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  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Mare Island
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Vallejo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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?

4

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What are similarities between chemistry and emergency medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your healthcare experience?" Report Response

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

"See above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would I do if I saw a classmate cheating on a test?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would I do to slove the problems in healthcare?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, application, college website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Opportunities to study and train at several respected city hospitals. Dr. Haight was really nice and tried to make it as easy as possible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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??" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school definitely has some bright spots, but the admissions process leaves something to be desired. I was turned off at the beginning by the terrible hotel, the day was too long, and I would have rather herd about the merits of the school, rather than a presentation on how to impress the interviewers. Since it was a group, everyone only answered about 3-4 questions, much less than any of the other schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2003

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