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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?

7 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)?

"Without mentioning the use of OMM, explain osteopathic medicine.<Br> Without using the word "holistic" or "whole", describe osteopathic medicine.<br> What is one of yr weakness?<br> How will you be able to balance the stress of med school? <br> In your shadowing experiences, the DO used cranial therapy, can u tell us about that?<br> What was the last nice thing you did for somebody?<br> What are u gonna do if u dont get in? " Report Response

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

"Scenario: a DO treats a patient using OMM and the patient feels better. Then, the DO uses the same technique to treat another patient with the same illness, but that patient doesn't feel better. How can you explain this? <br> Scenario: You are the dean of Touro University. A student goes on american idol. She's absolutely terrible but the public keeps her on because she is horrible, thus entertaining (like sanjaya last year). She mentions she goes to Touro. As the dean of the school, what do u do? <br> Many other scenarios, but i cant remember them" Report Response

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

"If medicine could be a sport, what would it be and why?<br> What is your favorite color and why?<br> What was the last magazine u read and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"question specific to my file " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"scenarios " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, school's website and catalog, books on osteopathic medicine, read primary and secondary application because they ask specific questions pertaining to yr file" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Don Haight was adorable" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the school and facilities are not pretty. vallejo looks scary. But the towns surrounding vallejo (benicia etc..) are gorgeous!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"to eat a big big big breakfast or a snack around 10-11am, because i was starvinggg during the interview" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Some of these questions were asked to me and others were asked to my fellow interviewers. I can't remember them all!<br> Also, they talked about the dual DO/MPH program, but they didnt try to push it onto us as I had read in other feedback. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 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?

7 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?

5 out of 10

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