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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?

1 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

"3)What do you do for fun 4)Tell us why your grades were lower in your junior year." Report Response

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

"5)What schools did you apply to; what will be your deciding factor in selecting your school. 6)Do you have any questions for us. (Make sure you are prepared to ask like 3 or 4 very well thought out questions, this can really help you and the interviewers have a better discussion) Also, don't sweat the MCAT. My score was real low and they didn't even ask one question about it. Be prepared just incase, but once you're there, it means that they are looking past all of those weaknesses that you see in yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read all of the history of osteopathic medicine from a book and made sure I knew that and about the applications of things like OMM, etc...I also used this website, a medical school manual, read about ethical issues online, and reviewed my AACOMAS and PCOM App." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school was beautiful and the people were extremely nice. The faculty was also extremely helpful and nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was great. There were two groups of interviewers. One was the financial aid director and a family practice physician and the other was the assistant financial aid director and a cardiologist. Both groups were very relaxed and asked similar questions. Some questions that others were asked that were not asked of me were 1)tell us about the history of osteopathic medicine and what you know about it 2)what body part did AT Still study (trick question, answer is none, he focused on the whole body)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/0004

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