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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia
  • Year founded: 1899
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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia (PCOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Philadelphia
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 312 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 8 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $46,620
  • Non - Resident Tuition $46,620
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 62.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 4170 City Avenue
  • Philadelphia 19131
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Philadelphia is renowned for medical education. Among its five well-known medical colleges, only one is osteopathic. We are proud of our osteopathic heritage. More than 48,000 osteopathic physicians practicing today are an integral part of America`s health care delivery system. The primary mission of the medical college is to train students who will become skilled, caring and successful physicians guided by the strengths of osteopathic principles refined during a century of medical practice, teaching and research.

Curriculum

The primary patient care skills are complemented by our integrated approach to biomedical knowledge that introduces both basic and clinical sciences in your first two years. By learning these subject in tandem, rather than one followed by the other, the abstraction of science becomes tangible by its application in practice. The study of anatomy and physiology, for example, is paired with learning the principles of physical examination and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). We use a variety of methods to present this information: problem-oriented cases, lectures, laboratory study, small group conferences, student-centered study and projects, medical informatics instruction and selected symposia. Even though we are a large medical school, we provide plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction between students and teachers. Since medicine is practiced within a social context, the curriculum includes humanities-oriented programs, such as medical ethics, human sexuality, medical law and medical economics. Every doctor must address these topics, which broaden your understanding of changing attitudes and contemporary health care issues.

Facilities

The professional resources of a city rich in medical history, achievements and scientific advances are only 15 minutes from PCOM's campus on City Avenue. This is the seventh site of a College that graduated its first class of two physicians in 1900. PCOM has grown steadily to become the hub of an educational/health-care complex. The recently redesigned City Avenue site provides a true college campus atmosphere for students, unique among urban medical colleges. All facilities in the educational complex are specially equipped for handicapped students. PCOM`s "extended" campus includes five healthcare centers that are owned and operated by the College. The centers, which provide care to the medically underserved in Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania, serve as clinical learning sites for PCOM students. The centers are Lancaster Avenue Center, Roxborough Center, Cambria Center, City Avenue Center of PCOM?s campus and Sullivan County Medical Center in LaPorte, PA.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 248
Negatively 25
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.21 302

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 227

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All decisions are delivered via mail only. Apparently past classes said that they preferred a more formal method of notification? However, I think they should email and send out the letters, or at least give accepted students a phone call ahead of the letter." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lady that sits and welcomes is the best ever. She attempts to set the tone for the school, I wish the doctors were like her." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day was very pleasant! However, I would have much preferred to have the interviews first, and then lunch and the tour. Most interviewers agreed that it was hard to pay attention to all of the information given on the tour when we are thinking about our interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"No real suggestions; it would have been nice to meet more students during lunch maybe, but I understand that exams made that a bit difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"None! I thought it was efficient, easy and thorough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is friendly and really dedicated to choosing a class with the right fit for PCOM. No suggestions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - very good process." More from this Member | Report Response

"They should work on really selling the school better. I was expecting to be blown away because of a" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a lot of down time waiting for your interview or after your interview before the tour. Mayb" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How about actually presenting information about the school rather than opening it up to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ideally more of the process would be web or email-based. Especially secondaries and deposits. Great" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's nothing to suggest, they are all AMAZING people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give tours while we are waiting to interview (block us into 2 groups)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give the interviewees a handout outlining their interview day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More organized. There was a nice breakfast but lots of sitting/interviewing then the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Create an online portal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get it together!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know they get more applications than any other school but I wish there was a little more communica" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer told us ''good luck'' before she interviewed us. i felt like i was going into an mm" More from this Member | Report Response

"No changes. Great school. Really enjoyed my day. Y'all treated me right. Thank you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Keep up the good work. Could be a little faster though." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes a good osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got here" More from this Member | Report Response

