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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

25 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)?

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would you describe what a DO is? " Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in primary care?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you explain to someone what a DO is?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you explain to someone what a DO is?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN; practiced interviewing; interviewed at different schools; read the book ''The DOs.''" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is in a diverse community. People describe it as ''sketchy'' or ''ghetto,'' but it is not (compared to many places I have been). It seems like an interesting place to get involved in the community." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This wouldn't apply to me, but there is a lot of rumbling on campus about the Northwest Track. Apparently, it is not how it is portrayed on the website/interview. Many students came specifically from the Northwest, and it seems everyone feels liked they were lied to about being able to spend their 3rd and 4th years home. There are only a couple places they can go in Oregon and the school refuses to let them even set up sites at their homes. The situation seems bad and it makes me wonder if Western lies about other things to get students in the door." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. Overall, I was impressed by the faculty, students, and staff. Everyone seems happy to be there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Like most places, it didn't seem like they read my application more than glanced at it moments before. But, the interview was fairly low stress, more like a conversation." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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