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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?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to be a D.O. and what is the difference between a DO and MD?" Report Response

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

"What is your favorite research paper?" Report Response

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

"Why DO and not PhD? (since i'm in the research field)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"About my research paper in detail." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to be a DO and what is the difference between a DO and MD? One interviewer made it hard because he kept asking me follow up questions about MD vs. DO. Personally I thought I more than adequately answered the question, i suppose he was looking for something or maybe he was trying to fluster me. In any case, he was just staring me down the whole time I was gicing my DO speech." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn.com" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students and staff" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"TUCOM is in the middle of no where. I knew that before, i just didn't realize it was really "NO WHERE." the facilties are nice and more than enough room to do whatever you need. North Cal is a great place tho...berkeley's pretty cool. Probably live there and make the 30 min commute to school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Again, didn;t really know how extreme it was when i heard TUCOM was in the middle of no where." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school...the staff and students are nice. the north cal area in general is pretty cool. The interview was somewhat stressful only because of the one interviewer...the three others were pretty chill. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2003

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