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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"90% of questions were drawn off of my application" Report Response

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

"The only questions not related specifically to my application: Why PCOM?, What do you do to relieve stress?" Report Response

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

"They asked about my dads job (nothing exciting, VP of a company branch- not a bank)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you tell a patient they had terminal cancer, without making them lose hope?? (Probably because I work with Hospice and study oncology)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, it was such a good conversation" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over questions on SDN. Thats about it." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewers were AWESOME! They were hilarious and we joked around alot, even as I left the room they were still laughing- it was an all around good time. - Students were nice...admissions staff was nice, STAN/NOELLE (Spelling?) were interesting...Lecture halls had tons of plasma TV's/screens which was really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Whoever I spoke to a few weeks earlier to reschedule my interview- an absolutely rude person who gave me such a hassle. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Everyone on here says it is stress free and really conversational- it really was!! For me at least, a few other students didn't feel that way but mine did. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Just go in and be yourself- smile, and just have a nice conversation. I had no odd questions- mostly all just off of my application. I never got any health care/ why do you want to be a doctor questions. Day starts at 8am- meet for breakfast with staff/a student. Then interviews go from 9am- 11:30/12. My interview was at 9am, but I didn't go in until 9:20. There was 3 interviewers, they're going paperless so they typed notes onto a laptop. Afterwards I had free time to kill until 12 when the campus tour was given. I sat in on OMSII classes for a couple of hours, then took a tour which lasted until about 1:15." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

BWI (Family lives there)

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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