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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"When and why did you decide to practice medicine? and when did you decide to be a DO? (followed up with questions on OMM)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your shadowing experiences. about your research." Report Response

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

"What are some of your weaknesses? Tell me about a time when you were placed in a position of responsibility?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"in relation to one of my shadowing experiences...was there anything that you learned not to do as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give me a specific example about how OMM is used in clinical practice. (was tough because i didn't shadow a DO before and the interviewer was an OMM professor)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, read my application, wrote out some answers to common questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the admissions staff and students are very nice...didn't get a chance to interact much with faculty, but our student tour guides said they're willing to help as much as possible. don't be fooled by the exterior...the inside of the buildings are very nice. the chance that you can do your third/fourth year rotations at over 70 different sites." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"area's not too great, library was a little small" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"it would have been helpful if i had shadowed a DO...so if you're applying to DO schools, SHADOW A DO!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"pretty long day...they have presentations, lunch with current students, tour of the facilities. the thirty minutes goes by really fast, but the interviewers seem genuinely interested in you and your activities." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2003

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