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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"''Tell us about your mission trip to Mississippi''" Report Response

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

"''What is your understanding of Osteopathic medicine?''" Report Response

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

"''What first peaked your interest in not only medicine, but Osteopathic medicine?''" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"''Tell us about your missions trip to Mississippi'', or ''You are involved in so many activities and are devoted to your schoolwork; what do you do for fun?''" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your thoughts on the MCAT as a whole?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback (the questions from this year's feedback have been right on), interview prep books, reviewing primary/secondary, reviewing PCOM's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The overall atmosphere.. the current students were thrilled to be there and SO helpful when taking you around to lecture rooms (and I'm not even referring to the tour)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The smaller recreation area. Don't get me wrong, the building itself if quite large, but as far as machines and free weights, I think it could get crowded pretty quickly. Everything else about PCOM was great!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To bring small change for my parents parking. They paid the machine with a $10 bill (the cost was only a dollar or so) and received the change in all quarters. A little annoying, but the machines could have just been low on cash that day or something.." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent! The overall interview and tour solidified my decision for this school. As all the feedbacks have mentioned before, this is an extremely low-stress interview. Advice that I was given that really helped: Remember that if you are granted an interview invite, you are already qualified to attend their school. Therefore, there is no need to be stressed. Just come in and enjoy your day at PCOM. The interviewers were sooo nice and did not try to attack me in any way. On a side note, I received my acceptance letter a short time later. Good luck!!" 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?

2-3 hours

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?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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