med students and DO's." More from this Member | Report Response

"Praye, read this site, looked over AACOMAS and secondary applications, and looked over topics such as: American healthcare system, and stem cell research. (Both useless, all questions asked of my peers and me were based on applications)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America, looked over the website and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about the school (history, curriculum, programs), previous interview experiences, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice questions, reading over application and essays, school's website, articles on school, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application over. Look at the schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my secondary application, studentdoctor.net, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, personal file , read a book on osteopathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, Catalog, Reviewed Application and Research." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over secondary, TOURO website, and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, princeton book that lists all medical colleges, my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my essays, read studendoctor reviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, became very familiar with TUCOM, was sure to be comfortable in my clothes, researched osteopathic philosophy" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net; my applications;Touro's catalog;reading Galvitz's DOs in America Book" More from this Member | Report Response

"They will ask you questions about particular parts of your essays and statement. Read over your application and be prepared to tell them why you want to be a DO instead of an MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed this site, AOA website, TUCOM website, and my MD & DO applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"TUCOM website, SDN and reviewed personal essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, and looked over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed info on the school, info on osteopathic medicine, looked at this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"read brochure, read my apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't, I just relaxed and was going to try my best" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review primary and secondary. Most all questions are based on what you've written." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, SDN, school website, my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read secondary, primary, looked at TUCOM's web-site. Ask a lot of questions!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my secondary application material because I read on this sight that they ask specific questions from your file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"File overview and book on osteopathy." More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read primary and secondary applications, TUCOM website, SDN, reviewed current medical issues and ethical situations" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my secondary application and some of the postings on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site and reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up here on SDN and remembered that this was a panel interview, and that their would be other interviewees with me at the same time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SDN, my application, osteopathic websites, and touro's website. Most of the questions will be directly related to your application so know it well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site and went over my secondary application just in case they asked me a question from my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over primary and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading over my application. Researching about the differences between DO and MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn.com" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, my application, mock interviews, reviewed typical interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, undergrad's interview feedback forms, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, my application, studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, new my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"I familiarized myself with the philosophy behind Osteopathic Medicine, read through my application, and browsed SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read their website. DO's by Gevitz." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, talked to people who had interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback, read the website, talked to other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor, talked to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ensured that I knew my application and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application, college website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, dinner with current TUCOM students, dinner with acceptees, dinner with fellow applicants, "Complications" by Atul Gawande, "The D.O.s" by Gevitz, mock interviews, went over primary and secondary over and over...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Touro website, review of my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read Gevitz DO book, dinner w/ Touro student and fellow interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read "The D.O.'s", reviewed my application, their website, spoke with a current student" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, my file, and listened to some tapes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my secondary . . . all the interviewers quoted sections of my personal statements and asked me to broaden my views. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, knew my file well, went to the hotel breakfast, made up my mind to enjoy the experience...after all, how many of these opportunities does one get in a life?!" More from this Member | Report Response

" Knew my application, SDN feedback, Touro webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on osteopathic medicine..reviewed my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual---SDN, read over my own app.... Watched SATC the night before =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview workshops at my school, and practice interviews with friends who are student interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AACOMAS and secondary applications, read catalog sent to me by Touro and looked at tucom.edu website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, TUCOM website, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"TUCOM website, SDN interview feedback, read a book on osteopathic medicine (The DO's by Norman Gevitz)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to other students and read comments on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read D.O's in America - tells you the history and all the stuff you can potentially plug in for the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didnt" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read up on my apps and school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application (98% of the qestions asked of me and the other interviewees came from our applications), and the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN network" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, asked friends that are Medical students, KNOW your applications, essays and profile they WILL ask you about it indefinetly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN feedback and the threads and I read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Knew my supplemental application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, and reading my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my file, talked to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary application, Read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, and knew my file thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got all the info on web about TUCOM, knew my file well, lots of practice with mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my application (both the secondary and AACOM). They like to ask questions directly (verbatim) from your application. Also read the feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew my application thoroughly, school's history." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had already had an interview elsewhere - I just drew on that experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions previously downloaded from IF.com, read SDN feedback, and the forums. I really new my file well!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed file, read books on osteopathy, practiced interviewing with others, research as much about school on internet as possible and read school catalog." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on their webiste, reviewed by application, and activity list/resume, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read The DOs by Gevitz, Osteopathic Med:Reformation, went to interview.com - which has been down for a long time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read other interview feedback sites. Knew my personal files and secondaries very very well. Than will pull most of the questions directly from stuff that was on your file." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum, the student community aka team-based learning, pass/fail, the really read your application to ask you questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the unpretentiousness of the campus, public health focus, and flexible policies around dress and attending class" More from this Member | Report Response

"The general area was nicer than I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty seem very easy for students to contact" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff were very welcoming and seem to care about the students. In particular, the Associate Dean did a great job of answering all of our questions and was very open about the mission/direction of the school and the type of student/physician they wanted to train. Current students that we met during the tour were also very friendly and wished us good luck (Not sure if they were medical students or other health professions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How comfortable they made us feel in the group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great curriculum and program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice and engaging." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was absolutely beautiful and you can tell that they really care about their students. You can really tell that the students genuinely enjoy going to this school. The campus community seemed very supportive of one another and our student ambassador talked about how everyone is friendly and works together to get good grades. The admins who spoke to us were much friendlier and more articulate than other admins who I had spoken to on other interviews. TU also has many amazing opportunities for research and to do rotations and volunteer work abroad. Overall, I had a really positive experience at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and other applicants were amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus was nicer than expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The MPH dual degree and small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the camaraderie within the student body. Seemed like everyone got along and really tried to help one another." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, staff, and the student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"The level of respect paid to the cadavers, anatomy labs and dedicated OMM faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Our tourguide's honesty and how the faculty described their relationship with students and other faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Haight" More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab is huge" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone that talked to us that day from the school, including the interviewers, was very nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, OMM class, staff, dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location really can't be beat! The cost of living on the island is reasonable ($500 split between some people in a big house) and the weather is great! If you are looking for a dual degree, this is a perfect set up to achieve it and not pay more. Also, the curriculum focuses on being a team member with the PAs, PharmDs, MPH students, etc. The school got back to me as promised with the decision, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice location, sounds like they have a great global health curriculum for DO/MPH students, which is what I'm interested in. Facilities technologically advanced." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the school grounds were nice, actually. It is a coastal area, so if you aren't used to that, then it may be surprising. However, it is very green on campus. Dr. Haight was encouraging and this is the first school that I have interacted with the Dean of Students/Admissions this much. This school is perfect for the person that wants to do international medical aide. They have a global health program and the MPH would mean you could make a difference even after you came back to the states. The students didn't seem as stressed as they were at some of the more competitive schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the students and faculty member I met. Loved the anatomy lab and OMM room. Campus was beautiful on a sunny day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reread my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"They said that the classes coordinated with each other so that you learn about each system in each course at the same time. & there was more group work than lectures." More from this Member | Report Response

"dual mph program, integrative cirriculum, smaller class size relative to other do schools i've interviewed at, students seemed happy there, it's an hour away from sf, Dr. Haight" More from this Member | Report Response

"The well ventilated anatomy lab; It did not have the strong odor as in other labs i've visited. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities of the school itself were nicer than I expected. The students we met seemed happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"they're very personable. they memorized your file and you feel really unique. OMM & anatomy lab. the admissions dean!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight - Dean of Admissions was awesome & inspiring. The anatomy lab is fantastic. The school has an opportunity to earn an MPH w/ the DO which I really liked. The students I met seemed happy & confident that they were receiving a top notch education." More from this Member | Report Response

"School location, buildings, and esp students." More from this Member | Report Response

"They took the time to really read my application and come up with focused and specific questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students at the school seemed to enjoy it there. The school is very near san fran and the town had a generally good feeling to it. The OMM lab is a great facility. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students & staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area is NOT AS BAD as you think. Sure, some of the buildings are a bit old, but you're on an island, there are tons of eucalyptus trees, grass, etc. I like having green on a campus, so I like it. Also, the admissions director was really nice, and the interviewers were more laid back than at other schools. Also the anatomy lab is nice - second floor, windows, light." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight's assurances were quite comforting, as was the friendly demeanor of all the students we spoke with. The community spirit impressed me as a strong asset of the school. I also got the impression that they are, as a professional school, quite competent at producing quality clinicians, which counts, obviously, for quite a lot. On the other hand, this is not a research institution, there is no associated hospital, and it didn't appear that many faculty were full-time, as has historically been the case at most all D.O. schools. There are trade-off's at any school, so just know what you want and what you're getting into." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relatively good rotations available in CA. Anatomy is dissection. Dr. Haight is great and helpful, too bad its not for a better school." More from this Member | Report Response

"San Fran, school's future plans, anatomy room, and Donald Haight! He is such a great guy and give the best and most honest advice you'll ever get. " More from this Member | Report Response

"students, Dr. Haight, facilities, proximity to SF, future development plans including the nation's first heavy ion cancer treatment center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly staff, welcoming students, AMAZING OMM room, lecture halls, and really cool segregated anatomy room to ensure Jewish tradition for those in the attached building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don Haight was adorable" More from this Member | Report Response

"Potential of the school If you would like to stay in the North Bay of CA, many options in the future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities inside were very nice. From the outside they may seem drab but the anatomy lab and OMM tables were really new and well maintained. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Campus. It does not look so great on the outside, but when you walk in, it's a different story. Everything is updated and renovated. The Anatomy lab is awesome, and the lecture halls are well laid out for the students with plenty of leg room, table space allows for laptops and note pads for each student. Library is pretty nice also." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area around the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab. We got to watch 2nd years disecting. SF is a great place to live and be a medical student. Close to my family and friends. Vallejo isn't as bad as I thought it would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab, systems based curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student gave the tour was very honest and gave me a good idea of what the school is really like." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is a riot, and his experience and honesty make for a great impression. The students are uniformly enthusiastic and straightforward about how changes in the curriculum are shaping the Touro education. It is a small program that seems very open, with plenty of help available and an eye toward the future. Lunch was tasty, too. The weather can't be beat." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students dissect whole cadavers rather than viewing pre-dissected prosections. There is alot of research going on that students can participate in. The campus is tucked away and remote, very quiet and charming. The students all seemed happy and enthusiastic. Dr. Haight was incredibly insightful and commiserated with our plights this late in the cycle. He offered email notification. The school has so much potential for growth. The group interview was wonderful because they had taken the time to find out about you and ask directed questions they had prepared. They had examined our applications for one week prior. Very impressive school altogether. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab. It smelled fabulous! You could eat in there if they would let you. Dr. Haight's very candid in answering any and all questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"In my several visits...the anatomy lab has fresh air. The students look healthy and happy despite the constant onslaught of info. The faculty is very available. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the staff and students, the campus was pretty neat and not too far from the bay, and I got pretty lucky with the group of people I interviewed with. We all got a long really well and it made things go much smoother." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the school (San Francisco Bay Area); the school did a very good job of presenting itself positively; director of admissions as well as staff are very friendly as are the students; how well qualified all the other interviewees were" More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everybody was" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and administration" More from this Member | Report Response

"people there are nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the people I met with were great. The students seem really happy and supportive of each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great campus. A bit dismal on the outside, but inside, the facilities are great. VERY BIG future plans. They offer an OMM fellowship which is major points for me. They spun their lack of local rotations into a positive (kind of have to). Also they have international rotations available. This school in 10 years will be a serious contender in facilities and will be a very nice campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don Haight, what a stud. I don't care what you think of the school or the facilities, that man will make you feel good about yourself. He was a stud." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually really liked the location, while it is kind of isolated it's still pretty and not creepy looking (to me anyway)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the fact that the students LOVED their school. Many students would randomly come up to us and wish us good luck, and helped prepare us for the interview. DEFINITELYY a supportive student community. I also appreciated the fact that the faculty was extremely supportive, and have an open door policy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is fantastic. The air is turned over 22x per hour and hardly smelled. The students were friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school didn't seem as bad at the rating had suggested however this was my first interview. The place was small but the facilities were very new. The school is very progressive and they had a nice cadaver lab. Dr. Haight does a good job on preparing you for the interview, he even did mini mock interviews with our group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Touro's focus on continual improvement. The anatomy lab was awesome. A lot of new things coming for future students to take advantage of. Faculty's open door policy. I actually liked the island...very nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"program director" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was nice. Very little fumes. The administration was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is in the Bay area" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were very nice. Dr. Haight was very helpful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. I can imagine myself going into SF to get away from school. I don't know if I'll have time but whatever little free time it'll be quality in SF. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is going to be great...the dean and facilities are going to be first class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, director of admissions, the anatomy lab, the faculty, the students, the gym, the beautiful location. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The close proximity to San Francisco. The dual degree D.O./MPH program. Electives and opportunities in medical spanish, global health, and global internships." More from this Member | Report Response

"Touro has an MPH-DO program which sounds interesting, but since its a newer program it does have some accreditation issues which might prevent you from getting a few jobs(mainly government jobs). Overall student's seemed happy and friendly. I thought the faculty and staff were also friendly throughout the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, OMM lab, anatomy lab, unbelievable sense of community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, maybe the sun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The office staff was friendly, and the student tourguide gave honest opinions about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The camaraderie amongst students and faculty, the research opportunities, the DO/MPH program, the student-planned events, and the OMM lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall attitude on campus, anatomy lab, OMM facility, sunshine" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions director was outstanding. One thing he said I will never forget - you are in charge of the perception today - what ever impression you want to give is completely in your control." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is amazing (looks and smells). The students seemed enthusiastic. Most interviewers were down-to-earth and sympathetic toward students (i.e. looking for the good in you) rather than hostile or skeptical. Dr. Haight genuinely cares about enrolling quality students and especially those who have something unique to bring to the school (and he's good at it). The school absolutely has a campus feel to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The great faculty and staff. The interviewers were incredibly nice and layed back. Dr. Haight is hilarious." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was really nice. They were setting up for their anatomy test and it didn't smell that bad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Small school, more one-on-one time with professors, the fact that students have a voice, and that the school is trying to expand, which means that if I want to start an organization, or do research the profs and deans are more readily accepting of those opportunities. Small school means very family oriented, and encouraging, and supportive . Outside the city of Vallejo, is San Francisco, which is an amazingly diverse place. Don't have to go far for excitement." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers, Dr. Hartwig especially, made it clear that the faculty are a tight-knit group who are dedicated to teaching. Very good OMM instruction is available for those who wish to pursue it, but specialized training is not forced on students. Options in roation sites. Quiet campus with a certain charm." More from this Member | Report Response

"The part when Dr. Haight spoke to us about our applications and how we were already screened pretty well prior to being invited to interview. He stated that even if we are not accepted at TUCOM-MI we will be accepted elsewhere eventually. And even though this is hard to believe if you have not been accepted into a medical school yet, his words are true. The anatomy lab was impressive and the student guide was able to show us a cadaver. Students may choose to do their 3rd + 4th year rotations almost anywhere in the U.S. although they are pushing for more students to stay in the Bay area in the future. Also there is a new Genesis curriculum that sounded very promising. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well ventilated anatomy room, the weather was awesome, the facilities are nice, new and clean. Dr. Haight was really nice and gave us unbaised answers about the school which was very appreciated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was nice. It even had windows. That was about the only part of the campus I liked!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is very funny and spent some time with us explaining the interview process (although very little time compared to the past). I thought the group interview with my peers would be intimidating but it actually went well and was fun to hear about what some of the other candidates had been up to. I was also happy to hear they are switching to an integrated curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student that gave us the tour was very encouraging. Dr. Haight is very nice, the dean of the med school was very very nice and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice, friendly staff and laid back atmosphere. California's beautiful, even the ramshackle town of Vallejo. The facilities seemed adequate if not state of the art." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the student tour guide...she had a lot of good things to say about the school and didn't shy away from saying what she didn't like (school is a bit disorganized at times). Overall she was happy with her choice there. Anatomy lab seemed good too. Also, I liked the fact that the interviews were done in a group and open-file. This allowed them to ask specific questions about you that you were probably more prepared to answer (I felt). And with other applicants there, it took the focus off of me some. I felt pretty comfortable by the end of the hour. All of the staff seemed friendly and approachable. Also, there's a two-week turnaround on your application status. That's fantastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean of admissions, the interview panel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing impressed me positively." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr.Haight, he is very encouraging and is just so nice! I really enjoyed him, he has an awesome personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the people we met were really friendly and honest when you asked them about the program. Dr. Haight is great and my interviewers were really laid back and seemed interested in what we were saying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight made the experience very pleasant and had some great advice for each of us prior to going to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the day was organized, the facilities not as bad as i was expecting, based on SDN... faculty seem to be very caring... i thought the campus was fairly pretty actually - it's where "patch adams" was filmed. and i loved that there were grass and trees! (i am from a city)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, Anatomy lab, growth potential of the site, plenty of parking, it was a nice day, new curriculum that will involve 2 years of anatomy, the old theater, the whole island kind of has a pioneer feel to it" More from this Member | Report Response

"The camaraderie between administration, faculty, and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"disection, not prosection. not a bad commute from oakland/berkeley or the city, so not far from a great area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students' enthusiasm about the school, how nice Dr. Height was, how nice professors were to us - they all seemed very interested in me and very encouraging during the interview. Also, I love San Francisco and the c ultural life it has to offer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, the way the students love the school, cohesiveness of the student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"The state of art anatomy lab, helpful faculty and students, research opportuninties " More from this Member | Report Response

"I could disagree with an earlier positing more. I know who posted that impression. He was a complete jerk. He was negative from the moment he sat down. On the tour he embarassed all of us with his negativity. Dr. Haight saw what was going on before any of us. He just didn't want to be there. He had already interviewed at several schools. He says 10. Who knows. All I know is that he acted like a he was doing us a favor by being there. I was unsure if Dr. Haight would call him on it. All of us really liked each other and we all felt connected. Dr. Haight told him that he should not take that attitude into the interview and he still did it. What a waste of everyone's time. OK, I will buy that the Island isn't what I expected. There is a lot of construction going on. The campus was nice though. The anatomy lab was the best I ever saw. The students were all positive. I didn't get accepted, but if offered a chance to go I would take it. I heard some rumors about the curriculum changing and that concerns me, but only because they have such a good reputation as is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is everything students say he is. If you go to this school based on him then I can say that is a fair judgement." More from this Member | Report Response

"the people were unbelievably kind and friendly. dr. haight is an excellent representative of the school and was cordial and professional with all the interviewees. he wants to make you feel comfortable so you can be yourself during the interview. i can't say that about most admissions directors. " More from this Member | Report Response

"1) It's near SF. 2) The anatomy lab is really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was great all around. The anatomy professors were extremely nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"the quality of the school and the people I met. Faculty seemd genuine, people seemd happy to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was in tip top shape, state of the art. Great ventilation and very new. Possibly the best I've seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was incredibly impressed with the state of the art anatomy lab and that the student/cadaver ratio is only 4-5 students per body. I was also impressed with how friendly and family-like the students were on campus. They all were so friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"its close to san francisco driving-wise" More from this Member | Report Response

"Proximity of San Francisco" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly and laid back. The island is very pretty, and being close to all the good things in the bay area is always a good thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab, dr. haight was very straightforward and friendly, the student tour guide liked her school very much, which was nice. i also liked the research opportunities that are available if you want to get involved" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is incredible and seemed much better ventilated than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was very welcoming and encouraging. I liked his straight-forward approach and ability to put us all at ease prior to the actual interview. The campus is small and very tucked away on the island but the anatomy lab is amazing. Our student guides seemed very happy at the school and tried hard to answer our questions. The faculty that interviewed us were firm believers in the benefits of osteopathic medicine. The admin staff even seemed happy and relaxed. Folks I told about the interview were impressed they fed us lunch. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight epotomizes what an Admissions Director should be. He lays everything on the table and answers any questions. His openness makes you feel comfortable with the school and really boosts its image. Also, the anatomy lab is all that it's cracked up to be, truly wonderful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The proximity to San Fran." More from this Member | Report Response

