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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?

25 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)?

"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? " Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to? Tell us a little bit about your clinical experiences. " Report Response

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

"Why osteopathic? How different from MD? Biggest obstacle to overcome? Any specialty choices after graduation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you choose your e-mail address? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing I wasn't expecting, but probably what has been your biggest obstacle to overcome?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read student doctor experiences, reviewed my own applications, PCOM website and some osteopathic history." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYONE was absolutely awesome! The immediate feeling you get when you walk on campus and see people interacting is a family atmosphere that is low-stress and non-competitive. It was great! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not really any surprises!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great experience where everyone was friendly and laid-back. They want to get to know who YOU are as a person, they don't care about grades by the time you get an interview (you've already made that cut). It was just great!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2004

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