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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"If you were accepted to both DO and MD schools, which would you choose?" Report Response

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

"If a 14-year-old girl came to you "Dr. _____" asking for birth control, what would you do? What are your responsibilities?" Report Response

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

"What is primary care?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where are Hmong people from? (I volunteer with this population of people and the interviewer had never heard of this background before)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is holistic care exactly?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practice interviews with friends, advice from friend who interviewed here last year." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff, students, faculty, EVERYONE was welcoming and kind. The area is NOT that bad-- true, Pomona isn't the greatest area, but I love that there is more of a chance to help the underserved AND they have security all over campus. People came up our group of not-so-discreet interviewees and continually offered good luck wished despite the fact that most students had a huge test in a few days. I also loved the presentation about the curriculum; the person presenting was great and it was awesome to hear about the details of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was pretty confrontational. The interviewer was nice and made some jokes here and there, but the questions were very pointed. They were definitely trying to see how much I knew about/wanted to be involved in osteopathic medicine... but SDN and my friend had prepared me so, while it was stressful, it went alright." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Hilarious note: Definitely accidentally mentioned the WRONG school name when asking questions at the end of the interview-- woops!! But even with this massive and embarrassing error, I was accepted! Two other interviewees I know felt very uncomfortable about their interviews here and were accepted as well, so I think the main idea is that they try to pick at your weaknesses and see how well you handle pressure." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Burbank

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2008

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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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