"The genuine camaraderie among students and how courteous Dr. Haight, my interviewers and staff was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is absolutely amazing. I guarantee any stress you felt walking in will be relieved in the first 10 minutes of meeting with him. Very clean (odorless)anatomy lab and block exam schedule. This depends on student preference, some schools give exams every week. Also,the schedule is great for even the most reformed/conservative of Jews (classes end early on Fridays and all holidays off). Also housing off campus seems affordable. Oh yes, one more thing....you will have a decision within 2 weeks. In fact I received notice of acceptance the Friday after my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is just as good, or better, than everyone says. If I was to go to this school it would because of the things he said. He really makes you feel good about being selected for an interview. The others I interviewed with were absolutely amazing and talented people. Dr. Haight knows how to pick 'em, I felt good knowing I was selected among such amazing people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is a blast. He is very honest and I frankly learned a lot about the admissions process. All the other interviewees got along and talked the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is old news...but Dr. Haight really is a sincere man who just wants the students to do their best in the interview and he did an amazing job talking with all of us before the interview; he has a great sense of humor and we laughed a lot, so that helped most of us relax. He had us each talk about ourselves with the whole group of 12 students so we could get comfortable with each other since we would have to speak in front of each other during the actual interview (there were 2 groups of 6 people being interviewed that day). This was really helpful; I felt like I knew enough about the other applicants and they knew enough about me that when questions were asked during the interview I was completely comfortable speaking honestly in front of everyone. Also, the anatomy lab is really nice, the odor is tolerable and there's a great view of trees and buildings and some old Navy ships on the water. The lecture halls are nice with comfortable seats. The library was packed with students studying for their block exams this week; there are plenty of chairs and sofas for everyone to find a comfortable spot to study; the library has all of the books that are needed for a great education at TUCOM, and if you need a book that's not there, they will get it for you. All of the staff and students I met were really friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, as has been said time and again, is wonderful. He really makes you feel good about yourself, and is open about where the school is in terms of # of seats available, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new curriculum allows the students to take advantage of more early clinical experiences. I did not rent a car, so I took the ferry into SF. It was definitely worth the $17 round trip ticket. I was bummed when I found out the tours to Alcatraz were booked until the next day. If you are interested in going to Alcatraz, I think you can purchase tickets online before you visit SF. After the interview, a few of us went to the wine vineyards (in Napa), Benicia (where a lot of students live), and downtown Berkeley before taking a flight out of Oakland. I had so much fun touring the area with the other applicants! I am thrilled that TUCOM attracts such fun and interesting applicants, and would be ecstatic to spend the next few years studying with them. Also, I was surprised that one of the faculty members made a joke about the quality of TUCOM’s website. I was actually really pleased by his comment because it showed me that the faculty truly cares about their reputation and strives for continual improvement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities seemed good and the classes we went by seemed to hold student attention." More from this Member | Report Response

"good physical location (island), nice facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight! He was extremely helpful and really tried to prep us for the interview portion of the day. He helped warm us up and he really made the day less stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus facilities. Mr. Haight, the Admissions Director, was also very encouraging and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was enthusiastic, funny, and approachable. The anatomy lab was amazing as expected. It seems that the students are a very close knit group, and the faculty are involved with student life." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, the campus, the faculty, the residency matches of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, OMM lab, Anatnomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy and OMM labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"enthusiasm of the student guide, the extracurricular activities offered on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewing proffesors were diverse (a native Spanish speaker, a Dead-head) and interesting. Mare Island is actualy very pretty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and faculty were amazing! The were bright, enthusiastic, and genuinely interested in getting to know me. The interview was more like a discussion with fellow students. The anatomy lab was odorless. They have a nice basketball court with the Touro emblem at center court." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was really well lit with natural light and had great air circulation. That's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions director and his speach. Students were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were not that bad, the area is OK, and Dr. Haight was really nice. He's a very genuine person." More from this Member | Report Response

"California?? Dr. Haight is really nice and straightforward. I really appreciated his honesty about how the interview panel works and how Touro is. He didn't say anything bad about the school, but he didn't hype it up like other schools do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-guided tour, pre-lecture notes, and anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the campus, it has a new Basic sciences building. The area that the school is much nicer than most of Mare Island. The students were friendly, they were studying for tests, but took the time to say hi and tell us how great the school is. They also have a mentoring program for first year students. The anatomy lab is really nice. And of course Dr. Haight is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the proximity of the school to some great cities, and the especially opportunities to work in the bay area. The students seemed friendly and relatively laid back. The famous anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The openness of the community. Even though the students were studying for finals, they all took the time to wish up luck and the teachers seemed welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small, community atmosphere. Openess of students and staff. Students seemed fun, sane, intelligent, relaxed. You obviously get to know everyone. Dr. Haight. The Mare Island Campus is fine. If you can look past some stuff, it's pretty cool actually. I'm definetly excited about going to this school after visting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The professionalism of the school, the course we watched for a few minutes, and the overall vibe of the school. The interviewers also had our file for a week, so they really knew each of us. Great interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"observing an OMM class for a few minutes" More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was nice, as were the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus isn't as ugly as everyone says on SDN; Dr. Haight really makes you feel good about yourself, your application and your chances of acceptance; anatomy lab was impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students. The non-competitive, supportive atmosphere of the school. The anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions director was great! The students and staff were very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The auditoriums are pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was great. He was very informative and helpful. Explained everything clearly and tried to make sure we went into the interview stress free. Also it only takes a few days to find out if you got accepted compared with other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students, Dr. Haight, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"professors and anatomy lab, residency matches in many UC med centers and Yale" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight's fatherliness towards the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab- they have a really good anatomy lab and air circulation system. They had all the bodies out and yet I couldn't smell anything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, the students, and surprisingly the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was in California!?" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything..friendly students and faculty..amazing anatomy lab (MUCH better than nova). free parking :) don't buy into all the negative comments posted here on the school " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is awesome, Dr. Haight is obviously amazing as well. The students are so friendly and seem really happy . I liked the lecture halls and the fact that it's near the bay.. I love the school. (the OMM tables were brand new.. so that was kinda cool too)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Group was really accomplished and personable, of course Dr. Haight was the epitomy of a great admissions director, interviewing faculty were warm and very welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"Simply put, Dr. Haight. He spent an our with us at the hotel and about two hours with us in the conference room at the school. This time afforded us the opportunity to get to know each other and ask questions without fear of affecting the outcome of our application. Dr. Haight doesn't vote, so you an ask whatever you want (no matter how dumb or embarassing). You basically get a 3 hour warm-up for your 1 hour interview. I interviewed for the Las Vegas campus so there was no need for a site visit at the Mare Island interview. However, the staff at the Las Vegas campus was great about making time on a weekend to give me a tour of the new campus during my last trip to Las Vegas. The Henderson location is great. Affordable housing, lots to do and great weather. The facility is also brand spankin' new! Stadium seating in the classrooms, brand new anatomy and OMM lab and 10,000 square foot exercise facility. Having come from a major university with a huge campus, I like the idea of everything being inside a single building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One person, Dr. Haight. He made the interview process very smooth for me. I didn't sleep well the night before and was a bit nervous, but his hospitality and advice helped me relaxed and gave me last minute preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, the program, going to a medical school in an area where there is a lack of good doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and Dr. Haight and Brian (a soon to be student at the new branch who came down to talk to us all). They were all very helpful and kind and really open. It made the day so much better. Also, all the financial aid and information about the school was all done BEFORE the interviews. Recently interviewed at another school where all the information was being given out as applicants were being pulled for their interviews, so I missed some information on the school and its dress code because of it. They also had an awesom anatomy lab at the mare island campus. TUCOM is definitly my first choice school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The time that Dr. Haight spent with us" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, meeting and getting to know my fellow interviewees, the previously accepted student who came to meet us at the Best Western in the morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was really nice and very informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiam of the Director of Admission Donald Haight, and the admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, Dr. Haight , Dr. Haight , Dr. Haight " More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinicals, location (NV), staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewing for the Nevada campus but the Mare Island campus is not as bad people say it is. People make it out to be a hole in the ground, deserted, military base. It's quite nice actually but doesn't compare to some other schools I've been to but it was decent. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, we were able to meet w/a few post interview, and I instantly felt a genuine camraderie; they were the best (Our meeting them was NOT part of the interview/tour). The legendary Dr. Haight (Height, not Hate for those who will be interviewing soon) the hype is justified; the guy truly cares for the applicants, and tells us exactly what to expect during the admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight! He is the best! He is very personable and did everything possible to alleviate our anxiety about the interviews. Also, very straightforward about the admission process and what we should expect. A great man! Stressed several times that we would not be there if HE didn't think we weren't great potential doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is wonderful and helpful, gives a nice ego boost before the interview. Faculty were nice along with the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr Haight was awesome and funny! The student we met was sooo enthusiastic about the school (as was the dean) - it was contagious." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new campus in Las Vegas." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are much nicer than I had expected. Those of us staying at the Best Western were welcomed to the Mare Island campus by Steve Davis, the Assistant Director of Admissions. He did a wonderful job of calming our nerves prior to the interview. Incredibly nice guy!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus, the admission staff, the anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"LV is very excited about a med school coming to town and is doing a lot for the school. i.e. giving money." More from this Member | Report Response

"comaraderie amongst the interviewees for that day. i honestly can't think of anything positive for touro. " More from this Member | Report Response

"anatomy lab and director of admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight; community of students- everyone was so nice! ; Anatomy lab- so clean! good vents!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight shared some useful information about the admissions process, and his views on the admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"campus, program, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are dedicated to the school and teachers seem friednly and accessible." More from this Member | Report Response

"nice gross anatomy lab, some of the faculty seemed intellegent and were doing some interesting work." More from this Member | Report Response

"The way the interview is conducted. Although the group setting is a little intimidating, you have the opportunity to learn about your fellow candidates and their experiences. Dr. Haight makes this venue a reassuring atmosphere for everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"other applicants at the interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are awesome (as well as the staff!). I would advice anyone who is going out to Touro to stay an extra day (or even after the interview) to go to classes/labs with the students. You really get a taste of what the school is like and you get to meet the students and get their feedback about the school. The facilities are very nice too- the labs and even the classrooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"the dean seemed real nice, they are opening a branch in LAS VEGAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the cordiality and respect that Dr. Haight, the interviewers and staff extended to each candidate. It was obvious that they had a genuine interest in each of us. The campus was nicely kept. The classrooms and facilities were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean was extremely nice, prepare us for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. I pictured an abandoned island with sparce vegetation and ugly buildings everywhere. There were actually many trees and the campus looked fine. Dr. Haight was awesome...very helpful and reasuring. " More from this Member | Report Response

"dr.haight is straight with you and has breakfast with you at your hotel and then takes you to the interview (stay at Best western) and he hang with you the WHOLE day, students seem very into the school, family oriented, school is developing so opportunities can be created (however also means that some things are lacking like research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the interview, the great anatomy and OMM lab, and the proximity to San Francisco and Napa Valley" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were upfront with us, I did not get the vibe that they were trying to b.s. us. Reading the interview experiences had me more stressed than what the actual experience. I liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The nature of the interviewers, and of course, Dr. Haight. He was pretty laid back, quite informative, and anxious to answer any questions. He has a great sense of humor and made the day enjoyable. The student giving the tour was pretty cool as well, scenery was nice. They were able to answer specific questions I had quite well. Contrary to a couple of posts, the interviewers were nothing but respectful- I also interviewed with two other applicants-they were awesome! Get to know each other, it makes the process much easier!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It has been said before, and I need to say it too, Dr. Haight is a jem. The students were incredible who showed us around the campus and even invited us to stay in touch by email. The faculty acted friendly and one walked us back to Admissions. That was a nice thing to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab was great. Hardly a scent of preservative. Pleasant interview, although some thought otherwise. The admissions director is wonderfully informative and very open." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was completely odor-free and had windows. That was nice. Also, to me, the campus itself is not as bad as many say it is. It was nice of Dr. Haight to offer to change the day's schedule to accomodate us. The students that we did meet seemed somewhat happy. I liked the program, where the students got matched up with a pregnant woman and followed her throughout her pregnancy. That was pretty cool. Admissions staff were nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, current students, anatomy lab, and even though I thought I would hate it the group interview was really good. When the interviewers put you on the spot, the other interviewees are the ones cheering you on. It really chills out the whole process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"From the moment Dr. Haight, Dean of Admissions, met us at the hotel until at the very end when we walked us to the shuttle to take us back, I felt that he really wanted me and the others to do well. He is so refreshingly honest. No BS and I love that. One of the people interviewing with my group brought her father. Dr. Haight couldn't have been more hospitable. He invited him to tour with our group and even join us for when we had lunch. I overheard the father tell Dr. Haight how much it meant to him to be included. He wasn't my dad, but I almost cried when I heard what he said. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students all seems to really like the school and the helpfulness of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, only Dr. Haight. He meets you in the morning and accompanies you around the whole day. I appreciated his honesty and intergrity about the admissions process. He really makes you feel welcome. The actual school is a whole other story." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is a very nice person. There was somethings he said that I did not know or think about before about medical school admissions...but at the same time I think he may be overrated by many of the people who post their interview experience here. The anatomy lab is also great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, the Director of Admissions, spent probably the entire day with us making sure that we got all our questions answered in a straight forward way and to make sure that the entire experience went smoothly. I knew how they interview and that it was different than I had done in the past and was anxious. He relieved the vast majority of my anxiety. I've been to schools where I haven't even met the Dean of Admissions, and he spent the entire day with us. I couldn't have been more impressed by his honesty and the way he sincerely cares. If I get accepted, and I accept their offer, it will be mostly because of him." More from this Member | Report Response

"TUCOM has the best anatomy lab I have seen anywhere! The lighting in the lab is bright, not so bright that it blinds you, but excellent. You can barely detect the smell in there. Plenty of space in the lab. TUCOM is located in the Bay Area, which contains cities (SF, San Jose) where there's a lot to do. But the city of Vallejo does not represent the Bay Area at all. There's on-campus housing close to lecture halls, but is up on the hill. One student told me there's a cafeteria - meal plans...but I'm still not sure about this." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to genuinely help each other. Also, Dr. Haight explained the admission TUCOM's philosophy very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was actually impressed by the campus. I was expecting "deserted military base" to mean cold, sterile buildings on a barren, windswept island. I found the initial parts of the island to be a bit run-down, but the area where the campus was located was historical and stately, but modern inside. The campus area was rennovated, and I thought the buildings were attractive. The campus is surrounded by green lawns, trees, and the bay- I think it was very attractive, and actually is the selling point for me for the school- when we were outside it was so quiet, you could only hear the sound of the sprinklers. I thought it was really peaceful. You can also live on the island and walk less than a block to class. There are no security issues because it is a small community and the island has a security check-point to enter. Just my opinion though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, the anatomy lab is well-ventilated. That's about it. The travel accomodations are nice. Stay at the Best Western, it'll make your life easier." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is wonderful, he is very honest and upfront, he made me feel very relaxed and optimistic about the day, before we got to the school. Plus, the anatomy lab is great, the students generally seemed happy, one of my interviewers was very friendly and enthusiastic about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed genuinely happy to be there and the facilities were great. Also, Dr. Haight is the best." More from this Member | Report Response

"As mentioned by others, Dr. Haight is a great resource. The have great plans for improving the school and the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The nice gym and entertainment facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really warm and friendly. Also, Dr. Haight is a great resource! Plus, the San Francisco Bay Area is awesome (aside from Vallejo). " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, of course. He let us go to the bathroom alot! :) Also, I really liked everyone (the faculty)on my interview panel. I enjoyed the group interview; it was interesting to listen to everyone's answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school looks like it has a great OMM program, a high degree of student satisfaction, and a good overall program. Financial aid presentation was quick" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of staff & students and how they work together, the tranquility, the centralization of everything, such as offices, gym, class rooms, library, and of course there is an open door policy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Opportunities to study and train at several respected city hospitals. Dr. Haight was really nice and tried to make it as easy as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although it has been expressed over and over, you don't understand how helpful Dr. Haight is until you experience it first hand. His candor, comfort, and compassion was unbelievable. He is truthful, but not blunt, reassuring, but will not lead you on. The caliber of the other applicants was amazing. I could not imagine being on the admissions committee and have the responsibility of decide who gets in and who doesnt... The anatomy lab and OMM lab is spacious... Cool electronic paper towel dispensers... Wireless internet in the works... Happy students! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, the interview panel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is the best! His candid comments about the campus and his willingness to answer any and all questions contributed to the great experience. I appreciated the fact that Touro does its best to respect the medical school applicant, unlike other schools that make you feel like beggars in the street asking for handouts. I also like that they provide students the opportunity to do international rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff seemed very friendly and approachable, students seemed happy. Dr. Haight was very open and honest at breakfast and thoughout the entire day. Although the outside of the TUCOM buildings aren't very pretty, the insides have been totally renovated. The anatomy lab was beautiful--lots of natural light." More from this Member | Report Response

"As has been said here numerous times, Dr. Haight is great and really does put you at ease. Although the facilites weren't the best, the students did seem very happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The group dynamic was great. Whenever the interviewers faces were "unfriendly" I could always turn to my peers and see their encouraging faces. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the city of San Francisco. It's such an awesome place to be. And Dean H was great. He was so nice, honest, and reassuring. The school treated you very respectfully, and I liked that. The goal was not to intimidate us. And I loved the interviews being conducted in a group format. " More from this Member | Report Response

" The friendliness of the admissions staff, in particular Dr. Haight. The anatomy lab, nice peaceful location, close to the water. I was very impressed by the caliber of the students I interviewed with - they were very accomplished and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is a valuable resource...not intimidating and really wants to be a source of information for you, not a critic or judge." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were surprising satisfied with their experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean of Admissions was very supportive through the interview day and the 98% first and second choice residency match rate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of Dr. Haight and the student tour guide. T" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interior of a number of the buildings had recently been remodeled. Dr. Haight was extremely friendly, positive, and helpful. The happiness of the students that I talked to. The professors seemed to love teaching and had close relationships with the students. The warm weather of California. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight, the admissions director. He was very amiable, respectful, and straightforward. Overall, the TUCOM admissions process the most humanized you will find at any school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a new school" More from this Member | Report Response

"sanfrancisco" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab, new lecture halls.(huge with great a/v) Honesty of Dr. Haight-great dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very nice and the faculty is very proud of their school. The Dean of Admissions, Dr. Haight, is the best admissions staff representative that I have met from any of the schools I have interviewed at." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice Dr. Haight was throughout the day. The happiness of the students at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was way cool, he gave us all confidence in that if not accepted here we would be somewhere....being with the other interviewees really helped relax the mood, gave us someone to talk to that was going through the same thing you were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extrememly friendly and nice and the anatomy lab truly is well ventilated... we were in there for about 15 minutes and did not leave smelling at all :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parts of the movie Patch Adams was filmed on that campus and the anatomy lab was the BEST SMELLING anatomy lab of any school I had visited thus far!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is a wonderful man. Very straightforward and no-nonsense. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new lecture halls were cool. In ten years, this will be a great campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was wonderful, really made me feel comfortable. It seems he truly cares about his candidates" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was great and made you feel at ease. When you meet him in the morning before the interview (GO TO THE HOTEL FOR THE BREAKFAST) ask him lots of questions about the interview. He will tell if you ask--but only if you ask. Don't be shy. The campus was okay, but the anatomy lab was pretty impressive (no smell whatsoever)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean, Dr. Haight was very personable and was the host for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean was incredible. He came out to the suggested hotel and greeted us. He was very honest and genuine. He understood all the crap students have to put up with (wait lists etc.) and promised us that he does not run things that way. He respects students a lot. Apparently the school matches well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The respect the faculty has for the students, and the happiness of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and their view of the faculty!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Openess and welcomeness by staff and faculty. Anatomy lab, golf course." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab was new." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the students and facutly seemed to genuinely like each other. Being a bit of a Trekkie, the cooperative, positive vibe I got from the school, coupled with the location - San Francisco, made me comment to an interviewer that this was what Starfleet Academy must be like - lots of people working cooperatively towards a common goal. I wasn't so much of a dork - I waited 'til after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of admissions (dr haight) was very personal and candid about the school, which spoke miles about what kind of program they want to build. Also, the interviewers had one week to really go through the files. The interviewers really knew your files and it wasn't akward at all, in fact the interview (which was panel format) was actually quite fun." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not vibe well with the campus. Lots of abandoned buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think they have a simulation lab, which was disappointing. The facilities are humble but I wish they were in a little better shape." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parts of their facilities were a little run down" More from this Member | Report Response

