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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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)?

"How will you apply the principles of osteopathic medicine to your future practice? " Report Response

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

"Why touro? Why will you stay in the area to practice medicine? " Report Response

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

"Specific question from my file. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"File specific stuff - be ready to know everything you wrote and everything you've done. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If someone who knew nothing about osteopathic medicine asked you to explain what a D.O. is, what would you say?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review file. Toured school. Spoke to first year student I knew about what he liked and didn't like. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab. We got to watch 2nd years disecting. SF is a great place to live and be a medical student. Close to my family and friends. Vallejo isn't as bad as I thought it would be. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of presentation and organization. I wanted to know more about the school from the dean and from students about Complex pass rates, curriculum specifics, etc. It sounds like it will be difficult to get rotations and a residency I want. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The dean wouldn't be there. I wish lunch was before the interview not after. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Its a med school. They give you quality education. I just didn't get a great feel for the mission of the school and how it will help me become an outstanding physician. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2008

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

3 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I wish the dean of the program would have had time to speak to us about the mission of the school, t" Report Response

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