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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 do you want to do DO if your mom is an MD?" Report Response

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

"What aspects of the surgical curriculum at Touro impress you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How my English major relates to medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You're interested in becoming a surgeon. What is your opinion on operating on children with ambiguous genitalia?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application, read feedback on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus facilities. Mr. Haight, the Admissions Director, was also very encouraging and friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The atmosphere at TUCOM seemed a little impersonal. My tour guide wasn't eager to answer my questions (especially when I asked him if they have wireless connection, which they don't). I didn't feel particularly enthused to be there (especially considering how excited I was to interview at the location in NV)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the interviewer panel would be asking me ethical questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was average. I didn't like the whole group interview atmosphere, I thought it was really impersonal. Also, it seemed like the interviewers were more interested in attacking the students then getting to know them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/07/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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