"Current students flippant about attending class, MPH representative presentation too long" More from this Member | Report Response

"Old facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since the school is located on a closed Naval base/shipyard, the campus and building aesthetics were not the best. The same can also be said of some parts of Mare Island/Vallejo. The gym and workout facilities were fairly small compared to other schools. The anatomy lab is decent, nothing too fancy. Their simulation center was slated to be ready by early 2018 but forgot to ask about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and Mare Island in general" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed like they were avoiding answers about why their students were below average on COMLEX/USMLE and why they keep restructuring their curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a- this interview was amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are less than ideal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very high cost of attendance, you have to find your own clinical rotation sites for year 4" More from this Member | Report Response

"Old buildings, but whatever, I can deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area was awful, car got broken into, offered drugs. Will NEVER go back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are older and they dont' have as much room as some of the other schools I have visited" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities seemed dated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The remaining naval shipyard that surrounds the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and the buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"looks like you're driving into a ghost town when you drive to campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything except Dr. Haight." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is a little depressing looking since it's on an old naval base. Also they are updating Farrigut Inn so it was a little messy due to the construction, but that's understandable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seemed a little run down" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have anatomy for 2 full years... and the lab is not as wonderful as everyone says... very primitive. The school closes 3pm Friday until sundown Saturday for Jewish holiday and there is limited/no access to library, labs, etc. All food on campus must be Kosher = expensive! Exposure to clinical opportunites is not overly encouraged in the first 2yrs. There are no cafes, stores, etc on the island - you MUST have a car or take a long ferry ride to downtown. The classes are strictly graded and 88-90% pass rate for boards. The biggest turn-off: NO current students besides our tour guides even said hello, good luck, or ANYTHING! There were students looking super stressed and telling us how hard it is at Touro... ummmm ok..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although technologically advanced, minimal amount of facilities. Campus still in development. Ambiguity about clinical rotations and how they are organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really stood out as bad, but I'd say look at the next section (know ahead of time)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island is not very nice, is isolated and needs some coffee shops or restaurants. Anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"They said it was hard to get residency matches because of the competition with allopathic med schools in the bay area" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were not as nice as the other places i've been to, clinical rotations seemed scattered" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that it's on Mare island and the back yard is essentially an abandoned shipyard. The island has no food/groceries/amenities. You would have to drive off the island, which is only about 20 mins but there is no time for that when school starts. Also, the gym is the size of my bedroom with 2 treadmills. literally." More from this Member | Report Response

"They're still working out their clinical rotations. Their assertion that their curriculum is "seven or eight years ahead of the boards" just didn't fly with me as justification for why their board pass rates weren't better than average. The area is an abandoned naval base." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really.. maybe how old the buildings look from outside. doesn't look like a campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"I won't lie - the interview style is abrasive and difficult. I did not particularly like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the quesions seemed personal and not so appropriate for a group setting. Especially stuff about family issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"The professors seemed somewhat pretentious. Although I understood why they did the interview in the manner that they did, I really felt that it didn't allow much personal time to sit with faculty so that they could truly get to know your character. I think that this could have been incorporated into the interview day, but that a personal interview would have been nice too. I really didn't feel that it was worth the trip to just let someone see 8 minutes (one hour of interviews with 6 other people in the room leaves VERY little personal time) of your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's no cafe near the campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, the buildings ARE old, and the area off of Mare Island isn't the best...the student wasn't particularly enthusiastic touring us" More from this Member | Report Response

"I understand the rationale behind why they interview this way now, but I still personally believe that it's not the best way to get to know an applicant. Then again, the personal interview has repeatedly been shown in research to be a miserable indicator of future performance, so who knows, maybe they're onto something!? At any rate, it's not a terribly pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"crappy facilities. they'll be great in 10 years but they suck now. fact that school (all buildings) is closed at 3pm and firdays and all day saturdays. how can u call urself a serious academic institution when there is no real library and no place to study on campus 24 hours a day or even after 11pm? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Terrible school facilities. Total lack of an actual campus. Area is run down, derelict. School has NO facilities for studying at night and IS CLOSED Fridays at 3pm and all day Saturdays. This is in observance of Jewish law but Einstein in NYC has 24 hour study areas and they are a Jewish school as well. FYI, hospitals and patients do not adhere to Jewish/Catholic/Hindu/Muslim religious calendars, you will have to go to work. Not a strong academic environment, bad facilities, not even cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"School isn't pretty" More from this Member | Report Response

"ambiguous interview questions were pretty frustrating" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area (Mare Island seems so secluded), the library has few tangible books (most material is online)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school and facilities are not pretty. vallejo looks scary. But the towns surrounding vallejo (benicia etc..) are gorgeous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"out of no where No D.O. interviewer! " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above " More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the school is kinda bland. You can see the construction equip from the school and hear ships coming in from time to time. Driving in was a little deserted feeling but they are developing things in the area to bring more people there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to drive through the whole island to get to the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lack of information the school gives about their program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of presentation and organization. I wanted to know more about the school from the dean and from students about Complex pass rates, curriculum specifics, etc. It sounds like it will be difficult to get rotations and a residency I want. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of clinical exposure in 1st 2 yrs, mare island is not pretty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus looks rundown. Lack of food on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"This place is in Vallejo, a city that has great potential but is currently an industrial and socio-economically disadvantaged area. However, if you are in the DO business, you probably want to serve as a primary care physician, anyway, so imagine the opportunities to help in the area. The facilities are a mix. The classrooms are great and high-tech, but the campus IS an old Navy base with lots of history, but a very dilapidated look in an industrial area. Google map it - take a look at the satellite view. It gives a good impression. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I promised I would not say directly what was said, but during the interview day some extremely inappropriate comments were made to me personally and I felt like I was a trooper for brushing them aside on such a stressful day. These comments were made in front of the group I was with, and was directed towards me from one of the admissions staff. I felt these comments were hurtful and should be frowned upon by any institution, especially a medicial school with a holistic mission." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All positive, even the high security. I arrived two hours early and the campus was closed. I was swarmed by NICE security guys telling me where to park and wait." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although I appreciated all of the statistical information given by Dr. Haight, I was really tired of talking about the interview and just wanted to get it over with already. We spent nearly four hours talking about what our chances of getting in were. It was just a little too late to bring forth any doubts about continuing with the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I totally can't stand Vallejo, and I hate driving cuz i think it's wasteful. I'll either have to live in vallejo (gulp), or drive A LOT! So maybe i'll get a biodiesel car..." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the school is not associated with an undergraduate facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of discussion of curriculum or clinical rotations; MPH program is still not fully accredited (probably will be by mid-2009)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the area the campus was in" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much...it's a fine school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities = B- " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities weren't the best but they were good enough and the university has a lot of room to grow. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that I'm applying now. Again, the particle lab will probably change a lot of what the school is doing/able to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Eh, I could be picky and say ''lack of info on rotations, match lists, etc..but honestly, they had the info i wanted and you can find/talk to others to get what you need. Most students sound like they need their hand held while interviewing. Don't be a baby. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was absolutely no mention of the curriculum. No information given about basic science classes/clinical rotations, aside from mentioning that they were switching to a systems-based curriculum (and that info was given by the student tour guide when asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish it were NOT located on mare island!! The area is not quite where I would picture a medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. There is a level of professionalism that is expected from a school when the student is to be paying upwards of 40k a year in tuition. The facilities were horrible in comparison to other schools with equivalent tuition. The faculty seemed indifferent during the interview, and the students when asked questions were not able to answer them, and even went on to say they felt as if they were being kept in the dark about many things. The expansion will not help anyone who is applying within the next 2-4 years. The 3 buildings are subpar at best. It did not feel like a medical school at all. There was no effort by the staff to sell the school they just seemed like robots going about sticking to the schedule, and that was their main concern throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are some spooky looking buildings on Mare Island. They're historical landmarks from the navy base so they can't do that much about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was really small, but it didn't bother me that much since I go to a small university for my undergrad, it was kind of too bad that it was winter break for them so no students were around and there were no classes to sit in on. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living in the Bay area. A lot of bugs to be worked out in their new curriculum, so I would probably be a guinea pig. Tuition is expensive. $2,000 nonrefundable deposit to hold your spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and campus feel. Also the research tour and MPH sales pitch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities. Workout room on a racquetball court!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of discussion on the service aspect of medicine. Everyone seemed focused on remuneration. Also, that no one would frankly discuss the curriculum changes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is located in an abandoned shipyard. the place is dirty and sketchy. I was surprised there was a medical school located here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is nice but he has a very diplomatic way at answering/avoiding questions. It seems like the school is very secretive about its clinical 3rd and 4th years which are the MOST IMPORTANT years of med school. I don't really care about its campus, but I needed answers on its rotations and board scores but were not answered. The school also has no real tangible plans for the future that they could show us. Students also seemed secretive and protective of what they know very little of what their school is up to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, but I have a huge bias." More from this Member | Report Response

"The complete lack of student interaction... my student tour guide couldn't answer many questions. The lack of discussion on the curriculum and rotations... all conversation was about the new MPH program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview day felt unorganized and they did very little to try and impress me about their school. The scheduled presenters such as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid person were all unavailable durign our interview day. We spent most of the time discussing the MPH-DO program and then they showed us their research facilities, while trying to scramble and get some students to take us on a tour. Very little was discussed about their new curriculum for next year and people didn't seem to know much about. People in my interview group kept asking questions about the new curriculum and everyone always got a very general response. The school is also in a pretty run down old shipping yard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The smell of my own fear." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no mention of the curriculum or any information on the 3rd and 4th year rotation sites!! I was totally floored at the complete lack of information about the education that the school is supposed to provide. I also had to listen to an extremely boring, hour-long discussion about the DO/MPH program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview format, the wasted time during the orientation, the negative interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing... I had a great time." More from this Member | Report Response

"My hotel room burned down and I lost my dress shoes and ties." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that we were able to see more of the campus while there." More from this Member | Report Response

"sincerely nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Halloween feel of an abandoned Naval base. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and Mares Island is not that bad. Its a work in progress. They are trying to revitalize the city because it was formerly a naval base. In a few years it will look nice. Although some people liked the set up of the interview, I was not fond of it. It made me a bit more nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is not much city life in Vallejo, no public transport, not many restaurants/fast food near by. But this can be seen as an advantage b/c then all you do is study, learn, and stay in that environment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of intramurals, campus felt a bit dead, lack of nearby restaurants... but SF and Berkeley are nearby!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The community just outside of Mare Island, the abandoned military buildings on Mare Island and the campus itself seems a little dated. Now this is an issue because it seems that one may have to live relatively farther away from this school than others to be in a better looking neighborhood. Personally I do wish to live very close to the school I will be attending to minimize travelling times. I was told the campus and the area will be significantly renovated and relandscaped in the next 5-10 years, but as I won't be around then that didn't excite me. Also renovation is slow because the buildings are considered historic, these are just a few things to consider." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is located in what use to be a navy yard. A lot of the old navy buildings are still around. The guide said that they are not taken down because they are regard as historical sites since Ab Lincoln had once visited it. I heard from the student that the food is not good but its Kosher so that can be a plus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island - shudder. It was creepy. Also, we only got to really interact with one student, the tour guide. Would have preferred lunch with students rather than with the admissions department." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not care for the facilities. I was a little small, and run down looking. The students had just started the block exam week so the tour guide was extremely stressed and basically knew nothing about the school. He kept asking if we had questions but could not answer any of them? Mare island is a little creepy and Vallejo is not the nicest area. Esthetics aside I am sure the education is good but I know I would not be happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I visited the school last year and nothing much has changed despite all the talk from the faculty that they are working on all sorts of projects with the school. The interviews are open file and we are told in the preinterview that the interviewers have had our files for a week and have been studying them. However, they seemed like they were just glancing at our files during the interview and making up questions. For example, one of the candidates I was interviewing was asked what her parent who was an M.D. thought of him going into D.O. medicine. He politely told the interviewer that his father was dececed and then answered the question. After talking to him after the interview he said he was confused because it was all over his application that his father was dececed. This among other little things makes me think that they were not giving out files as much attention that we are told they are. I also don't feel like the group interview is a very good way to get to know the candidates. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of the school along with a lot of the faculty were away at the AOA conference, so in his place the dean of the school of public health spoke to us for 45 minutes and we learned more than most of us wanted to know about the DO/MPH dual degree option. Also, because of the group interview approach, there wasn't much of a chance to converse with the interviewers. I would rather have a more personal and less structured interview. The student tour guide was nice and frank about the school but failed to show us the student housing and cafeteria facilities even though it was on the schedule. Touro is a kosher Jewish campus yet the student seemed to know very little about Judaism, and no one else mentioned it all day, almost as though they were embarrassed about it. The facilities appear to be converted from the old naval facilities and not designed from the ground up as a medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island isn't really that nice looking. Driving into the place is a little creepy. I think that things will start to look better though when the construction gets closer to being finished." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus and Vallejo" More from this Member | Report Response

"Inferior facilities. No bookstore!! Have to order all books and supplies online. Interview is from 12 PM to 1 PM...not a good time...panel looked hungry and did not want to be there. That they are going to open another campus in las vegas..i think they should close the campus in vallejo and concentrate in las vegas...land in vegas cheaper (anything's better than mare island)...but i don't think this is going to happen...library has so little books...i feel they r in it 4 the money...during the interview process, i was wondering "am i willing to spend so much money and time on a school that does not really care about its students, that's in it for the money, has little to offer... made me think a lot...if no do schools accept me, i have no other choice...but if i have options, i prefer not to go here" More from this Member | Report Response

"location of school, small library." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location-the school is super isolated and is about 60 minutes from SF " More from this Member | Report Response

"The town of Vallejo didn't seem that safe." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are letter grades and there are even percentiles for each course completed." More from this Member | Report Response

"the community was alright - the guide didn't seem to know THAT many people at the school... you really have to drive for a while on mare island before getting to campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Apathetic tour guide, but helk he had exams that day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is a bit desolate and eerie." More from this Member | Report Response

"technology a bit lacking. no decent dining facilities on campus (only a little room with some kosher-only food)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask a lot of difficult questions, and they pick one person ( in this case, myself) and ask disproportional number of questions of one applicant comparing to the rest of the group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is not pretty--lots of construction and potholes" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I only wish I wouln't have had to interview with the guy who was so negative. He tried to dominate the entire interview, and it was all negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything that is not Dr. Haight. The group interview was crap and a waste of time. The facilities are subpar to every school I have seen. Underground OMM lab, unimpressive anatomy lab, LOCATION. I don't know why they built a school on Mare Island but it is an abandoned, desolate area with no life in the immediate area. No food or social activity you must leave the island for everything.. it is the midst of construction everywhere and the sight of an abandoned naval yard is depressing." More from this Member | Report Response

"See my explanation, it's rather detailed." More from this Member | Report Response

"at first glance, touro isn't the most beautiful school on the outside. but, it grows on you and the inside of the buildings are remodeled and modern. " More from this Member | Report Response

"1) The judgemental director of admissions. 2) The interview itself was weird. 3) The school is a dump." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seemed very disorganized...it is changing its curriculum next year, yet no one had any concrete information on the changes. The location is awful: one of my tour guides actually said that she is scared to walk from the library to her dorm at night because the island is deserted and scary. Also, the facilities were old and the classroom was dark. I was not happy to hear about the block exam schedule: one student said that she once had 13 exams in one week! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight kept on talking about how Touro only invites qualified students and doesn't want to waste their money. However, the $2,000 deposit 2 weeks after acceptance is ridiculous. Also, he talked mostly about how good of a chance interviewers had in being accepted, much less was talked about board scores, matches, and financial aid. The school's location on Mare Island stinks, there is no source of food beside a tiny fruit shack. Campus is smaller than my high school, school library is a joke as was the gym. Only had what, one new lecture hall. While Vallejo is in the bay area, it is nothing like San Fransisco, the area is pretty stale. Without a car then you would be stuck in Mare Island without food, and the city of Vallejo is nothing to sing about. Furthermore, when entering Mare Island there is a warning sign about enter at own discretion, chemicals due to abandoned naval yard may cause health risks. The schools poor appearance, location, and overall lack of communication about academics make you wonder where they spend the money? On opening new schools like pharmacy? Lastly, the students I asked why they were there said that they were not accepted anywhere else. I think just the overall school will not be a pleasurable experience. It is a medical school in California. However, it is a shoddy one at the least." More from this Member | Report Response

"The imediate surrounding area in Vallejo is a little run down. But most students I talked to live in the next town over, Benicia, which I'm told is much nicer anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"vallejo isn't too spectacular" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of vallejo." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus buildings are old and unnattractive. At the same time, they have some pretty neat history." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location-i did not expect where it was at all. it is definitely not what you think an "island" to be. the campus is not very attractive, no hospital nearby-just a lot of old naval buildings not functioning right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. If I wouldn't have gone with the hotel driver, there's no way I would have found this place on time. Also, unfortunately the students were testing so I didn't get to talk to many of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island is certainly an interesting place! It is like something out of a movie. Construction is everywhere. I wonder how safe it would be at night and on weekends. Except the anatomy lab, the facilities aren't great but I think they are evolving. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island is to put it best a work in progress. There is a golf course there, but not a whole lot else. No family housing on the island" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The walls were dirty and had holes in them, it was located on an old abandoned naval base. When I asked students why they were there they said they didn't get in anywhere else. No cafeteria. After the day was over I realized that I had not heard anything about the program other than how they go through their admissions process and the waitlist policy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide did not take us to the residence hall, we could not sit in on any classes due to timing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Owning a car is a MUST (coming from a large, metropolitan city this is unique for me). There is nothing on the island and no real cafeteria on campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are not near as good as other DO schools, except the anat. lab. Everything else had an old and run down feel, the workout room was a joke. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No student ambassadors, no information packets, no curriculum overview. Maybe just a busy day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really great time at TUCOM until that one interviewer asked me the question that I already described. I survived. So, really, I do not have any negative thoughts about TUCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Driving up to the campus is every bit as ugly as some make it out to be, but once you hit campus, you forget all that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student guide explained that most of the buildings were not able to be renovated because of historical significance. The school does not have a real cafeteria, so you have to bring lunch and snacks. The gym was not very impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Location. Drove around in Vallejo for twenty minutes looking for a coffee shop. Also the route to the school is a mess of construction." More from this Member | Report Response