""If you caught a fellow student cheating on an exam, what would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all the items listed on your application, which would you say is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was accepted to all the schools that I applied to, how would I choose? What would I do if I was rejected to all?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you become a physician, what kind of impression do you want to leave your patients with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were about things I had written in my application. They wanted me to elaborate on certain details. Though they did ask me about my study habits and what works for me, what I do to de-stress, if I had applied to MD schools, why I want to be a DO, what I think of OMM, my exposure to diversity, my most meaningful patient encounter while shadowing/volunteering, my hobbies, why didn't I consider doing research instead of medicine, and they ended the interview by asking me if I wanted to tell them anything not mentioned in the interview itself. Basically know your application well, they don't try to trip you up, they just ask for more details on the things you have already written about." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a doctor and your patient just tested HIV+ and had not told their spouse would you tell the spouse? (legally the answer is no in all circumstances, you can't touch HIV with a ten foot pole)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of learner are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do not get into medical school this year, what will you do next year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one class you struggled with in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you specifically want to be a physician, instead of another clinical application of medicine like nurse practitioner or physicians assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine, why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your MCAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions relating to my admissions essay from the AACOMAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor, and why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about So Long, Pluto (my band)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteo" More from this Member | Report Response

"why my undergraduate university" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you applying to? Where else have you been accepted? Are you holding your spots at those places? I thought this was crap that they asked me this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about how you, since High School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? They also asked why I had not taken BioChem and how I would prepare for it for Medical School." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had a family member's health influence your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"90% of questions were drawn off of my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell us about how music and medicine are similar. (I studied music in college)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to the student body at PCOM? I am a non-trad with a prior career so I focused on my maturity and experience working in teams with colleagues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM, What do you know about Osteopathic Medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I took MCAT twice with two month in-between, and increased my score by about 6 points (30+). They asked me how I managed to go from an average MCAT score to 80th percentile score in just a matter of two months. I believe the answer to this question made them think, "This is the type of student we want." and ultimately the acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"These are the ones they seem to ask everyone (except I did not get the expected "What is osteopathy" question): Where do you see yourself in 15 years? When did you know you wanted to be a doctor? Why DO? How do you relieve stress? What factors do you weigh in choosing a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the normal ones" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? This includes the answer to the sub-questions "Why medicine/osteopathy/Why P.C.O.M.?" (The other questions are kind of a blur after 7 interviews at this point...) " More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to my internship, great ice-breaker!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a Doctor and what led you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to attend PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you happy with the choice of your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why P.C.O.M.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM? Why D.O.? Have you heard back from other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you motivated to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? Why double major? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopath?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why PCOM? Why Doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem with health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you tell me about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to us why you transferred after your freshman year in undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Exposure to osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about Osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this grade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were you a nursing major for a year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What was something challenging you faced and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain OMM to an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was only asked one question...why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about why i chose my undergrad program and if i would go there again" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHen is the last time you laughed? Why Georgia? (i'm from michigan)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine (naturally)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does osteopathic medicine differ from allopathic medicine and why is that a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"You never shaddowed an osteopath, why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your musical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Do you want to be in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your undergraduate education prepared you to become a good doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"if all illness were crured, what would ou do" More from this Member | Report Response

"With admissions so competitive, why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your involvement with the Boy Scouts" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Cell Biology? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend this school as opposed to other schools in the surrounding area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between MD and DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest thing you ever had to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You had a drop in your grades sophomore year, what happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/ Weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide you wanted to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time spent in Eastern Europe." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you take time off between undergrad and current application process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a time where you were in a position of conflict and how did you handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict and how you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduce myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Tell us about your mission trip to Mississippi''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will your family stay while your in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is your biggest weakness and your greatest strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel your mcat score is a true reflection of your intellectual ability?" More from this Member | Report Response

