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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 are you interested in osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?" Report Response

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

"If you could change one thing in your file, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could change one thing in your file, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could change one thing in your file, what would it be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network website, school's website, looked over application and personal statements" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the location of the school (San Francisco Bay Area); the school did a very good job of presenting itself positively; director of admissions as well as staff are very friendly as are the students; how well qualified all the other interviewees were" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lack of discussion of curriculum or clinical rotations; MPH program is still not fully accredited (probably will be by mid-2009)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that Mare Island isn't as bad as everyone says; that the panel interview is not stressful at all (I was less stressed during this interview than most of my other interviews and I've been on 10 so far, including MD schools)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very positive interview experience. I was surprised at how impressed I would be with this school." 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?

7+ 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?

SFO

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?

01/15/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"Keep up the good work!!" Report Response

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