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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Most questions were about things I had written in my application. They wanted me to elaborate on certain details. Though they did ask me about my study habits and what works for me, what I do to de-stress, if I had applied to MD schools, why I want to be a DO, what I think of OMM, my exposure to diversity, my most meaningful patient encounter while shadowing/volunteering, my hobbies, why didn't I consider doing research instead of medicine, and they ended the interview by asking me if I wanted to tell them anything not mentioned in the interview itself. Basically know your application well, they don't try to trip you up, they just ask for more details on the things you have already written about." Report Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one thing I think I will find most difficult about going into medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"By reading over my entire application a few times, then writing answers to several commonly asked questions. I also did two practice interview runs, one with my family and one with my masters program counselor." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything about this school is amazing. Their classes are well organized and all video recorded, the library is open 24/7 with card access, housing is close by, parking is easy and affordable, students are actually happy and very friendly. Several students saw the group of interview students sitting in the lobby and came over to wish us luck and calm us down, others said hi in the halls." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I can't think of anything that was bad about PCOM." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they don't try trick you during the interview. I was fairly nervous before entering the interview and I didn't even eat properly at the provided lunch." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

Home

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?

2/6/14

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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