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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How do you think your work at Kmart will contribute to your being a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell us a little about your senior research concerning calcium chloride and bacteria; what were you looking for or did you expect to find out?" Report Response

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

"After becoming a licensed doctor, do you know what you need to know to practice? [Basically, this could be rephrased as: Do you know everything after graduating?'" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think the U.S. should be taking precautions for Bird Flu?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think the U.S. should be taking precautions for Bird Flu?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"(1) Studied every portion of the "Prospective Students" section of the PCOM website. (2) Read through my AACOM application, especially the essay. (3) Read through my PCOM application essay. (4) Prepared questions to ask the interviewers. (5) Student Doctor Network (SDN)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty were all extremely pleasant. Everyone was there to help and not to make you feel nervous about the interview. They gave the assurance that you had made it "that far" (getting an interview). Heck, the college president even stopped by the office on his way into the building, introduced himself, told us about his family, and wished us the best." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only negative thing with respect to my visit was that I was interviewed last (even though I was not scheduled last) and the student giving the tour started it before I was done interviewing. So, I ran to catch-up and missed over half of the tour. What I did see was extremely nice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"SDN prepared me for the interview quite well - especially the fact that I would NOT interview on time and actually rather late." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had only applied to M.D. schools before D.O. schools and only applied to one D.O. - PCOM. The more I researched PCOM and the theory behind osteopathic medicine, I found myself in favor of its techniques and regretting not applying to others. When PCOM interviewed me, I was excited and thoroughly pleased by everything I saw and heard on the day of the interview. Everyone was a community, even with those being interviewed. It as as if we were welcomed into the PCOM spirit. I felt excellent about the interview; I was told my file showed nothing but positive things and hard work and dedication. So, I could not wait for the decision. I was disappointed when wait-listed, but then considered how late I had applied (hence a March interview). But, on March 18, 2006 I received my ACCEPTANCE LETTER! So, PCOM - here I come in August 2006." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

N/A

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?

The City Avenue Hilton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/02/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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