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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?

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 experiences made you most want to pursue DO?" Report Response

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

"How would you define 'character'?" Report Response

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

"Scenario about pharmacy prescription fraud and needy people" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Scenario" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Character..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, reading information about the school, talking to a current student" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The area is NOT AS BAD as you think. Sure, some of the buildings are a bit old, but you're on an island, there are tons of eucalyptus trees, grass, etc. I like having green on a campus, so I like it. Also, the admissions director was really nice, and the interviewers were more laid back than at other schools. Also the anatomy lab is nice - second floor, windows, light." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Well, the buildings ARE old, and the area off of Mare Island isn't the best...the student wasn't particularly enthusiastic touring us" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school is not as bad as people are making it out to be. And they are aggressively growing, so that's always good. Also, for the panel interview: relax! In a panel interview, it's really easy to tell when someone is confident or not...so practice answering interview questions in a group of pre-meds you know - I think doing that in my pre-med student org helped a ton." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 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?

Oakland International

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2009

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?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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