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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"What field of medicine would you like to specialize in?" Report Response

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

"Do your physician siblings support you in your decision to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What book are you currently reading?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see that you got grade X in this class, did you take it again? (...ummm...you have my transcript...yes, I did)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read reviews on this site and looked over my "soon to be patented" all-purpose interview notes" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are very nice, ample computer facilities, and faculty seems devoted and enthusiastic. Students are happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The admissions office seemed unable to handle the large number of interviewees present. Interviews ran short and were felt by many to be relatively non-probing and uninteresting. My interviewers were brief and didn't seem prepared. When I asked questions about the school, they left them largely unanswered. The tour was led by two students, who immediately claimed that they loved PCOM so much they couldn't think of anything they would want different..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How bad my choice of hotel was and how much a seemingly simple cold and bad night can affect your performance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Breakfast was provided and led by a faculty member who was great and talked alot about the school. When we got back to the admissions office waiting room, there weren't enough chairs for all 16 or so of us to sit. Visiting classes being held for 1st and 2nd years was interesting and impressive. Interviews were lacking in discussion and interest, on both sides, partially dampened by my having a nasty cold and not having slept the night before. Tour was fun and the STAN mannequin was fascinating. I'm not holding my breath on an acceptance. But I think it's best for them and me, so I'm glad I went." 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 was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

North American Motor Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/16/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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