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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?

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?

7 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?

2

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)?

"What things about being a doctor make you apprehensive?" Report Response

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

"What kind of practice interests you?" Report Response

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

"Why this school? Why osteopathy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Considering the nature of your job while in college, were there any situations that were significant to you and how did they affect your decision to become a doctor? (I worked for a blood bank supplying blood products to hospitals)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about illegal aliens being entitled to medical care? Think about this with the metaphor of the medical system as a boat full of people and illegals are people clamouring to get in and they might tip the boat... " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, reviewed all my application materials, pre-drafted answers to frequent questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students (even ones not from the orientation) were very enthusiastic, personable, and seemed to love the school. The dean was awesome to talk to and the rest of the staff put on an excellent orientation. I also learned that all the lectures are audio recorded and can be accessed on the internet if you cant make it to class." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school itself doesn't look much like a school. It looks more like a strip mall from the 60s. But the interiors are very nice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Our interview day turned out to be very long. There were not actually AM interviews and there were about 2 dozen applicants being interviewed in the afternoon. So we were actually there from 9 to about 4pm" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After going to the interview, I left with a very good impression of the school. The curriculum had been revised and seemed to be more condusive to learning both science and clinical skills" 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?

In 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?

8 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?

01/30/2005

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

9 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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