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  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Have you been to Philly before? been to PCOM before? Why PCOM? What will be deciding factors as to which school you attend?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you will have problems touching/examinig your classmates during OMM lab?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What type of medicine do you want to go into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"1)Why did you choose to attend your undergraduate school? and what has it done for you? 2) What do you think is the most common injury in gymnastics (I was a gymnast)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"1)Question about MCATs...why my verbal was so low and my physical was high the first time round, and vice versa second time around 2) What do you know about how OMM is used in practice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SND, read stuff about osteopathic medicine (which wasn't very helpful when they asked in depth questions about OMM), PCOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the campus, the students that stopped by, the diversity of the class" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"location in Philly, no on campus housing, the interviewers grilling me about MCATs and OMM and whatever else they felt like!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that i should have been more prepared...reading everything about the school and feedback from other students, I was relaxed....but, when i sat down, they started pulling me apart!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Well, the day started off with a DO taking us to breakfast in the cafeteria. He was very nice and talkative and answered any questions we had. Then we had to sit around while other people interviewed. I was unfortunate to get the hard group of interviewers. The interview didn't seem to go to well at first, but I thought I pulled it together (but NO acceptance!) They asked question after question, i.e. What do you like to do for fun? my answer was photography. As soon as I started talking about it, the student who asked the question cut me off and said WHAT ELSE? then the female interviewer also said YEAH,WHAT ELSE? (I'm sorry, I thought Photography was a pretty cool hobbie to have, but guess not!!) Then I went on to say I like to read..What book has inspired you the most? I said "Brave New World"...Do you think we can live in a utopian society that is protrayed in the book? No, why not??? on and on and on....they were very nasty and rude throughout the interview!! However, the tour was adequate and the campus is lovely. The other group of interviewers seemed to be nice and friendly....just my luck! Well, good luck and hope they are in a good mood!" Report Response

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