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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

2

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)?

"What inspired me to embark on a career in medicine? Why DO? Why Western?" Report Response

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

"What about you (potential weakness) could possibly create a medical liability for yourself or your patients?" Report Response

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

"How did you study for the MCAT? (I had to take it over---did better the second time around)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What about you (potential weakness) could possibly create a medical liability for yourself or your patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What about you (potential weakness) could possibly create a medical liability for yourself or your patients?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prior interviews helped me to answer similar questions. I reviewed information about Western online and went over the informational packet I received during orientation before my interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"*Option to do an accelerated anatomy course prior to start of first year *Pass rates, match lists, and +'ve attitude of students " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"*Anatomy lab was less impressive (technologically) than others I had seen. *Lack of on-site fitness center (they do put $$$ towards a membership elsewhere though) " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"*About my potential 'academic deficiencies' (turned out to be fine---I was complete) *They hadn't received my LOR (I submitted them electronically from the admissions office before my interview via Interfolio)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"*Call or email admissions office beforehand to see if they have any questions about your file or transcripts. It will save you a bit of anxiety come orientation. Otherwise I had a great day and I am looking forward to hearing back." 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?

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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 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?

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Call students ahead of time regarding potential 'academic deficiencies' (turned out to be fine)." Report Response

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