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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?

1 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)?

"Why do you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"What kind of physician do you want to be?" Report Response

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

"Explain your low grades." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who are your mentors?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain your low grades." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, ran through generic medical school interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty are very qualified and clearly care about getting to know students and wanting them to do well. I was also pleasantly surprised by the racial diversity of the PCOM Atlanta. They advertise a commitment to diversity and they certainly follow it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building, though adequately equipped, felt empty. They haven't utilized all of the building's space, though they plan to in the future. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed the whole interview process was going to be. That their ''breakfast'' is barely breakfast (eat beforehand)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began with breakfast in a room of the admissions office with a student. Immediately after breakfast, interviews began. Those of us waiting to be interviewed sat in a group in another part of the admissions office. Interviews were two interviewers on one interviewee and lasted 30 minutes (I found the interview unintimidating- the interviewers clearly just wanted to get to know me as a person and answer my questions about the school, which they did openly and honestly). With about 6 candidates, it took 3 hours (those of waiting were given the freedon to roam around the building as long as we came back on time for the interview). During the interview period, those of us waiting were given a too casual and unhelpful explanation of financial aid by the financial aid woman. After interviews were finished, we were given a casual tour by a student and set free. Admissions decisions (a yes for me) were mailed out within 2 weeks." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield by Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2006

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

4 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?

8 out of 10

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