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  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why did you get a C in bcmb?" Report Response

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

"Why om and not allopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to spend so much money and go to this school and not go to a public school like MCG, which is only 10,000 a year?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you believe that the methods of osteopathic medicine were derived from the philosophy of o.m. or was the philosophy derived from the methods." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The top one." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SDN, d.o. websites, school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"16 cadaviers! for 80 students, that's alot!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was AWFUL! Even if i get into the school i don't want to go! My mcat/gpa are ABOVE the school's average yet the interviewer told me that my academic profile is not strong and instead of going to the peace corps as backup i should just improve my grades. He was quite negative and discouraging!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be so discouraged by the interviewer and that he would basically made it look like it was a waste of time that I was applying. They wanted to know what other schools i had gotten interviews from and seemed surprized when I told them I had gotten any. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The staff/students were very nice. Interview sucked. I cried. I have never felt so stupid in my entire life. The interviewer was also a teacher there, if I have to deal with teachers like that I rather not go to the school! I have never ever heard of an interviewer telling the interviewee to go improve ur academic record. It's like then why did u give me an interview if u didn't like my grades! " 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?

01/03/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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