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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?

9 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What makes you a good doctor? What volunteer work have you done in an underserved community?" Report Response

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

"What was your illness? I'm mentioning this question because it really affected my academics. He didn't really want to know the answer to the question. He just wanted to make sure that I thought about what implication a rigorous medical school curriculum, may or may not have. They were very clear that I did NOT have to answer and it WOULD NOT affect ANYTHING" Report Response

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

"Why didn't you get a reccommendation from a D.O. (I work in a hospital, for the last yr)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"It was a question about my undergraduate thesis in physiology. The interviewer that asked the question was a professor of physiology" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably about my thesis because I forgot to review it the way i wanted to" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the schools information page. read AOA.com information and AACOM.com page." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has great potential. The anatomy lab and OMM lab are excellent. They have one of the best professors in OMM. The faculty seems to be very helpful to the students and the students being the only class there have a great say in the development of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I did my research. Acutually I thought there were two classes their but there was only one." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a a good experience laid back like everyone said. I sort of forgot I was on an interview. The people with me (other interviewees) were cool." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

ATL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada Limited, near my school Emory

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/04/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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