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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What would I do to improve health care with 100 million dollars?" Report Response

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

"Personal conflict I've faced." Report Response

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

"Background information on my research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was a topic in a science class that really excited me?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Definitely the 100 million dollars question. The researcher kept pressing me with my allocation of the funds, how much would be required for what, etc. If he was trying to demonstrate my inability to compute large numbers in my head while under stress, he succeeded!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback and school info, read my application and supplemental." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The weather!! Nothing beats California weather in December. Also, the board pass rates are amazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The attitude of the dean and some instructors. They were very anti-MD. The dean even criticized other schools when asked a specific question about this school, and made jokes about people learning to like whatever rotation sites he gave them. He has a seriously negative attitude. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. It was good to learn that the atmosphere was not a good fit for me. I couldn't have known that without going. Actually, I read some misinformation that attendance is required, and it's not. That's good to know." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think this school provides an excellent education, and the curriculum looks very solid. " 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?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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