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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?

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?

2

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 interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Western U?" Report Response

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

"Name one characteristic about you that is a reason why Western U should select you." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The AMA has just publicly spoken out against the use of doctors in the administration of lethal injection and psychiatrists in interrogation. What are your thought?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same question, mostly because I wasn't aware of this, so I had to think on the fly about it. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied bioethics, reviewed SDN, mock interview at undergrad school, lots of question practice with my wife, researched US health care policies and reform, watched "Sicko" for fun, good night's sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything. I really think the campus is funky, and I like the open air nature of it (its a refurbished outdoor shopping center I found out, apparently the main DO school building was a JC Pennys :-D). The interviewers were serious but not interrogating. The staff was very friendly, as was everyone on campus really. The students that had lunch with us were responsive and answered all our questions. Everyone encouraged us to ask a lot of questions. Lastly, the dean of the school came out and met with each of us, which was pretty impressive to me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lecturer in the class we were observing didn't seem like a very good speaker. I don't know if he was the regular professor or not, but it wasn't very stimulating/impressive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What time specifically I was interviewing at so I could better arrange for transportation." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really like this school, I think its going to be a great fit for both my wife and myself. I would definitely attend here. Plus the new medical building will be opening in the fall, which is really nice. *Note about travel cost* My expense was high because my wife came with me and we stayed a couple days because we have friends that live in the area." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Ontario

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton Fairplex - NICE!

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/02/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 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?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None really, I had a wonderful experience and everyone was extremely helpful and friendly." Report Response

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