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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Why Osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"We noticed you have been away from school for a while. Do you feel like you have lost any of your former capabilities?" Report Response

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

"If a person called in to 911 and said they were trapped in a vehicle submerged in water how would you help them? (I work as a 911 dispatcher so this question wasn't off the wall for me.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Osteopathy requires signficant manual dexterity. How can you demonstrate that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading SDN. Reviewing Osteopathic philosophy. (I highly encourage this as they always ask "Why osteopathic medicine" or some derivation.)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Class size. I didn't think it would be such an issue, but when you compare a large Osteopathy school with a medium sized or even large Allopathy school the one on one face time with instructors is much better at an Allopathy school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Philly traffic at 8-9 am will take you 1 hour to go 10 miles. No joke book a hotel within walking distance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school started out as my first choice Osteopathy school. I don't think it has fallen my personal rankings, but there were many unseen disadvantages to this school. Class size; emphasis on social interaction with other students (yes the instructors nearly tell you you have to interact with your class); small facilities for such a large class; and sheer cost all detract from this college in my new view. On the plus side the students seemed to be friendly, down to earth, good people. The facilities that they have are top of the line. (Make sure they show you STAN on your tour if you haven't seen "him.") The "doctors from day 1" policy is great and I have seen many other schools mimicking it. The area is terrific." 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn City Line

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/2006

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

9 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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