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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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?

5

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"All questions from submitted secondary and application. Know yourself and your file!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First off - Dr. Haight is awesome. Except for the tour and interview, he's there with you for the entire day. He explains the admissions process, and calms you down, gives you some numbers to chew on. There some things that bothered me, though: 1) He talked about the total number of medical school seats in the area - but *never* mentioned COMP. I know that Cali is the only state with 2 DO schools, so there is bound ot be competition, but to deliberately not mention the other school is disingenuous. 2) If you interview early in the admission cycle, he will mention that from Sep to Dec, 212 interviewees are competing for 150 of the 187 total acceptances for TUCOM. This sounds like great numbers - greater than 70% chance of admission by numbers alone. However, at the end of the day, he will also mention the very cool way TUCOM operates their waitlist. In a nutshell, if you get placed high enough on the waitlist, even if you don't get admitted that year, there's a good chance that you will be offered early acceptance for the following year. Now, that's one of the most awesome and humane ways of running a waitlist, IMHO. However, what this means is that you aren't *really* competing for 150 seats in the first part of the year, but 150 minus whatever early acceptances they offered to peole who interviewed the previous year and were placed on waitlist. Never got that number, but the point is that there aren't really 150 seats to start with, but less. All in all, the school, the staff, faculty, were all very nice! Good luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2002

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