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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"So tell me why you are applying to an osteopathic program in addition to the allopathic program and what major differences separate these two fields in your opinion?" Report Response

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

"Please account for the descrepancy between some of your grades and your competitive MCAT scores." Report Response

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

"If you were the dean of the school with unlimited funds, what would be the first thing you would implement? Question was regarding incorporating technology into medicine." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were the dean of the school with unlimited funds, what would be the first thing you would implement? (was asked this regarding incorporating technology into medicine)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Please explain the descrepancy between some of your lower grades and your competitive MCAT scores." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, practice questions, research the schools interests, location, research opportunities, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was incredibly impressed with the state of the art anatomy lab and that the student/cadaver ratio is only 4-5 students per body. I was also impressed with how friendly and family-like the students were on campus. They all were so friendly!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The imediate surrounding area in Vallejo is a little run down. But most students I talked to live in the next town over, Benicia, which I'm told is much nicer anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"N/A" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were friendly and enthusiastic. I liked that they were not all from the same back ground. One DO, two PhDs, and one student. It made for any interesting conversation and well rounding questions. I liked the group panel format because it gave you time to think about your next answer, instead of being bambarded with question after question." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

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?

01/09/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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