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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?

8 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why DO? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"If you were accepted on the condition that you commit 15 percent of your time on underserved areas would you do it?" Report Response

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

"I think that was it. They just talked a lot, in fact I could not complete one sentence without being cut off. I had to start cutting them off!! but I knew they were just goofing so I took no offense. I was out in 20 min. while other students were in there for as long as 60 min." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pertaining to a Biochem question: Why do you think so much energy is released from the breaking of bonds in ATP?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"look above. not really hard, just caught me off guard. Other interviewees received the same question, and one on genes." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, PCOM website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fascilities, the OMM and anatomy labs are great! nice library. pretty much everything the school has to offer so far. Very nice! Oh, did I mention they have the nation's leaders when it comes to OMM doctors?! I kid you not. The area is also beautiful. Also, no mandatory attendance policy and all classes are taped and accessible online!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is a converted warehouse, it just gave a bad first impression, but it does make up for it on the inside! No scholarships available as of yet. Because they are so new, no board rates nor major clinical involvement in first two years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it used to be a warehouse! and that Atlanta traffic is horrible!!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"if you arrive early i.e. before your interview, plan to sit in the fish bowl ignored. Maybe it was because it was saturday but we got no info on financial aid, curriculum, housing, etc. and it was on the agenda they gave us! they interviewers were a couple of goofballs, nice DOs but can come off a bit rude if you don't know they're just messing with you. We all got a biochem question in ATP which schocked the hell out of us! They pretty much got their minds set on whether they want you there or not and I was told at the end that they wanted me there and was accepted! the school is great and has so much potential, being that it's gonna be the same as going to PCOM-philadelphia, but it is too young as of now. But that is me, I've already been accepted to a few other places, but if that weren't the case I would have been very happy attending PCOM-GA." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

courtyard by marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2006

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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