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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Why DO? How did you find out about osteopathy and why did you choose it?" Report Response

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

"How did you like your undergrad? Was it challenging? How did you adapt?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years? What do you like to do for fun? What is your favorite TV show?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think marathons are meant to be run by humans? This question spurred further discussion on marathons" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your knowledge about OMM and what do you think are the qualities that makes one good at it (something along those lines)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location. I've been to Philadelphia a few times before but I never realized how much I loved it. The school is on the outskirts of Philly but not too far. The students were really nice too - they dropped by to answer our questions and the interviewers themselves were very friendly. The interview seemed like a conversation than a grilling session. The school also has great rotations, a fantastic match list, and great osteopathic residency opportunities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was not much - this school really surprised me. Perhaps the large class size (250-270 students)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the hotel I stayed at is an all uphill walk to the school and is about a 1/2 mile away (which isn't a big deal unless you have a foot problem)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was positive overall. I went into this interview with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. PCOM has moved up to the top of my list - actually it is now tied with my other #1 choice. The interviewers were friendly and asked the typical interview questions (why DO? How did you find out about osteopathic medicine?). The students were friendly." 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 is your in-state status?

Out of state

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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2005

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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