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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 specialty of medicine do you think you would most like to practice?" Report Response

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

"When was your first experience with an osteopathic physician?" Report Response

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

"I see you made a 24 on your MCAT...what happened? (As I mentioned, my October scores were a good bit higher and it helped a lot to mention the new ones)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most D.O. schools require a reference letter from an osteopathic physician. I did not have one. I was asked to share my first experience with a D.O. Luckily I had talked to one in my hometown." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same question..."Describe your first encounter with an osteopathic physician"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AACOMAS statement and read up on osteopathic philosophy. Make sure becoming a D.O. is NOT simply a fall back option for you if you don't get into medical school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are brand new and are amazing. They have a HUGE OMM lab and anatomy lab. Gwinett County is a great place to live and work. Great schools as well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The program, although connected with the Philadelphia campus is brand new. They only have (I think) 8 faculty right now. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was not shocked by anything. I had learned a great deal from speaking with friends I know who attend. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was great. VERY relaxed, yet thorough. I met with a D.O. and a PhD (both on staff). They questioned me about my application, grades, MCAT, etc. I will note the importance of updating your file. The MCAT scores they saw were lower than the ones I received in October. If I had not had my file updated, I doubt I would've been accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

7 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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