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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"What makes you angry? What makes you laugh?" Report Response

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

"Do you think socialized medicine or the US system of healthcare is better? " Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked me a few general current event questions. I think they just wanted to see my response, because I got no feedback." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school web-site, AACOM" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities, very friendly students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewers were not friendly in the least bit. When it was my turn to ask questions I asked "what percentage of 4th years get into their 1st choice for residency." The Director of Admissions looked at me and just replied "that is a really bad question." I take that to mean that she either did not know the answer or did not want to answer. Regardless, there is no such thing as a bad question. There was no need for her to be rude. Also, we were told that the members on the panel had spent a great deal of time reviewing our apps before the interview. Maybe they forgot to do that with mine cause they were asking me basic questions that were clearly answered in my secondary. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the panel would not care about getting to know me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Decent tour, but a bit odd. When I asked one of the tour guides why he chose PCOM he told me was that it was because they had a rugby team. That's like saying you chose a school based on the chiks! Lastly, they think that the fact that the 76rs practice there is such a draw for their school. I mean, this is med school, I care about the academics, clinicals, acceptance into residency, etc..I don't care if the 76ers practice there! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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