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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why did you apply to TUCOM/What attracted you to TUCOM?" Report Response

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

"Do you think patients are overmedicated?" Report Response

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

"see above for the other two." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about herbal remedies not being regulated by the FDA?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read "The D.O.'s", reviewed my application, their website, spoke with a current student" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I had a great day. I was a little more nervous than I should have been because it was my first interview. Everyone was very nice and friendly. I stayed at the Best Western the night before (as suggested by TUCOM) and I would encourage everyone to attend the breakfast that is held there. I recieved a lot of valuable information during that time with Dr. Haight. After breakfast, we took a shuttle to the campus where we had a very brief overview of financial aid followed by a tour. Our student tour guide was very helpful and honest. The interview followed the tour which is a panel interview. 5 students vs. 4 interviewers (one was a student) sitting across the table. It seems as though the students are very happy to be there and the faculty is motivated and friendly. For a new school, I think they have it pretty together academically. They don't yet have a very extensive list of activities/organizations, but that will come with time. Definitely go with an open mind and try not to let the appearance of the island sway your decision. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2003

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