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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

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)?

"Have you had a family member's health influence your decision to pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"What brought you to PCOM? and medicine?" Report Response

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

"What role did your father play in your decision to enter medical school? (My father is a doctor)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me what you know about OMM and would you practice it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, it was hard to talk to them as they all had their laptops out, I felt weird talking without eye contact on practically all the questions..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my apps, had friends ask questions, learned about PCOM" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nice reputation, ability to do rotations pretty much anywhere you want, nice anatomy lab, students seem to help each other" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"large class size, ability to do rotations pretty much anywhere (i like some structure), Spend pretty much the whole day in classes and OMM" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that you can interview first if you want, to relax" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"PCOM is a great school. I thought the school had a commuter vibe to it though, philly seems great though, not sure how I feel about the loss of their hospital" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

8 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Notification of being complete would have been appreciated, but I understand they are going to cpus" Report Response

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