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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?

50 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)?

"Only 4 questions asked - the interesting and difficult ones above, and then two that were specific to my personal statement" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would I explain to a child why Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent fight, being that they are teamates." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would I juggle a family life with a professional life? Specifically, how would I draw the line between tending to my patients and tending to family needs." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had already had an interview elsewhere - I just drew on that experience" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The respect the faculty has for the students, and the happiness of the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mare Island looks like a war zone." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That TUCOM follows the sabbath, and that the panel interview isn't 4 of them on one of me (as I saw on this website before). The interview is actually 4 of them on 4-5 inteviewers. They make the decision on whether to accept/reject one week after the interview - from that date you have two weeks to accept/reject the offer. If you accept, it is a $2000 deposit to hold your spot." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The insides of the school have been completely remodeled - and if the outside looked as good the school would be at the top of my list. The upside is that Napa is 10 min north (incredible wine) and SF is 30 min south (amazing city)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2002

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