"na" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You did well on the MCAT, how did you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why these low grades in subject X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick the undergraduate institution that you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you understand of osteopathic medicine and what is your understanding of osteopathic manipulative medicine? (know this stuff pretty well for the one Dr)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your work at Kmart will contribute to your being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's talk about the gap between your GPA and MCAT score. [Undergrad GPA was low, MCAT score was good]" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a good doctor? What volunteer work have you done in an underserved community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. 1st ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between an MD and a DO in your mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If faced were with difficulties in medical school, as far as coursework is concerned how would I deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your path to medicine. Start with undergrad years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain what led you to the osteopathic profession. Would you come to Georgia if accepted? What makes you special? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your problem solving skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life since you graduated." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you always been 100% sure about going to medical school since you come from a medical family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of Osteopathy and how would you apply it to the care of your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see any problems in the healthcare/medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you reached this osteopathic interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you realize you wanted to be a DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the low MCAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with OMM and osteopathy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the greatest challenges you face working with inner-city youth? (stemming from working with AmeriCorps in Baltimore)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting non-science class that you took" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a C in bcmb?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Describe your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you shadowed Dr.X . How was it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your undergraduate experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you discover you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your current job." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty of medicine do you think you would most like to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What prompted you to want to change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets PCOM apart from the other schools you applied to? This seemed like a question I should ask them, but it was one they asked me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the osteopathic profession/philosophy? What other schools have you applied to? Any other interviews/acceptances yet? Any allopathic schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one challange you have faced and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? How did you find out about osteopathy and why did you choose it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why D.O.? How many times did you take the MCAT and how do you prepare? Have you been to PCOM before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your father and grandfather think of you going to DO school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of your undergraduate education and school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergraduate experiences " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you enjoy your undegraduate experience? Do you think graduate school prepared you for the rigors of medical school? Where else have you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? With emphasis on DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your MPH and research at school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked extensively about my research, OMM, If I knew of any tequniques that could benifit patient outcomes." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergrad experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you considering? (This was actually asked after I indirectly brought up the topic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what are you doing now that you've been out of school for a year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the mentality of younger students at your undergraduate institution has changed in regards to getting things done for themselves?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened with your undergrad grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what made you choose to come to PCOM (for the biomedical science program)and why did you only apply here for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM-ATL?" More from this Member | Report Response

""tell me your story"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine would you like to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you balance all of your extracurricular activities with your academics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you find academically challenging" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like/dislike about my undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1.) Have you been to PCOM before? 2.)Why do you want to be a doctor? 3.)Why a DO and not an MD? 4.) How did you study for the MCATs? 5.) How many times did you take the MCAT? 6.)How has your undergraduate institution prepared you for medical school? 7.) How many schools did you apply to? 8.) Why only PCOM and why do you want to come here? 9.) What quality do you think is the most important for a physician to have? 10.) Is there another quality that you also think is important? 11.) Who is your role model? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to become a doctor/DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knwo about your past. I have lived in foreign country and they have lot of questions about that. They really read your AACOMAS application and make sure they know everything about you before you interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like your undergrad institution? Do you have a favorite class you've taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic? where else have you applied? what's your status with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doc? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities can you add that wil will make this !st class a success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like Duke?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities were you involved in during your undergrad years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about yourself. They asked about my grades and my college. Questions about studying abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Undergrad experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a physician instead of a physician assistant? " More from this Member | Report Response

"1) Tell about your experiences at your undergrad, and How they prepared you for Medical School 2) Why Osteopathy? <<Dont Say: Hollistic or 'Cracking' Backs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low orgo grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just specifics about my grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be a physician, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I like to do for fun? what classes do I have now? why I chose undergraduate education (pitt)? Where else did I apply/interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really more conversational than it was a list of questions, some questions included flat out why do you want to be a doctor, who is your role model, where do you see yourself in 15 years, what do you do for fun, what would make you choose PCOM over other schools...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide on your undergraduate institution? (fortunately, one of the interviewers graduated from my university)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can see from your transcripts that your grades are above avergage....excellent even. But you know you're going to have to explain these MCAT scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to us what you know about OMM." More from this Member | Report Response

