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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"How did your brother, he's a DO, influence your decision to become an Osteopathic physician?" Report Response

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

"What do you want to be a DO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you expect to handle the heavy science load as a psychology major?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interview, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight is just as good, or better, than everyone says. If I was to go to this school it would because of the things he said. He really makes you feel good about being selected for an interview. The others I interviewed with were absolutely amazing and talented people. Dr. Haight knows how to pick 'em, I felt good knowing I was selected among such amazing people." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are not near as good as other DO schools, except the anat. lab. Everything else had an old and run down feel, the workout room was a joke. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"DO NOT USE MAPQUEST the directions were way off." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was one out of 6 students interviewed to 3 faculty. I was asked 3 questions in about an hour's time. The interviewers were cordial and seemed interested, but they didn't have a chance to get to know us at all with 5 other people in there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

OAK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

quality inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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?

4 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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