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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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 doctor? What was something challenging you faced and how did you overcome it?" Report Response

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

"What do you know about the philosphy of osteopathic medicine and OMM? Why PCOM?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about a time you faced a challenge and how you overcame it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, primary application, secondary essays, internet searches" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"very well organized admissions program they told us that they would have a decision in 3 weeks. Also the breakfast was in a private room with a student and faculty member. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing I really liked PCOM" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

" " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall my experience was postive, I would accept an a seat in the 2008 class in a heartbeat. Personally I am not happy with my responses though, I could have been more concise." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

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