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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What is one challange you have faced and how did you overcome it?" Report Response

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

"What can you personally bring to the osteopathic medical profession? Tell me about your problem solving skills." Report Response

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

"What did you do for extracirricular activites in high school and your masters program?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What can you personally bring to the osteopathic medical profession?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about your problem solving skills (for about 5 minutes I rambled on about my interpersonal problem solving skills and the DO finally stopped my and said to explain more on an academic level....opps)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, wrote out my answers to potential interview questions and went over them with my family and friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are brand new, the students were helpful and willing to answer any questions we had (I even got some email addresses) and they seemed very tight knit (probably because there class was realitively small). I loved the area, it was quiet enough to get some serious studying done, but close enough to ATL to enjoy city life. Also, the townhouses looked really expensive, but students told us they found affordable rent pretty close to the school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview day was not well organized, even after my interview I wasn't really sure when I was allowed to leave. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How short my interview day was going to be, it was scheduled to start around 8am and I was done by 10am. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed at the Hampton Inn and they provided a shuttle to PCOM so I didn't have to stress about driving. I arrived about 10 minutes till 8am. We had breakfast (a muffin-if you are a big breakfast person like me maybe you should eat first) with the financial aid advisor and the student affairs director. Then we went on the tour (very high tech). We then waited to be interviewed. The other DO that was supposed to interview me was stuck in traffic so one of the PhD's sat in for him. She was really nice so I didn't mind. The interview was laid back (I think I made it a little more stressful because I was nervous and this was my first interview). My advice is get there early, be friendly to students and other interviewees and just be yourself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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