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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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 go to PCOM?" Report Response

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

"How has your job experience prepared you for a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to go to PCOM?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School's website, reviewed common interview questions, SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"First and second year students were friendly, many stopped into the admissions office to talk to us and answer questions. The Philadelphia 76ers basketball team practices on the school's campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Bad luck that interview day coincided with exams for first year students. Wasn't able to observe any lectures. Spent at least 3 hours sitting in the ''fish bowl'' (waiting area) doing basically nothing while waiting to be interviewed and take a tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is not really in the heart of Philadelphia and is more on the outskirts. Area around the school seemed cramped and dismal." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began at around 8 AM and we were given complimentary breakfast with a second year and third year student. After this we all sat in the ''fish bowl'' waiting area for our interviews. This dragged on forever. The actual interview was laid back and conversational and was not intimidating nor were there any strange questions. At noon we were given a tour of the building in which classes are held and the neighboring building that houses the basketball court where the sixers practice and a small workout facility in the basement. Afterwards we were released by 1230 PM. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2007

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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