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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"you have worked with both m.d.'s and d.o.'s - why did you choose osteopathy? what's the difference?" Report Response

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

"strengths and weaknesses? - i think they want to hear a good story that shows these qualities?" Report Response

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

"as a resident of XX state, your medical education would be dramatically cheaper if you were accepted there. If you were accepted to both us and them who would you choose? after all, money must be a big factor in your decision." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how do you feel about assisted suicide? They recently legalized it in Oregon, and I'm curious how you feel about it. He went on to give an example of a patient with 3 months to live, afraid of pain, and asking for death." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What criteria did you take into account when applying to WesternU and if you are accepted to every medical school to which you apply, how will you determine which school to attend?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, recording and listening to myself answer, reviewing questions of all sorts." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the strong academic background of the students, the redesigned curriculum. The school has a sincere desire to churn out quality physicians (not just recieve grants for research) - I expected a hokey "D.O." school and was pleasantly surprised to meet very well educated and ambitious students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"pomona is a hole. It's not ghetto, it's just non-existent. Apparently the surrounding areas are full of very nice communities and many of the students live near campus anyway (a new apartment complex was erected as student housing)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"-" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The overall experience was fantastic. I originally had very low expectations for this school and was very surprised upon entering the buildings. the lecture halls are pretty state-of-the-art, the students are much more academic and serious than i had expected and the faculty are quite dedicated to the profession and to the improvement of osteopathic medicine." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

lax

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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