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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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)?

"What brings you to TCOM? " Report Response

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

"What is the biggest challenge facing the AIDS community? (I'm an AIDS advocate who spends a lot of time in Washington)" Report Response

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

"What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an advocate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the biggest challenge facing the AIDS community in America?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your advocacy in Washington?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, lots of mock interviews, read application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewing proffesors were diverse (a native Spanish speaker, a Dead-head) and interesting. Mare Island is actualy very pretty. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Depressing rotations. Uninformed tour guide and interviewers. Lecture hall, gym and food facilites. Confusing, contridicary presentation by Dr Haight. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"TCOM has NO affiliated hospitals within commuting distance of the school. The VAST majority of rotations are in other, distant states (IL,AZ)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Haight was sweet, but contradicted himself many times during his presentation. For instance, he spent twenty minutes talking about how other,less competent schools over-enrolled their classes - a few mintutes later he then admitted TCOM over-enrolls by >30%, but tried to call it something else. He seemed so eager to please I didn't trust him at all by the end of his presentation. He dodged a question about board scores. Friendly tour guide was a first year who didn't show us student center/ housing. The group interview is actualy kind of cool because you can see what other people say during their interviews and judge how you are doing compared to the rest of the group. Interviewers were very cool, but I was taken aback when interviewers got into a short discussion between themselves about whether or not nursing school was starting in fall. It seemed like something proffesors would be at least minimally informed about. I was accepted but also got into CCOM same day and chose CCOM, in part because TCOM wants $2000 deposit within 2 weeks. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/12/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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