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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Why Medicine, why DO, why Western, What schools I have applied to and where I've gotten an acceptance from." Report Response

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

"When I decided to enter medicine. I was asked about my research and one of my interviewers was very interested in mass spectrometry for protein analysis....he had to stop himself so the other interviewers could ask questions. I was asked what advantages I think research has on the future of medicine." Report Response

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

"They asked me an ethics question about respecting religion in medicine. Finally they asked what accomplishment I was most proud of." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The mass spectrometry discussion....getting an interviewer on a tangent really made me feel that they were interested in what I was saying." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The questions about other schools....had to tread carefully because I have another acceptance but I prefer Western." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Western's website, my application, and SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are very friendly and happy. Many of them stopped to talk to us and wish us luck." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The DO building is not open yet and parking may soon be a problem with the new schools opening." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Take SDN stuff with a grain of salt, the campus is nice and Pomona isn't bad at all (compared to some places)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I hope I get in!" 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?

6 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

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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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