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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"The big 3 that you should all be able to answer. Why medicine? Why DO? Why Western?" Report Response

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

"Interviewer had a phd in biochem so he asked me a lot of questions about my research. Make sure you are familar with your research. Also other app specific questions, like my favorite class, what i like to do for fun, and if I have traveled before. " Report Response

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

"Health care reform questions. Who should pay? (i supported a government controlled type of plan.) If I were a wealthy person, what benefit would i gain for paying health insurance for the poor and indigent? If health care reform is so expensive that it bankrupts the system would you still do it? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The ama thinks its unethical for physicians to inject lethal injections to prisoners and to use psychiatrists in interrogations of criminals. What do you think? (i disagreed) He followed up with, so you basically think the ama is full of bs? (i didn't know what to say lol)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"ama and the health care reform questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"-sdn feedback -mock interviews with friends and family, -The medical school interview by Jeremiah Fleenor (i totally recommend this book) -The DO's: Osteopathic medicine in America by Norman Gevitz (fascinating book, but not sure if its necessary for the interview. however, i think the interviewers are impressed if you read the book.) -read up on my app, ethics (u of washington website. I highly recommend this site), and my research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just the overall atmosphere of the school. The students were nice and seemed to be happy there. It was a saturday and students had their midterm on monday. But they still took their time to come over and talk to us. They were willing to answer any questions we had. The faculty and admissions seemed nice and really cared that we do well here. They gave us an indepth look at the cirriculum. They also are the top school in the nation last year for passing the complex 2!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. I really liked the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There would be 100 people here for interview. The interview was in the morning rather in the afternoon (which i think is better). The day ended at 2pm instead of 4pm. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, i really didn't think the interview was that bad. I was really nervous and was hyperventilating right before my interview, but calmed down as i talked about myself in the interview. I think the interviewers were really nice people. If you look at the questions below, it looks like they were grilling me. But from the vibe that I got, i felt like they were playing devils advocate on me rather than grilling on me just to see where I stood on my positions and if i could think critically on my feet. So my advice would be just to relax and be yourself (i know easier said than done.) They really aren't there to get you and pick on your flaws. The interview goes by really fast and before you know it you're done. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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?

8 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?

8 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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