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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"If you were a doctor and your patient just tested HIV+ and had not told their spouse would you tell the spouse? (legally the answer is no in all circumstances, you can't touch HIV with a ten foot pole)" Report Response

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

"are you capable of performing osteopathic manipulations on someone and having them performed on you?" Report Response

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

"Why not become a P.A. they can do all the things a doctor can do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were a doctor and your patient just tested HIV+ and had not told their spouse would you tell the spouse? (legally the answer is no in all circumstances, you can't touch HIV with a ten foot pole)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The lady at the front counter who greets you when you walk in is the best." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The arrogance and hostility of the interviewers" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish SDN said that there would be scenario/ethical questions at PCOM but they said the interviews were really laid back and conversational. Nope, hostile presentations of high intesity scenerios was what I got." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"don't pronounce the school Peeee-COM prounounce each letter seperately PEE-SEE-O-EM. Apparently the old heads get upset when you make it sound like all the other osteopathic schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/7/13

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The lady that sits and welcomes is the best ever. She attempts to set the tone for the school, I wish the doctors were like her." Report Response

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