"difference in how allopathic and osteopathic medicine is conducted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your undergrad and grad experience prepare you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage to graduate so early (in 2.5 years I graduated)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle anger" More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO? not MD? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about ostepathic medicine/ why do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you angry? What makes you laugh?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution? Most interesting class in undergrad (science or not) and how did it prepare you for being a doctor? What other profession would you choose if not medical? " More from this Member | Report Response

"1)How has you undergraduate institution prepared you to become a good physician. 2)You said you've done research, tell us about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"why osteo? what know about osteo? applied to other schools? MD or DO schools? outcomes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what happened in your sophmore year to bring down your GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in Osteopathic Medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your undergraduate institution prepare you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you chose your undergrad? Did you like it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your undergraduate education prepared you for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since graduating from college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did I prepare for the mcat? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your interest in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about Omaha, Nebraksa and why you moved there from New Jersey?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your father is an MD so why do you want to become a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose the college I chose? Why I chose the major I chose? What do I do in my free time? Leadership experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I move to (state)? How did I prepare for the MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about my undergrad institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you like your undegrad and grad schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the delay between college and medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you enjoy your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the college you went to? What do you like to do for fun? What kind of books do you like to read? Explain your MCAT score. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do I think I would want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun? What was the last book that you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you choose your undergraduate institution. What brought you out east." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could change one thing about myself what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about ungergraduates education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO over an MD school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did I apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your basketball experiences. Describe William and Mary (undergrad) to us and how it impacted you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you bring your grades up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of Medicine do I want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, Why PCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been to Philly before? been to PCOM before? Why PCOM? What will be deciding factors as to which school you attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your current position. What do you do. (I am a chemist in industry)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?/PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your biggest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have your applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is your biggest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your undergraduate institution prepared you to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how has your experience at ...(your school) prepared you for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Osteopathy and why do you want to go into it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your college experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What colleges did you apply to and why did you pick(insert your school here)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you making the career change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Talk about some of the characteristics you'd hope to see in a successful osteopathic physician? and talk about some of the negative characteristics of a bad osteopathic physician"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you believe is responsible for a patient's healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define success? Do you think you are successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable with the dress code required for OMM lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magical pen, how would you use it toward healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what the strongest argument against going into medicine was, and why it wasn't convincing enough for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you angry/ what frustrates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you recognize when you are overwhelmed and in over your head? And what do you do to handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me more about the osteopathic doctors you shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response

"A question relating to my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the advantages of an osteopathic medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you reading now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some difficulties that you think you will face as a medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What exactly is a "Health Science" major? I just thought it was interesting that they were not familiar with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about OMM and would you practice it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"#1" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me how I felt from an ethical standpoint about the "octo-mom" in California (whether fertility practices should be reigned in and should we even do fertility treatments on women with six children who are on public assistance)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the undergrad you went to. I don't know why they wanted to know this because my undergrad was oriented towards programs like education, business, accounting, etc. I told them that I got the short end of the stick at my undergrad as a pre-med student and it was interesting to see their response to my answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I answered the stress question, one of the things I said was that I like to cook and they asked if I see any parallels between cooking and practicing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"PCOM often seems to include current-events questions in the interview or at least one very analytical question of your application if your a foreign/non-trad. For example, the economics major or the foreign candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it feel like to deliver a baby?" More from this Member | Report Response

"For some reason, when they asked me if I spoke Spanish, it threw me for a loop!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will get out of the medical degree other than the training?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide which medical schools to apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to medical schools in China if you see yourself practicing there 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your numbers are pretty good. Will you withdraw if you get an MD acceptance? (Didnt even ask if I was applying MD, which I am of course, but just assumed that I was)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about Healthcare reform, the economy and bailout." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about you family and how they influenced your choice to want to go to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you work at a job where the object is to shoot someone with a projectile (paintball)? -- I think this was along the lines of promoting gun violence but it was a legit and unloaded question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you get on your SAT's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"when was the last time you laughed so hard you almost peeed in your pants" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you the most about Osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your role models besides your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been involved in Music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being that your father is an allopathic physician, how does you feel about you going into the field of osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's role in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what fascinates you about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a doctor? We were talking about my current job as a teacher, and he said that doctor means teacher and that he thought my background would be helpful in the future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My two interviewers didn't know each other. So it was like them interviewing each other. I interjected a few jokes here and there, but the questions that they asked me were the standards. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you faced a challenge and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be able to help your fellow classmates during the first two years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you angry" More from this Member | Report Response

