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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?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"What happened with your undergrad grades?" Report Response

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

"Question about my high school/Why DO?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked about my high school becuase I went to this really small all guys school that's located on a farm." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"For me, it was answering why I sucked at life when it came to my undergrad performance." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, SDN, SDN...Read "The DOs" by Norman Gevitz (didn't help me in particular but if you want to understand osteopathic medicine, read it!), PCOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities, enthusiastic students and faculty, the good word of mouth I've heard from other people was backed up by the students there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They really do need to find some way for you to spend your time between interviews- there's a lot of waiting around. It was ok though, because the people in my group were cool. To be fair- there were no classes going on that day since the 1st years had a day off and the 2nd years had exams." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No surprises for me- I'm in their biomed program and SDN prepared me for everything in the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall- really laid back interview with no surprises- especially if you've read SDN. Everyone there is super helpful from the faculty to even the support staff. The breakfast was a really nice way to start the day. We had to sit around- a lot- but we probably would have sat in on classes if they had been in session. The tour guide was awesome and I saw parts of campus that I hadn't even seen as a biomed. On another note- if you really want to go here but don't make it in- do the Biomed program. I highly recommend it and it will be worth your time." 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 is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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