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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Describe your graduate research as if you were talking to someone who had no background in science or medicine." Report Response

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

"Define professionalism" Report Response

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

"Since you are the only graduate student on your panel, how will that experience help you at Touro?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe your graduate research as if you were talking to someone who had no background in science or medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Define professionalism" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't, I just relaxed and was going to try my best" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the interview, the great anatomy and OMM lab, and the proximity to San Francisco and Napa Valley" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The island (outside the campus) is under a renovational period. Mare Island is an old naval base and is visually challenging to look at." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known more about osteopathy and its history" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a panel interview with 3 faculty members and one student. The questions asked to the student panel were very personal and based on the student's individual file. I was very impressed with the library, the OMM lab room, and the anatomy lab. We were informed by a student there that in Histology lab you are given your own microscope and slide box for lab and a lot of lab work is virtual on the computer. The school's faculty seemed to be their greatest asset. They seemed more focused on you as an individual then on your exam scores, past research, or MCAT marks. I think the students that performed the best during the interview were calm, talked slowly, and kept eye contact with both the interviewer, the whole interview panel, as well as the student panel. The students seemed to be very connected and relaxed. The day I interviewed was some sort of "funny hat day" and a large % participated. I also heard they get out of school early (12:00) on Fridays. After the students finished with their questions, the interview panel let us ask questions about them. My question was, "What are the best and worst features of TUCOM?" They responded that TUCOM's surrounding area was not the prettiest, but that the school was new and undergoing lots of changes, including adding new buildings, expanding, and renovating. They also mentioned that the faculty and adminstration listens to student's suggestions and makes changes highly based upon them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2002

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