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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine and why DO?" Report Response

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

"You have an interesting career path, why did yo gravitate towards medicine?" Report Response

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

"What is glycomics (my field of research)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is a vedic healer (referencing my essay)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you counsel a patient who desires only alternative treatment (I could see the bias for traditional chemo/surgury)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading on SDN, reading DO resources, drfreely.com" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The auditoriums are pretty nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No wireless internet. The School is VERY ugly. No real campus feel. Student center is pretty non-existant. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Mare Island is totally a wreck! It is a pathetic clean-up job littered with ugly old naval ship yards and construction hangars. The school should have bought a nice plot in Benicia or elsewhere and build a totally new campus!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The panel was composed of the librarian, a DO, a student and a pHD. I am pretty sure that the pHD mixed up my file with another student's. They did take the time to read our files however..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/29/2004

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