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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"1) Tell about your experiences at your undergrad, and How they prepared you for Medical School 2) Why Osteopathy? <<Dont Say: Hollistic or 'Cracking' Backs" Report Response

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

"3) What do you do for your spare time? (Be ready to talk about it DONT SAY: I dont have spare time, or Video Games) 4) When did you know you wanted to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"5) How did you meet Dr. XXXX (whom i shadowed) 6)What is the Most biggest challenge facing the medical profession today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did I meet find the doctor that I shadowed. [I had an amusing story which I presume the doctor had mentioned in his Letter of Rec.]" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most difficult thing that I forsee affecting the medical profession. (this question blindsided me because when they started asking, I was anticipating a different one)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Relaxed, read over personal statement, made sure I knew all I could about PCOM and Osteopathy, went to bed early" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly everyone was (and this was an hour before a major exam) Also my fellow interviewees were pretty cool, no one was cut throat or anything, we were all nervous, but still willing to talk" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was told to, and arrived for 815, my interview was scheduled for 1130. I met up with a friend who attends PCOM. I went back to the admissions office at 1015, and I was called for an interview at 1020. Threw me off guard and I almost missed it too!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview time of 1130 is TENTATIVE!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything went smoothly, interview was laid back, interviewers were extremely nice" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2004

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