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Western University - Pomona (COMP) Discussion Thread 2013 - 2014

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by brakk026, May 5, 2013.

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  1. Congrats. :thumbup:

    Mind sharing your stats? interview tips?
     
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  3. DOctored

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    Congrats to you guys with acceptances!!
    How lucky you are!!!
    I'm super jelly :)
     
  4. Isha2018

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    I concur about the red marks! We're actually going to be doctors down the road!! :)

    Thank you everyone for the congratulations and good luck to everyone! The cycle is still young. I'm glad now that I wrote so many essay prompts and applied broadly. "Never give up, Never surrender!" -Galaxy Quest (Yes, I am a nerd)
     
  5. Isha2018

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    During the interview, use examples from your past of why you 'like helping other people,' Maybe talk about your favorite service activity. Western U is big on service. Every applicant likes helping people, but not all have good examples to back it up. Describe why Western U is the school that 'fits' you. Look the interviewers in the eyes and don't be afraid of brief breaks in the conversation.

    You'll do great during your interview! The admissions staff, students, and professors I met were so friendly and passersby even went out of their ways to wish us interviewees luck when they saw us in the halls at Western U. I got a great vibe from the school. :)
     
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  6. Thank you very much
     
  7. Bomikepa

    Bomikepa 2+ Year Member

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    do we have to send letter of rec to both pomona and lebanon or is just to the main pomona campus?

    my advisor posted letters for Pomona only but not lebanon and i am applying to both....

    :confused:
     
  8. Starry

    Starry Wish on a different star 2+ Year Member

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    You will only be considered and interviewed for one school so pick one. I've heard of people interviewing for both but it seems to be extremely rare. (Like <1 per cycle)

    If you were to submit your letters through Interfolio, there is only one option. I think they share a LoR system but I'm not sure.

    Your best bet is to call and find out. Just remember that applying to both may be a waste of resources for you.
     
  9. Back 5

    Back 5 7+ Year Member

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    I felt absolutely dejected after my interview.
     
  10. luckylee3

    luckylee3 Banned

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    why so
     
  11. thatsjustgroovy

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    Good luck to all those who interviewed today, it was awesome to meet you!

    To the person who drove me to the airport, I wish I had the chance to say goodbye to you. I wish you the best for wherever you choose to go! :)
     
  12. speakermouse

    speakermouse 2+ Year Member

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    Accepted! Guess my mail comes a day later than the rest of you!
     
  13. Thank you very much. My interview is coming up and I hope I could join you guys next fall.
     
  14. NuttyEngDude

    NuttyEngDude Red-Flagville 7+ Year Member

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    I dont have much to add to what everyone else has said but am wishing you good luck, Ibn Alnafis :D
     
  15. Thank you, mate!
     
  16. redPastel

    redPastel 2+ Year Member

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    Hey does anybody know if they mail out rejection or waitlist too? One of the 9/12 interviewees here and I didn't get any letter from western. I live in CA so it shouldn't take that long...
     
  17. redPastel

    redPastel 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats man! Where are u from?
     
  18. CarlosDanger

    CarlosDanger 2+ Year Member

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  19. speakermouse

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    Southern California
     
  20. luckylee3

    luckylee3 Banned

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    I live in IL and didnt get anything yet
     
  21. Isha2018

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  22. hwilliam50

    hwilliam50 5+ Year Member

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    Hey Isha, I was in your interview group! Definitely recognized you from the Japanese missionary reference. Congratulations to you! I hope you all the best in your decision between medical schools. Thanks for the information and reassurance.
     
  23. Isha2018

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    Thanks for the well-wishes! I hope you get a good letter in the mail today or tomorrow. Everyone I met at the 9/12 interview looked like great candidates.

    I have an interview in Fort Worth, TX this week at TCOM. I hope to get accepted there, too, because it's less than $20K a year (in-state) and still osteopathic! Keeping my fingers crossed...
     
  24. cBlock420

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    9/12'er. Acceptance today!
     
  25. Isha2018

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    Congratulations! I knew more acceptances would be coming this week! :)
     
  26. cBlock420

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    Thanks and same to you! I was surprised the letter made it today. Postmarked Friday and made it all the way to TN.
     
  27. Back 5

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    I'm jealous you all get your mail so early! My mailman doesn't deliver the mail until 6pm most days, give or take ~15 minutes.
     
  28. Congrats.

    So, which school you think better fits you, LMU or Western? Why so?

    I'm asking because I have interviews at these two schools coming up, back to back (literally). I want to know what to anticipate.
     
  29. TriagePreMed

    TriagePreMed Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    I hope there is a spot for me. My application is verified but not released yet. I have the essays pre-written though.
     
