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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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 are my hobbies?" Report Response

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

"Why PCOM? Have you seen our campus before today?" Report Response

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

"Is there anything you would like to add? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us your hobbies. Oh, you took Japanese. Why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest regret?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read Gevitz's book, took virtual tour of school (THEY ARE REALLY BIG ON PEOPLE GOING TO THE SCHOOL BEFORE THE INTERVIEW), read, read up on HMOs, read my file, prayed, and watched a couple of movies to relax..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The.....the....campus is pretty nice. The Sixers use the gym to practice, but don't start fishing yet. You can't get in when they are in there, and apparently, unless you are a single hot chick, don't bother going anywhere near it when they are there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students just didn't seem to like it there. Most students who saw us in the room waiting didn't even stop to say anything, in fact; only one stopped to say anything at all. It was very disappointing! If you are attending the school (YOU CHOSE TO GO TO), you should be screaming it from the rafters, not looking at the interviewees like undercover NARCs in gen pop at OZ! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I read all that stuff for NADA! I wish I knew that the student interviewer had more weight on my interview score than the admissions staffer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It wasn't very positive. I was interviewed by a third year whose freaking grandpa went to the place, and a lady from admissions. The admissions staff member loved my interview skills, and the third year was very curt, seemed bored, and was probably only there for the free lunch he got afterwards. I was turned off from the moment I got there. No one was really friendly. The admissions staff were like "Sit down, you'll be seen in a minute." They played a tape over and over about osteopathic medicine. All good, but the tape skipped and was from 1995! The breakfast was nasty, and even the chefs looked upset. Carol Fox came and sat with us, but seemed to be there because it's a routine thing she does, and not like she really cared about who we were and what we had to say. The students seemed uptight all day long. ALL DAY LONG! The tour was decent, but the tour guide seemed distracted. The gym is beautiful, but you are better off at the Y when basketball season starts. The MSI class size is huge (250), so if you want friends, make them before you get there. It's like high school in there. My interview was as above, but I could have had a six pack of V-8! After the interview and tour, we were left to ourselves. They said, "Well, you can leave now if you want." I decided to stay and look around, but after five minutes, my gut said "WE ARE OUTTA HERE NOW!" I have never looked back, and I am GLAD I didn't get in. I found a better school that appreciates me a lot more. If you like it rough, and cold, and in Philly. be my guest! I personally would say BUYER BEWARE to any accepted PCOM student. Go there on a Tuesday (not exam day) and make sure you want to spend 4 years on the outskirts of Philly!" Report Response

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