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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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 has your undergraduate institution prepared you to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"Describe a stressful situation you've been in and how you acted and handled it." Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Given that today is election day, what issues do you feel are important concerning healthcare and your career as a physician?"... this was tough for me not knowing alot about politics. I admitted i was not very informed about all the issues, but gave an intelligent answer about problems with healthcare then fortunately the interviewer just talked about the issues for quite some time with me. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AACOMAS and secondary applications, read up about the school (PCOM website is great), reviewed important issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were very friendly and many stopped by to talk to the interviewees even though they were in the middle of finals. Facilities are very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day wasn't organized as nicely as at other schools... wasn't too bad though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students were in the middle of finals because it was the end of their first trimester. Because of this, the tour was cut short... we couldn't visit the lecture halls or the anatomy lab." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall an enjoyable experience. Breakfast with the Dean was very nice and informative. As far as the interview goes, I didn't get asked about my motivation to become a DO or why I wanted to attend PCOM which was surprising. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2002

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