"panel interview...sucks... feels like you're competing with your fellow applicants in the same room" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of construction going on but that can only mean more growth in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere at TUCOM seemed a little impersonal. My tour guide wasn't eager to answer my questions (especially when I asked him if they have wireless connection, which they don't). I didn't feel particularly enthused to be there (especially considering how excited I was to interview at the location in NV)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was quite small, and the remaining industrial and military buildings are not attractive. I didn't get to tour the student housing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the school does very little research" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Vallejo itself. Alot of students live in outlying cities." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no school representatives present at the orientation except Dr. Haight. It was unclear where students have their rotations on the 3rd and 4th year." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus is very isolated and there is just about nothing nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"Depressing rotations. Uninformed tour guide and interviewers. Lecture hall, gym and food facilites. Confusing, contridicary presentation by Dr Haight. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. I can't figure out where the negative Touro sentiment comes from. This seemed like a great school. Sure Mare Island was a naval shipyard, and it's not very developed but the medical school itself has nice new facilities! As for location--you can't beat Bay Area weather, and it's not like you're going to have time to "hang out" and do a lot of "city-life stuff" during medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The director of admissions, Dr. Haight, spent at least 2 and a half hours talking about the admissions process instead of about the school. At other schools, usually faculty and students talk about the curriculum, rotations, etc., but at TUCOM, the only information we got about the school itself was from our student guide. At other schools I've been able to talk to at leat 5 or 10 students, but at TUCOM, it was just Dr. Haight talking about medical school admissions and not medical education. It was a real turn off that they didn't make any attempt to present anything about TUCOM. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus not the most asthetically pleasing. Not wireless internet wired. Campus kind of in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything else. The tour guides were unprepared, didn't know much about their own facilities, we couldn't see half of the things (ie. lecture halls), the students seemed like they were separated into groups (similar to high school days). There's no wireless access on campus, and apparently many professors require the books as assigned reading (ie. they test out them rather than the lecture notes)." More from this Member | Report Response

"not as close to San Francisco as I hoped." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, limited computer labs, and the questions asked during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the tour was really rushed. I would look inside places and have to run to catch up with the group again. There doesn't seem to be much housing near the campus or on the island right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of "tech", having to organize most clinical experience on your own, 3 weeks to prepare for boards (apparently that's enough, though) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings are shabby and there's no wireless internet access. But the schools attitude and professionalism impressed me enough to not care about external appearances." More from this Member | Report Response

"the drawn-out welcome session, the drabness of the campus buildings, not feeling a sense of community " More from this Member | Report Response

"the surrouding area. Mare Island is a dump." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really on Mare Island; have to pay a 3.00 toll everytime you want to go to San Francisco" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No wireless internet. The School is VERY ugly. No real campus feel. Student center is pretty non-existant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the lack of knowledge by the students about the program and the poor facilities except the next lecture halls" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus is very industrial looking, cost of living here" More from this Member | Report Response

"student tour was horrible. They did not really know too much about the school and were kind of hiding something" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. The disorganization of the interview day. 2. The short/unorganized/uninformative tour of the campus. 3. Lack of a clinical/basic sciences education presentation. 4. The cafeteria or lack of. 5. Lack of wireless internet/integration of technology into the curriculum. etc etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most students lived off campus, which is a good 10-15+ minute drive away...so you definitely need a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library is way too small." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview format. Although it was an hour, since they were interviewing 5 of us at once, you only got about 10 min. to let them get to know you. The questions did not seem relevant to anything important at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"the size of the school...its smaller than my local junior college...let alone being called a university. With the tuition so high..i would like to see what is the money spent on??? only two weeks to reserve your seat, $2000 payment required, all at once" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a whole lot, except the obvious.. you're kinda far away from Starbucks, etc... but whatever... that's not even a big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get a thorough tour and since we were in the middle of midterms, students seemed grumpy and sort of rude to us, like we were new freshmen in high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only negative comment I have is that the interview was held at Mare Island rather than Las Vegas. However I beleive this was due to the fact that the Las Vegas campus wasn't ready. Starting next year I think everything will be done at Las Vegas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr Haight wont be going to Tucom-LV. He will definitely be a great addition to the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island campus but I am not going there so I am not worried." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I loved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The time that Dr. Haight spent with us" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wish they didn't try to squeeze so many applicants into one interview day. When they have to interview five applicants within one hour, there's just not enough time for you to really let the interviewers know all the things you want to get across to them. Each interviewer asked each applicant two questions (as time ran out, some applicants were only asked one), and I didn't think that was sufficient to really let them learn who you are. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a fellow student previously accepted for the Vegas campus who was there to guide us, but it acutally proved more annoying than helpful. I wanted to get to know more about the people I was interviewing with and Dr. Haight, but this student seemed to want to dominate every conversation and made it hard for us to follow. I know he had good intentions, but I would have preferred to have had a current medical student to guide us. He just talked too much about random stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish we would have longer times during the interview to present ourselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Mare Island Campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although the MI campus is on an island and it was quite pleasant and quiet, there is no coffee shop or restaurants around. It didn't matter to me since I was applying for TUCOM-Nevada. I wished they would have had a better presentation of the curriculum considering I've been accepted to another school and I wanted to compare them. Anyways, I am impressed with the match list and entrance requirements as well, so TUCOM was always in the running. One point I do have to make is that the Best Western is NOT across the street from the Holiday Inn like the guy from Evans shuttle told me. It was about a 5 minute walk under the overpass. I also did not know that I could have called the van from the Best Western to pick me up at the Holiday Inn. Oh well, I wasn't in the best of moods when I arrived there (delayed flight, late shuttle, didn't eat dinner, etc.). It was late when I arrived." More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't have Roast Beef sandwiches (only vegi, tuna, and turkey...doh!) Other than that, everything was cool. Yes, the campus is on a deserted Naval Base, but the building that are actually used by the students and the surrounding areas were well kept." More from this Member | Report Response

"The physical appearance of the campus. It's on an old military base and you can tell. I know looks aren't everything but..." More from this Member | Report Response

"We did not get a tour, they said seeing the Mare Island campus would be pointless since we were all applying to Las Vegas, but we could stay after if we wanted. I didn't have time, but I really wanted to see the campus. But I would have rather seen the Las Vegas campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't that thrilled with that part of the Bay area- I had been to San Fran before and loved it- Vallejo and Mare Island are a different story! Plus, I was interviewing for Las Vegas, and not being able to see the school is a little frustrating." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no grocery stores or fast food restaurants, much less full-fledged restaurants on Mare Island. Therefore, if you live on campus, you have to leave the island to get to the grocery store, or any other stores." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lack of places to eat near the school " More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed for the LV school at the MI campus so I did not get to see the campus I would attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"not all the interviewers showed. i laughed at the gym. our tour guide was able to answer our questions about transferring after the first year too well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the school itself and the interview format. I felt it was very uncomfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the library was kind of small- so was the gym." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not like the group interview format." More from this Member | Report Response

"Food services available for housing; type of interview method" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small campus, facilities are not that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING! One interviewer was rude, poor location, ugly campus, unhappy students. THE TOUR GUIDE WOULDN'T EVEN ALLWO US TO SEE THE ON-CAMPUS HOUSING! Oh, and if you don't have a car, good luck getting off the island to get some food. There is no source of food on the island, no cafes, no grocery store...ughh, this is no place to spend 4 years!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The view from the campus was of the old navy shipyard - expected it to be more serene. Anatomy lab was very nice, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus, but I applied to the Las Vegas school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms are okay, but after living in an apartment with a kitchen it would be hard to live on campus without one. Ask a student to take you up to the dorms if you have time. Also- there is no such thing as a meal plan- there is no cafeteria- only a small cafe (ask the students)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that the school is on a marine base! there's a warning that says there could be hazardous chemicals. The interview was group and the discuss private information for others to hear, that disturbed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not in a great location, but it isn't bad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities aren't the greatest but again, not nearly as bad as I picutured. " More from this Member | Report Response

"location of school, library was not that great, not many buildings or campus atmosphere, NO bookstore for medical books, high cost of living" More from this Member | Report Response

"The island (outside the campus) is under a renovational period. Mare Island is an old naval base and is visually challenging to look at." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since we interviewed for the Las Vegas campus they couldn't give us a tour. This created a lot of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location does kind of blow. It is nice in the sense that you are far enough from San Fran that you will not always be there but it is close enough that you can relieve some stress. I don't like the fact that there is a enter at your own risk sign as you drive in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, it's an old naval base. Classrooms need to be improved as well as their gym, didn't get to see residence halls." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you attend TUCOM, bring your car. There is virtually no support business on the Island, not even a Starbucks. It is quiet though and only 10 minutes from a ferry that goes into San Francisco. Bring your car." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island is probably 95% uninhabited. Before getting on the island you get a notice not to veer away from your destination due to "hazardous conditions related to ongoing cotnruction and environmental remediation activities". Vallejo is an undeveloped suburb of San Francisco approximately 40 minutes away. You would think since the land is undoubtedly cheap that they would be able to invest more in student welfare. Technology, a book store, and an updated gym are lacking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a couple of negatives about the school that I felt were quite prominent. We had barely gotten to speak with students that went to the school. It was quite frightening being that we had to make a make a decision whether to accept/reject an acceptance offer and put down a $2000 deposit within two weeks from the acceptance letter date. It was kind of sketchy when the tour guides merely pointed to the dormitories on the hill and did not show us the actual facilities. We didn't see the student union either. The interviewers were much harder on certain applicants for no reason. Also, since the interviews took place before lunch, you could tell that everyone was pretty hungry and the interviewers kept checking the clock or looking at their watches. I thought that was a somewhat rude. To me, the interview approach was uncomfortable. The structure of the interview undeniably fosters a competitive atmosphere, which is not appealing to me. The library is small and it seems like there is not much studying space available. The gym is just nasty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island, other facilities, and that you only get like 4 questions in the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told to dress warm because the San Francisco area can be really cold. It must have been a 100 degrees that day. Fortunately the buildings are air conditioned, but I was hoping for some famous Frisco fog. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the 3-4th year rotations are out of the area. Although I new this going into the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"To begin with, the facilities are horrible. The school is on an old Naval base, and thus many of the facilities cannot be renovated because they are historical landmarks. The area in Vallejo is also a little run down, especially near the island. The library(if you can call it that), is small and has limited resources. I don't mean to sound jaded, but if you are going to be at the school for a few years, facilities are important. Also, the fact that you have to fork over $2000 within two weeks of getting accepted is too much to ask(non-refundable). I got in really early to Touro, and just had to turn them down b/c I needed to know what my other options were before committing to one school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't have an opportunity to look at more of the facilities nor housing. The student who led the tour was very nice and laid-back, but I wish we could have seen more and had more of an idea of what to expect as students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The $2000 deposit. But I was aware of that before I went on my interview because I reviewed this site. I think it is a joke that people post on this site that they were surprised. First, they don't try to hide the deposit they charge, and second, those same people had to have read the same prior posts that I read. Still,I don't know where I'll get the $2000." More from this Member | Report Response

"SO MANY NEGATIVES!!! You have to see and experience it to believe it. Touro is located on Mare Island, a former naval island for ships. This island is full of contamination - nuclear waste, chemical waste that has not been cleaned up. Mare Island (3 miles by 1 mile) has so many abandoned factory buildings, ships, rockets. Looks like a WWII war zone. Stop lights don't function because so little car on island. Roads are uneven on island. City of Vallejo feels unsafe is underdeveloped. Nothing to do in this city. Not much choices to eat. Nobody in area knows what Touro University is. Once you reach the front of the university, which is way inside (north) of island, you see a cheap paper sign with the school's name taped to a concrete rectangular piece. Upon entering the school, you notice many buildings - don't be tricked because the school consists of only 1 library, 1 lecture/lab building, 1 administrative building. Up on the hill, the dorm is located there and on the left side of the dorm is the so-called cafeteria which I'm not sure if this is the case. I recommend staying at the Best WEstern - a shuttle picks you up on the day of the interview. On the day of the interview, at 8:30 AM, Dr. Haight, director of Admissions meets with all students on the 3rd floor and talks a lot on things like how many applications TUCOM receives, his daughter's cat, what are our chances of being accepted, etc.. He is a nice, knowledgeable person, but it's his job to sell you the school. But don't be fooled by this. at 9:00 AM, a person from Best Western takes all the students in a van to Touro, following Dr. Haight's station wagon. After that, we were seated in a room, that looks like an interrogation room in the admissions building and Dr. Haight goes over again what our chances of being accepted, what to do during the interview. we also introduce each otehr. After that, a financial aid person presents a 5 minute presentation, which was extremely inadequate. after that, a student gave a tour of the campus, which was not much. The student tour showed us the library (lack of books), lecture/lab, basketball court (looks like from the 70s), gym (very small, looks like dust accumulated on old equip), raquetball court. He showed us the dorm, but said that we should just look from a distance. I was thinking something is up with this. We had about 30 min before 12, time start of the interview, so we just wasted time. During the whole time, he could barely hear what he was saying even though i was standing next to him most of the time. at 12 PM, a group of us , 5, went with a panel of 4 people to interview in a room. This is when the nightmare became worse. I felt like this 60 min was an interrogation. Other students told me the same. Each person is asked about 4-5 questions, and you have to sell yourself. AFter the interview, we are asked waht further questions we have. During the interview, the panel jus looks at you, don't even smile. I don't think anybody on the panel wanted to be there. AFter the interview, one person , a female professor, on the panel just left without shaking anybody's hands, which i felt totally unprofessional and immature. The questions weren't hard, but the environment of the interview was hard because you don't have opportunities to express yourself, feels like you're rushed, and feels like 9 people are evaluating you instead of 4,. The interview had a competitive nature to it. During the interview, if you talked too long, they cut you off like they're talking to a child. The student interviewer on the panel gave dirty looks at us like he was jealous, and that he was somehow superior to us. After the interview is over, you go back to the orig room in admissions and they feed you some hard like rock sandwiches (tuna, roast beef). Then Dr. Haight tells you what to expect like acceptance, rejection, hold... Then the Best WEstern at 1:30 PM picks everyone up and takes them home. I agree with most of the posts about TUCOM that Dr. Haight is a cool person and with tons of knowledge. But I felt that he was trying to deflect a lot of shortcomings of the school: inferior facilities, unhappy students and professors, lack of clinical rotations in CA (most in other states), ....despite all the negatives, I still believe that if you are ambitious and work hard, you can become a dr. regardless. i highly recommend listening to other students' opinions and experiences, visit the campus, pay close attention during your interview, and make a decision on your best interest. Oh, the $2000 non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks is ridiculous. they try and trap students. other schools give you until the middle of Dec. to make a decision. One more thing, I didn't need to hear like 2 hours of what my chances are to get accepted. I wanted to hear what the school offers, 1st 2 yrs, clinical rotations, residency opportunities, housing situation,-the relevant stuff. one example is when Dr. Haight was talking about the dorm situation, he said that we should not go see it because it's too far away. From my prior visiting experience, there are steps that take like 2 min to reach it. seems like certain things were deliberately being hidden." More from this Member | Report Response

"TUCOM is in the middle of no where. I knew that before, i just didn't realize it was really "NO WHERE." the facilties are nice and more than enough room to do whatever you need. North Cal is a great place tho...berkeley's pretty cool. Probably live there and make the 30 min commute to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library was a bit small." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot! The location, the isolation of being on an old base, the lack of clinical experience the first two years, the look of the campus, etc. They're supposedly opening a campus in Vegas (big red flag when they won't talk about it) while they really do need to concentrate on improving the Vallejo campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Jeeze, where to begin. Poor location, unsafe neighborhood, uncomfortable interview, poor rotation sites, no program to assist students preparing for COMLEX step I, interviewer asked me a question in a very condescending manner, 2 WEEKS TO PUT DOWN A $2,000 DEPOSIT! Ridiculous... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a lot more stressful than I thought it would be. Perhaps it is because public-speaking is my worst fear, but I felt pretty tense throughout the entire interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were friendly but not very enthusaistic about the school. The facilities are still being worked on, and won't be done for quite a while it seemed. $2,000 Non-Refundalbe deposit is a joke-Dr. Haight talks about making the admissions process easier and as inexpensive as possible. Then to ask for a deposit like that is very unrealistic and disrespectful to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrouding area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The aesthetics in the campus leave a bit to be desired. I was also asked the same question two times during the interview, which made me feel like the interviewers werent even listening! Everyone else seemed to get really great questions, though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"no ethernet in campus housing and no plans for it to be installed anytime soon...also no places to eat on the island" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus looks like Warsaw, Poland. It's very isolated and old military base looking. The inside of the buildings themselves are fine, but the exterior is sort of depressing. It's hard to believe that you're in Northern California, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Also, the town of Vallejo is totally depressing too. And people say Pomona is bad..." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 hours (!) of meetings with the director of admissions and 40 minutes of interview time to share with 3 other students. I wish they would have had less talking about the interview process and more talk about the unique qualities of the school. Besides that mediocre food, ugly campus (they say its getting better, and the inside is quite nice...), and you have to commute to campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the location of the school, the interview (didn't like the group interview), no food on campus, no clinical experience during first 2 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like everything b/c I can relate with the military base and shipyard--like old times :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"1.) Hardly any information or emphasis about the curriculum of the school. The majority of the speech by Dr. Haight was about our chances getting accepted and how to interview. Not why we should attend Touro. 2.) The Best Western the school recommended for accommodations, and subsequently had a breakfast presentation at the next morning, was filthy. 3.) The campus still resembles its former life as an army base. 4.) If accepted, you need 2,000 in 2 weeks! 5.) Students not accepted or wait listed, are given preference for acceptance the following year??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weight room, lack of patient contact in the first two years (will change if i have anything to do with it!) No cafeteria/food service on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is drab and facilities are limited. No married student housing and no pets on campus. No restaurants or espresso stand." More from this Member | Report Response

"The island is a definite sore spot--abandoned naval buildings everywhere. This school didn't seem to have quite the same level of technology/facilities as some more established schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to spend a lot of time with other staff memebers such as those in charge of rotation assignments, financial aid (even though every school has the same stuff to say), and student activities, etc. . . " More from this Member | Report Response

" The fact that there is no med. center, the facilities were very sparce (although the anatomy lab was great). I really enjoyed Dr. Haight although it doesn't make sense that the school saves students money by not requiring a secondary if they don't stand a chance, but then they turn around and demand 2,000 dollars (non-refundable) to hold a place. It seems very hypocritical and a large burden to place on students when they know that we could be waiting on other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's in the middle of nowhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and staff---I left wondering what exactly they do with the nearly $30K tuition per student. The facilities are terrible (except for the library and new lecture facility), there are no student services (cafeteria, gym, etc..)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Outer appearance of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that students did not have much time to participate in volunteer/outreach activites and the lack of underrepresented students in medicine in terms of admission and eventual class makeup." More from this Member | Report Response

"The exterior of all the buildings needed to be improved. Due to the isolation of the campus there is little, if any, contact with the outside community. The block schedule seemed to keep students to busy to participate in other activities. Patient contact is virtually non-existent until years 3 and 4. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The physical facilities. See my comments for more detail on this. Also, only one person that I spoke with in Vallejo and San Francisco even knew that the school was there. I believe that the school needs to market itself a little better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Poor facilities, NO CAFETERIA- a student's wife sells some food but no official cafeteria, student lounge- piss poor! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was in a group setting, and you had to pay attention to what your fellow interviewee just said." More from this Member | Report Response

"the poor poor facilities!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living, traffic. Not a huge fan of panel interviews-make sure you have something to talk about off of your secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Island and the town of Vallejo" More from this Member | Report Response

"The OMM lab and surrounding area of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is REALLY SMALL AND NEW....I came from a big ten university and the thought of studying in a library smaller than my high school library is disheartening....there is only one basic lecture room the overall environment of the college reminds me of high school...which for some people is cool but not for me, I like the big university atmosphere...plus it is almost an hour from anything and there isn't even a grocery store on the island where the school is located. I mean the undergraduate class won't even start until 2005!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus its self is very unorganized and just left me feeling cluttered and there really weren't any formal presentations for the financial aid, so come with your own information about scholarships, they also don't really have any food places on campus or near by, just a taco truck and a little prepackaged sandwich shop." More from this Member | Report Response

