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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why medicine, why osteopathic, why Western? All one question" Report Response

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

"An issue in Health Care? What do you think the strengths and weaknesses of your application are? " Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply? If you get accepted to all of them, how will you make your decision? Did you apply to Allopathic schools? Adjectives to describe yourself?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name and discuss and issue in health care today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name and discuss a health care issue today?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School Web site, Mock interviews, practice questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very friendly, and it seemed like a very laid back atmosphere." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't really have a negative impression. The facilities are much nicer that everyone would lead you to believe. It sounds like living outside Pomona is the way to go, but they have brand new apartments across the street from the school (The Helix)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Again, I felt well prepared and there were not any big suprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a great experience. It was my first interview so I was extremely nervous, but I really didn't need to be. The interviewer was very cordial, and seemed to be impressed with my application. I highly suggest coming out to SoCal and giving this school a shot. The dean was very friendly, intelligent, and wanted to make sure that we found a school that fit us." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Ont

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Shilo Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2006

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?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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