2017-2018 Western U of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Pomona

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  1. Sammmmmy

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    Anyone?
     
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  3. ALannisterPaysHisDebts

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    Rejected. Post Interview. Interview date 11/30. Notified via status update email.
     
  4. tdinh12

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    are you oos?
     
  5. tdinh12

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    are you oos?
     
  6. ALannisterPaysHisDebts

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    No. In-state. Non-traditional. Been in clinical research for 6 years (HIV and Oncology). Currently a finance/regulatory specialist at Cedars. I guess it just wasnt in my cards. Good luck to the rest of you.
     
  7. buitrimanh

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    accepted. Interviewed on 11/30. Was asked about the DO/MD question too but I feel like it's more for like survey and stuffs.
     
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  8. grateful_phys

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    Has anyone had luck getting a hold of admissions office? I went to pay my deposit a day before the deadline and they said the deadline had passed. I have called and emailed to place the deposit and I have not been able to hear back. Any advice would be appreciated!!!
     
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    Gave up my seat last week. I hope it goes to one of you!
     
  10. California Bear

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    Can any current students comment on housing at Daumier? Thanks!!
     
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  11. JW4Gdud

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    Do you mind telling which school you pick over Western U? Are you from S Cal?
     
  12. JW4Gdud

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    I paid the deposits to Western U. But, pending on the two UC's decisions. AZCOM is a good school but I still declined and withdrew after getting acceptance from Western (my 3rd choice).
    1. 25 miles from home
    2. S Cal weather is much better than Glendale, AZ with 3+ months of hot days
    3. My school friend (at least one) is going to Western.
    4. Good rotation sites and residencies in S Cal.
     
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  13. mdmy318

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    Hi everyone, I still have not heard from Western. For those of you who got interviews, when were you complete? Also, does Western accept official transcript updates sent to them?
     
  14. JW4Gdud

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    Submitted secondary on 8/09/2017. Interviewed on 10/05/2017. Acceptance call after 3 weeks. I think they should accept transcript update.
     
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    No word from them since submitted 9/21....PLEASE LOVE ME :( :( :( :( :(
     
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  17. acbakshi

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    I submitted my secondary in August, got the II last week, interview date is Jan 18th, next available was Feb 1. Didnt look past that, but dont freak out, II's are still coming.
     
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  18. JW4Gdud

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    Do not give up hope. Western still interviews in late April. The waiting is always tough.
     
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    If I am sending an update letter/letter of intent, does anyone know if its recommended to upload it via the application page or to send it into one of their recruiters?
     
  20. acbakshi

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    Anyone else interviewing on Jan 18th?
     
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    Anybody familiar with how long it takes to get information on your student login/email after you pay your initial deposit? Or do you have to make the 2nd deposit before they send this information?
     
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    +1. Still haven't received this info either! Paid my 1st deposit but not yet my 2nd.
     
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    Wondering the same thing! I haven’t gotten that information yet, only put the 1st deposit down so far
     
  24. missmd123

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    Did anyone figure anything out about accepted students facebook group? :)
     
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  25. thecube13

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    lol literally was about to post this too
     
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    Has anyone found the facebook page for this years accepted class? Trying to find it but haven't been successful and from what i've heard, it's usually the students who got accepted in september that start it.
     
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    On second thought, I think I'll just go ahead a create one and hopefully people start adding to it. If you are on this thread and are an accepted student please feel free to join and spread the news.
     
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  28. California Bear

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    Yayyy
     
  29. br0413

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    i made the group name Western University COMP Class of 2022. SPREAD THE WORD AND JOIN :)
     
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  30. JW4Gdud

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    This is only my opinion. Is it too early to make the FB page for class of 2022? There will be people accepted and still waiting for their better choices. Will you be able to screen and only add current students or those accepted to class of 2022?
     
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    Hi!
    Does Western accepts LORs through AACOMAS or do I need to use a different service?
    Is there somebody who can explain me the process, please. I will be suuuuuper grateful :)
    I think they are still on holiday break because nobody is answering their phones or emails.
     
