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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"How would you explain OMM to an MD?" Report Response

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

"So, why do you want to be a doctor? (opening question)" Report Response

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

"You spoke of prevention in osteopathic medicine. Did you get your flu shot? (thank goodness, I did)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you be able to help your fellow classmates during the first two years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you explain OMM to an MD?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Got a good night's sleep the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was happy at the school - students, faculty, admissions, front desk - everyone!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I prepared by researching PCOM's website, the Philadelphia area, the cultural climate and the nearby MD schools" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed in February, and chose this school over about a dozen other acceptances across the country. I am now in my first year. PCOM truly shines and Philadelphia is a major medical hub with outstanding hospitals. We share clerkships with local MD schools, including UPenn, Drexel, Temple and Jefferson. I made the right decision by choosing PCOM. The interview was stressful, although it was stressful not because the admissions team was intimidating, but because I wanted to be accepted. My best advice is to relax, know why you want to go through the rigors of becoming a doctor, know who you are, and BE NICE! As a current student, I have never heard one of the students complain about their choice. Also, when interviewing, be prepared to possibly wait for quite some time in the ''fishbowl.'' That wait can be an hour or two, and the stress levels may rise. My best advice with this is to speak with other interviewees while you wait. It makes the time go faster, and by the time you are called, you will be in more of a ''conversational'' mode, as opposed to facilitating a rapid (or drawn out) fire-and-answer session. My best interviews where conversational in nature. Most schools just want to find out who you are, and if you have the drive to work harder than you ever had in your life. Undergrad and graduate school were a walk in the park compared to what you'll have to do with studies, personal growth and committment to your patients." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"My application was lost twice, which delayed my interview offer. Although PCOM receives more applica" Report Response

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