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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why Osteopathic Medicine?" Report Response

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

"How are you going to choose which medical school you will go to, assuming you get multiple acceptances?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you'll be comfortable living in a big city/what are your techniques for stress management?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Regarding end-of-life issues, what does the term "quality of life" mean to you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review ACOMAS, supplement." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewers were really pretty stellar. They blew me away with their openness and friendliness, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The rest of the day was less organized than the interview; I would have liked to meet more students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The exam schedule; I would have tried to schedule when more students were available to talk." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was extremely impressed by the school, especially the interviewers. I definitely hope to get good news from PCOM soon!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/13

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"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." Report Response

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