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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?

7 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)?

"You have been out of school for 7 years. Why has it taken you so long to make the decision to go back to school?" Report Response

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

"You have been at your current job (in clinical research) for 5 years, so clearly you like what you are doing. Whay would you give that up to go $200,000 in debt, and have no life for the next several years?" Report Response

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

"What is your favorite place to road trip (one of my listed hobbies)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite place to road trip (one of my listed hobbies)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have been at your current job (in clinical research) for 5 years, so clearly you like what you are doing. Whay would you give that up to go $200,000 in debt, and have no life for the next several years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site and reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seems to really like the school and the helpfulness of the faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Most of the 3-4th year rotations are out of the area. Although I new this going into the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview was stressful because of the group interview setting. It felt as though they asked questions specifically to put you under pressure. One of the students in my group was asked how her learning disability would affect her ability to succeed on the boards. I thought it was completely inappropriate to mention her learning disability in a group setting. Questions were definately asked to make you feel uncomfortable and to see how you would respond when put on the spot. This was much different from my other interview experiences where interviewers tried to determine if you were a good fit, rather than tried to make you uncomfortable. Also, 2 of the interviewers on my panel seems to have issues with earch other. This also added to the discomfort of the process." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2003

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