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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?

3

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)?

"What do you like about osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"How can you help in rural areas?" Report Response

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

"What's the best part of living in a rural area? The worst?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would I help serve rural areas? (or something like that)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practice questions, reading over application and essays, school's website, articles on school, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight is wonderful and helpful, gives a nice ego boost before the interview. Faculty were nice along with the interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We did not get a tour, they said seeing the Mare Island campus would be pointless since we were all applying to Las Vegas, but we could stay after if we wanted. I didn't have time, but I really wanted to see the campus. But I would have rather seen the Las Vegas campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The campus is really not that bad. It is an old naval base, and the buildings (non-campus) are a little run down, but the whole island is clean and pleasant looking. Once you get to the school there are flowers and trees and I think it's quite nice. The panel interview was not so bad either. It was like the others were there for moral support, not to compete or intimidate. Everyone did a great job. The questions were all based of our applications and why we chose osteopathic medcine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/19/2004

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