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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?

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?

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)?

"So what brings you here?" Report Response

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

"If you're interested in pathology, why are you studying psychology? Would you say your cousin's death at a young age caused your interest in forensic pathology?" Report Response

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

"What would you bring to this community and the school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So if you want to be a pathologist, why are you studying psychology [as an undergrad]?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably ''If you were accepted to all three of your top schools, how or which would you choose?'' It was difficult because I had to be honest and admit that I would choose another school over Western. But remember: honesty's the best policy." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application and resume, looked around the website for potential questions to ask the interviewer(s), thought about what in my application would *I* ask about were I the interviewer and come up with an honest response. I was hosted by three med students so I harassed them AND their friends the night before for more information." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean came and spoke to us; our tour group dropped in on the President kind of unannounced and he still welcomed us very warmly, even gave us an article he wrote about osteopathic medicine to think about before our interview. Students all love the new curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We would be sitting in the room or walking through the building and you could hear the train passing by right outside several times throughout the visit. I imagine it must be hard to concentrate with that outside." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That to accept their offer, you have to pay two $1,000 deposits and that I would have until the first of January to respond with a check if I took them up. I didn't find out I was accepted until December 16, so it didn't leave a lot of time. $1,000 is a lot of money, after all. At least for me, it is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed it. I was very relaxed, partly because of my own disposition, but mostly because they promoted a relaxed atmosphere. They were open with all aspects of their school, and the administration was unbelievably friendly and outgoing." 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?

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?

ONT

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/30/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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