"when is the last time I had laughed" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get such a good MCAT score? (I got a 33, and at the time, I didn't think it was that great, but at the same time, I knew it wasn't going to hold me back anywhere)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, one of my interviewers was rather HYPER. He started asking me crazy questions such as, ''If you saw an endangered animal eating an endangered plant, which would you save?'' and ''define the universe and give 3 examples.'' After a nervous laugh, he was like no i'm just kidding." More from this Member | Report Response

"What in your past has prepared you for the tactile nature of osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about who is playing in the football game nexy Monday?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you explain your academic performance in the community college? (I spent many years exploring many majors with many withdraws. I been focused on how I been doing since I came back to school(Mostly 'A's and '+B's), I totally though that was not a big issue. But it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain DNA to a third grader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific to my files" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest challenge you faced during your military service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''I see you're interested in forensics. How do you see that merging with a career in the Army?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think organic chemistry is important in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some things you do to take care of your health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your back up plan, if there was no illness? huh? like that would hppen" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite course in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing--pretty straight-forward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in the Boy Scouts." More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"If by some miracle there were no more illness (no need for a physician) what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. They did ask me why I chose my major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just the regular osteopathic questions: why DO? why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest thing you ever had to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst thing that happened to you in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend PCOM more than any other osteopathic medical school? (this was my third year applying)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of how I was open-minded?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They really delved into my interest in osteopathic medicince." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you want to be a truck driver?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something about your time abroad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your mentors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to relate osteopathy to an experience I had coaching youth hockey. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my time like in Eastern Europe? (I was stationed there for two years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you so passionate about working with the non-English speaking/illegal immigrant community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many about my ethnic background. The interviewers really seemed to embrace all cultures." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe a situation where you felt strongly about something but it didn't come to fruition" More from this Member | Report Response

"What MD schools did you apply to? (WTF!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers focus A LOT on your file. So, this was related to my history." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest time of my life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were very standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"''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?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your not accepted anywhere, what will you do." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted here, would you come?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We see your grades from college are quite good, how did you prepare yourself in high school for achievement in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked anything. They talked, I listened and periodically interjected some interesting facts about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest experience of you life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, all questions were very casual" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one challenge that has had a great impact on you or changed you in some way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a gene's relationship to a chromosome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pertaining to a Biochem question: Why do you think so much energy is released from the breaking of bonds in ATP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your graduate degree taking so long? (I didn't think 3 yrs was that bad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the MCATS? Is it necessary? " More from this Member | Report Response

"In your primary applicatoin, why do you say it was a privilege to work with Hospice patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think osteopathic manipulative medicine could be used to treat such things as diabetes, a heart condition, [example3]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the U.S. should be taking precautions for Bird Flu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"[In asking about my job, which involves drug and alcohol addictions research] Do you think the cause of substance abuse is genetic or environmental?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a question about my undergraduate thesis in physiology. The interviewer that asked the question was a professor of physiology" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever find yourself asking for help because you seem rather independent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to and been accepted to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with the negativity you may receive because you chose to become an osteopathic physicine instead of the traditional allopathic physician?physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"correlate your MCAT scores with your undergraduate GPA." More from this Member | Report Response

