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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?

3 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell us about Omaha, Nebraksa and why you moved there from New Jersey?" Report Response

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

"What got you interested in osteopathic medicine? How did your undergraduate institution prepare you for medical school? " Report Response

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

"Tell us about your medical related experiences? What schools did you apply to? Did you apply to NJ-SOM. They are competitive with NJ-SOM, so if you want PCOM, make sure you let them know they are your first choice and why." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is New Jersey corn better than Nebraska's corn? (I moved from Jersey to Nebraska for one year and had to come back)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, dont worry it is very laid back. I only got nervous because I was waiting around so long, but they just want to get to know you." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Look at this site, PCOM.edu, aacom.org, Theres also a great site about osteopathic medicine and its history in case you need more info: www.osteohome.edu" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"You will love everything about this school. The facilities, faculty, students are all so nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Just waiting over 2 hours for my interview " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was made great by the PCOM staff and interviewers. It was my first interview at the time and I was a little nervous but they make you feel at ease right away by just trying to get to know you. I just got accepted a couple days ago and its my top choice as of now. My advice is that you know the school well, know they give you early clinical experience through community service, they have robotic simulator for doing physical diagnosis, know osteopathic history, why you want to be a DO, def. why PCOM. Also there is a big osteo history book in admissions waiting room, pick that up because they like they you looked at it while waiting. Just relax, BE YOURSELF, if you have made up BS answers they might see right through you. They want to just see if you can communicate well with them, answer easy questions and see a humane side of you that DO's ought to be. FINALLY, YOU MUST ASK SOME GOOD QUESTIONS TO CONCLUDE YOUR INTERVIEW. It shows your interest in going there, that you know some details about the school.(ask about their clubs/organizations, so many of them, ask about board passage rate, etc. Good luck to everyone and I hope this helps" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2003

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