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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"Why did you decide to switch from engineering to medicine?" Report Response

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

"What sort of support did your family provide for your decision to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"If you could be a super hero, who would you be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could do anything besides going to medical school, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When was the moment you decided to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN forums, interview feeedback, reviewed my own file, read TUCOM catalog." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewers, Dr. Hartwig especially, made it clear that the faculty are a tight-knit group who are dedicated to teaching. Very good OMM instruction is available for those who wish to pursue it, but specialized training is not forced on students. Options in roation sites. Quiet campus with a certain charm." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lack of intramurals, campus felt a bit dead, lack of nearby restaurants... but SF and Berkeley are nearby!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Vallejo is only 35 mins from the Mission district." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The other comments on SDN seemed to make TUCOM out to be totally ugly and the students to be unhappy. I did not find this to be the case at all. The students I spoke with had other options and were generally happy attending TUCOM. There are plenty of trees and grass on campus, right near the water. The big abandoned NAVY buildings aren't crumbling or anything, and they impart a feeling that could be eerie but wasn't for me. Seems like the campus would be a great place to study, nice and quiet, few distractions. SF is very close and there is tons to do if one looks for it. Seriously considering attending..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/27/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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