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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?

6 out of 10

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?

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)?

"A specific question about one of my hobbies. What would be the easiest and the hardest things for you about being in medical school?" Report Response

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

"How did you end up becoming so focused in your major/area of work? What do you like about it? Do you think you will integrate it into your medical career? " Report Response

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

"A specific question off of my essay. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you get involved in your major/area of interest/work? Good question becuase it gave me a chance to really talk about my passion. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A question about something I wrote in my essay. It wasn't a hard question but worded in a confusing way that caught me off guard. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine Careers (Paperback) by Terence J. Sacks which was great and got me really excited about Osteopathy/gave me some good stuff to think about. Read through all of my essays and answered the questions from the interview advice given on here. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the people I met with were great. The students seem really happy and supportive of each other." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities weren't the best but they were good enough and the university has a lot of room to grow. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The campus isn't as hard to find as they make it out to be. I stayed in the hotel near the school rather than with my friend for free in Palo Alto becuase I was worried I would never find it. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good but fairly stressful. I wish I could have relaxed a little more. Just remember that if you are there it is becuase you are qualified so RELAX!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriot suggested by the school

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 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?

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

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