  30. DOctored

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    Praying for an interview
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    Ready for Review Sept 16
     
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  31. bionerd89

    bionerd89 2+ Year Member

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    How do you know its ready for review? Thxs
     
  32. Starry

    Starry Wish on a different star 2+ Year Member

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    They send you an email that goes something like this:

    "Good News! Your application has been processed and sent to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Admissions Committee for review. Should you be selected for an interview, we will contact you via phone or email to schedule a convenient interview date."
     
  33. bionerd89

    bionerd89 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks...I only got the complete email..hopefully I will get the "processed" email soon....
     
  34. ash0515

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    Accepted!!! I'm still in shock lol
     
  35. cBlock420

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    It's difficult to say right now. Both are great schools and have things I like. The facilities at lmu surprised me and their DO/MBA program is pretty attractive too. I would prefer to attend school in an area with more stuff going on. While I wasn't all that excited with Pomona, I've always been interested in living in the LA area. Western also has nice facilities and a lot of different opportunities. The diversity of the student body is great too. The cost benefit at lmu is pretty nice. I'm hoping to have the chance to visit Pomona again when I can have a couple days to check it out. Both are going to provide students with a great education.

    Like I said, it's hard to say right now. Either way it's an awesome decision to have to make.
     
  36. DOctored

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    Placed on hold today for possible interview
    So disappointed :(
     
  37. AkGrown84

    AkGrown84 2+ Year Member

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    If you don't mind me asking, when were you complete? This is one school that I've been particularly interested in, and I've been complete for a couple weeks. I just want to know one way or another!!

    BTW-so sorry on your hold status. Hopefully other schools will pick you up!
     
  38. luckylee3

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    didnt recieve anything yet. hopefully tomorrow :(

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  39. I bet. Good luck on whatever decision you make and I pray to be in your position soon :)
     
  40. hwilliam50

    hwilliam50 5+ Year Member

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    9/12'er here toooo. Accepted! Wooooooooooooooooooooo.

    Stats: 3.7 cGPA, 3.6 sGPA, 30 MCAT. Took gap year off as an ER scribe and EMT.
    CA resident.

    Western definitely seems like a great fit: good location, happy students, collaborative atmosphere.

    Best of luck to everyone else! Cannot be more happy right now. :D Finally can have some peace of mind.
     
  41. jstrathe

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    Got my acceptance letter yesterday!!!!!! :D

    nontraditional, cGPA: 3.63, MCAT 29

    I received bad grades initially in my premed pre-reqs, seriously like C's in Chemistry. Years later, I retook the classes and did very well in them. I also do not have a strong background in community service because I had to work all through college. So, if you do not have a lot of service hours, but have exposure to a medical setting you are still considered for Western. I am a California resident, but moved here from Iowa. I worked at the hospital for 2.5 years and I have 4 years of research experience.

    Tips for interview: Be yourself as much as possible. They want to see the real you. Illustrate of your beliefs and statements with examples. Be cordial to all the staff and students. Demonstrate that you live and breath their mission statement and core values. Everyone will be asked different questions, so try to be prepared for anything they may throw at you. I went online and looked at the most common types of questions, and I practiced almost everyday for a month. Just be yourself and you will do great. It's an amazing school and I wish you all the best of luck!
     
  42. luckylee3

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    Anybody from 9/12 stil not get a decision mail yet?
     
  43. Back 5

    Back 5 7+ Year Member

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    Did you call admissions and see what was going on?
     
  44. DOctored

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    Did anyone else get a hold?
     
  45. reese07

    reese07 7+ Year Member

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    Sorry man. stats?
     
  46. geh926

    geh926 Banned Banned Account on Hold 7+ Year Member

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    Me
     
  47. Tstanfi2

    Tstanfi2 2+ Year Member

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    I got a hold too :( 29 MCAT (8 PS, 11VR, 10BS) 3.38cgpa 3.14sgpa. OOS (big time, I am an east coaster)
     
  48. ChaseJ

    ChaseJ 2+ Year Member

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    When were you guys complete if you don't mind me asking?
     
  49. xstudent2013

    xstudent2013 2+ Year Member

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    I was complete 9/7, got my "ready for review" email 9/27

    For people who got interviews, how long did it take for them to get in contact with you? Anyone else ready for review around the same time as me? Are you guys waiting to hear about interviews also? :) i'm so anxious!!
     
  50. reese07

    reese07 7+ Year Member

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    Same here!
     
  51. TriagePreMed

    TriagePreMed Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    how long did it take you guys to get a secondary from the time your primary was released? Mine was released yesterday.
     

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