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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"The big 3. Why medicine, Why DO, why WesternU. (in exact order)" Report Response

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

"Explain EC and what I have learned from them - hospital volunteers, school organization etc" Report Response

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

"Weakness and Strength" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How many tennis balls would be a good representation of a blue whale's body volume?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Pretty standard, the blue whale question did startled me a bit. But they just want to see how you handle situation on the spot, no right/wrong." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Print/Read/Practice with SDN interview feedback, Read through school missions and website, have friends do group and one-on-one practice interview and not hold back the criticism :P" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"General feeling of the school, mixture of other professional schools on campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Building seems a bit outdated, but new one is being built." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Actual interview time begins at 1pm, 1:30, 2, 2:30, or 3 depending on what you are assigned. So tour finishes around 12, and if you have 3pm... yeah...lots waiting time, not fun." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Schools felt the best among the 4 that i interviewed at (RVU, ATSU-SOMA, and lecome-bradenton), but purely personal opinion. The result comes pretty fast, mail arrive within 2 weeks after interview. If you have acceptance elsewhere, can fax over acceptance letter and request result within 1 week. Actual notification of interview post-2nd took a month though. Time line: 2nd submit by mid Feb, interview notice receive by mid March, April 9th interview, April 14th acquired accepted result, April 22 received mail. Whole trip was quite expensive for me since I lived in Toronto. I would recommend the Ontario airport (tho smaller and less flight), it is very close to school compare to LAX." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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 Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western by the airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/09/2009

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?

7 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?

9 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?

"Well many other schools uses online application methods which saves paper and mailing time." Report Response

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