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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?

6 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself, why Western and why DO?" Report Response

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

"Elaborate on your clinical experiences and shadowing a DO." Report Response

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

"Do you think you communicated effectively with the patients you've treated so far (teenagers and adults)? How are those two things different?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""A 50 year old male presents with low back pain. As a personal trainer what do you do?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""There are some inconsistancies with your science grades. Would you like to explain that?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"interview feedback, talking to other interviewees, other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"One word: Robbie's (those of you who've been there will know what I'm talking about! Seriously, I really love Southern California and thought the Pomona area (and Claremont) was simply gorgeous. The area outside the school isn't as nice, but it's not the ghetto I thought it was going to be. The inside of the buildings are very nice and modern with lots of internet connections. The labs seemed very nice. The staff and students seemed great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Well, the school is a strip mall. Literally. But I thought it was kind of kooky and funny, actually." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I really liked the area much more than I thought I would. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was more challenging than I thought it would be, but not necessarily in a bad way. It's always tough having tag team style question throw at you. Plus, the weren't really softball getting to know you questions. It seemed like they really wanted to make sure that I would be academically prepared to do well in medical school and they were giving me the oppurtunity to do that. Be prepared to define your academic record." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/04/2003

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