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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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 did I want to go to TUCOM?" Report Response

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

"Why didn't I take science courses beyond the premed requisites?" Report Response

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

"How did I study for the MCAT?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked to talk about the most difficult obstacle I had overcome." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked to explain how being an English major would be an advantage in practicing medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my 4th interview, so I've got it down already." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab was really well lit with natural light and had great air circulation. That's about it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The director of admissions, Dr. Haight, spent at least 2 and a half hours talking about the admissions process instead of about the school. At other schools, usually faculty and students talk about the curriculum, rotations, etc., but at TUCOM, the only information we got about the school itself was from our student guide. At other schools I've been able to talk to at leat 5 or 10 students, but at TUCOM, it was just Dr. Haight talking about medical school admissions and not medical education. It was a real turn off that they didn't make any attempt to present anything about TUCOM. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you have to wear nothing buy a sports bra and shorts for OMM lab. Had I know that, I wouldn't have even interviewed. I mean, I have a hot body, but I don't want to be in front of my medical school class in a sports bra." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The other interviews I've had were more chatty and informal. I felt like the panel was grilling us. They weren't very friendly, and to be perfectly honest, considering this was my only interaction with the faculty of TUCOM, they didn't strike me as a very friendly or helpful group. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn Vallejo

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/21/2005

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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