"The old-style naval buildings and construction going on campus...very unattractive as a school from the outside." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location - an old naval base. The lack of ethnic diversity in the student body considering Cali. is such a diverse state. " More from this Member | Report Response

"In TEN years this will be a great campus. The workout room was pretty bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview---be careful future interviewees....they were not very nice to me..not at all like my other interviews. be prepared to be picked apart..dont back down because they are just testing you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus buildings, but who cares?" More from this Member | Report Response

"having to pay "2 Gs" if you accept" More from this Member | Report Response

"The library left a lot to be desired. The school is fairly new and in the construction phase. The school is the ONLY thing on the island, so you must leave to do anything. Also, the students didn't seem to have any desire to do anything but study--there was a severe lack of things to do OTHER than study (I am not sure how they would vent after tests or a hard week)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The looks of the campus, which is kind of worn down since it is an old naval base." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare island is a not very impressive. There is nothing there but old abandoned (recently occupied by Touro) navy buildings. The insides are nice, but if you want a grocery store or a restaurant nearby, forget it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island looks like a war zone." More from this Member | Report Response

"The $2,000 to hold a spot if you are accepted!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing impressed me the least." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was still in the "building-up" stages. Also, the tour was too short and didnt include some key areas like the student center." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library - adequate stacks, but I'd like to see a much bigger place that allows a lot of people to hide in their nooks and be able to study away from home." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that the tour had been longer and more exhaustive. We really didn't get to see, in detail, all the buildings. Also, it would have been nice to meet more of the students and have time talk to them." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was a group interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the group interview is not as intense as I thought it would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Commuter school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Require a non-refundable $2,000 deposit within 2 weeks of acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the interview was going to be a group interview. The interview confirmation that I received only stated that it would be a panel format interview, and it did not mention that there were going to be multiple applicants at once." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview would be with a group of applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like the information on where students do rotations and the match list to be more readily available." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it's a panel interview WITH other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would only be given 3 questions to answer in the 60 minutes I sat at the table." More from this Member | Report Response

"A general agenda. Would have been nice to be able to get a better idea of what to expect before the actual day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Information about Vallejo" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where the adcom was in filling the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"How stressful the 3 vs. 5 interview format was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus can be confusing so leave EARLY in case you get lost" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was going to be a panel/group interview with an open file, intentionally designed to be stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is much more encorporation of jewish tradition than I expected - prayer box, closed on weekends, kosher food, anatomy lab "soul catching" room. A bit strange but I guess the students get used to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That no one else would be wearing tennis shoes for the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do Not Apply Late to this school. It didn't seem like there were a lot of slots left, and since my chances were low to get in and I'm paying for all of this on my own, I wish I had applied earlier or had not been invited." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is so much on the website that I wish I had searched it more thoroughly so I could have asked questions about research, global health program." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we had to walk down a hill in the rain to get to the lower campus & that the Marriott charged for breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was going to rain when we were walking outside for a tour of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"While it is located in the Bay Area, the Touro campus itself lends very little to a comfortable environment. The school is very big on convincing students to join the dual MD/MPH program (45 mins explanation of the program), yet strangely only spent 15 mins explaining rotations for 3rd and 4th year." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the student tour guides would steal the vegetarian lunches. Or that they would try to convince everyone that comes in to go DO/MPH." More from this Member | Report Response

"the medical college dean was less than enthusiastic, especially compared to dean haight" More from this Member | Report Response

"how close it is to Cal, otherwise i would not have been waiting in the parking lot for an hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was going to rain the ENTIRE day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 5 applicants in a conference room and 3 interviewers, 2 faculty, and 1 second-year student. They take turns and then each ask one or two questions to each applicant in turn that are generally based on your file. It seemed that what you said was not nearly as important as the manner in which you responded. We were told directly prior to the interview that it was our subjective poise that was being evaluated, not objective attributes of our applicant file. Really, I think the key is just to be confident and composed, and not get psyched out by the group panel format. This is, of course, sometimes easier said than done! It's also worth noting, and adds something of a twist to the whole affair, that many of the admissions and interview faculty avidly follow the SDN forums, so hello TUCOM adcom folks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How ugly the school and the area was." More from this Member | Report Response

"the schools shit facilities, the crappy neighborhood, the terrible school hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew the interview would be in a panel format with other applicants; however, I didn't realize I would only have around 10 minutes to speak and wow the interviewers!" More from this Member | Report Response

"to eat a big big big breakfast or a snack around 10-11am, because i was starvinggg during the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our interviewers were hostile and condescending. There continually took turns asking the 6 of us and asked about weaknesses in our application. (Nothing positive- ex: explain your research/volunteer work/shadowing experience) -which is what I had at all the other schools. The group interview panel format was a very negative experience. It was extremely uncomfortable sharing personal information about our application in front of the other interviewers who we just met. For example, one guy in our group had a poor GPA, and each of the 3 interviewers went through and asked in a different way why he had a poor gpa/grade in class. It made the whole group uncomfortable. The interview we all couldn't believe what a high tension/stressful situation it was. The worst part of the whole day was that we had to sit through a 45 min presentation on the DO/MPH program at the beginning--but were offered LITTLE to NO information about the DO program/curriculum/clerkships that we were applying for! Not to mention the location and Vallejo is horrible- I am definitely not taking my acceptance " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. I was more dissapointed with the SDN reviews and I was more impressed with the school then I thought I was going to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview, and I wish I would have known to eat a decent size breakfast. I was nerves, but then was hungry soon after I arrived on campus, some growls from my stomach, luckily not during the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean wouldn't be there. I wish lunch was before the interview not after. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. It's what you would expect. The positive surprise is the effort Touro is putting forth to improve and build the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"no other comment" More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned more about the incredible history of Mare Island." More from this Member | Report Response

"All expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually after my visit, the deposit is 3000 bucks total. Nonrefundable. When i'm still interviewing, that doesn't seem fair or just. I know they need to know who's coming, but they could at least tell applicants how much to save up or borrow." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. It went very smooth." More from this Member | Report Response

"that Mare Island isn't as bad as everyone says; that the panel interview is not stressful at all (I was less stressed during this interview than most of my other interviews and I've been on 10 so far, including MD schools)" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the directions are old. If you are going to interview, as soon as you get on Mare Island, make your first right at the sign that says Industrial District?, follow that road all the way down until it veers right (there will be a sign for some cafe), you will come to a stop, make a left and immediate right and the Admissions building will be right in front of you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i underestimated the time to drive on the 80 -- AM traffic. also, once on mare island there was this crazy detour through the warehouses/shipping yard, crazy in the sense that i felt like i was in a movie junkyard car chase, which it may have looked like because i was speeding like mad crazy to make it on time." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus isn't as hard to find as they make it out to be. I stayed in the hotel near the school rather than with my friend for free in Palo Alto becuase I was worried I would never find it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, the group interview was pretty unique. But it kind of sells a candidate short. I could tell the other kids were a bit nervous (as was I). " More from this Member | Report Response

"After spending over $800 for a round-trip flight, I did a pre-interview drive through the campus the day before my interview. I was shocked at the school's location, the poor condition of the school and the poor local neighborhood. I walked inside the school, and it smelled like an old gymnasium. In turn, I actually cancelled my interview, because there was no way I was going to spend four years there. Realize that this school is run-down and in a very isolated area with a 30-45 minuted minimum commute time from home to school. I've seen dilapidation in Harlem and North Philadelphia, but this place is scary in its own, unique way." More from this Member | Report Response

"to bring a jacket, it's cold!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...SDN pretty much broke everything down.." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was such a poor school in terms of organization, enthusiasm, and the fact that half of the day was dedicated to the MPH program rather than the DO program we were there for" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat ahead of time, they didn't serve lunch until the interview was over, I was hungry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If driving up from SFO, the traffic is not that bad! " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interviewer would ask a question regarding a fellow interviewee to see if we were paying attention" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have spent more time in San Fran and not gone to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a Jewish school" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the curriculum was changing." More from this Member | Report Response

"...the exact location of Mare Island. it's not your idea of a typical island. it's not San Francisco people! 1 hr ferry ride away" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they'd be so secretive about 3rd and 4th year curriculum, when those normally are what schools are proud of and eager to elborate to attract students." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would start my friggin' period!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I researched the school and SDN, which gives pretty good feedback on what to expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat a bigger breakfast, bring a snack - my stomach growled. Often and loudly. Also, wish I had known the set up: 10 people in cohort divided into 2 groups of 5 for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"To rent a car, nothing was around the hotel in walking distance. Doesn't seem very safe there." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was going to spend most of the day pushing the new DO/MPH program. I felt like I had gone to the wrong room and arrived at an informational meeting about the MPH program. They really seem to want that extra $12,000 in tuition money." More from this Member | Report Response

"How really crappy the facilities are" More from this Member | Report Response

"The bus routes and even though I had an idea of the questions they might ask I wish I had known the questions that were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"The exact questions that were going to be asked to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"PLEASE GUYS, EAT a hearty breakfast in the morning...Because of my suit and the weather conditions, I was unable to grab breakfast on foot...I opted to drink a diet coke for breakfast and regretted it A LOT. My energy was low during the interview and I kept having to run to the restroom.. Lunch is not served until 1 PM." More from this Member | Report Response

"That everything in the Bay area is so close, a commute to Vallejo is no big deal" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had rented a car, so that I could drive around. There are not that many restaurants near the hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should have had a bigger breakfast. The interview did not occur until between 12-1, so our stomachs were grumbling pretty loudly during the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Vallejo is only 35 mins from the Mission district." More from this Member | Report Response

"That our contact with the students was very minimal during the interview day. Dr Haight if you are reading this you may want to push for more time for the interviewees to speak directly with students. At the other DO school interviews I have been on this year we were given our entire lunch time 30-45 min when faculty was not around and a handful (2-3) students from different classes and different backgrounds were present to talk to us and answer questions we have about student life. Those were some of the most helpful times during the interview and speaking with students openly does assist in my decision making of choosing which school to attend. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That Mare Island, and Vallejo, are kind of dumpy. Some people commute from SF, but that's a LONG commute!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the students where on a block week of exams. No one wanted to take the time to talk or answer any questions...they where all way to stressed out. I would have scheduled my interview at a different time. I also wish I had known that once you are excepted you have only 2 weeks to decide and then you have to put down a $2000 nonrefundable deposit to hold your seat...most schools give you until December when you interview at this time of the year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I pritty much knew what to expect going in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't realize it was a group interview, 5 applicants and 3 interviewers together in a room." More from this Member | Report Response

"that there is nothing in the way of coffee or food or anything on or near Mare Island. I drove up from SF without breakfast and hoped to pick something up nearby but had to go to the interview hungry (and sleepy! no coffee either!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is pretty low key" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus, surroundings, and city of vallejo worst than I expected. Unfriendly panel. If they didn't wanted to interview us, why don't they just tell admissions office they didn't want to do it. i think the vegas campus will b much better and more promising...i hope the campus there will b better because students deserve better...to be honest, i wished tucom offered more because it saddens me to see a school like this...i'm hoping for better opportunities in vegas (facilities, caring professors) to create good doctors...if tucom offers so little now, imagine what it will be like when the vegas school opens...it's going to go down the drains" More from this Member | Report Response

"lunch would be so late :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The options for housing are pretty limited." More from this Member | Report Response

"An answer to the question is biology destiny? . . . of course the minute the interview ended I knew what I should have talked about . . . genetics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid is only in forms of loans, no scholarship, no work-study." More from this Member | Report Response

"that there are lots of negative reviews on SDN but it's not as bad as most people make it out to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"You really do need to give yourself 15 minutes to get from the MI bridge to campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"How unsafe Vallejo can be and how mu ch construction and road work is on the way to the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of those who interviewed that day with me stayed at the Quality Inn. They seemed to know each other before they arrive for the interview. I stayed with a friend. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was hungry.. be prepared they feed you at the END. The interviews are in a group-format you will only speak for about 5 minutes total so be eloquent, sound well-prepared, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I probably should have saved the money I spent on traveling to this interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"i don't want people feeling me up during physical diagnosis class, but i guess if i have to do it, others have to as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the director of admissions is narrow-minded and highly judgemental." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems to take advantage of its location in the Bay area: the students tend to go to the school based on this alone. Ironically, it seems like it is difficult to stay in the Bay area for the 3rd and 4th year. Some students are in mid-western states for these years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, but I researched it in great detail" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I knew how convenient it would have been to just rent a car so I could get around to see the area more" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality Inn is an oxymoron. It's cheap and close, but its definatly lacking "quality"." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would like the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"about the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really. There were no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the only non-traditional student in the interview group. Made me feel quite old! " More from this Member | Report Response

"It's understandable, but there's only a 2 week window to accept or decline a seat and the deposit is $2000" More from this Member | Report Response

"Horrible school location, unsafe area, students are there by default." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not follow the directions they give you. With all the construction on the island, there are not many street signs. Follow detour signs and leave yourself plenty of time to get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"DO NOT USE MAPQUEST the directions were way off." More from this Member | Report Response

"You need a car to buy groceries." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of my discoveries were positive; great views, golf course, nice labs, great library, comfortable chairs, and the nicest people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. I wish I captured more pictures of the John Kerry look alike at the airport to show my friends! " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were done in panel format in front of the other prospective students. Highly stressful to be answering questions in such a manner. Not only that but you leave wondering why they asked you certain questions and asked others seemingly 'easy' questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"panel interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. But beware big deposit and group interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interviewer panel would be asking me ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That TUCOM is not affiliated with many CA hospitals in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"the required $2,000 deposit paid within two weeks if you are accepted " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing... I knew it all. I have a friend who is a 1st year there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I was driving, the directions were unclear. I got lost. Luckly, I had plenty of time to find the way to school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"TCOM has NO affiliated hospitals within commuting distance of the school. The VAST majority of rotations are in other, distant states (IL,AZ)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many students commute from nearby towns like Vacaville and Berkeley." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you have to wear nothing buy a sports bra and shorts for OMM lab. Had I know that, I wouldn't have even interviewed. I mean, I have a hot body, but I don't want to be in front of my medical school class in a sports bra." More from this Member | Report Response

"See the interview experience question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothin is goin on at Mare Island or Vallejo" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is no established benefits or agreements with the other facilities on the island (golf-course,etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Plan ahead if you drive there...leave plenty of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The difficulty of the panel format of the interview. Very akward. It's not a discussion. They don't ask you follow up questions. You are really on the spot. You really need to review everything you submitted before you go." More from this Member | Report Response

"How amazing the anatomy lab is, it is one of the best smelling I have ever been in. And how amazing the other applicants are. My group was full of the most impressive people I have ever met." More from this Member | Report Response

"reaching campus--the most efficient, cost-effective way for me to reach campus was to rent a car" More from this Member | Report Response

"that a taxi costs 100 bucks from the ariport to the hotel we were staying." More from this Member | Report Response

"bring paper and pen to take notes during orientation; fly into Oakland cuz paying a 3.00 toll each way from San Francisco sux!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing had really surprised me when I went there. I already knew most of the stuff I wanted to know before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Mare Island is totally a wreck! It is a pathetic clean-up job littered with ugly old naval ship yards and construction hangars. The school should have bought a nice plot in Benicia or elsewhere and build a totally new campus!" More from this Member | Report Response

"there is nothing on the island but the school and you need to get off the island to get food, etc...." More from this Member | Report Response

"the cost of the deposit " More from this Member | Report Response

"When you stay at the Holiday Inn (if you don't have a car, you will be STUCK at the Holiday Inn, without access to food or any real entertainment). And Vallejo is a dead city that is attempting to come back from the grave." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you take the Evans bus, it drops you off at the Holiday Inn, which is a good 10 minute walk up hill to the Best Western. Also, STAND OUTSIDE the hotel for the bus...the bus driver left us at the hotel and we ended up having to rent a limo to get to the airport. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't use mapquest...if you are going to drive, make sure you follow the bus that goes from the hotel to the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and surrounding area are not pretty at all. You feel really isolated on the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the hefty deposit" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I need to be careful of toxic waste seeping into my drinking water (Mare Island is a dilapidated military complex)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew what to expect. Dr. Haight was great about responding to my questions via email. Steven Davis was also great as well. Basically, if you asked your questions you got your answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the amusement park is just 5 minute drive from the hotel. If I had known, I might stay a bit longer and go on the rides there or something." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, everything was as I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mare Island is not what I expected. It didn't matter though-I interviewed for the Vegas site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing new...the mare island campus is not that bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing new that I didn't already know." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the applicants I interviewed with were (in my opinion) fake. They seemed nice and caring during the interview, but outside they were conceited and tried to intimidate others. Maybe this is how some people deal with stress, but I don't think I'd like them as a doctor for myself or my family and friends. I hope the interviewers saw through their act. There were some really nice people though. I enjoyed learning about others' stories. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I should've taken more than one damn pastry at the Best Western during the complimentary breakfast; 'cause it's the only thing I had in me until the end of the interview...at 1:00 P.M. So have a decent breakfast." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were too many "I don't knows" or "I'm not too sures" when questions were asked about the Henderson campus, curriculum, etc. I feel better though knowing the AOA is keeping close tabs on things." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think I knew the class size would only be 75 for Vegas- small, but makes you think they are hand-picking you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The panel-style interview is not as nerve-wracking as I thought it would be. All 6 interviewees and 4 interviewers sat together around a table together." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school is very poor looking. It just does not look like a medical school. I have interviewed at several DO campuses and this one was by fear the weakest." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have done basic science research at any point, and it is mentioned in your application, you shoud review your work and the outcomes. There are two basic scientists on the panel." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this was the most pathetic medical school in the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"All candidates for that day were interviewing for the Las Vegas campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The connection of between the medical school and the community is very weak. The school is having a hard time trying to make its presence known to the people who live in Vallejo." More from this Member | Report Response

"$2000 deposit and only 2 weeks to send it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would not have read the negative remarks or the exagerrated descriptions of the "barren, windswept, potentially hazardous to your health" campus. I found the campus to be clean with nicely trimmed green lawns." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you go to the interview, most people stay at Best Western, and then shuttle over to TUCOM. But if you do not go through this route and/or visit the campus on your own, you will have to cross 1 of 2 bridges. At each of these bridge, there is a security personnel that hands you a small piece of paper with the following warning: KEEP THIS PASS IN SIGHT WHILE ON MARE ISLAND GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR DESTINATION You are entering Mare Island, a former Navy base with potentially hazardous conditions related to ongoing construction and environmental remediation activities. In addition, be advised that there are potentially dangerous areas and conditions on the Island, which you should avoid. Therefore, you must STRICTLY OBEY ALL WARNING SIGNS POSTED THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND AND INSURE THAT YOU DO NOT ENTER RESTRICTED AREAS. By entering Mare Island, YOU ARE ASSUMING FULL RESPONSIBILITY for any risk, to yourself or any person within your control under 18 years of age, of personal injury, death or property damage arising from hazardous and dangerous areas and conditions resulting from operation, construction and environmental remediation activities taking place on Mare Island. Under no circumstances are you permitted to excavate or otherwise disturb the land on Mare Island without prior written consent of the property owner and the City of Vallejo. Please feel free to call (707) 648-4302 if you have any questions. When I got this warning, I became extremely scared. When I drove to the campus, my apprehension was warranted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It is one of the top ranked Osteopathic medical schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"how hard it is to get there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known more about osteopathy and its history" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I shouldn't have been as nervous as I was. It is VERY laid back!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, I found that the interview responses on this site were over blown. I thought the people were nice and we were able to ask questions of our students. They have an excellent anatomy lab. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What the city of Vallejo was like-and ya need to get a shuttle from the Holiday in to The Best Western. Also, if you have three poeple in your group for interviews, be ready to answer a lot of questions, and they will put you on the spot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't even know they were opening a medical school in Las Vegas. Dr. Haight says that means 75 more seats. I'm still confused though as to what that means as far as getting accepted. I don't want to go to Las Vegas, so the option if given to me won't mean much. I loved Mare Island" More from this Member | Report Response

