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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 made you decide on your undergraduate institution? (fortunately, one of the interviewers graduated from my university)" Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to or received interviews from? If you were accepted to both an allopathic and osteopathic school, which would you choose and why? (try to be honest with this last question)" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? What do you know about osteopathic medicine? What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had the same scores as the other students interviewing, why should PCOM accept you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were accepted to both an allopathic and osteopathic school, which would you choose and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"PCOM and AACOM websites, read Norman Gevitz's "The DOs", looked at SDN interview feedbacks" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"sweet anatomy lab and facilities, lots of study areas, gymnasium (sixers practice there), and STAN" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"must pay to park in parking garage(even if you are a student), sat around for hours between breakfast and actual interview in the "fish bowl"" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"traffic is a real bitch in the morning. Give yourself a lot of extra time to travel." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with an informal breakfast with the interviewees and a faculty member around 8:15am. Then we went back to the waiting room and sat around until it was our time to interview. I had two DOs as interviews and they were very friendly. Around noon, a student took us around the campus for a tour. I had the opportunity to view a radiology class and the students were singing karaoke! We were able to leave after the tour (~1:15pm)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2004

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