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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"If you become a physician, what kind of impression do you want to leave your patients with?" Report Response

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

"What's the one thing that you think you will miss most, when you start medical school and no longer have time for it?" Report Response

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

"What class in college do you think most prepared you for medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you comfortable with the dress code required for OMM lab?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain osteopathic medicine, without using any of the "buzzwords"." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN! Also reading "The DOs" by Norman Gevitz, rereading my essay answers, and typing out answers to interview questions taken from SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour! We had three student tour guides who were all incredibly friendly, full of anecdotes, and honest about the school. Also, the woman in the bookstore, Dotty, is an absolute darling. Go see her after your interview. She's very knowledgeable about student and campus life, and very supportive and encouraging." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers kept cutting off my answers before I could get to my point to move on to the next question. Also, lunch featured meat, cheese, and junk food. Something vegetarian/vegan friendly besides potato chips would have been appreciated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You can ask to be interviewed first if you have travel plans scheduled. And there's free bike parking in the parking garage--I chained my bike to a bench on campus and got a warning from security." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Chamounix Mansion Youth Hostel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

3/18/2014

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"All decisions are delivered via mail only. Apparently past classes said that they preferred a more formal method of notification? However, I think they should email and send out the letters, or at least give accepted students a phone call ahead of the letter." Report Response

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