"San Francisco is REALLY far from school. It MUST be at least an hour away. Well, maybe 45 minutes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Las Vegas situation, that the stats they give you about the acceptance rates are not true, and that despite what the website claims there is NO early clinical experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two in my group who interviewed said they flew into Oakland Airport and described an experience with a lot less hassel than I had by flying into the San Francisco Airport." More from this Member | Report Response

"No real teaching hospital affliation. Distance from San Francisco is greater than I thought. The rundown facilities and the high tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to leave for your rotations...you are only on campus for the first two years and then off. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the facilites are really quite modern. You can't tell from the outside. Dr. Haight explained that there were serious restictions on what they could do with the outside of buildings, restriction imposed by the Historical Society." More from this Member | Report Response

"students did not appear happy at all. they're closing q-quarters, apartments and studios 1 mile from school. So this means that only the dorms (around 92 rooms) are available. so chances are you have to live off campus which is a hassle, because vallejo is unsafe and it takes some time to get to the campus. there's 2 entrances to the school, both with security guards. dont' use yahoo or mapquest because it will lead you to a hill with houses and apartments. the school is located on mare island, a huge island located adjacent to vallejo. school rents the property and location from city of vallejo. most of the money from the tuition is probably spent on touro college, the parent school of TUCOM in new york. they are also planning to build a DO school in las vegas. This is disturbing because TUCOM has lots of room to improve, yet they focus on another location. I would say finish the work here before venturing somewhere else. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Again, didn;t really know how extreme it was when i heard TUCOM was in the middle of no where." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't use the admissions office address on mapquest. You will end up in the suburbs of Vallejo, on some tiny, one-way, winding street with the same name. " More from this Member | Report Response

"2 weeks to decide! And why is TUCOM building a branch campus in Las Vegas when their Vallejo campus needs some attention?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, all I saw was expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is really heading in the right direction, just not there now or in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"The nice facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the students live on campus. Also, there is NOTHING on the island, other than the campus. No Starbucks here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing it was good" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Vallejo was terrible. There's nothing around the Best Western at all (and it's in a kind of sketchy area). You need to drive around to get to any resturants. I wouldn't advise walking around, especially if you're a woman!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are watching you from the time you get there- when they put you in the room for orientation and give name cards, thats when the interview really begins. The orientation room almost reminded of one of the police type interogation rooms with a see through mirror on one side. I didn't look for cameras though. I wouldn't acted much different though, except maybe stuck my tongue out :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical experiences, food" More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard the interviews were good, but I did not realize how laid back it would be, although my heart rate was high for the 1st 2 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"1.) $2,000 due 2 weeks after acceptance. 2.) Vallejo and Mare are very rural. 3.) They are run by Touro College in NY, which gets the majority of emphasis and money. This severely slows down any additions and changes due to the school bureaucracy. (They have been trying to build additional dorms > 3 years!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really... Touro is my first choice school because I have researched it thoroughly and feel it is a great fit for me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The breakfast is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow interviewees! I felt that my group in particular bonded really well and so we were relaxed going into the interview. We were very supportive of each other and I believe this helped all of us feel at ease. There were no convenience stores or restaurants w/in walking distance to the Best Western, so it's pretty difficult for someone w/out a car. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing surprising . . . the website is pretty decent for finding all you need to know. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Fly into the Oakland airport, instead of SFO, if you can. It's closer to Vallejo!" More from this Member | Report Response

" I had formed a negative opinion of the school via responses on this website, however I believe a very solid medical education could be acheived at this college." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought they had a hospital affiliation, but you're only on campus for 2 years, with rotations in affiliated hospitals all over the country." More from this Member | Report Response

"No vegetarian-friendly lunch provided! I had to eat chips and water for lunch... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that you have less than 2 weeks from the time you get your decision letter to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE $2000 deposit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Admissions Committee sends you there decision within one to two weeks. After you receive the letter you have two weeks to send back your decision along with $2000 if you accept. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How large Mare Island was, and how little of it TUCOM currently occupies." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school does not own their buildings on-campus. They lease it from a private company. Very limited housing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum and the experience of the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it had such low USMLE scores, and a terrible match list" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...I knew everything that I could have known." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would let me know by Tuesday ( my interview was on a Wednesday ) because they were making the decisions that the following day; therefore, if I am accepted I have to give them my decision two weeks from the 15th!!! and $2,000 is a lot of money to commmit to when I still have another interview to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities available for the student in terms of exercise and sports are lacking severely." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I felt that I was well prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it was my first, walking in to the interview my heart was pounding, but it's not that bad.....JUST RELAX" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rent a car if you can. Vallejo has very little to do, especially in walking distance and there isn't very much public transportation. I didn't know the school was ranked so high among other schools. Also, 4000 people get applications, 400 get interviews, and about 187 get accepted (pretty good odds—about 50/50)." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you have 2 weeks to decide from the date of your acceptance letter with a $2000 deposit." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you only have two weeks to accept an offer. Unless Touro is your first choice, don't apply there, or interview late." More from this Member | Report Response

"That TUCOM follows the sabbath, and that the panel interview isn't 4 of them on one of me (as I saw on this website before). The interview is actually 4 of them on 4-5 inteviewers. They make the decision on whether to accept/reject one week after the interview - from that date you have two weeks to accept/reject the offer. If you accept, it is a $2000 deposit to hold your spot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 8 candidates in our interview group due to unusually circumstances." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't realize that the interview was conducted in a group-interview style format. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How genuinely nice the people connected to this school were. Had I known, I would have concentrated on this school earlier in the application process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traveling to/from/around California can be extremely expensive!" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wish they did the interview earlier in the day so we could enjoy the campus and learn about their programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are interviewing here, know your application inside out and prepare answers to generic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the small school feel, didn't love that students do not live near campus. Mare Island has no coffee shops and the food options are limited." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good sense of community and camaraderie among students/faculty. Older/outdated facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with passionate faculty and students. Plenty of research opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a sad place to go to med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved this school- it's my top choice over an MD school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was very enjoyable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was really impressed with the school and its programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview style was difficult and not my preferred way, although it taught me a lot about how others interview and how they formulate their answers. I thought that the director of admissions was so kind and pleasant and really seemed to feel passionate about his job and the school community. Overall, the school impressed me very much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please stop using the term "low wait-list" If no one has ever been pulled up from the low wait-list then do away with it altogether. You are giving people false hope (regardless how small)." More from this Member | Report Response

"location is blah, but curriculum seems awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is older looking but carries lots of history! The renovations were not explained very much but the grounds are kept very nice. This school would fit students concentrated on work, work, work and that already have friends in the area or are ready to cut themself off from social life for a while. I am not sure about the 3/4th year rotations either." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would go here for the location and for the global health program but honestly, it seems like Touro, Mare Island would be a good fit for those who need to stay in the area (one woman in my interview group had a kid and lived nearby, for example) and/or just need the degree. For others who want a challenge and excellent clinical rotations, a lot of guidance and extensive preparation, I think there are better schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a good school. It is more competitive to be accepted here than I first presumed (especially late in the game). The interview process is nothing to be scared/intimidated about, every interviewer was very encouraging and upbeat, even though I had blemishes on my record. The facilities are fine, old but not run-down. There seem to be adequate clinical rotations and a good chance to get a great residency if you work hard at it (just like anywhere). Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought Touro seemed like a good school. I felt like the interview could have been more thorough. I also would have like more explanation on the curriculum and description of rotation sites." More from this Member | Report Response

"first time having an interview in a group format, but it was really ok. just be attentive to your peers and be confident in yourself. I feel like everyone in my group did really well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was good in general, my only problems were how far you had to travel in to Mare Island and the residency matches not being up to par." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. All of us got really off the wall type of questions. I didn't think mines were so bad, but some of my group members had some pretty tough questions. I do like how the school is the in the bay area which is a really nice area." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a decent school. Be prepared to answer hypothethical questions and use what you know from your experience to explain scenarios. Be yourself; stay calm; and be positive. That is what they are evaluating you for. As Dr. Haight says: the number game is over. This is where we test your heart and passion." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is in a panel format, three interviewers and six interviewees. Theoretically, they're trying to make it a stressful situation and make you respond to what your peers are saying. In reality, our people were very nice and didn't really challenge or stress anyone in our group." More from this Member | Report Response

"this was my first interview, overall my opinion went up a lot after visiting them. Don't judge a book by its cover i guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great overall! For the interview, I think the best advice I have is to be completely clear and confident in yourself about why you want to be an osteopathic physician and why Touro would enable you to do that. Regardless whether they ask you those specific questions, it shows!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is going to be a forerunner for sure. Dr. Haight told us to be wary of SDN - someone earlier had posted that there is no point applying here since they ration their seats ... obviously this person has no idea what they are talking about. Rationing seats is awesome because everyone has a chance of getting in and they do not interview for just waitlists. Just be confident and do not stress - the interview style is clearly to test your confidence and stress level. Don't babble and make sure you listen - they are always watching you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Group interview is not as bad as I thought. After you answer you get some time to calm your nerves and get more comfortable instead of being bombarded with questions. Although you still need to listen to what other people are saying, you dont need to constantly be thinking of stuff to say." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school a lot more than I was expecting given the comments on other interview feedback posts. However, there were definitely aspects of the whole day that left me feeling somewhat neutral about the school. The student who gave us the tour seemed to know very little about the program and didn't know the resources in which the school had to offer. He also acted as if he had just gone there because no one else had accepted him. I have worked very hard to get to this point in my life and want a tour guide who knows a LOT about the program and is able to answer my questions and realizes that this is an EXTREMELY important decision for prospective students to make." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the group interview b/c you are not "on" the whole time. However, this means you need to make your answers quality ones. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is not as bad as people are making it out to be. And they are aggressively growing, so that's always good. Also, for the panel interview: relax! In a panel interview, it's really easy to tell when someone is confident or not...so practice answering interview questions in a group of pre-meds you know - I think doing that in my pre-med student org helped a ton." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having previously read some of the horror stories here on SDN about the interview format, I have to say that I was (sort of) pleasantly surprised by the overall experience. Yes, it was stressful and awkward in the panel interview, but it was somewhat comforting to have the knowledge that this was intentional, and more of a test to simulate the pressures of presenting a patient on rounds. It was also good to hear Dr. Haight's assurances that the interviewers consciously use a "good cop, bad cop" approach. This was very obvious once you knew what to look for, and I actually felt very bad for some of the students on the panel that were clearly not able to handle the pressure gracefully. Overall, don't worry about it too much, just know who you are, listen to what Dr. Haight says before the interview, and hopefully it will turn out fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"This schools has a long way to go to be considered anywhere near a decent DO school let along a solid medical school. The pathetic attempt to "stand out" by doing group interviews is lazy and a terrible way to get to know applicant (which is why, they stress, they do it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"touro needs to stop trying to expand until the facilities it has are decent. group interview is moronic and a waste of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has great rotation sites and therefore a great opportunity to network for good residencies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Touro is relatively new and has a lot of potential. The location is not aesthetically pleasing, but the facilities are up-to-date on the inside. The proximity to SF is definitely a draw." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of these questions were asked to me and others were asked to my fellow interviewers. I can't remember them all!<br> Also, they talked about the dual DO/MPH program, but they didnt try to push it onto us as I had read in other feedback. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Group Interview is not bad at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a med school. They give you quality education. I just didn't get a great feel for the mission of the school and how it will help me become an outstanding physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it is 4-6 interviewees vs. 3 interviewers, everyone was only asked 5-7 questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally positive, though with obvious aspects reminding me this is a young school making its bones." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have nothing else to say about this medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Altogether a delightful day. Everyone I met seemed happy and enthusiastic. The interviewers were completely top-notch (the Rabbi was absolutely the cutest thing, smiling and chuckling, and he asked the cutest questions!)" More from this Member | Report Response

" Not impressed by continental breakfast at Best Western, but room and staff were nice. Beautiful campus, but Las Vegas is going to be exceptionally better in terms of space and future growth. I am so glad I chose Vegas, but not happy that students that interviewed for Mare Island campus were allowed to transfer to Las Vegas (less seats available) Also, I was not too impressed with the actual interview. I understand that the university was pressed for time to fill up two schools at once, but Las Vegas needs 75 COMMITTED students in order to make a good start and impression for the new campus. I have never been an interviewer for a med. school before, but I would not be able to determine a "good medical student/leader" by asking them three or four general questions. On the other hand, Dr. Haight is a very good and extremely intelligent person. His pre-screening of secondary applications for the interviews may have helped to balance out the group interview blunder. On a final note, the interviewers appear to be very serious and intimidating at first, but they turned out to be very nice and made light of the situation (sigh of relief). " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was hard to tell how I did. The panel format was kinda choppy and impersonal. However, it was great to learn about other applicants. They were impressive and I felt good about knowing that if i didn't get in, i would understand just how competitive it is!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually really liked the group interview, and that it was open file so that I didn't feel like I needed to prove myself as much because the interviewers already knew my background. Being in a group was really great too. We fed off each other and all really supported each other in there. Overall, it was the best interview experience I've had. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a very positive interview experience. I was surprised at how impressed I would be with this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Vallejo and Mare Island leave something to be desired. I did hear, however, that Touro is doing some major renovations to improve the campus. Everybody at Touro was very nice and accommodating. The interviewers made the group feel relaxed and spoke to us honestly which I really appreciate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"don's a really sweet guy. the group interview that touro-ca does is actually really relaxed. or maybe we just got dynamite interviewers. there were three interviewers and six interviewees. you may get shafted in terms of speaking time b/c they just go down the line and ask questions specific to each individual. interviewers have really read your application, so be prepared. all in all, it was fine. and yes, the turkey wrap was delicious." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I saw the school, i was not really impressed with the facilities. But the staff are nice. 35k+ tuition and fees. Very expensive school. Most applicants want to come here due to the location. I felt isolated in the island. They don't have any hospital on the island. So, i guess there won't be much clinical exposure during your first two years. Acceptance fee $2000 (due within two weeks) is a killer to me. So, I decided not to keep this school on my list after getting acceptance. Information about DO/MPH dual program was a little bit too much. I'm not interested. $12,000 for MPH. Their MPH program hasn't even yet accredited until 2009 (possibly). No other dual program other than MPH. I felt that there are not a lot of opportunities here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good but fairly stressful. I wish I could have relaxed a little more. Just remember that if you are there it is becuase you are qualified so RELAX!" More from this Member | Report Response

"So basically the interview process is so. They bring you into a room with around 4-5 other interviewees. They spoke to us in a line one question each, a total of about 4-5 questions a person overall. They'll ask you what you think about what the other person said, which means you can't daze off at all. Overall, I came into the interview a bit hesitant, but felt like the school presented itself in a great way, opportunities are abundant, and I think I did a good job in presenting myself in an honest fashion. I feel like I know and have been around enough osteopaths to have my own opinion about the profession, which I feel is essential for the more competitive osteopathic schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So unimpressed that I cancelled my interview, and spent the day in San Francisco and the Redwood Forest instead." More from this Member | Report Response

"You've already read this by now, so I'll throw in some things for fun. Kosher food is pretty dang good. The turkey wrap they gave was excellent. The day is how everybody says it will be. The group interview was cake. Wait your turn, give a thought-out answer and listen to your fellow students answer. The info sessions were boring but thats what you get. I interviewed on Tues Nov 13 and just got the email of acceptance today Nov 16. I don't care what you say, that quick of a response scores high marks in my book. Wait to judge the school til you get inside the buildings. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the school could have done a better job in representing itself regarding their mission and how their curriculum reflects that. I was really excited about the school after looking over the website but they didn't relay any of that information at the interview. Disproportionate time spent on MPH, even though im interested in it, my main reason for coming is the D.O. program. The interview was 3 interviews and 6 interviewees in one room, we each got less than 10 min. to talk. But I like Mare Island, it's kind of cute, and the facilities weren't bad. The OMM room and cadaver lab look new almost. I just wish they provided us with more information than what I could already learn on their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"okay this is going to be long, but I figure it might be helpful. I drove by the school the night before to check out the location. I must say, i was QUITE terrified. It looked scary, and haunted, and the area reminded me of an Amityville horror scene. Saying all that, I was bummed about my interview the next morning. But, you can't judge a book by its cover nor a school by its surroundings. The next morning, we entered a conference room, where we met the other interviewees ( 9 total). Everyone was extremely nice, and well qualified. Dr. Haight was great, and really made me comfortable - definitely eased any tensions I had about the interview. I didnt enjoy the talk about the MPH program, nor the financial aid presentation ( mainly due to the fact that they spoke to us like we were 5 years old). But, I did enjoy meeting the students, the faculty, and even the interview! I left feeling really good about the school. They provide many opportunities and a supportive community to promote excellent physcians. In the end, I found that the school fit my needs and the things that mattered more to me - curriculum, early clinical experience, student life, and faculty - quickly made me forget about its location :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"horrendous I felt as if I wasted 500 dollars in order to see this school. The good part is that they will tell us if we got in by the end of this week, but I am 100% not going to this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school, friendly people, hard workers, good stats." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really nervous but I think I did well, I got an email of acceptance the day after the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was somewhat impressed by the school. Great atmosphere, lots of improvements coming, and beautiful area. However, the clinical rotations are kind of a lottery (literally), so you would have to move around a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is relatively nice, and the students seemed positive about their school. I was a bit peaved during the interview because of the comments of one of the interviewers. I come from a relatively good-sized town in east Texas, and one of the interviewers had lived in my home town for a year (and didn't have too many good things to say about it). I shared many of the same feelings as she, mainly that the town is restrictive, and that if the bible belt had a buckle it would be in my home town. However, without knowing anything about my religious background she began bashing southern baptists. Later I thought to myself, what if I were a southern baptist? Such a culturally diverse place is supposed to be tolerant of another's religion right? Think again. I was questioned whether I would be able to handle the ''culture shock'' of northern california. Although this might be the case, I really don't feel that this had anything to do with my abilities as a potential physician. On a positive note, San Francisco is a great place, and all interviewees should take the time to experience the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was wonderful. The interviewers were very nice and the students enthusiastic. I wasn't bothered by the location just the items mentioned above." More from this Member | Report Response

