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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

4

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)?

"Tell us about yourself, what lead to you medicine? Why DO? Why Western? Everyone should know these 3 questions!!! It's a guarantee. " Report Response

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

"Please explain your research! Please explain your volunteer! Community Service! Tell us how you study for the MCAT since you had made a big jump on your verbal reasoning section! " Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? How many schools did you apply to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I didn't really have any interesting question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any question for us? Fortunately, I did. Because my questions had stirred up a good discussion. That really ease up the atmosphere." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"1. Studentdoctor.net 2. Sat in my car and rehearse my answer. 3. Mock Interviews w/ friends. The mock interview w/ my friends were more nerve-wrecking than the real interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"While sitting on the lobby, sweating, shaking, waiting for my turn to be called in for an interview, several 1st year students (on their break time) just came up and start talking to us (interviewee). They explained their experiences with the interviews and told us what to expect. The atmosphere was very friendly. I talked to several students and they seems to like the school a lot." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just an interesting fact that Western can have different # of interviewer. There is no fix #. I got 4 interviewers. All have poker faces and they sat you down like how FBI would with a suspect." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Either I did really really well or really really bad on this interview because they didn't ask me a lot of question. They only asked the basic questions that I listed below. I didn't get any ethical questions or weakness, strength, how to deal with interpersonal conflict or any of that. I think I talked a lot during the interview. I basically explained everything in great details about what I did as an undergraduate, so I guess they didn't have to ask. Honestly, the interview atmosphere is not as intimidate as I had anticipated. Be prepared, though, since you need to know what you are talking about. I don't know if it really works, (I read this tips from an interview book) but you can point your toes upward when u get nervous and shaky. This will help relax your body muscle and calm you down. " 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2009

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?

10 out of 10

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

7 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

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