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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 Doctor and what led you here?" Report Response

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

"Do you know the differend between DO and MD?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about this experience...(work, volunteering, travel, etc)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my personal statement, secondary essays, visited the school's website, got experience through other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"friendliness of staff, other people interviewing seemed qualified and they truly wanted to be there, whereas other DO schools I have interviewed at I got the feeling people just applied because they think they would have more of a chance of getting accepted (versus an MD school). current students genuinely wanted to be there and chose that school even though they had other options." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No longer have their own hospital...sad! one person there for an interview stated "i'll just give my bills to daddy" and several others seemed to be on the same page" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"cost of living in the area" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was not sure about this school, but visiting really opened my eyes to what a great place it is! The curriculum seems great and there seems to be a greater sense of pride at PCOM than other osteopathic schools I have interviewed at. If out of state, stay at the Hilton as the Crowne Plaza is 3/4 mile, which isn't that bad, but walking in bad weather and a suit, I would have rather stay at the Hilton which is right by the campus. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PIA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Crowne Plaza

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2008

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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give tours while we are waiting to interview (block us into 2 groups)" Report Response

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