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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?

Neutral

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?

6 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)?

"Why do you want to be a Doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about foreign languages." Report Response

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

"What would you do about AIDS in Africa? (Teach them and educate them so they know the consequences of their actions! You can give them a fish (money, cure, etc) or you can teach them how to fish(no need for $ or a cure it is self curable)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I was in charge of a research found and had to decide which research to support, who would you give the funds to, Cancer research or AIDS research? Easy Cancer. AIDS is easily curable. (it is called abstinence). He also asked me why I would consider myself as having more responsibility than any other 24 year old. (I didn't consider myself as havingmore responsibility but I guess I do having a wife and Child on the way)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. Iguess why you want to be a Doctor. I didn't know I thought spending a quarter of a million dollars on schooling and giving about 10 years of my life to it sounded like the cool thing to do. I think those questions were answered in our applications." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application. Looked at the school's website. Surfed the morining before the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new curriculum. It is systems based after the first semester. They also have didactic weeks before the boards so they really prepare you for them. They also now have numerous practice exams for the boards!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. the campus facilities are different than most other schools but hey it used to be a strip mall. There is nothing negative about So. Cal. except if you don't speak spanish." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. How quick it is to get to even though there is traffic. It is really not that bad of a drive from Orange County to Pomona." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed it except the one student who wasted way to much time asking irrelevant questions. The Dean is amazing and has really changed the school for the better. He has a lot instore for the future and I would love to be apart of it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

sna

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?

09/19/2005

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

6 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?

7 out of 10

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