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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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, Why PCOM" Report Response

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

"although the interview was conversational for the most part (i was able to direct the questions asked of myself), but be ready to defend any flaws in your application - i was asked about the one B- in one of my classes (3.97 gpa b/c of it)" Report Response

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

"hobbies, interests, fav book, strengths/weaknesses, where you see yourself 10 years, clinical volunteer experiences, why EC's, etc" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what is the biggest challenge facing healthcare? " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilites are absolutely amazing, the best i have seen of any school, MD or DO. Excellent sports facility, including weight room, gym, etc, and even the cafetaria was pretty impressive, out of all the schools i have been to" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the tuition is a little up there, and the sorrounding neighborhood seems a bit sketchy" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"lots of waiting around (2 hours), while others are being interviwed, but i guess this is something that is unavoidable" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, i was totally impressed with PCOM. I knew it was a good school, but having gone to the school, it has reinforced my desire to attend. Great curriculum, facilities, people seemed nice and happy to be there, terrific faculty (that Dr. Nicholas guy is quite a character), good clinical rotations, etc. I would without a doubt, hands down attend PCOM if i got accepted, and even withdraw my acceptance to allopathic med school. Just relax and be yourself, the interview was really laidback, and it was actually the most relaxed out of all the 10 DO school interviews i have been to - they just want to get to know you - if you made it to the interview, then they just want to see if you can effectively convey who you are as a person to them" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/17/2003

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