"strange. Touro looks like an abandoned prison.. The inside of the school was more up to date. Outside, the air had this metallic taste because the school is located in a shipyard. The professors seemed nice. Students seemed neutral to the school. Overall, i left the school hoping i wouldn't get in because i didn't want to think about putting down 2000 dollars for the deposit just to secure my place in a med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm quite disappointed by the school. It seems like the school is full of students that need to be in the bay area more so than caring about their clinical rotations and board scores. To be fair, I know it is only a personal feeling but the admin definitely did not help to improve that feeling by avoiding talking much about those topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I am very bias. Let me tell you right off the bat that Touro is my number one choice. I had the privilege of meeting some of Touro's faculty and students last year at my own school and fell in love. This school fits me like a glove--the anatomy lab is incredible, the faculty have an open door policy, the food is kosher, the students love basketball, and it is on the cutest old military base. What's not to like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm very torn about Touro. There are good things about it, yet I left the interview not feeling as if I had learned about much pertaining to the D.O. program - only the MPH program - which I am interested in, but that's not my reason for being there. I really didn't get a feel for what the curriculum set up is like, if they have patient simulation practice in any form, or if they have boards prep programs. The buildings are dated, pictures of the nice building on the website actually belong to the pharm program, because they have private funding... somewhat deceiving. I can deal with dated facilities, but the biggest thing, which has been mentioned before, is that there was no student interaction. My tour guide had chosen Touro because she wanted to stay in the Bay Area, and withdrew all other apps, so she couldn't give me any good reason as to why she chose the school or any answers really. Dr. Haight was whitty and nice, as everyone says. He says he reads these frequently, but I feel as if he's not using the suggestions... I could be much more convinced if I were given the opportunity to see some student interaction. In fact, I had a hard time finding students! Overall though, the day was very laid back, and I had a very welcome feel from the admissions staff and the interviewers, who seemed amazing. Also, though I was very leery of the group format, I actually found it nice, just make sure to be listening to other applicants, and not staring into space. Touro is a good school, they just need to sell it more on interview day and brag about what they do have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fabulous. Dr. Haight was phenomonal- candid, kind, informative, instructive, and funny. He was incredibly forthcoming about our chances of getting in. They interview 20 people per week and the admissions committee meets every two weeks to vote on 40 candidates at a time. Based on the # of seats they have, up until around winter break, Dr. Haight is able to say ''you can accept all 40 candidates'' (which never happens.) But soon after winter break, he has to start rationing seats and has to tell the admissions committee ''of the 40 folks you interviewed, we can only accept two.'' So try to get in early! Check out the ''interview cancellation'' thread in the Premedical Forum. If you see an earlier slot at a school where you have an interview, call the school and take it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First, we found out that the Dean, director of admissions and the financial aid officer were not there. Next, the only person on the agenda aside from the interviewers that was actually there was the MPH director who then gave us a sales pitch on the MPH program that is Self-accredited, meaning you may not be able to be apply to some jobs. B/c no one on the agenda was there, they were trying to figure out what to do with us until the interview. The student tour guide was our only outlet to learning about the school. However, even she was in the dark about the new curriculum, the clinical rotations, and the board preparations. The location isn't even appealing (or safe) to me. My purpose of going to the interview went unaccomplished and left still wondering what the heck the school's about. The school definitely didn't have it together to me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I live near the ports of LA/LB so I wasn't shocked by the appearance of the former naval base. Vallejo is really boring and somewhat sketchy. The group interview wasn't too bad. Just make sure to listen to the other interviewees when they talk. I noticed one of the other guys looking bored and zoning out while another girl was talking - not a good way to make a positive impression. That said, I was totally unimpressed by the school. How can you have an interview process where there is no information given about the curriculum or clerkship sites? Especially at a DO school which normall don't have a feeder school to do rotations at? I tried to press the new dean of the medical school for information about the changes to the curriculum that he mentioned, but he could give me no details. I also asked about how the school prepares you for boards, and they said they have a class that reviews the material presented in the last two years, but it's not a board review per-se. They also only give you 2 weeks on your own to study for boards - not enough time, especially if you want to prepare for the COMLEX and the USMLE. At that point it was obvious that this school just doesn't have it together. I have too many unanswered questions about the quality of the education and access to local rotation sites. If you're really interested in going to Touro-MI, make sure to ask questions about the curriculum, assistance in board preparation and clerkships at the interview! These things will make or break your medical school experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day started early. The school is located on a literal dump. The school is small, doesn't have a real library (it does, but its comparable to the size of the hotel room i stayed at), the gym is joke, the interviewers do not seem to be there and the students do not seem happy at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and I had a wonderful time; it felt like a mini-vacation. I arrived at SFO the day before and spent some time with family that lived in the greater SF area. It was exciting to finally get to the Quality Inn and as time went by the interview experience become more real. The staff and the actual room at the Quality Inn were awesome. The day of the interview, it was nice to meet and get to know other people from different parts of the country. Dr. Haight was great. He really did make us feel at ease by coaching and teaching us what to expect throughout the day. The Financial Aid and MPH portions were very informative. The tour guides were great; open and honest. Everyone that I met seemed to really want to be there and after that interview experience I can see why. You can really feel the non-competitive atmosphere in the air and if accepted that's where I'll be attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was great. Provided a lot of information and even did some mock interviews with us. The entire staff at Touro was very friendly, the student tour guide was very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. At first I was somewhat concerned about things I had read regarding the surrounding areas (i.e. ''creepy,'' ''abandoned naval base,'' ''warehouse'')...In my humble opinion at least, those comments are grossly exaggerated. Yes, the area immediately surrounding the campus is still being developed...But the campus itself is fine...The surrounding areas and Vallejo are not GHETTO (at least not if you know what a real ghetto looks like)...It is a green, working class, ex-naval families city. The facilities of the school are just fine. The student atmosphere is laid back and welcoming. The Bay Area is gorgeous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite the creepy island, the school is really great. The teachers and students are super nice, and they are working hard to overcome the atmosphere. Their anatomy lab is not stinky at all. I can't wait to go to this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Shuttle dropped us off at Touro, and the interview started at about 9 AM. Dr Haight, who is truly awesome, told us about the admission process and said we should be proud to have reached this far as we are in the top 10%. Then there was a presentation about their new DO/MPH program. This will be the first year they are offering it and it seems pretty cool. Then Dr Haight prepared us for the interview by having everyone introduce themselves and asking questions along the way. He also gave us feedback on our answers. Some people actually got those questions. Then there was a presentation on financial aide. Following this we got a tour of the facility by a student who was really nice and enthusiastic. Then our interview started at noon (It was a long morning, so have a good breakfast). It is a group interview. There were 5 candidated in my group and three interviewers (usually there are four, one being a student, but they were in the midst of finals). Each interview asked one question. Some of the questions were picked from some part of your application. One interviewer would quote a line from your essay and ask the respective person to comment on it, so know your application. Dr Haight said that they are looking for a beginning, middle, and end. He also said that they know that you are cognitively capable, but want to see that your heart is in medicine. He called it the non-cognivite aspect of your application. He said that they are looking at your interaction in a group. So you should pay attention to what the other canidates are saying and be interested. After the interview we had lunch and Dr. Haight did a wrap up of what happens next. They take two weeks or less to make their decision. If accepted you have two weeks to decide and mail in your deposit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight does a good job of easing tensions during the pre-interview speal he gives. They have the dean of the MPH program come and speak about joining the MPH program, and then we talk to the financial aid lady, and then we go on a tour with a student around campus, then the group interview with 3 profs and one med student (5 interviewees & 4 interviewers) and then we come out and have lunch, and leave. I would have preferred a different schedule for the day: 1-Meet Dr. Haight, have the pre-interview speal, 2-Actual Interview 3-MPH program/benefits of MD/MPH 4-Financial Aid 5-Tour w/Med Student 6-Lunch w/Med Student to ask more questions, and have the bus back to hotel come about 10-15 minutes later than it actually did. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The other comments on SDN seemed to make TUCOM out to be totally ugly and the students to be unhappy. I did not find this to be the case at all. The students I spoke with had other options and were generally happy attending TUCOM. There are plenty of trees and grass on campus, right near the water. The big abandoned NAVY buildings aren't crumbling or anything, and they impart a feeling that could be eerie but wasn't for me. Seems like the campus would be a great place to study, nice and quiet, few distractions. SF is very close and there is tons to do if one looks for it. Seriously considering attending..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning began with talks with Dr. Haight as well as Dr. Assefaw who is the director of the DO/MPH program. Though I am a believer that the combination program will lead to better physicians, I do feel that many medical school applicants are concerned enough with just a medical education and we were told about the MPH program a bit more than necessary. Dr. Haight told us how we got to the interview stage which was great, and we went around the room introducing outselves and this was helpful because Dr. Haight asked us some interesting questions each so we were prepared to answer more questions at the actual interview. We had an one-hour tour with a student guide and was able to see the entire campus then (which was not too big). We then were led to our group interviews in groups of 4 or 5 and even though it seemed like everyone did only okay on the first question asked, the rest of the interview went pretty smooth for everyone. We then had lunch and spoke a bit more with Dr. Haight, and that concluded the day. The interview day was very nice and relaxed. The shuttle that dropped me off from the hotel in the morning picked us up and we left the campus then. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was good. The Dean is new to the school, but he has a lot of hopes and changes he would like to make to the school, one being more research, especially research in OMM. Although he was new, he was able to answer most of our questions. It was nice that he took the time to actually meet with us and answer questions unlike other schools where the Dean would just pop in to say ''hi'' or not show up at all. Dr. Haight was really incredible. He answered all of our questions without being bias. He also made sure we were prepare for the format of the interview and answered all our questions. The student guide was enthusiastic about the school and seems to really enjoy her experience there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean is new, but pleasant enough to talk to; I felt some of the answers to our questions were vague. Dr. Haight is swell and no-holds-barred, which I liked. We had a presentation on the public health dual degree program, then a tour with a student who was enthuastic but in a somewhat contrived way, then the group interview, then lunch...I think it was in that order. It was my first interview of the season, and it was a good start, but I just couldn't see myself going there. I declined the acceptance for another school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was good. I was excepted so it must have gone well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Quality Inn that they recommend we stay in is not bad. It is really convenient that they offer a ride to the interview. The information we get in the morning about financial aid and the MPH program is good. The interview is not that great of an experience. I say this because the pep talk Dr. Haight gives us before the interview makes you more nervous about the interview in some ways. For example when he tells us don't give yes no answers but don't talk too much, keep eye contact with everyone, they are judging your every move, ect, ect. Also, a group interview does not give you a real chance to talk to the interviewers, I think. It is supposed to give the interviewers a chance to see how you interact in a group but I don't know if putting people under pressure like that really shows how much of an interacter you are. The island and Vallejo are kind of creepy. The school is modern in some ways for sure. Going to school there will be like camping out in some ways I think. Many students that I saw really were enjoying their education there. I am assuming the most appealing thing about the school is the location. You do have to pay a toll every time you go into Vallejo when you cross the main bridge in. It will be a very expensive place to live. If we are given acceptances we have to make a decision about whether we want to attend the school within 2 weeks. All that said I would be exited to get an acceptance there and may very well take it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Touro California seems like a nice laid back school with limited opportunities for clinical exposure in the first two years. They are very interested in their students and listen carefully to their feedback. They have begun to incorporate PBL into the curriculum, but just for one course so far. I would expect this school to keep progressing and expanding over time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I think I had a good interview. It was nice to have the other applicants there to mitigate my nervousness. I think they truly are interested in getting a better sense of who you are at the end of the interview. I didn't sense any bullying on the interviewers part. I left feeling really good about the whole experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. I liked the school more after a tour, talk with the students, and dean of admsissions. Also, all the other interviewees were very cool. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really thought the group interview would be bad, but it was rather enjoyable, i just wish the other students being interviewed didn't go on and on and repeat themselves, i wish they were more to the point..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxed. Dr. Haight is great and is very honest about the admissions process. I can see how the group interview could be nerve racking but our interviewers did a great job of making the environment relaxed " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pleasant. They were very interested in finding out more personal information about each of us than the other interview I had which asked general questions such as why DO and why our school etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight makes a very impressive job preparing students for interview. He makes a good point about how Touro only takes students who they have a good chance of accepting. The other major point he stated was that one should apply as early as possible because there are no slots. If one applies late, the statistics that would have put them in would probably not get in because maybe only 1 out of 40 would get in at that point, where as applying early would have been 20 out of 40, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's as everyone says it is. dr. haight is great and he definitely has favorites. i was not a favorite, but i was conscious enough about that fact so as not to let it worry me too much. as he said, he doesn't vote anyway! it's strange though because i got a rather negative vibe from one of his favorites. ah well. anyways, i've been interviewed by three interviewers before so that didn't bother me, though i'd never had another person in on my interviews before. as others have complained, you reveal personal stuff, but that's ok, i don't think anyone really cares and if they "judge" you or whatever on it, they're looking into the wrong profession. in the end, i was accepted and it was a really difficult decision to turn them down because i did like the school a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"For some reason this was the most stressful interview I have ever had (work world included). It wasn't that the questions were difficult but that you feel like you are competing with the 10 other people who also came to interview (which of course you are). The introductory session with Dr. Haight gave me a period to relax a little and get to know the other applicants. I was surprised that out of the 10 of us there was only one other Californian, everybody seemed pretty sharp. I liked that Dr. H was up front about the admissions process. He also made it pretty clear what he thought of you from the get go. He took a few good natured jabs at some of us. I thought it was pretty damm funny even when it was my turn. Apparently I am disengenuine (I'm not sure that's a word), cocky, non-traditional (old at 28) but very articulate. Nevertheless, Dr. H is pretty likeable guy It was actually good to hear this going into the real thing. They broke us into groups of 6 and 4 respectively and took us into conference rooms for the interview. In the interview it was clear that all of the interviewers had gone over our apps. very thoroughly. Which was a first for me relative to other joints where I have interviewed. The interview panel consisted of three faculty members and one student, all were very solemn and serious. With 6 of us in the room we spent most of the time listening to each other which is hard for a cocky SOB like me. Fortunately, the southron gent in our group burst out in a ranting soliloquy before I had a chance to bury myself and my interview was saved. I got to hand it to the interviewers throughout this tirade, despite my best efforts to illicit a smirk, they all kept a straight face. I was very impressed. I was excited to learn that the curriculum will be changing next year so that 1st and 2nd year students will be able to get into the clinic early on and there will be two years of anatomy as well. I had a nice conversation with a couple of the other interviewees in the parking lot. Again, the other interviewees really seemed to have their acts together. Which is what impressed me the most about this interview. I just ponied up the big check and I am excited to start at TUCOM in the fall " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewees gathered in a conference room, where we were greeted by Dr. Haight. He gave us some insight about the school and the schedule for the day. We had a brief talk with financial aid and then went on a tour. Next we had our group interviews. Then we ate lunch and after that we were done ." More from this Member | Report Response

"none of it was difficult, just annoying. the attacking and condescending nature of both the questions and tone in which asked were a turn off, even though I was pleasantly surprised by the school itself, the method of interviewing I found to be disrespectful. I also felt that having to get there so early, when the better part of the morning was a group prep for the interview, was a waste of time and a little juvenile -- if we can't handle whatever's thrown at us in an interview, no matter the format or situation, without being coached, what's the point in the interview at all? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything went smoothly, Dr. Height did mock interview and really helped us see what coming our way, and they all were very honest about their numbers, our chances and the two weeks timeframe to let us know their decision about our application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is very frank with everyone, and it definitely puts you at ease in going into the actual interview. However, the interview itself leaves a lot to be desired. I understand that the group format allows them to see interactions between people, and how an individual functions in a group setting. However, because the questions come from so many sources and are just fired at you, I felt like I was under attack sometimes. Also the body language and personality of one of the interviewers made it seem like they were uninterested in what I had to say, so I flustered, and it was all downhill from there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview started with Dr. Haight gave us a brief introduction about the admission process and he explained very clearly where exactly we are in the admission pool. Dr. Haight is really nice and makes the interview goes really smooth for me. Basically he prepared everyone for the group interview by asking possible questions the panel might ask. During our group interview, there are one DO, two phd and one student interviewers. The questions they asked are really interesting. Basically Dr. Haight told us that what the interviewer are looking for is not only dependt on answer itself but also depends on how you manage to answer the question. Overall, I had a great time visiting Touro. It's a great school with over 98% passing rate of step one and there are many support groups that help students both academically and socially. The neighboring area such as Bernicia, Napa also has a lot to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some have said Dr. Haight is a legend. I agree 100%. We had a great day, inspite of someone who was only interested in spoiling it for all of us." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 6 students and 3 interviewers since the student interviewer was unavailable. I am not a fan of the group interview b/c I feel they didnt hear enough about me to really know me as a candidate. It was tiresome listening to everyone else stutter out some lame answer to a simple question. Learn to be direct and answer effectively.. They need to have these interviews in smaller settings. I think they want to pit you up against your peers to see how you do under pressure but since the questions are open-file and specific, this does not achieve anything except diffuse your personality into a group of six people whereby they are difficulty discerning who you are. I got in, was not surprised and am definitely not going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I agree completely with the person who said they interviewed on 2/7/06, and was not at all impressed with this school. The facilities are shoddy, at best. The school sign consists of a tarp banner strung between two 4x4's. The reception by Dr. Haight was nothing more than telling us about their admissions process, where they were in the process, and how lucky we were to be interviewing at the time we were. He spent over an hour talking about this...talk about over-kill. There were ten students being interviewed that day. Most of them were right out of college, and most were younger than I. I agree that Dr. Haight is a very rude person, and not someone I would choose to associate with. He had read my file thoroughly, and knew me before he met me. He took the fact that I wasn't begging him to let me into his school as being apathetic to my cause. He stated, in front of all candidates, that I "exuded a quiet confidence that he admires, but many will take as apathy". He then told me that he would be willing to bet that nine out of the ten students sitting in the room with me would agree that I "didn't really want to do medical school". He was very unprofessional, and not very welcoming. This was before I even got to the real interview. I noticed that he took this negative approach with about three of the candidates in the room. After our three hour session with Dr. Haight, which should have been over in an hour at most, we split up into two groups for the campus tour. This was a joke, as well. We had a whole 20 minutes for the tour. Once again, the facilities were extremely run down. I'm not quite sure what your tuition funds at this school, but it's certainly not campus improvement. There isn't a single place on the campus that has wireless internet. The library is the size of a football fieldhouse. The tour guide was quick to tell us that a lot of potential students say the library is small, but once they get here, they find that they have everything they need. The biggest joke came during the tour of the gross anatomy lab. We were introduced to a guy who actually said that he started "working in the lab as a technician...moving bodies and stuff...but I studied real hard and now they are letting me teach classes". I almost fell over at that statement. If you don't get into medical school here, just "study real hard" and then you can go back and they will let you teach. After the tour, we were again divided into two groups and sent for our interviews. In my group there were six interviewees and three interviewers. The interviewers were very nice and none of the questions they asked were of a judgmental nature. They do read your file thoroughly, so be prepared for that. I was prepared for all of their questions and felt as if it went really well. I don't really like the group interview format, as I spent about five minutes talking and fifty-five listening to other students. I've been on medical rounds before, and this is in no way similar. Oh, another thing about this school is that, if you are accepted, you only have two weeks to give them an answer and your full deposit. Dr. Haight spends about a half hour explaining why they do this. Basically, it's so they can lock someone into the slot before they have a chance to consider their other options." More from this Member | Report Response

