Menu Icon Search
Close Search

< Response List


Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • 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

How you think you did?

10 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?

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 are you interested in becoming a D.O., and how did you find out about it?" Report Response

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

"You have worked in an allopatric environment. When you become a D.O., how will you hope to change the department you are working in to accept the D.O. philosophy?" Report Response

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

"In terms of the D.O. philosophy, what is the difference between treating a patient who is in an inpatient facility versus a patient who is in an outpatient facility?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In terms of the D.O. philosophy, what is the difference between treating a patient who is in an inpatient facility versus a patient who is in an outpatient facility?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have worked in an allopatric environment. When you become a D.O., how will you hope to change the department you are working in to accept the D.O. philosophy?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, read through primary and secondary apps." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight, the students, and surprisingly the facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The library is way too small." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't use mapquest...if you are going to drive, make sure you follow the bus that goes from the hotel to the campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After some negative comments on SDN about Touro facilities and classes, I came in with a disenchanted view of the school. This was my first medical school interview, and I appreciated Dr. Haight talking to us about the entire admissions process as well as things we should be careful of. He was very forthcoming about saying that Touro's diversity is not where it should be, but they are working on it. Touro is placing a heavier weight on more clinical/research/volunteer experience rather than just the academic portion part of your application file. Everyone who gets an interview has the grades and the scores to go to medical school. Sure we have our holes in our files, and they will be explored in the interview. But the purpose of the interview is to see how well you communicate with people around and when you are underpressure. During the day, there were 10 people interviewing with me. We were split into 2 groups of 5, and then we proceeded with the interview. There were 3 doctors, and one student representative. They asked great questions, and responded to question posed to them with great responses. The campus isn't as bad as most people seem to say it is. Does it have faults? Yes it does...but it is the people and the teachers that make the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2004

// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //