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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

3

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)?

"Do you see any problems in the healthcare/medical field?" Report Response

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

"Do you volunteer at all?" Report Response

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

"Do you plan on taking biochemistry before medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Things about my nursing career. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I felt prepared for all the questions. I hate the,"Is there anything more we should know about you" question though. Do you see any problems currently in the medical field. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"By fully understooding the DO philosophy and knowing why it appealed to me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students really seemed to enjoy their school. They seemed to be having a good time through it all. Also, although the class is very big--they seemed to be close." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. I was suppose to interview at 10 am and the interviews ran late. I finally interviewed at 11 ish. I overheard there are parking issues at time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That although the class size is huge, the students seem very close and friendly with each other. It seems to be a noncompetitve environment--which seems pretty amazing considering it is medical school. This is all very good in my opinion." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went to the interview liking PCOM. I left loving PCOM. It seems to be a great place to learn medicine. I think it would be supportive all around--from students, faculty, admissions people, etc. " 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?

7 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 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?

02/02/2006

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

8 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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