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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"The one about residency." Report Response

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

"If I was the advisor the the governor and he had $100,000,000 to spend on healthcare what would I advise him to spend it on?" Report Response

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

"Why Western, Why DO, Why medicine. I have found that it's good to try to find common ground with the school (like you have family in CA, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I were in a residency with a fellow doctor and I noticed that he made an error regarding the patient's condition/chart, what would I do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The one about the error (I had try to explain that I would do something about it but not go over his head or act like his boss)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN website, reviewed prior interview questions,studied internet articles on osteopathic medicine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Discussion panel with current students (they were honest about the schools pluses and minuses and seemed positive about their education), opportunity for residencies at respected southern california hospitals given the location of rotations, the facilities inside were nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of the school and the campus, although it was what I expected based on prior interview feedback from this website." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the only additional money they will add to your financial budget if you have a family is paying for daycare :/. They do this to reduce your debt but it doesn't help those whose wives don't work." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really wanted to give Western a chance due to its proximity to Orange County. I was accepted to Western but don't think I will be attending. It's not the worst experience I have ever had but I didn't make me want to attend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LGB

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/28/2007

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" Report Response

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