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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 choose your undergrad school?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? " Report Response

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

"Why Osteopathic medicine vs. Allopathic?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing extraordinary. We had one guy from the boonies that was asked what he learned from farming and how those experiences translate into being a doctor. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The typical, "What are your strengths/weaknesses?" " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over my secondary . . . all the interviewers quoted sections of my personal statements and asked me to broaden my views. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The group dynamic was great. Whenever the interviewers faces were "unfriendly" I could always turn to my peers and see their encouraging faces. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Didn't get to spend a lot of time with other staff memebers such as those in charge of rotation assignments, financial aid (even though every school has the same stuff to say), and student activities, etc. . . " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing surprising . . . the website is pretty decent for finding all you need to know. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The dean of admissions is a straight-shooter . . . he'll tell you the way things are and won't bullshit you. That in and of itself took the edge off of the interview from breakfast on. The group interview was interesting and much more relaxed than a one-on-panel or one-on-one. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/11/2003

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