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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?

6 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)?

"How was you personal trauma affected your choice to become physician? " Report Response

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

"Do you plan to return to you homeland to do volunteer medical work?" Report Response

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

"You are an ER physician. Mother with an infant is entering your ER, screaming and saying the child has been abused by the baby sitter. Baby is badly bruised and minimally responsive? What is the first thing you do? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are an ER physician. Mother with an infant is entering your ER, screaming and saying the child has been abused by baby sitter. Baby is badly bruised and minimally responsive? What is the first thing you do? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How was you personal trauma affected your choice to become physician? Do you plan to return to you homeland to do volunteer medical work?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, read JAMA and other med journals, especially medical ethics and case studies on it. Read the SDN feedback and forums. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students' enthusiasm about the school, how nice Dr. Height was, how nice professors were to us - they all seemed very interested in me and very encouraging during the interview. Also, I love San Francisco and the c ultural life it has to offer. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They ask a lot of difficult questions, and they pick one person ( in this case, myself) and ask disproportional number of questions of one applicant comparing to the rest of the group. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How unsafe Vallejo can be and how mu ch construction and road work is on the way to the school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything went smoothly, Dr. Height did mock interview and really helped us see what coming our way, and they all were very honest about their numbers, our chances and the two weeks timeframe to let us know their decision about our application. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Marriott in Berkley

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/07/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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