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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why are you interested in medicine and specifically osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Can you tell us about a time where you disagreed with someone you worked in a team with? How did you approach this situation?" Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to? How many other interviews? What criteria did you use in applying?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you approach a situation where people on your team are falling behind on their obligations?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What does it mean to practice patient-minded medicine? (something like that, not sure the exact wording)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the school on the website, SDN Interview Feedback, Reviewed my app and secondaries, Read articles on current healthcare issues, Got 8 hours of sleep" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The attitude of pride and family among the western students and faculty, The curriculum, The facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Paying to park and the early start time of the interview. Also, the agenda they gave us was old and not accurate so we were confused for 30 minutes before the interview started when we were just sitting and no overview started yet." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had practiced more motivational interviewing skills for the MMI. I also wish I had looked up more about healthcare aside from just reform. Besides that, I don't think there is anything else. It's hot outside. Be prepared for that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. I'm hoping for that acceptance in 2 weeks." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/8/2012

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I loved the interview. The only thing I would say is maybe push back the start time an hour, find a way for us to park where we don't have to pay, and proofread the interview packet because some of the dates were from last year." Report Response

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