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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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 DO, Why Western" Report Response

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

"How many medical schools did you apply to, what schools do you have interviews at....If your aunt were to give you money to attend only an MD school, what school would you choose to go to?" Report Response

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

"What are 2 social issues facing healthcare today? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is a microRNA chemically different than any other RNA? (I do research involving miRNA)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No question was really difficult, but all were different than I expected them to be." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, interview info from my school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Curriculum, board scores, student reviews" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some interview groups had only one person interviewing them, whereas I had 3! There is a huge variation in how they interview. Also, one interviewer made comments about another school I had an interview at, that was not professional. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview would be that intense (3 interviewers staring at me while I sat in the middle of the room on a chair). Also, I wish I would have known that 100 students (I think 1/6 of all those interviewing) were being interviewed on the same day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a good experience, they offer a lot of information about the curriculum, tuition etc. I was impressed until the point of the interview where the interviewers were very stand-off-ish, and others who interviewed with the same 3 that I did had the same response. It was not encouraging at all, and made me change my feeling about the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

1 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?

$301-$400

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?

Holiday Inn Express (Ontario)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2009

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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