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  • Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine Las Vegas
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Henderson
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

2

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 DO, why Touro (all in one)" Report Response

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

"What do you think about healthcare in the U.S." Report Response

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

"A huge compilation of questions to see if I could really handle it including: how can you handle the rigorous courseload; I see you took biochem and anatomy and you got A's, but did they really teach you enough to be ready for first year; how do you explain your MCAT scores." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing, really. They were all pretty basic." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did I know I could handle rigors of medical school, especially with my lower MCAT scores (it was hard only because the interviewer was convinced that all students don't know what they're in for before school). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, prepared tons of answers for potential questions, read primary and secondary applications, researched their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The closeknit atmosphere of the students and professors. Roger Corbman (the director), is by far the coolest guy and easily sells the school. The large amount of partnerships the school has with surrounding hospitals." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that everything is in one building in the middle of an industrial park - not a very school like atmosphere (although I was already aware of this)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the Las Vegas Airport is the craziest/busiest airport ever and if you don't want to miss your flight you better get there at least a few hours in advance, even on a Monday. Also, never trust an airport shuttle guy when he says he'll have you there in 10 minutes, its more like an hour. Lastly, that Nevada is 46th in the nation for physician to patient ratio and that they really want you to practice in Nevada after school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was pretty laid back, mostly conversation except for one of my interviews, who just seemed skeptical the whole time. They stress continually that biochem and anatomy are hard for most first years, and even though I've had them both and teach anatomy on cadavers to undergrads, my interviewer still seemed skeptical that I was prepared enough. Henderson has no seasons, except for hot and really hot. If you want a campus like feel, and have statistics of a longstanding institution, this is not the place. But everyone is great there and it would be an excellent education. They do contradict themselves in that they want you to pick the right school even if its not them, yet they only give you two weeks to decide and put down $2000 if you're offered a spot. Also, if you get put on the wait list and you don't have strong MCAT scores, then forget it - last year they ranked the wait list by MCAT scores." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LAS

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Circus Circus

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 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?

7 out of 10

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