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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What kind of learner are you?" Report Response

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

"What sort of academic strategy have you used so far?" Report Response

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

"Why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a magical pen, how would you use it toward healthcare?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you knew your roommate had cheated on her AACOMAS application or in lab (I had told them I worked in a lab) what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced and rehearsed explaining my resume etc..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very helpful and welcoming. The students seemed very happy and would stop by the admissions office just to talk to us and wish us luck." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Since I had an afternoon interview (12pm), we were given a tour, lunch and informational meetings before our actual interview. It was hard to focus on all of the information on the tour because I was only thinking about my interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The tour guides kept encouraging us to ask questions about the school, I didn't ask many questions because I figured I would ask them in my interview to show my interest, however, my interviewers did not provide an opportunity to do so. The interview ended without them asking if I had any questions. I wish I had asked more questions to the tour guides and other admissions people who came to speak with all of the interviewees." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really great first interview!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/13

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The entire day was very pleasant! However, I would have much preferred to have the interviews first, and then lunch and the tour. Most interviewers agreed that it was hard to pay attention to all of the information given on the tour when we are thinking about our interviews." Report Response

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