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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

1

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)?

"Tell me about yourself and incorporate how you decided to pursue osteopathic medicine." Report Response

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

"What does your family think about you going back to school for medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe something from one of your premedical classes that really impressed you. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Does your family support you in your decision?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe something from one of your premedical classes that really impressed you. (Wasn't prepared for this question) He wanted a specific example like the electron transport chain." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN Feedback; Thoroughly read over my file; Relaxed..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The sense of pride and enthusiasm from the staff, faculty, dean and students. I also really liked the layout of the new curriculum. I left the interview loving the school and I'm excited to be attending there this fall." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. Pomona isn't Paris, but we're there for 4 years of intense schooling. So in the long run it really doesn't matter if it looks like a strip mall or a cathedral. What matters is what happens inside those buildings-- and that's what impressed me. (But they're building a huge new shiny building soon enough for those who need something aesthetically pleasing)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's a lot of waiting time, but it's a good time to chat with others or explore the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was relaxing and comfortable. The interviewer seemed like he was more like my agent who was just trying to get the real scoop on me to pass on to the committee." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

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?

Sheraton Fairplex

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/14/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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