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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Tell us how your experiences as a bioethicist have helped you develop as a person." Report Response

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

"If you were accepted to both D.O. and M.D. programs, where would you go?" Report Response

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

"You have a philosophy degree. How do you plan to succeed in medical school? Do you think that you will struggle?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us how your experiences as a bioethicist have helped you develop as a person." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were accepted to both D.O. and M.D. programs, where would you go?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, self reflection" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff is very friendly (although I can't really say the same for the professor I met); They are planning to build a research center sometime in the next 10 years." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1. The program appears very disorganized (I had my interview with the dean and a professor and the professor knew more about the upcoming curriculum changes than the dean; plus, the school has changed the curriculum every year for the past 3 years, so second year students will have had very different experiences than you); 2. the facilities (school is built on an old mall; updating the buildings is taking them a really long time); 3. the location (for those of you who have never been to Pomona, it is NOT Los Angeles; It is about 60 miles from anything interesting; the smog is even worse than L.A.); 4. the inept security guards (Pomona has a relatively high crime rate, so Western has security guards every where. The two I saw were old and I think I could have beaten them up); 5. the student tour guide (he acted very lazy and unintelligent; he didn't inspire me to want to go there in the least)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How completely negative the experience would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was accepted at this school, but the impact was so negative that I decided that it would be better to NOT go to medical school if this was the only place I was accepted. I want to go to school very badly, but realized that it's not worth it if it means I have to be miserable for 4 years to do it. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2005

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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