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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?

10 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)?

"Why DO? Describe your research. " Report Response

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

"Why I took graduate courses in bio at Temple after graduation." Report Response

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

"What other schools I applied to." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked about my past experiences in what the interviewer referred to as "caring" positions and what I learned from them and how it applied to medicine. I didn't get anything out of the ordinary. I was asked if I applied last year though..I guess b/c I'm 2 years out of school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult...which I can't believe I can say that, but it really was laid back and relaxed" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The best preparation was the other interviews I went on. I'm not much for the mock interviews. I did get insight by reading this website. I skimmed my personal statement and other materials too." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked how friendly everyone was...I also sat in on a lecture and the professor was engaging." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wasn't thrilled with the wait. My interview was scheduled for 11:30 which was the last time slot, but they ran late and I didn't go in until almost 12. But, I kept calm by socializing with the other interviewers. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing comes to mind." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was good. I ran into a friend that goes there now so that was great and helped me to relax. The interviewers were so nice and actually complimented me on a few things and said they were impressed with me. Man, that was a boost of confidence. Also, they really do love the school...they definitley attract a certain personality of student. A little about me if it helps..I know people don't usually give stats but here is mine. I graduated 2003 with a cum GPA of 3.50, I was a psychology major. I wasn't originally premed so I had to take some courses after graduation. I do have a D in Orgo 1 on my record but retook it and got an A, so don't stress too much if your are in that situation too. I got a 27 on the MCAT. I only took it once. Physical 8, verbal 10, bio 9, writing N (If I recall correctly). PCOM was my first choice. I only applied to a few schools and got accepted at UNECOM, waitlisted at CCOM and accepted into PCOM so that's where I'm heading. PCOM postmarked my acceptance letter the day of my interview which was great b/c then I didn't have to put a deposit in to UNECOM while waiting to hear back. They definitely knew that I was going if I get in...probably b/c I told them that when they asked. he he ...Good luck with your interview." Report 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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