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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 would you say is your biggest weakness and your greatest strength?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to PCOM? (wanted to hear about the location, similar goals, and facilities)" Report Response

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

"Do you think that you will be able to manage your time between school and your wife? (Weren't really that interested in the answer. They just wanted to tell me to make sure that I make time for my wife, specifically one day a week. They were very supportive.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were accepted here, would you come?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What about our facility makes you want to attend school here? (I had not been on a tour of the facility yet)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school's website, SDN, and practiced common questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seem to enjoy the school and they seem close to one another. The OMM lab and anatomy lab were great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is located in an old warehouse near the busy city of Atlanta. I also experienced a lot of complications with communication with the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A meeting took place during the interview process so some students were finished with interviews and could leave after the tour of the facility." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We arrived at the school at 8:15 AM and went to the canteen area (where food is catered in for about 2 hours everyday). Talked with the financial aid lady, and two professors (one was an interviewer). There was no real informational presentation but we were allowed to ask the staff questions during breakfast. Interviews were two staff on one student. They were very laid back and the interviewers constantly promoted the school. They seem to already know if they are going to accept you. I really didn't have many questions, and those I did have, I had to interupt the interviewers to answer them. A student was in the ''fish bowl'' to answer questions while interviews were in progress. After about half of the potential students interviewed, we went on a tour of the school. The students seemed to enjoy the school. The tour was given by a student and the financial aid lady, but the student seemed to know a lot more about the school than financial aid. After the tour, those who had already interviewed were free to leave while the others stayed to interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

Fairfield Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/25/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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