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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?

2 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)?

"Something along the lines of which component of osteopathic medicine do I believe in the most, or value the highest" Report Response

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

"how will you keep good health habits while in medical school?" Report Response

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

"Explain more about your thesis (it was in my file)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Medical school students are very busy. How do you plan to take time to care for your health (exercise, eat well, sleep) as a medical school student?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All the questions were very straightforward and from my file. There weren't any "difficult" questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, knew my file well, went to the hotel breakfast, made up my mind to enjoy the experience...after all, how many of these opportunities does one get in a life?!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved the city of San Francisco. It's such an awesome place to be. And Dean H was great. He was so nice, honest, and reassuring. The school treated you very respectfully, and I liked that. The goal was not to intimidate us. And I loved the interviews being conducted in a group format. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Fly into the Oakland airport, instead of SFO, if you can. It's closer to Vallejo!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was an awesome experience to meet other interviewees and to finally be taken seriously as a medical school student prospect. The school and interviewers are on your side--I promise they are not out to get you! If you get the interview, they are impressed with your file and you don't have to worry about "weaknesses" in your file. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2002

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