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Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Year founded: 2007
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 50
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Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatry School
Pomona
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 25 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $38,700
  • Non - Resident Tuition $38,700
  • Application Fee N/A
  • AVG MCAT 498
  • AVG GPA 3.4
  • LIZZYM Score 57.6
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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 309 E. Second St.
  • Pomona 91766-1854
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Pursuing a DPM degree at Western University of Health Sciences offers students a small, private, health-focused environment which fosters interprofessional learning with other health professions. In many cases, students will learn alongside medical students in our well-regarded College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP). Students receive an introduction to early clinical training beginning the first year which will help to accelerate professional and communication skills, and they will also have access to new podiatric medical and surgical residencies being developed with our clinical partners. WesternU has a long-standing university-wide humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students as well as outstanding student support services, including tutoring and disability resources. WesternU's College of Podiatric Medicine is fully accredited through the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and is committed to providing its students all the support they need to succeed academically and professionally

Curriculum

The groundbreaking curriculum is founded on a new approach to podiatric medicine based on real world case studies, non-textbook critical thinking, problem solving, and skill building in an interactive team approach. Our four-year program allows students to learn with an integrated team of health professionals in a part of the country with a wealth of clinical opportunities. This curriculum was developed by an internationally renowned team with over 85 years of podiatric medical experience: Drs Lawrence Harkless, Lester Jones, and Robert Christman, who are recognized for their leadership in the diabetic foot, bio-mechanics and radiology fields.

Facilities

Western University is a thriving academic health center spread out over 22 acres in Pomona, CA. The main campus currently includes 15 major buildings and construction has begun on two new building projects totaling an investment of more than $100 million. These buildings will be shared by students in optometry, dentistry, osteopathic and podiatric medicine. The design fosters interprofessional education and patient care.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 21
Negatively 2
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.79 24

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 25

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I wish I got to see more of the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"only suggestion is that the tour felt a little rushed. maybe allocate more time for lunch/campus tour. Otherwise it was a great day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall good" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very receptive to candidates' concerns, personable, remarkably accommodating. No suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office did a great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Continue the great work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office was friendly and responsive!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did you switch from so and so field to podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if another classmate broke the honor code?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you could go back in time, how would you better prepare yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the a time in which you were stretched thin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you had to make a difficult decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when you missed a deadline." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide example of a time when you gave constructive criticism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please give me an example when you had to convince someone of something that they did not believe in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to make a decision that you know others would not be in favor of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time that you have to make a hard decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me a time you gave constructive criticism" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to make someone see the way you saw things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a difficult person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me of a time where you had to deal with a difficult person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time you interacted with someone who had different values that you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of when you showed initiative and took the lead." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a time when you had to persuade someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if a fellow student had broken a rule (i.e. honor code)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient wanted you to perform a certain procedure that you thought was unnecessary, but the patient insists you to do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell a patient that you need to amputate his foot?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your journey to podiatry: How did you come to be interested in podiatric medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you had to diffuse a difficult situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one quality that you have that will set you apart from everyone else in the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a time when you had to follow a policy that you did not like but you had to follow" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were interesting...sorry but I hate these types of questions because all I ended up doing was answering based on experiences that were in my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of them were." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were about situations/life experiences (5 total with time left to ask the interviewers questions). The interviewers have never seen your file and knew nothing about you. It was a little strange compared to all the other schools, but very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

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