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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"Define family and its importence to you" Report Response

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

"What is a life lesson you have learned?" Report Response

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

"Is your wife suppportive of you going to medical school? Would she like to live in the bay area? Should students with families be given exemptions regarding traveling for rotations?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You just had a baby and spoke much about the beauty of seeing life brought into the world. How would you react to a patient who wanted an abortion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have a miracle pill that will cure cancer but you only have enough to give to half of your patients. How do you decide who gets the pill and how do you maintain your positive attitude and optimism in this situation?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read TUCOM's online catalog, read SDN interview feedback/forums, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight epotomizes what an Admissions Director should be. He lays everything on the table and answers any questions. His openness makes you feel comfortable with the school and really boosts its image. Also, the anatomy lab is all that it's cracked up to be, truly wonderful!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mare Island is to put it best a work in progress. There is a golf course there, but not a whole lot else. No family housing on the island" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's understandable, but there's only a 2 week window to accept or decline a seat and the deposit is $2000" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole process was great. 7 of the 10 interviewees stayed at the quality inn and took the shuttle over to the school, so we were all pretty comfortable with each other. Dr. Haight made us feel even more welcome by overviewing the school and the interview process. We went around the room and introduced oursleves, with Dr. Haight giving input on each person. Then we had a campus tour by a student who answered many questions. The group interview was low stress since we all knew each other by that point and were asked different questions so it never felt like we were competing with each other. We got asked about three questions each. Oh, there's a brief financial aid overview, a boxed lunch, and a wrap-up by Dr. Haight" 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?

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?

OAK

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?

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/22/2005

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

10 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?

8 out of 10

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