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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?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine (naturally)?" Report Response

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

"see above" Report Response

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

"see above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you get such a good MCAT score? (I got a 33, and at the time, I didn't think it was that great, but at the same time, I knew it wasn't going to hold me back anywhere)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you conceptualize subjects so that you can better understand them, rather than just trying to memorize information?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't. I am going into my interviews ready to answer everything honestly. Nothing more." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seems solid all-around. The PCOM name brings credibility, and the professors I met seem extremely good. I would love to go to school here. I would have total confidence in the level of education they provide." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much info on the actual education itself. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, and its probably my fault for not asking. But its PCOM, so I'm sure they do a great job." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really surprised me. Pretty standard medical school. Everything was top-notch and brand-new. Nothing I saw would have kept me from applying if I had known beforehand, if that's what this question is asking." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great interview. The interviewers were very professional, and seem to really know what they're doing when it comes to educating medical students. The campus is excellent. Everything is shiny and new. Everyone seems happy to be there. Atlanta is a great city." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ATL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Super 8 - Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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