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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"tell me about your time in the Americorps" Report Response

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

"why do?" Report Response

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

"can you explain your low grade in this class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about osteopathy." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read school website, perused sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Relatively good rotations available in CA. Anatomy is dissection. Dr. Haight is great and helpful, too bad its not for a better school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Terrible school facilities. Total lack of an actual campus. Area is run down, derelict. School has NO facilities for studying at night and IS CLOSED Fridays at 3pm and all day Saturdays. This is in observance of Jewish law but Einstein in NYC has 24 hour study areas and they are a Jewish school as well. FYI, hospitals and patients do not adhere to Jewish/Catholic/Hindu/Muslim religious calendars, you will have to go to work. Not a strong academic environment, bad facilities, not even cheap." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How ugly the school and the area was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This schools has a long way to go to be considered anywhere near a decent DO school let along a solid medical school. The pathetic attempt to "stand out" by doing group interviews is lazy and a terrible way to get to know applicant (which is why, they stress, they do it)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2008

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Spruce the place up. It look so shabby and thrown together. Not a very reassuring sight." Report Response

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