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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

3

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)?

"Talk about yourself, your journey toward medicine and osteopathic medicine in particular. <--practice that one." Report Response

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

"Talk about your volunteer experiences. Tell me more about your research. Talk about cultural diversity you have experienced during your volunteer experiences." Report Response

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

"App-specific stuff, blah blah. Tell me about what communities you want to serve. Want to specialize?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are walking along the street when your 9-year-old niece runs into traffic and is hit. She is knocked unconscious and is lying in the street, a pool of blood forming around her upper thigh. Detail what you do, step by step. (no joke, weirdest question ever. <nerd alert> i approached it like a d&d scenario)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about one of your fears." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my file." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Each of the 3 interviewers was very kind and knowledgeable about the school. The school is in Pomona, which has a bad reputation, but to the students saying it is 'very ghetto', what 'ghettos' have you been to before? This is not Oakland, or Detroit, or Compton. It's not great, but the immediate campus area is very acceptable, and just don't live on campus. Claremont (beautiful) is 2 miles away. Facilities are very nice, OMM and anatomy labs are large and well ventilated. OMM demo was great, don't miss it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Expensive. Whatcha expect from a private school though?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I didn't have to show up till 8:45. That the interviews weren't till the end. Really, you don't have to show up till 1." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a better school than people give it credit for. When the new buildings are finished in 2010 it'll be even better and have a patient care center and even more facilities." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 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

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Don't tell prospective students to come at 8am when the presentation begins at 8:45am." Report Response

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