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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?

8 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?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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)?

"Will you take the MCAT over again? " Report Response

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

"See above" Report Response

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

"Be prepared to answer any suspions regarding your "fitness" for medicine." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Can there be joy in death? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Given that you have lived in Africa for the last two years, and that there are many needy people in the US, do you plan to practice medicine here or over there?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, portfolio creation, practice questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight is a blast. He is very honest and I frankly learned a lot about the admissions process. All the other interviewees got along and talked the whole time." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No student ambassadors, no information packets, no curriculum overview. Maybe just a busy day?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You need a car to buy groceries." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Okay. I was a little surprized that the interviewers believed that HIV is no longer a problem in the US, but this is a common misconception. I liked this format better than one on one as I am more used to talking in groups." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2005

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

7 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?

6 out of 10

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