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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 osteopathy and what got you interested in it?" Report Response

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

"Tell us one thing about yourself that would make you a successful medical student?" Report Response

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

"Stuff about my file, clinical experience, job, lots about my research and exposure to the insurance industry." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The previous interviewee had been asked about the communication between patient doctor dynamics and she said that she wanted to flatten the hierarchy between the patient and doctor. They asked me to tell her why this was a bad idea." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I do computational research that has no direct practicality: if I were to write a grant for my research what would I write to persuade granters to give me funding." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview with an unknown faculty member at my university, this website, interview question packet from my committee adviser, The DO's book (but it wasn't that helpful), Opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine (this book was very helpful)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school didn't seem as bad at the rating had suggested however this was my first interview. The place was small but the facilities were very new. The school is very progressive and they had a nice cadaver lab. Dr. Haight does a good job on preparing you for the interview, he even did mini mock interviews with our group. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school was really small, but it didn't bother me that much since I go to a small university for my undergrad, it was kind of too bad that it was winter break for them so no students were around and there were no classes to sit in on. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really nervous but I think I did well, I got an email of acceptance the day after the interview. " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/02/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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