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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?

8 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 your experience with OMM and osteopathy? " Report Response

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

"How I knew the individuals who wrote letters for me." Report Response

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

"What was the most influencing experience during my undergraduate career?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I felt it interesting they spent a lot of time asking me about the individuals who wrote letters on my behalf. My experiences with them and how long we have known each other" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What happened with my MCAT. I scored 21 and they are trying to ask me for an excuse. I wanted to say "I didn't answer enough questions correctly," and that's it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, extensively asked current students about the school and made plenty of contacts, worked hard for great letters of recommendations particularly from PCOM alum" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the interview was the best part. Students seemed relaxed and confident." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"PCOM provides you with breakfast and that was the worst...not the food but the time. I would say that comparing PCOM with schools who provide lunch, the lunch is much more relaxed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Yes, you finally got asked away from the awkward "fishbowl" which is the PCOM waiting room. It can be a very relaxing interview experience if you know your file and you know yourself. It starting by talking about nothing for about five minutes then they commenced with questions, initially asking me about my references. I had three very good letters that were from PCOM alums. If you are really interested in a school I believe this is the best way to help your chances outside of grades and MCATs. They also asked some generic questions like what do you like to do for fun, which I always feel foolish answering. Life is fun. I live. Anything can be fun. Eventually I was able to discuss a DUI, which I unfortunately received during undergrad. It was a great learning experience though and taught me a million different life lessons that I was able to discuss and use to my advantage during the interview. Ultimately, if you are in a similar situation, being truthful and not making excuses for yourself is the best way to conduct yourself. They two interviewers were pleased with my responses and let me go with a very good feeling which was reassured 9 days later. " 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?

7+ 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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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