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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"See above" Report Response

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

"How will I handle the heavy work load? (while this was easy to answer, I'm not positive why I was asked since they were familiar with my background)" Report Response

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

"If multiple school offer me a seat, how will I choose which one to attend?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Given my advanced pharmacology degree and current clinical position, why pursue medicine at this point?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website, SDN, reviewed essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight is absolutely amazing. I guarantee any stress you felt walking in will be relieved in the first 10 minutes of meeting with him. Very clean (odorless)anatomy lab and block exam schedule. This depends on student preference, some schools give exams every week. Also,the schedule is great for even the most reformed/conservative of Jews (classes end early on Fridays and all holidays off). Also housing off campus seems affordable. Oh yes, one more thing....you will have a decision within 2 weeks. In fact I received notice of acceptance the Friday after my interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Owning a car is a MUST (coming from a large, metropolitan city this is unique for me). There is nothing on the island and no real cafeteria on campus. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Do not follow the directions they give you. With all the construction on the island, there are not many street signs. Follow detour signs and leave yourself plenty of time to get there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very different than what I expected from SDN (except for Dr Haight, who unanimously is loved by all). The 4 people who interviewed me (3 professors and 1 student) were great, relaxed and not stress provoking at all. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

sfo

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

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?

9 out of 10

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