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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

3

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 do you like about Philadelphia?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose Penn for your undergrad?" Report Response

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

"When did you know you wanted to be a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Why did you choose to go to Penn?" (For undergrad)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Were your early grades affected by not adjusting to college?" (My freshman year grades were so-so)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prepared to explain why I'm interested in medicine, particularly osteopathic. Researched what PCOM has to offer, both in student body and education resources." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people! It's a very tight-knit group at the school--a real family feel. Everyone is very approachable and on the same "team."" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The wait time for the interviews is very long (three hours) and nerve-racking. It's best to converse with the other interviewees and relax." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself is totally non-stressful. It's simply a conversation with your interviewers. I was asked nothing on ethics, healthcare, or controversial issues--questions were strictly about my application and me. I was impressed by PCOM, especially by its people and facilities. I will seriously consider matriculating if I am accepted (they said the wait time for a decision is less than a month)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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