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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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Why did I move to (state)? How did I prepare for the MCAT? " Report Response

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

"What do I do for fun? What will I do if I do not get in this year?" Report Response

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

"What other schools? What medical specialty? Any other questions? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do if you do not get into med school this year? (jeesh-- what a question!!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, interview feedback; read up on history of osteopathy; emailed current students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING!! The day before, my father and I walked quickly around the school, and I think we saw the *back* of the school (didn't really know where we were going), so I was kind of nervous that the school looked deserted (being a Sunday and all). However, when I arrived the next morning for my interview, the campus was so full of life! The facilities really are amazing-- you should see the anatomy lab! Who's ever heard of an anatomy lab on the sixth floor, containing an entire wall of windows that overlook the skyline of Philly???? I sat in on a class with the first years, and the teaching was amazing-- totally engaging; even though it was a lecture hall with 200+ students, people were raising their hands, asking questions! Also, Deb Erdner (assistant director of admissions) is so incredibly kind and caring; I cannot tell you how much she put me at ease. Also, it was amazing that a second year student sat with us interviewees for the ENTIRE time we were waiting, making sure we weren't nervous! Everyone *is* so nice there; it truly is not a cliche. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Of course, what everyone else complains about-- the wait till interview time. Also, the cafeteria is really nice, but it's so small, and I was disappointed that there was no salad bar. I'm vegetarian, and I hope they have more that the waffles and big honkin' meat I saw there!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was really great! Do not get nervous; the interview was so laid back, and the people are so nice; I ended up feeling like I could just stop one of the students walking by and ask them any questions. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2003

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