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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?

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)?

"Why DO when your family is all MDs? Since you come from an MD family...what would you say to your family and other MDs about the DO philosophy to help them in their practices?" Report Response

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

"You said a doctor must be both honest and diplomatic...these words contradict...explain." Report Response

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

"Why DO? Why TUCOM versus DO schools in your state? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Since you come from an MD family...what would you say to your family and other MDs about the DO philosophy to help them in their practices?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You said a doctor must be both honest and diplomatic...these words contradict...explain." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight, current students, anatomy lab, and even though I thought I would hate it the group interview was really good. When the interviewers put you on the spot, the other interviewees are the ones cheering you on. It really chills out the whole process. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mare Island, other facilities, and that you only get like 4 questions in the interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Las Vegas situation, that the stats they give you about the acceptance rates are not true, and that despite what the website claims there is NO early clinical experience!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I don't want to repeat what everyone else said, so I'll keep it brief. Dr. Haight does rock! Mare Island does suck! But all-in-all I really liked the school. The students are all so freakin nice, and they all seem pretty pleased with their decison to be at TUCOM. MY ADVICE to people interviewing is to not get too relaxed after meeting Dr. Haight. He tends to boost your ego, so when you get to the interview you get sideswiped. Also, don't believe that the interviewers won't ask you about MCAT, GPA, and personal issues (like Dr. Haight assures). Because everyone in my interview group (all 8 of us) got asked about low MCAT scores, GPA or what other schools we applied to. One of my interviewers even told one girl she probably shouldn't pursue medicine!!! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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