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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"What is the difference between osteopathic and allopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe your undergraduate experience." Report Response

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

"Explain any clinical aspects of your research (this was hard mainly because my research during undergraute was mixed. I presently work as a pharacuetical chemist and this can be a very touchy subject for many people)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"About my undergraduate school. This wasn't so much interesting as it was the least stressful of the questions posed." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Hypothetical: You have a patient with uterine cancer who does not want to take chemotherapy or get a hysterectomy. She is only interested in 'alternative' medicine. How would you interact with this patient?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed school information and read over essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities seemed good and the classes we went by seemed to hold student attention." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location. Drove around in Vallejo for twenty minutes looking for a coffee shop. Also the route to the school is a mess of construction." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviews were done in panel format in front of the other prospective students. Highly stressful to be answering questions in such a manner. Not only that but you leave wondering why they asked you certain questions and asked others seemingly 'easy' questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stressful. The Dean of Admissions was really very nice and informative but the group interview style was needlessly unpleasant." 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?

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?

09/27/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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