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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 medicine and why DO?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"What did you enjoy about research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When answering a question in research, is it better to achieve this answer by a 5 minute experiment or by a 5 year experiment?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain the whole transition between medical school into residency... just talk about it. (Not mine)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over application, sdn questions, mock interview with friends, research my interviewers" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight was enthusiastic, funny, and approachable. The anatomy lab was amazing as expected. It seems that the students are a very close knit group, and the faculty are involved with student life." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus was quite small, and the remaining industrial and military buildings are not attractive. I didn't get to tour the student housing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That TUCOM is not affiliated with many CA hospitals in the area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I actually enjoyed the interview, as crazy as it sounds, and would have like to have it extended. This was my first medical school interview, however I've done many job interviews before so it feels very similar. When people post "the panel was not friendly", its just the normal setting for any serious interview so you shouldn't freak out. I enjoyed the panel setting because I was able to intergrate other student's answers with my own. Best advice that I can give to anyone interviewing is the following: research the school, know your application and be prepared to talk about anything you've done, PRACTICE by doing mock interviews with other people, get there a day early and explore the school by talking with the students, and for goodness sake call ahead and find out who will be interviewing you! Its just common sense, because you will be able to eliminate any possible variables that might throw you off. In addition, you can do some research on your interviewers and come up with some well thought out questions. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

05/16/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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