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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Lebanon
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

35 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)?

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Question specific to my work experience" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An impromptu role-playing scenario that was specific to my work experience and that pretty much re-created my deepest, darkest fear. They didn't know this, and I managed to do well, but boy did I sweat!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. They also asked me about a time when I had to sacrifice/work hard on someone else's behalf (can't remember the exact wording)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had two sessions with a professional interview coach. Many hours of hiking through the woods while rehearsing aloud." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dedication and support of the faculty and administration; how embedded the school is in the community of Lebanon and the surrounding area; I felt the school really cares about and supports its students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This isn't really a negative, but football's kind of a big deal here. Also, the student body is diverse in some ways (many Asians and a few other ethnicities present) but with how family-centric and rural the area is, I wonder about how comfortable an LGBT student would be here." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To bring a warm jacket (came from CA). Also, the MMI's are not as scary as I thought they would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day is long, and the interview/MMI's are at the end of it. But by that time, you're pretty comfortable, so overall it was the most relaxed interview experience I've had. The interviewers went out of their way to be friendly and supportive during my interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

PDX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Rodeway Inn in Albany, OR. Had everything I needed and was an easy 15 min drive from the school. The continental breakfast is toast and instant oatmeal.

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/2015

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?

5 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Email or call for acceptances, instead of snail mail." Report Response

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