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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?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"How did you decide you wanted to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"Relate osteopathy to an experience you've had. " Report Response

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

"What made you chose Philadelphia to apply to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked to relate osteopathy to an experience I had coaching youth hockey. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The osteopathy/hockey question. There was no way I could have seen that coming, but as long as you know why you want to be a DO, you should be able to come up with something good. Somehow, I impressed them. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reading my essays, and researching the school a ton. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Where do I start. Everything from breakfast in the cafeteria, which was delicious, to the tour at the end was great. The facilities are great, location is great, the staff and faculty are GREAT, and I could not be happier with the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Ummmmm, I can't think of a thing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be ready to talk about yourself (experiences listed on AACOMAS) as well as osteopathy. The ostepathy/hockey question for me was strange, and also one guy that went in right after me was asked to relate osteopathy with being a Subway sandwich artist because of his work experience there. As long as you prepare yourself, you'll do great. Visiting absolutely solidified the fact that PCOM is the perfect fit for me. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Center City

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/20/2006

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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