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  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why do you specifically want to be a physician, instead of another clinical application of medicine like nurse practitioner or physicians assistant?" Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to PCOM, specifically?" Report Response

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

"In a single sentence, how would a friend describe you? And an enemy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you recognize when you are overwhelmed and in over your head? And what do you do to handle it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In every transition there are specific hurdles for every person, what hurdles have you overcome in the past and what do you think that hurdle will be for medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice interviews. Read up on the school and health care legislation." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The small size of the interview room and table. It made it feel like a conversation, not an interrogation. The fact that all the questions were heavily prefaced with context, so you understood what they were trying to ascertain with the question. That the questions seemed insightful, not arbitrary or like they were trying to "trap" you. The medical student in the interview provided a certain sense of comfort and humanity in the process. I appreciated how much the admissions staff tried to put us at ease." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really! The only thing was, having had a tour during the open house by an GREAT tour guide--our tour guide seemed a little unsure and at a loss for things to say during the tour. But, she made up for it by being honest in all her answers and not trying to seem like a recruiter or like she was trying to put a positive spin on everything." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really. I think that having gone to the open house beforehand, I had a certain comfort level already." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think the process was very clear cut and simple. Having had an afternoon interview, I think that might have been slightly advantageous to the morning interviews who did not have the chance to go on the tour FIRST. Going on the tour before the interview was nice because it gave you a chance to loosen up, ask questions and get excited (rather than nervous!) about the interview." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

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?

01/04/2012

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None! I thought it was efficient, easy and thorough." Report Response

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