" nothing really.... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your problem solving skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a third grade teacher, how would you teach the kids about DNA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your mentor and how did he/she play a role in your decision to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happened to your southern accent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Things about my nursing career. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide not to go into music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard stuff actually...See questions below." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever practice in this career, or just obtain training in it? (This tipped me off that they had not read my app at all, since it talks extensively about the five years I have spent practicing this career.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain diabetes to a small child, say three or four that has just been diagnosed with the disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you see in future for military medicine? (I plan to go into the military as a doctor)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top three things that would distinguish a medical school if you were accepted at ten?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Osteopathy requires signficant manual dexterity. How can you demonstrate that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt it interesting they spent a lot of time asking me about the individuals who wrote letters on my behalf. My experiences with them and how long we have known each other" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that needs to change in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult experience and how did you overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to, interviewed at, accepted at, paid deposit for" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe that the methods of osteopathic medicine were derived from the philosophy of o.m. or was the philosophy derived from the methods." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my past experiences in what the interviewer referred to as "caring" positions and what I learned from them and how it applied to medicine. I didn't get anything out of the ordinary. I was asked if I applied last year though..I guess b/c I'm 2 years out of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will acting in the theatre and in a play help you in the medical field? (a stem off of my undergraduate experience question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, everything was pretty basic and straighfoward" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the state of healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got accepted into a MD school and DO schoo, which one would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you an optimist or a pessimist" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most D.O. schools require a reference letter from an osteopathic physician. I did not have one. I was asked to share my first experience with a D.O. Luckily I had talked to one in my hometown." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your MD in-laws think about you applying to DO school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you stay last night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any experience with cadavers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you personally bring to the osteopathic medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your dad handle your mom being scared of flying? (He is a Delta Airline Pilot)" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about your family"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I want to go into psychiatry, so I was asked how getting a DO would help me in that field (as opposed to an MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think marathons are meant to be run by humans? This question spurred further discussion on marathons" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did my father and grandfather think of me going to a DO school? (both are MD's)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most recent book you have read outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you regret most about your life so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why did you choose to go to Penn?" (For undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My GPA from undergrad is pretty high, so they asked me how I managed to keep such a high GPA and still make time for shadowing and the other activities I was involved in on campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"With all your research experience, (how) do you plan to integrate research into your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the more specific questions about my application essays and about my interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't have 2 minors, could your GPA have improved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you rowed....tell me about your medals, team, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What for you has been the most challenging part of being a teacher? I taught special ed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your summer experience at Yale SMEP." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If accepted, would you be willing to move out to Atlanta?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked: "I am a third grade student, and you are a third grade teacher. Explain to me the function of DNA."" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my high school becuase I went to this really small all guys school that's located on a farm." More from this Member | Report Response

"am i planning on taking the mcat again? (interesting b/c i got a 28 the first time i took it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer asks, "I'm going to the dominican republic in two weeks. What should I do about the threat of malaria (medications to take)?" I used to do research on malaria, so I guess the question wasn't that wierd, but I still wasn't expecting technical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you can make it through medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that the MCAT is an accurate tool for use by med-school admissions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some characteristics that can negatively impact a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"how will your degree (economics) serve you in medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did I enjoy the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to become a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what other schools I applied to and they were actually writing them down as I listed them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most difficult situtation of your life where you think you may have not made the right decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your beliefs, what would you do if you had a Muslum patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you rate yourself (1-10) as an applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Boxing? How did you get into that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about a community college I had attended while still in high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a C in one of my favorite classes(Physics) but you have A's in classes that I made C's in. How can you explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are from a country where there are much more serious diseases,would you empathise with people suffering from "trivial" ailments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the faculty breakfast this morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult situation you had to deal with as a resident assistant and how did you handle that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle a bigger school after a small school undergrad experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What course in undergrad do you feel is the most representative of a course that you will have ot to ake in Medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose my undergraduate institution(not very interesting)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I meet find the doctor that I shadowed. [I had an amusing story which I presume the doctor had mentioned in his Letter of Rec.]" More from this Member | Report Response

