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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?

9 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)?

"What is your explanation for not having done any research?" Report Response

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

"Scenario: Fifteen years from now, your eight year old son has his friend Timmy over. You come in to find Timmy has taken all the fish out of the aquarium and let them die on the floor. How do you respond to this situation?" Report Response

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

"Scenario: A patient presents herself with a fracture. As the nurse is assisting the patient, the patient tells her she had also been raped. The nurse then proceeds to tell the patient she had been raped before too. An attending finds the physician and tells him/her that he did not feel it was appropriate for the nurse to share information from her past to the patient. You being the physician, how do you handle this situation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan on getting over all the hurdles you will find in Medical school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the two greatest disparities you find with health care in ethnic communities?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Medical School Confidential. In-laws and friend assisted me by providing me with several mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Campus. It does not look so great on the outside, but when you walk in, it's a different story. Everything is updated and renovated. The Anatomy lab is awesome, and the lecture halls are well laid out for the students with plenty of leg room, table space allows for laptops and note pads for each student. Library is pretty nice also." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You have to drive through the whole island to get to the campus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was my first interview, and I wish I would have known to eat a decent size breakfast. I was nerves, but then was hungry soon after I arrived on campus, some growls from my stomach, luckily not during 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?

8 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2008

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

9 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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