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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

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 activities were you involved in during your undergrad years?" Report Response

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

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Where else have you applied? Have you been interviewed? Were you accepted at any of those schools?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the most difficult situation you had to deal with as a resident assistant and how did you handle that situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced, read the PCOM website, and reviewed my application materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The PCOM students were very friendly and positive about their experience at PCOM. I interviewed with the director of admissions and a D.O. physician, and the interview was more like a conversation. I felt relaxed and comfortable. The school is perfect for me, and I could really see myself as a student there which is important to me. The anatomy labs are state of the art, and the mock-clinic where they bring in patient actors really impressed me, as did the robotic S.T.A.N. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The amount of time students had to wait between breakfast and interviewing negatively impressed me. I was lucky to be one of the first candidates to interview. But, the other students were just sitting for hours and getting more nervous by the minute. After my interview, I had 2 hours of free time before the student tour began at noon. They said we were free to sit in on first and second year classes, but we didn't see any open seats and also didn't want to interrupt the class by trying to find an open seat." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Beware of the Philadelphia traffic, and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the school on the morning of your interview. It's so much better to be early than it is to be late. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"To break it down: Breakfast 8:15 - 9:00 AM Student Interviews 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student Tour 12:00 PM Overall, the experience was very positive. PCOM students are very upbeat. The admissions staff is very friendly, and the facult want to see you succeed. Spend as much time as you can talking with the PCOM students. Come with many questions prepared, because you have a lot of time between your interview and the student tour to talk to students. I learned so much, and left PCOM feeling very satisfied with my experience. I'm really hoping that I'm accepted to PCOM, because it is my top choice!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/09/2004

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