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

How did the interview impress you?


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


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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)?

"1.) Have you been to PCOM before? 2.)Why do you want to be a doctor? 3.)Why a DO and not an MD? 4.) How did you study for the MCATs? 5.) How many times did you take the MCAT? 6.)How has your undergraduate institution prepared you for medical school? 7.) How many schools did you apply to? 8.) Why only PCOM and why do you want to come here? 9.) What quality do you think is the most important for a physician to have? 10.) Is there another quality that you also think is important? 11.) Who is your role model? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your role model?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How has your undergraduate institution prepared you for medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read osteopathic history, wrote my thoughts out on potential questions and read over them, and I prayed a lot." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is so warm and friendly at PCOM. The lady at the front desk is so kind. She kept going on and on about how handsome all the men looked and how beautiful all the girls were that were there for their interviews. I was afraid I would be pretty nervous for the interview, but as soon as we got back to the waiting room after breakfast I did not even get a chance to sit down because I was the first one called in, so there was no time to get nervous." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is amazing. It was the only school I visited and the only one I applied to. I noticed most people do not tell you their stats on here, but I will so you have an idea. I am a biology major on a 3+4 plan and have a 3.3 GPA and a 3.4 Science GPA, I took the MCAT once and got a 27L (Do not sweat it if you bomb the writing sample, most schools do not even look at them.), I have a ton of extracurricular activites and volunteer service, and I had four letters of recommendation sent to the school. I found out I was accepted today (January 24th, 2005)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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