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    I submitted all of my LOR's through AACOMAS. Pretty sure nearly every school accepts LORs through AACOMAS and is their preferred method.
     
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    Hi guys, I submitted my secondary on 10/31/2017. Still haven't heard back. Lizzy M score is 67, non-traditional. I don't know if i should lose all hope, yet? I went to the preview day. Emailed the adviser early on in December but didn't hear anything back. Not sure what to do next. WORRIED!!!
     
  34. acbakshi

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    I was complete in August and got an II in late December. Don’t lose hope just get.
     
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    Do you know when the second deposit is due?
     
  36. GSWfan15

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    If your first deposit was due December 15th, then your second deposit is due January 15th I believe. You should confirm in the acceptance materials they sent. It also shows the deposit due date on your application status page if you haven't paid it yet. Gotta read the information given...
     
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    Hello, i'm currently a 1st year student. I live in the Daumier. At first, I wasn't sure about the Daumier. However, the other options around campus (777, Helix) are not as nice and older. This building is only 2-3 years old. It is more secure (Pomona is a bad area, esp at night) and only available to students.

    Secondly, we have to change clothes quite a bit for different classes. Casual for most, scrubs for lab, professional for ECM, and gym clothes for OMM lab. It is nice having the ability to go home to change and not bring 2-3 pairs of clothes some days. Also we can go home for lunch, pick up any medical equipment, and can decide when to go to class and webcast throughout the day. In short, the convienance factor is very high.

    I'm going to be living here next year for these reasons mentioned above. It is too much of a hassle to come to school everyday (for 1-2 hours of class and other days 5-6 hours. In all fairness, the 777/Helix and off-campus places are cheaper. However, I don't believe $100-$200 saving justifies these differences. If you're saving $400/month (as some classmates are), then I would that place over the Daumier. All utilities/parking are included here as well.

    Feel free to message me with any questions or if you end up picking it (we can both get a discount next year)
     
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    Does anyone know what percent of interviewees get accepted?
     
  39. JW4Gdud

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    According to my notes for last year, they accepted about 64% from interviews of in-state applicants and about 54% OOS. The number of acceptance granted is much higher than the actual matriculants number.
     
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    Congrats! When were you complete :)?
     
  42. michellesuzie

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    Thanks! I was complete 10/20/2017!
     
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    "Avatars of Lord AT Still" I am absolutely SLAYED
     
  44. ZdoggDO

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    Current first year here at Western U, if you all have any questions feel free to ask away.
     
  45. bestleonagg

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    What are some things you like / dislike about Western?
     
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    My secondary was complete by the end of August and I STILL haven’t heard back from either Western campuses. This is getting frustrating!
     
  47. ZdoggDO

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    -All lectures are recorded and posted online about 30 min after lectures end. Makes for most weeks where I only go to campus 2 times a week (ECM and OMM)
    -Classmates are incredibly helpful and everyone is just trying to help each other get through
    -Faculty is great with few exceptions just like anywhere else
    -Being in SoCal is always nice, western is about 40 min away from Downtown LA and beaches etc.
    -I have never felt unsafe on campus (me being a male, cant speak for my female colleagues ) Campus security is 24 hours/7days and they do offer escorts to cars/rooms.
    - The overall campus environment is great

    Dislikes:
    - OMM heavy (personal preference)
    - Not enough study rooms in main building
    - No real on-campus food options
    - a little high on tuition
    - The library is fine, just fine. Most students utilize the nearby Claremont college libraries.
     
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  48. bestleonagg

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    Thanks for your input! What made you choose Western over other schools? Also, are classes P/NP or graded?
     
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    Personally, I chose Western U because it is a good school with a good reputation in the area and close enough to my parents' place that I can commute (I'd rather not pay rent). Classes are P/NP.
     
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    Do you know if there are any opportunities for clinical research instead of bench lab research?
     
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    There are some opportunities with professors as time goes on, but I am not really a good source for that info!
     
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    This may not be applicable right now, but do you feel your classes are preparing you for boards well? Multiple choice or free response?

    Do you recall how much is the deposit?
     

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