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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?

10 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?

1

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)?

"How did your life experiences lead you to applying for medical school?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to WesternU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a member of an ethics committee, what criteria would you use to validate revoking a doctor's license to practice?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As a member of an ethics committee, what criteria would you use to validate revoking a doctor's license to practice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, skimmed catalog, thoroughly looked over website, talked with the students on interview day." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm, realness, and positive attitude of the Deans, adcom members, and students assigned to talk to us. Outstanding job in marketing the school and making us feel welcome. Students were stressed out becuase it was an exam day (hence one interviewer), but after their exams, many took the time to introduce themselves. They seemed happy to be there. The weather was perfect. Sun abounds." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus feels like a strip mall, (turns out it was at one point). Fake plants and flowers inside the building was cheesy, but the rest of the interior was well-designed for classes and study rooms. Great anatomy lab." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the security gaurds would not let you take pictures of campus. I wouldn't have brought my camera. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stay in the Fariplex Suites under the Western Rate if you can afford it ($119/ night), the regular rate is $269 and the room is like a small aparment with a great bar and great food. I slept well and watched TV on one of two flat screens in my room." 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?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

Fairplex Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2009

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?

7 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?

10 out of 10

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