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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

10 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)?

"Why?" Report Response

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

"See most interesting/difficult question" Report Response

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

"Tell us about work experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the medical symptoms of a certain disease." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over app, thought about the typical q's. I have already gotten into a higher choice school so I was laidback and relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Haight is everything students say he is. If you go to this school based on him then I can say that is a fair judgement." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything that is not Dr. Haight. The group interview was crap and a waste of time. The facilities are subpar to every school I have seen. Underground OMM lab, unimpressive anatomy lab, LOCATION. I don't know why they built a school on Mare Island but it is an abandoned, desolate area with no life in the immediate area. No food or social activity you must leave the island for everything.. it is the midst of construction everywhere and the sight of an abandoned naval yard is depressing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was hungry.. be prepared they feed you at the END. The interviews are in a group-format you will only speak for about 5 minutes total so be eloquent, sound well-prepared, etc." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were 6 students and 3 interviewers since the student interviewer was unavailable. I am not a fan of the group interview b/c I feel they didnt hear enough about me to really know me as a candidate. It was tiresome listening to everyone else stutter out some lame answer to a simple question. Learn to be direct and answer effectively.. They need to have these interviews in smaller settings. I think they want to pit you up against your peers to see how you do under pressure but since the questions are open-file and specific, this does not achieve anything except diffuse your personality into a group of six people whereby they are difficulty discerning who you are. I got in, was not surprised and am definitely not going. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

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?

SJC

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2006

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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