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  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What MD schools did you apply to? (WTF!!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There wasn't one" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facility is fairly new" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A lot. The interviewers were not very friendly, sitting in the ''fishbowl'' for 3 hours" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"PCOM is in ''Philadelphia'', but barely. It's on the outskirts of town, not in a bad area, but more of a boring, suburban-type area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Honestly-a waste of a day. The best part was that on my way out of town, I was able to grab a cheesesteak sandwich. I've already gotten into other MD and DO schools, so I just wanted to see PCOM, which other SDN'ers described as ''exclusive''. I'll let you be the judge of that when you have conversations with their students. Then there was the ''fishbowl'' experience. After breakfast with the dean of students (one of the bright spots), we all sat in a big room for about 3 hours while everyone interviewed. I think the entire time, about 3 medical students stopped by to let us know how great PCOM is. There were no activities during this time, and the chairs are all around the perimeter of a fairly large room, so you nearly need to yell to speak to other students. If I do end up going DO, I'm headed up to UNECOM, they're only 2K more per year, they are a heck of a lot friendlier, and the location is one to drool over. Speaking of drooling, that cheesesteak sure was good." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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