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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"Path to medicine: osteopathy: Western U" Report Response

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

"What are some of your hobbies?" Report Response

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

"How will you handle the rigorous curriculum?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"specific to my background" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none were very difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read up about the school online and SDN interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school really went out of their way to make it known that they WANTED you to want to go there. The dean stopped by in the morning and greeted us all too, that was nice. That most lectures are available in their entirety online making attendance optional for certain classes. The emphasis on "interprofessional" relationships, and the standardized patients *students have something like 45 mock patient encounters in their first 2 years, really cool" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"All 200+ students take most of their classes as one large group, the long commute I would face, the fact that the student panel was not very enthusiastic when talking about their program (FYI 3 of the current student panel members had also applied MD), " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that you don't need to get there until 8:30 or so because nothing happens until 8:45 anyways" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I did like the school, but I am not 100% sold on it. Tuition alone is about $45k for the first 2 years and then increases by about 20% for your final 2 years. During the various presentations it became apparent that most DOs do not use OMM regularly. The faculty and staff were very friendly and helpful. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

3 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?

3 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?

8 out of 10

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