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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?

5 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How did you bring your grades up?" Report Response

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

"How will your studying habits change during medical school?" Report Response

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

"What do you look for in a medical school and why PCOM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will your studying habits change during medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain how you managed to bring your GPA up significantly since freshman year? (I had about three C's and a ton of B-'s during that time!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Honestly, I did nothing. I didn't want to stress myself out with reviewing material about the history of osteopathic medicine and thinking of possible questions they would ask me. I just relied on my gut instincts and answered the questions truthfully. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities. And, you know, Iverson's Bentley parked out front. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The finiancial aid officer. She buzzed right in, gave us the spiel about cash, and left. She didn't even take her coat off! The nerve. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was a little stressed during the interview because I felt like I was on trial; three interviewers sat at one end of this long table, while I sat at the other. They kind of grilled me about my grades...things got better though after I confessed that I loved watching Joe Millionaire. I left feeling like a tool, but I was accepted, so I guess you never know. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2003

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