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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"How did you like Duke?" Report Response

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

"Where did you apply last year? What were the outcomes? Where did you apply this year? " Report Response

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

"What made you apply to osteopathic programs? (and then just more questions about undergrad and my masters program and what attracts me to PCOM)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What did you think of the faculty breakfast this morning?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Grade-related questions..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over application, essay, read SDN interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The great lengths that PCOM takes to make applicants feel welcome and comfortable. The students seem to really love it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour guides didn't seem to have experience giving tours together before and read off a sheet of paper as to where to take us etc. But tons of students came into the admissions office all morning long to talk to us and that was so helpful. You really get the best feel for a school in talking to students I think." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If your interview isn't until 11 or 11:30, you will be sitting in the admissions office from 9am until that time. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was great. It's supposed to be 2 people interviewing, but one of the interviewers was a no show so the Dean of Admissions just interviewed me one-on-one. She is fabulous and very easy to talk to. She is positive without sugarcoating your application or the admissions process. During the interview (and all day long--beginning with the faculty breakfast) you get the sense that PCOM makes a sincere effort to present the school in the best possible light and attract the students who will be a good fit for the program. I have not noticed such a genuine approach in any other school I have applied to so far and it made a very positive impression on me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2004

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