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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?

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 do you like to do for fun? What was the last book that you read?" Report Response

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

"Why are you so sure that you want to be a doctor? " Report Response

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

"Have you ever been to PCOM before? -this was answered in both of my essays Hint: they don't like P.COM. -- say P.C.O.M." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think the current health insurance situation is affecting medicine? How many Americans are without health insurance? --40% in case you were wondering. One of my interviewers was ridiculously hard on everyone! " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, mock interviews, book on osteopathy" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"94% board pass rate, nice facilities, good research possibilities, pleasant faculty. I've been to PCOM before and loved it - my interview experience was not that great though." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We did a lot of sitting around waiting for the rest of the group to interview (there were 12 of us). Our tour was given by a student that was asked to do it at the last minute (not that organized). The interview is supposed to be open file, but they didn't really know anything about me - they asked me questions that were answered in my essays. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The student that gave the tour said that they really don't do much OMM there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you have a tough interviewer, they're just trying to see if they can rattle you a little bit. I got the general impression from this school that they (especially the students) think they're better than all of the other schools." Report Response

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