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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 kind of Medicine do I want to practice?" Report Response

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

"Why the drop in my GPA during my junior year? (I'm a naval reservist, after September 11th, I was recalled back to active duty during my junior year. I was working 18hour-day shifts. My grades suffered the consequences)" Report Response

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

"Why PCOM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How has my undergrad school prepared me for the Medical profession?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, DOs in America book, pre-health club at college " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students!!!!!!!! They all seem so happy to study at PCOM. They stopped by while we were waiting to talk about how great the school is, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area where the school is located is not nice and housing is pretty expensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They take two weeks to give you an answer. That's a long time for me. Other schools I've interviewed for give you an answer in a week. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts early, first you & the other applicants have breakfast for an hour or so. Interviews start at 9am and finish around 12. While you are not interviewing, you are waiting at a lounge. PCOM students stop by to talk about the school. During that time, a representative from Financial Aid gives a small presentation. The day ends with a tour around the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/20/2003

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