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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?

9 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?

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)?

"Tell us about your clinical research experience at UCSF and how you came to know TUCOM students on this job." Report Response

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

"Skatepark ? www.bordertownskatepark.org" Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Elaborate on how you came to be involved with the skatepark you mention in your application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would your friends describe you" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website got a good nights rest and ate a decent breakfast" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location, Anatomy lab, growth potential of the site, plenty of parking, it was a nice day, new curriculum that will involve 2 years of anatomy, the old theater, the whole island kind of has a pioneer feel to it" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Apathetic tour guide, but helk he had exams that day" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You really do need to give yourself 15 minutes to get from the MI bridge to campus" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"For some reason this was the most stressful interview I have ever had (work world included). It wasn't that the questions were difficult but that you feel like you are competing with the 10 other people who also came to interview (which of course you are). The introductory session with Dr. Haight gave me a period to relax a little and get to know the other applicants. I was surprised that out of the 10 of us there was only one other Californian, everybody seemed pretty sharp. I liked that Dr. H was up front about the admissions process. He also made it pretty clear what he thought of you from the get go. He took a few good natured jabs at some of us. I thought it was pretty damm funny even when it was my turn. Apparently I am disengenuine (I'm not sure that's a word), cocky, non-traditional (old at 28) but very articulate. Nevertheless, Dr. H is pretty likeable guy It was actually good to hear this going into the real thing. They broke us into groups of 6 and 4 respectively and took us into conference rooms for the interview. In the interview it was clear that all of the interviewers had gone over our apps. very thoroughly. Which was a first for me relative to other joints where I have interviewed. The interview panel consisted of three faculty members and one student, all were very solemn and serious. With 6 of us in the room we spent most of the time listening to each other which is hard for a cocky SOB like me. Fortunately, the southron gent in our group burst out in a ranting soliloquy before I had a chance to bury myself and my interview was saved. I got to hand it to the interviewers throughout this tirade, despite my best efforts to illicit a smirk, they all kept a straight face. I was very impressed. I was excited to learn that the curriculum will be changing next year so that 1st and 2nd year students will be able to get into the clinic early on and there will be two years of anatomy as well. I had a nice conversation with a couple of the other interviewees in the parking lot. Again, the other interviewees really seemed to have their acts together. Which is what impressed me the most about this interview. I just ponied up the big check and I am excited to start at TUCOM in the fall " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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