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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Summarize the events that led up to you deciding to apply to osteopathic school. " Report Response

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

"How do you handle conflicts? What did you do in the military? " Report Response

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

"What do you want to specialize in? Do you want to do research (I'm currently a research tech.)? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How is your experience in the military going to make you a better physician? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I told the interviewer that I wanted to specialize in hematology/oncology. So he asked me how I was going to handle the fact that most of my patients are going to be terminal." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, read over my application and tried to rest." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed really happy there and literally had no complaints about the school or their education. I drilled them with questions, and I could not get them to say one negative thing about the school, faculty, or anything." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I already knew this, but the buildings and the area of Pomona where the schools is located really does suck. But once you get inside the buildings they are very nice and updated. Try not to let the outside freak you out." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I arrived a day before my interview, and didn't schedule my flight out until the day after, thinking I would use the time to look around the campus and facilities. That was a total waste. They show you everything you need to see and know during your interview day. I just wasted money on the extra night in the hotel and wasted my PTO at work. If you really want a more personal view of the area/school, make sure you call the office and schedule something specifically with a student. If you just want to "look around" there's nothing extra to see." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I only had one interviewer, and I was supposed to have 3, so I was afraid this might be bad. But I got in, so I guess it was fine. :-) Overall I enjoyed my time there. They let you get snacks and drinks in the bookstore, and everyone is very nice and helpful. " 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 is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shilo Inn Hotel (not the suites)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/25/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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