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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Everything is related to your application (mostly your extracurriculars, jobs, etc.) and connecting it to Osteopathic Medicine. Although some did not like the style of the interview, this interview is really about speaking from your heart. Don't B.S. and don't blabber, and you'll do fine in the interview portion." Report Response

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

"They will probably take a line from your personal essays, and ask you to elaborate on it." Report Response

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

"About the physician I shadowed." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ha, well, in speaking I lost track of what exactly the question was in my mind, so I ended an answer abruptly... don't do that." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, student catalog, their website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I thought the school grounds were nice, actually. It is a coastal area, so if you aren't used to that, then it may be surprising. However, it is very green on campus. Dr. Haight was encouraging and this is the first school that I have interacted with the Dean of Students/Admissions this much. This school is perfect for the person that wants to do international medical aide. They have a global health program and the MPH would mean you could make a difference even after you came back to the states. The students didn't seem as stressed as they were at some of the more competitive schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really stood out as bad, but I'd say look at the next section (know ahead of time)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Do Not Apply Late to this school. It didn't seem like there were a lot of slots left, and since my chances were low to get in and I'm paying for all of this on my own, I wish I had applied earlier or had not been invited." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a good school. It is more competitive to be accepted here than I first presumed (especially late in the game). The interview process is nothing to be scared/intimidated about, every interviewer was very encouraging and upbeat, even though I had blemishes on my record. The facilities are fine, old but not run-down. There seem to be adequate clinical rotations and a good chance to get a great residency if you work hard at it (just like anywhere). Good luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/13/2010

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?

8 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?

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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