"great. it is what you make of it. if you're nervous and discouraged from the beginning, you'll establish a negative perspective for yourself. however, if you enter the tour and interview with an open mind, it can be a wonderful experience. i honestly think some people exaggerate their experiences on sdn. in reality, i was ready to pee all over myself, but it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. the group interview is great because it teaches you to work in a group and be perceptive to another person's opinions. most importantly, be yourself and speak from the heart. memorized answers can only take you so far. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are so many things wrong with this school. Before detailing them, I want it to be known that this is not sour grapes. I withdrew my application before it went to the committee. 1) The school itself stinks. It is located on an industrial island near Vallejo, CA, which is itself the armpit of the Napa Valley. First and second year classes are held in a run down building with poor lighting and a lack of locker space for students. The students did not seem to very enthusiastic about the school. When I asked the tour guide for his top three reasons why he went to Touro, he couldn’t even come up with one. I also got the impression that the tour guide was trying to hide various parts of the building from our view as if there were skeletons in them. Speaking of dead bodies, although the anatomy lab looks really great, students will have to spend two years dissecting cadavers starting with the entering class of 2006. Very little information was provided about the pre-clinical curriculum, and the clinical sites seem to be spread out over hill and dale. I never thought a school could be worse than Western University, but Touro Vallejo is. 2) Dr. Haight, the director of admissions, is rude, judgmental, and not particularly helpful. Most of the information that he provided during the early morning session dealt with the admissions process itself instead of discussing the school’s strong and weak points, the curriculum, or why students elect to attend the school. I must admit that I did tire of this exercise rather quickly, as it was my 10th interview. Dr. Haight jumped upon the boredom he inflicted upon me to conclude that I wasn’t interested in the school, quickly shared that conclusion with the other interviewees, and then hinted that he would be sharing that conclusion with the admissions committee. Although I don’t think much of the school now, my mind was still open to considering the school at the time because he made those comments only one hour after my arrival. More revolting were the rude comments and gestures that he made as the various applicants introduced themselves. All and all, I believe that Dr. Haight’s behavior was extremely unprofessional and worthy of sharp rebuke by schools and students alike. 3) The interview itself was very weird. There were four interviewers, six interviewees, and 60 minutes of time allotted. Dr. Haight justified this unusual arrangement on the grounds that it would let the interviews see how we might interact with fellow students while on clinical rotations. Of course, he failed to omit that doctors spend more time talking to patients one-on-one, and that it might be better to study how students interact in that type of environment. Anyway, since there were only 10 minutes per interviewee, I assumed that they would focus on the most pressing and important questions on my application: unique experiences that lead me to choose medicine, my illness in college, my research last summer, etc. However, they wanted to focus on the most irrelevant parts of my application like extra-curricular activities where I only put in 2 hours per week and stopped doing three years ago. It really seemed like the committee was missing the forest for the trees. All and all it was a very disappointing interview day. I really wanted to go to school in the bay area, but it’s just not worth going to this terrible school to live near SF." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight talked to us about the interview and the school and prepped us for questions. We had a tour with students, had our interview, then our lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the day was well planned and executed. We met were given an introduction by Dr. Haight, who was very helpful and kind. Then we had a tour, then we had the interview, then lunch make sure to eat a good breakfast before you come! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Group interview did not allow for faculty to know the individual deeper. I was asked 4 questions only. And by the end, there was very little time to ask questions to the interviewers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were friendly and enthusiastic. I liked that they were not all from the same back ground. One DO, two PhDs, and one student. It made for any interesting conversation and well rounding questions. I liked the group panel format because it gave you time to think about your next answer, instead of being bambarded with question after question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview had 4 interviewers (1 PhD, 2 DO's, 1 student). It's a group interview so be prepared to answer every question like you're interview depends on it because in essence it does. You only get 3-4 questions throughout the entire interview so it makes every question crucial. Dr. Haight was funny and he made the entire day less stressful. The tour guide was a student, although she didn't seem to know too much about the school or the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was funny and made the whole day very informal and welcoming. Interview was alittle stressful knowing that it was a panel asking questions not individually but to a group of your fellow peers. However, each question was personalized to your file and after it started, the stress lifted (wasn't as bad as I thought). The interview consisted of 1 PhD, 2 DO's, and a student. Questions were open-file so definatly know EVERYTHING in your file. But the questions weren't that bad, and you end up only answering about 4 questions throughout the hour because of the nature of the type of interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back. Four interviewers with four interviewees, and they went around the table asking questions. They asked very specific questions about our files, which was great. It gave me an opportunity to talk about the really unique things in my file- my undergrad major, my masters program, etc. I was very impressed by all four interviewers, including the student interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"honestly i was not very impressed with the interview. i did not feel that afterwards they had really learned much about me, but yet i still got accepted. there was only one other student interviewing with me, and so i thought they should have gotten to know ME better. instead there were more questions about random things that i did not feel were really important. i have gotten in other places, and so i do not intend on going here." More from this Member | Report Response

"We started the first few hours with Dr. Haight who initially told us about the interview process and then had us introduce ourselves and then gave feedback. The financial aid advisor then spoke with us briefly, we took a student tour, and then interviewed for about an hour. There were only five us us there that day, so I interviewed with only one other applicant and had plenty of time to be interviewed as well as ask the interviewers questions. Typically, I was told that students also sit in on interviews but they were testing that day so none were able to do so." More from this Member | Report Response

"I throughly enjoyed myself, even during the actual interview part! It was a great experience. I am looking forward to finding out if I am accepted or not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole process was great. 7 of the 10 interviewees stayed at the quality inn and took the shuttle over to the school, so we were all pretty comfortable with each other. Dr. Haight made us feel even more welcome by overviewing the school and the interview process. We went around the room and introduced oursleves, with Dr. Haight giving input on each person. Then we had a campus tour by a student who answered many questions. The group interview was low stress since we all knew each other by that point and were asked different questions so it never felt like we were competing with each other. We got asked about three questions each. Oh, there's a brief financial aid overview, a boxed lunch, and a wrap-up by Dr. Haight" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed in a group and I only got asked a few questions 3 of which were the same question reworded. They shouldn't make people spend time and money to visit if they are only going to give you less tan 10 mins. of speaking time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was spent with Dr. Haight letting us know about the admissions process, a short financial aid presentation, "dry-run" of a group interview, tour, panel group interview, lunch and exit interview with Dr. Haight." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very different than what I expected from SDN (except for Dr Haight, who unanimously is loved by all). The 4 people who interviewed me (3 professors and 1 student) were great, relaxed and not stress provoking at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was one out of 6 students interviewed to 3 faculty. I was asked 3 questions in about an hour's time. The interviewers were cordial and seemed interested, but they didn't have a chance to get to know us at all with 5 other people in there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Okay. I was a little surprized that the interviewers believed that HIV is no longer a problem in the US, but this is a common misconception. I liked this format better than one on one as I am more used to talking in groups." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I had a really good experience at TUCOM. I believe I did a lot to prepare for that day, I knew for 9 weeks that I would be going there for an interview, so I did not waste any time getting all of the information I could about the school and faculty. I called ahead and found out the names of my interviewers so I could find out about the work that they do. That way I already had an idea of their backgrounds while I was speaking with them during the interview. I think everyone should try to do that before any interview. The TUCOM website recommends reading the entire catalog that is online if you are invited for an interview; if they recommend it...DO IT! It answers many of the questions that students were asking. Any information you can learn about the school and faculty ahead of time can only help you have a better experience. If, for some reason, I do not get accepted to any schools this year, I will definitely reapply to TUCOM in the future! I met 11 other excellent applicants that day (well, 10, I knew 1 from my undergrad college!). They all have interesting and diverse backgrounds; I hope they are all successful in getting accepted to medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is quite impressive and world-class. They were pinning the cadavers for first-year exams, so our tour guide wasn't allowed in, which was actually kind of nice because the professors preparing the exams talked to us for a while. The library is big, really nice, and set up kind of like a coffee shop. Lecture halls stadium seating, overall the campus was fantastic! Wish that there was more on the island than just a golf course, though. No restaurants, but there is a small cafe on campus. I was apprehensive going in, but coming out I have to say that I would seriously have to consider going to this school if accepted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the day was pretty smooth. Dr. Haight’s session on how to interview at TUCOM was extremely helpful (Hi Dr. Haight! Thanks!!). (FYI, you will find out that most of the admissions personnel read this website). I was surprised that one of the faculty members made a joke about the quality of TUCOM’s website. The interview was not stressful for my group, but I know the other group had several ethical/difficult questions (If you were presenting a case to a colleague, where would you go to get more information on the topic? Only acceptable answer was pubmed). Overall, I really liked this style of interviewing because you get to learn more about other applicants. Plus, I was really happy to hear that students know of their application status within two weeks of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stressful. The Dean of Admissions was really very nice and informative but the group interview style was needlessly unpleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

"initially good, but arrogant interviewers at TUCOM ruined everything....." More from this Member | Report Response

"Started at 9 am , and if you are driving I would leave early or go a day before to check it out because with the construction it can be confusing. The first hour Dr. Haight gave an introduction. Then he gave us a Q&A section to warm us up and give tips regarding our personal applications. Then we had the student tour. And then the group interview for an hour. Each student was asked 3-5 questions depending on your file and who they want to ask more about. I interviewed on a Monday and was accepted that Friday. They meet every other week on Thursday to make a decision on the last two weeks of apps. They rarely take off the waitlist but if you are waitlisted you could be picked up for the following application cycle via early decision. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was average. I didn't like the whole group interview atmosphere, I thought it was really impersonal. Also, it seemed like the interviewers were more interested in attacking the students then getting to know them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually enjoyed the interview, as crazy as it sounds, and would have like to have it extended. This was my first medical school interview, however I've done many job interviews before so it feels very similar. When people post "the panel was not friendly", its just the normal setting for any serious interview so you shouldn't freak out. I enjoyed the panel setting because I was able to intergrate other student's answers with my own. Best advice that I can give to anyone interviewing is the following: research the school, know your application and be prepared to talk about anything you've done, PRACTICE by doing mock interviews with other people, get there a day early and explore the school by talking with the students, and for goodness sake call ahead and find out who will be interviewing you! Its just common sense, because you will be able to eliminate any possible variables that might throw you off. In addition, you can do some research on your interviewers and come up with some well thought out questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"overall very positive, althought the "group interview" of five students all interviewing at once was new" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my only interview and it was great. Dr. Haight was everything that I expected and more. The entire group of interviewees (9 total split into a group of 4 and a group of 5) were awsome. Whitney (UCLA), Steven (BSU), Justin (Akron), Emily (Austin... Hook 'EM Horns), Sonja (Berkley), Mijo (Boston by way of Chicago). Josiah (Camas), and Rashna (Chicago) I wish you all the best of luck. On another note... I wound up getting extremely ill after my interview in Monday. My plan was to attend classes on Tuesday with my friend (OMS I) and about 10 minutes into OMM lab I had to go to the bathroom to get sick. I was not able to hold anything down and being diabetic that is not a good thing. My friend was studying and I was laying on the bathroom floor in the library because it was cool when Mike (a second year) asked my how I was doing. He suggested that we go to the OMM lab to try to help with some of my symptoms. It helped a little bit, but not much. Dr. Cislo was also there and suggested that I be taken to the Cove Island Clinic to have my blood glucose checked. Gerard (another second year) offered to drive me there. It turned out that my sugar was fine and I have a viral infection of some kind. The physician at the clinic said to stay hydrated and drink alot of gatorade. I was still dresses for OMM lab from that morning so Gerard paid for my Gatorade. The point to this long story is that the type of caring and dedication to the health of others I witnessed at Touro is exactly what I am looking for in a medical school education. If I do not get in this time around Touro will be the only place that I apply to next year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"In general, the interview was easy. People who were interviewed with me got more difficult questions than I did. You should really know what you wrote in your both applications. It is important to support other students who are interviewed. It creates better impression about you as a person. I wish more useful information was given during the orientation. We even did not have a presentation by a Financial Aid representative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight was wonderful, he was informative, professional and funny. As for the interview session itself; the panel of interviewers were not at all friendly. The interviewers looked bored, unhappy and intimidating the entire time. About 90% of the questions we were asked were general questions; slightly related to our personal file but not quite. This interview was not as "laid back" as I was anticipating, it may be b/c i'm a very nervous person esp under pressure. I felt as if I wasn't able to express myself and allow the interviewers to learn about me at a more personal level. From this point on... their impression of me is 100% subjective and i believe the questions I was asked were random and have very little pertinence to me and are difficult to use as a gauge to measure my 'fit' and abilities to being an integral part of TUCOM-MI campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Haight was sweet, but contradicted himself many times during his presentation. For instance, he spent twenty minutes talking about how other,less competent schools over-enrolled their classes - a few mintutes later he then admitted TCOM over-enrolls by >30%, but tried to call it something else. He seemed so eager to please I didn't trust him at all by the end of his presentation. He dodged a question about board scores. Friendly tour guide was a first year who didn't show us student center/ housing. The group interview is actualy kind of cool because you can see what other people say during their interviews and judge how you are doing compared to the rest of the group. Interviewers were very cool, but I was taken aback when interviewers got into a short discussion between themselves about whether or not nursing school was starting in fall. It seemed like something proffesors would be at least minimally informed about. I was accepted but also got into CCOM same day and chose CCOM, in part because TCOM wants $2000 deposit within 2 weeks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of five, this was my best interview. I felt at ease, people were friendly, and the school was much nicer than I expected. Everything about the interview went well. It will be difficult to choose between Touro and DMU." More from this Member | Report Response

"The other interviews I've had were more chatty and informal. I felt like the panel was grilling us. They weren't very friendly, and to be perfectly honest, considering this was my only interaction with the faculty of TUCOM, they didn't strike me as a very friendly or helpful group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a positive experience. The panel both relaxed me but I think also made me do worse than I would have otherwise. Questions were mostly directed about experiences listed in application. Interveriewers were nice, little emotion was shown." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was not that great. I answered all of the questions fairly well, except one. I had an answer to one interviewer's question, yet the other interviewer proceeded to ask me another along the same lines of the topic - except he was shoving words in my mouth. I had to correct his misconceptions of what I was saying, and I believe he got offended. Our panel of interviewers were not friendly. One guy constantly kept interrupting interviewees, repeating their question in a rude tone, waving hand signals to tell the student to stop, and others just flat out telling the applicants that they were "wrong." Three of the four interviewers spent much of their time grilling one applicant in particular, one with an economics degree, as to his qualifications and the rigor of his study habits, etc. Again, when the interviewer did not like his answer, he flat out told the applicant "uh uh, no, no, that's not what I was looking for. Let me repeat it again." Imagine this, with an interviewer waving his finger, pointing directly at you. I was so surprised. I was also even more surprised at how horrible all of my other interviewee's answers were. I don't even know how they ended up at the interview. I suppose some people are just not well developed in public relations, or speaking, in general. I will tell you though, some of their answers amazed me - I wanted to laugh so hard, but unfortunately there were too many people around me. One interviewee went even so far as to mock osteopathic medicine by saying it was similar to Eastern herbal medicine, in his attempt to explain why he was interested in the profession. I also did not like one of the interviewer's questions either. If someone has good statistics, you should not ask them why they are applying to osteopathy and not an allopathic institution (as if there was something wrong in having good numbers and being interested in becoming a D.O.). The interview experience was just a disappointment. I truly was amazed by the interviewer's lack of courtesy, and by the interviewee's lack of common sense." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of hype on this website about the interview panel grillin students. The interviewers were nice, and of course they are gonna ask tough questions. This isn't suppose a cake walk. Almost every question they ask comes from your profile. Be prepared to answer anything about your application. If you did research, volunteer, anything, be prepared to talk about it. You just gotta realize that they also want natural answers, don't make up some jargon cuz they'll know. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview seemed to present questions in a less than pleasent manner. 2 out of the 3 interviewers asked the typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was probably my best interview so far. I have had this type of interview before. It's nice because you get a break between questions and compare yourself to other candidates. The questions were still tough though." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty disappointed with how I thought I did. There were some tough questions, mostly implying that my current lifestyle was not preparing me for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because I had known about the style of interview, I was able to prepare well for it. All of the questions will pertain to your application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really nervous, for some unknown reason. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Met with Dr. Haight for ~1.5 hours to discuss the application and interview process. Talked about financial aid briefly, then toured the school with student. Followed up with panel interview and lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Each answer had to be stellar because of the limited time within the group. It was helpful to see how other people presented themselves, as TUCOM was my first group interview experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"affected me positively, I got in and I may go there. The 2000 dollar deposit thing is rediculous (have to pay it within two weeks or your spot is taken away). I think thats kinda mean. Especially since my interview was so early. If you dont mind the dumpiness of mare island, than you could have a good time there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Haight is a great admissions director. I liked how he took the time to personally meet us at the hotel before we went to the campus. He was very informative and was very encouraging. He made us feel proud that we were there for an interview. All they needed to know now was how we were like in person. I liked the panel format. We had 3 doctors and a student to 3 interviewees. I felt that the easiest questions came from the student. Overall, it was a good interview day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The panel was composed of the librarian, a DO, a student and a pHD. I am pretty sure that the pHD mixed up my file with another student's. They did take the time to read our files however..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was nice. Dr. Haight met us at the hotel and gave us information about the school and the admissions process. We then went to the school for more information sessions and a tour of the campus. The people in my interview group were hella cool which made the panel interview more comfortable. Plus my interview panel were all really nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience. Make sure you are able to talk in front of your peers and listen attentively. Know yourself and your motivation for osteopathic medicine or you will be drilled with questions. An overall relaxing day " More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed really well - but I didn't learn much about the school no matter how many questions I asked. No one was willing to talk about the basic science curriculum (except that they have letter grading), no one was willing to address the horrible board pass rates nor how the school controls/sets up a clinical curriculum; the tour was lead by an MSI - who knew NOTHING about the inner workings of a medical education (but in his kindness he did offer to ask someone else and email us) etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, my interview experience at TUCOM was surprisingly more relaxed than I expected it to be. Dr. Haight did a really good job of explaining the interview process and even asked us mock interview questions and gave good interview tips before we interviewed. Both students and faculty were extremely nice and the interview was low stress. Also to clarify about their group interview: although you are interviewing with a group of people, the interviewers don't pose one question to the group...they ask each candidate individual questions so don't worry about having to compete with other candidates. I also recommend meeting the other students at the hotel before going to TUCOM, even if you're not staying there. Dr. Haight gave us a lot more information and prep tips than at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"After some negative comments on SDN about Touro facilities and classes, I came in with a disenchanted view of the school. This was my first medical school interview, and I appreciated Dr. Haight talking to us about the entire admissions process as well as things we should be careful of. He was very forthcoming about saying that Touro's diversity is not where it should be, but they are working on it. Touro is placing a heavier weight on more clinical/research/volunteer experience rather than just the academic portion part of your application file. Everyone who gets an interview has the grades and the scores to go to medical school. Sure we have our holes in our files, and they will be explored in the interview. But the purpose of the interview is to see how well you communicate with people around and when you are underpressure. During the day, there were 10 people interviewing with me. We were split into 2 groups of 5, and then we proceeded with the interview. There were 3 doctors, and one student representative. They asked great questions, and responded to question posed to them with great responses. The campus isn't as bad as most people seem to say it is. Does it have faults? Yes it does...but it is the people and the teachers that make the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not enjoy it. Comments were made to other interviewees that offensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"low stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience. Hotel was nice, Dr. Haight helps you out so much. The interviewers are nice, the students are very friendly, basically it was a great day. I liked the panel format, but I just didn't feel like my interviewers were asking me interesting questions. For example, one interviewee has been abroad, is an artist, and got to speak about teaching. Those things are fun to talk about, but no one asked me about my art background or my college athletics experience, or my teaching. It just seemed odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview, and thanks to an early acceptance, my last! I still have 7 interviews scheduled, but why bother? Touro is relaxed but academically rigorous, its close to my family and I feel like all the students play critical roles in the positive dynamic of the school. I can't wait until next August!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was boatloads of fun. I know that sounds strange but it really was. The interviewers both had a good sense of humor and the other candidates were eager to share their stories. So it was a very collaborative experience. This interview is not so much about you as it is about how well you play with others. Keep in mind that throughout medical school and beyond you will be faced with group interview and feedback situation (can you say ROUNDS) and the ability to be yourself around others is an important trait to develop. This interview is very low pressure and any anxiety I had going in to the interview quickly disappated after a few hours talking to Dr. Haight and the others in the group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Before I went to the Tucom-LV interview at Mare Island, I had done some research online about the research experience of others through SDN. I read the negative ones first, since I figure it is best to know what is bad about the school and prepare myself for the worst. But those reviews are wrong. I actually had an enjoyable time during my interview. The drive from the airport to the the hotel was amazing, especially the drive over the bridge across the bay. The hotel wasn't that bad either. I just hoped the front desk could give better driving directions to local restruants, I almost got lost trying to find a place to eat. The campus at Mare Island wasn't as bad as what people say. Eventhough we didn't get to tour the campus, everything looks fine to me. Now the best part, Dr. Haight. I had read a lot of reviews saying Dr. Haight was great and I finally had a chance to meet him myself. I have to agree with others. I strongly believed he made the interview process much more easier to go through. He mentioned that he hand picked all the interviewees based on qualities that he believed each student pocess that will make them a good doctor. I believed he does, such can seen in the students interviewing with me. We were a great group and we supported each other through the whole process even though we just met that morning. I seriously hope we all get in so we can all party together down at vegas.