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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why DO?" Report Response

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

"Why PCOM?" Report Response

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

"See most difficult question." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I want to go into psychiatry, so I was asked how getting a DO would help me in that field (as opposed to an MD)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, all of the questions were very straightforward and right out of my file." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read info about the school, talked to a PCOM alumni, read SDN, my personal statement, etc..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there was SO enthusiastic and all of the students seemed genuinely happy to be there. There also seems to be a lot of camraderie between the classes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The time we had to wait between breakfast and our interviews. Bring something to read or talk to people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How hard it is to navigate around downtown if you are not from Philadelphia. I stayed at a hotel there and really had a hard time finding my way to PCOM." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I LOVE PCOM! It is definitely my first choice after seeing the enthusiasm of the students and faculty in addition to their facilities, which are great. The laid-back style of the interview also made the day and experience at PCOM more positive." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott Courtyard Downtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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