"What my favorite piece of music to sing is? (I sing in the choir at school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets me apart from the other interviewees since they had similar mcat and qpas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the same scores as the other students interviewing, why should PCOM accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain where you got your email address name from. ( I wasn't asked this question but alot of other people that interviewed with me that day said they were asked this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are a fisherman, did you apply to LECOM because of the walleye in Lake Erie? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to NYCOM since you are from NYC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do i see myself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my least favorite class? I responded with comparitive anatomy of verts." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you mind being touched in the OMM lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you achieve such good grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle anger?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun (besides riding, which I do all the time I'm not working)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions at all. It was like being in an inquisition." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me a few general current event questions. I think they just wanted to see my response, because I got no feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose your e-mail address? " More from this Member | Report Response

"They did not ask too many unique questions. All questions just trying to get to know me and see that I am an interesting person." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel about touching someone & having someone touch you in OMM class? play sports or musical instrument (muscle memory)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your hobbies day about your personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your undergraduate experience prepared you for your medical education at PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasnt asked anything out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we tell the adcom committee bout you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one conflict you had in your life and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you speak any languages? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what did I learn from medical ethics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your Father is an MD... what does he think about you becoming an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is New Jersey corn better than Nebraska's corn? (I moved from Jersey to Nebraska for one year and had to come back)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your experience been working as a critical care technician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's no really eye-opening questions. Everything is either specific to your application or is an standard interviewing question. Actually, wait, I was asked about the importance of the MCAT in the admissions process which was a little out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what does this 'J' grade mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was unable to do anything related to healthcare or medicine, what would I want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted into more than one program, what is the most important factor in your decision to choose one to attend over the rest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your move to a new state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will have a problem being touched by your classmates in OMM class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did my undergraduate and professional career prepare me to want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever dealt with someone near death or dying." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers knew some information about the medicine in the country where i came from so he asked me about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could change one thing about myself what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my favorite movie of all time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your internship experience and why it led you to choose an osteopathic school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I like my undergrad college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your basketball experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that interesting here, just a regular conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your undergraduate institution prepared you for medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your studying habits change during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has my undergrad school prepared me for the Medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"1)Why did you choose to attend your undergraduate school? and what has it done for you? 2) What do you think is the most common injury in gymnastics (I was a gymnast)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us where you see yourself in 12 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the link between medicine and literature? (I was an English major as an undergrad.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you have to change in order to be successful in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been your biggest accomplishment up to this point in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about vaccinations? i.e. Anthrax vaccinations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who in my life do I admire the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A hypothetical situation about a mechanical heart used to touch on a few ethical issues... Should a patient recieve the heart considering price, expected life span of patient, and quality of life, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your understanding of osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which High School did I go to? SAT Scores? " More from this Member | Report Response

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"How did you end up in Philadelphia from (insert state here)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"The PCOM community has always made this school feel like home." | Report Response

"community" | Report Response

"Location, reputation" | Report Response

"The character of students that attend. Everyone is outgoing, friendly, and passionate about becoming the best doctor they can be." | Report Response

"Supportive environment, campus location, decent rotation sites, good didactics for the most part." | Report Response

"Great reputation in the area. A lot of alumni." | Report Response

"Reputation, Faculty, Location, Extensive Alumni Network, and Philadelphia 76ers practicing at the school's gym" | Report Response

"The overall athmosphere. Not every medical school is created equally but PCOM looks out for the students." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Administration does not help students when it comes to planing their careers. Students must do a lot of their own research" | Report Response

"nothing to really complain about" | Report Response

"DIY medical education, worsening options for clinical rotation sites, administration not interested in working directly with students, very easy to split through the cracks if you're not looking out for yourself" | Report Response

"This isn't specific to PCOM, but an osteopathic education comes with a lot of additional hoops and headaches that our MD counterparts do not have to deal with." | Report Response

"Cost." | Report Response

"No professional advisers in the specialty I want to be in." | Report Response

"Technology department sometimes seems to lag behind with technical problems" | Report Response

"Some of the professors aren't the best." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Hard to change anything since they don't have their own hospital. Relies on alumni for student guidance." | Report Response

"A DO school that has managed to survive and compete with 4, count 'em, 4 other MD schools in the city for the past 100+ years. If that sentence doesn't convince you to choose PCOM, I'm not sure what will." | Report Response

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