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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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 do you understand of osteopathic medicine and what is your understanding of osteopathic manipulative medicine? (know this stuff pretty well for the one Dr)" Report Response

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

"What is your favorite (and least favorite) part of your college education?" Report Response

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

"Why do you feel as though your GPA is different from your MCAT scores? (My GPA is a 3.0 and sci/math of like 2.7 while I got 8,9,10 on phys, bio, verbal of the MCAT)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think osteopathic manipulative medicine could be used to treat such things as diabetes, a heart condition, [example3]?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you explain the disparity between your MCAT scores and your science and math GPA." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my application, went over the prospective student part of their site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone I met was entirely positive about the school. Everyone there has a sense of pride about it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They call the school P.C.O.M. not P-com. Apparently they want to emphasize osteopathic medicine and they dont' like to call it P-com (which my pre-med advisor called it)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really like the school and almost wish it wasn't my first interview since it's my first choice. We all had breakfast together and then sat in a fishbowl where first and second years stared at us and some came in to tell us to be less nervous. Then we had time to watch lectures and we got a tour of campus." 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?

In 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?

$101-$200

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?

Hilton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/02/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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