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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

How you think you did?

5 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?

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)?

"Were you applied math? How does being in applied math apply in the real world and in the medicinal world? Did you actually do any research with this type of math? Tell us about your school and if you enjoyed the education there. " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your MCAT scores. If you aren't satisfied and think you can do better, then why are you applying now and why don't you take it again? Also tell me about your service to the community" Report Response

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

"If you had $100,000,000 to spend on any healthcare problem, which would it be and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does being a major in applied math apply in life and medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had to put $100,000,000 into a healthcare problem, what area would you put it in?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my aacomas and western university secondary apps, student doctor net" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students and faculty were really helpful and friendly, the campus is undergoing a good change, a new COM building, relatively clean, given the area" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"it's fairly small but that is changing, long wait for the interview, cost of a western u student life is expensive, with tuition room and expenses its going to be around 60K" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, exverything i expected to happen did" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was ok, like I said before, there was a long wait. But overall, the interviewer was nice, I messed up and when he asked me about my mcat score and if i was happy, i said no, then he asked, well if you think you can do better, why not retake it again. I think he really looks at the score which kinda sucks. other than that he was friendly and understanding. He made it like a conversation besides his notetaking. " 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?

$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?

Sheraton Suites Fairplex

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/12/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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