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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 is one thing you would change about healthcare & what would you like to do about it? (smth like that)" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you saw a superior prescribing a drug that you didn't think was right for the patient? (he asked 3 of us this question in a row)" Report Response

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

"An application-specific question" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Our group had pretty easy questions.. The other group had serious ethical dilemmas & critical thinking questions, but we didn't have any that were out of the ordinary" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were too difficult, it was just hard when the person before had just answered the same exact question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN & my file, mock interview at undergrad school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They said that the classes coordinated with each other so that you learn about each system in each course at the same time. & there was more group work than lectures." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They said it was hard to get residency matches because of the competition with allopathic med schools in the bay area" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we had to walk down a hill in the rain to get to the lower campus & that the Marriott charged for breakfast." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school was good in general, my only problems were how far you had to travel in to Mare Island and the residency matches not being up to par." 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?

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

San Francisco

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2010

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?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

1 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Do more electronic applications, instead of snail mail. It saves paper & it's faster. But Dr. Haight was awesome & really helpful on interview day!" Report Response

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