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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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 osteopathy?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"What are your goals?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Honestly, there were no interesting questions. The interviewer seemed bored (nice guy, just very "standard" and not interested in me personally)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. Everyone hates open questions... making the answer concise is tough." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through SDN, the school's website, read my applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions staff seemed very nice. My fellow interviewees were also quite nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus was very run-down (seemed under renovation, maybe). The interviewer seemed bored, even though he was very nice and I thought we hti it off, when it came down to the qeustion and answer portion... well, he had a lack of enthusiasm which made me uncomfortable." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The campus is not as nice as I expected. The facilities aren't so great (I had just come from a great experience at KCUMB a few days earlier). Even though I would love to go to school in SoCal, I did not feel wanted or comfortable at Western. If part of the interview purpose is for candidates to evaluate the school, then they should try harder to be more welcoming." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was uneventful. The hotel was good, shuttle was fine but I would recommend you call the morning of to confirm the pickup (they forgot to write it down and I only by chance caught the driver!). Also, BE ON TIME!! The shuttle is hotel-run so it will not wait for you. It left one interviewee who was not there (she called about 20 minutes later trying to figure out where the shuttle was). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shilo Inn Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2005

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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