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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"What interests you about Osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Explain this bad grade." Report Response

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

"Does American healthcare need to be reformed? How so?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What interests you the most about Osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain this bad grade." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview questions, previous interviews at other schools" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed to be close-nit and the facilities were decent." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had high expectations because posters on the pre-osteo forum seem to think it's a good school, but their didn't really seem to be anything amazing about it. The students and faculty told me on multiple occations that it was the best DO school and their grads are immune from any DO bias. They ripped on allopathic schools alot and talked about how they had a better reputation than the city's allopathic schools. One student told me how he gets a better education than Penn students, which made me want to roll my eyes. The school wasn't that bad, but everyone I met was pumping it up and selling it like they were brainwashed and insecure about thier mediocre school. For all their bragging and putdowns, they don't have their own teaching hospital!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"PCOM is in an ugly suburb. I guess since it has a Phili address that it is technically in Philadelphia. You would never know it because the school is so far outside of the real city. It must be on the city border." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Typical interview experience. A little tougher than I expected, but not that bad." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

1 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?

12/17/2007

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?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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