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  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Mare Island
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Vallejo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 qualities do you look for in a doctor? If you were a resident with 50 patients all to yourself, how would you be 'personable' with all of them?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?" Report Response

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

"We see on your application you're very passionate about theater. Why not go into that instead of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Freddy Mercury (the lead singer of Queen) had AIDS for a number of years, but did not reveal his condition until 24 hours before his death. Many felt that he should have told his fans about his illness. Do you agree with that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(to another student) (Quote from a scientist stating that in the future, sex would be purely recreational, conception would occur in the laboratory, and reproduction without prior genetic testing would be considered reckless) What do you think? Is this a feasible prediction?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities of the school itself were nicer than I expected. The students we met seemed happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They're still working out their clinical rotations. Their assertion that their curriculum is "seven or eight years ahead of the boards" just didn't fly with me as justification for why their board pass rates weren't better than average. The area is an abandoned naval base." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the student tour guides would steal the vegetarian lunches. Or that they would try to convince everyone that comes in to go DO/MPH." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview is in a panel format, three interviewers and six interviewees. Theoretically, they're trying to make it a stressful situation and make you respond to what your peers are saying. In reality, our people were very nice and didn't really challenge or stress anyone in our group." 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?

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?

11/09/2009

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

5 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?

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Don't spend 45 minutes and most of the literature on the MPH program. Few people care." Report Response

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