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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"see above" Report Response

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

"see above" Report Response

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

"How will you handle such an intense science curriculum?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Should the supplement industry be regulated? I do research and prod. dev. for supplement co. I said DEFINITELY! (and i think drugs should be better regulated)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What else would you do if you did not enter medicine? I said I would keep applying, which made the panel laugh. Then I said research, psychology or public health." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Relaxed and laughed as much as possible. Visited the campus a couple times. Read the Weekly World News the nite before to loosen up." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"In my several visits...the anatomy lab has fresh air. The students look healthy and happy despite the constant onslaught of info. The faculty is very available. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I totally can't stand Vallejo, and I hate driving cuz i think it's wasteful. I'll either have to live in vallejo (gulp), or drive A LOT! So maybe i'll get a biodiesel car..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Actually after my visit, the deposit is 3000 bucks total. Nonrefundable. When i'm still interviewing, that doesn't seem fair or just. I know they need to know who's coming, but they could at least tell applicants how much to save up or borrow." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was hard to tell how I did. The panel format was kinda choppy and impersonal. However, it was great to learn about other applicants. They were impressive and I felt good about knowing that if i didn't get in, i would understand just how competitive it is!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

3 out of 10

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