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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if a 14 year-old patient of yours came to asking for birth control." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really all that difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location, Southern California, the rotations available in 3rd and 4th years." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the campus really is a renovated strip mall, and it's obvious. When I asked about the high drop out rate of first year students (I asked two different people) they gave reasonable explanations for why students might leave (ie. family problems, pregnancy, etc) that might cause a student to leave any institution. However, they did not account for why that rate is higher at this school than others." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No unanticipated problems." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"To sum up my feelings about Western, I would have to say that as a medical school, it is sufficient and acceptable; but not much more. Nothing really impressed me about the school or its curriculum except that the rotations in the third and fourth years are numerous (150+) and of high quality (all across the nation and some international ones as well). However, I must admit that I don't know much about the rotations at other schools and this could very well be something one could find at any school. Although Western is sufficient and acceptable (in terms of being an accredited medical school that trains people to be physicians) I feel that it is pushing the limits of what is sufficient and acceptable. I would go here, but it would be because of the fact that the shortcomings of the school would be compensated by other things such as the SoCal atmoshpere and the presence of my fiance who would be in grad school at another school in the area. If it weren't for those things I would not go to Western." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/23/1979

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