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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What other schools are you applying to? Where else have you been accepted? Are you holding your spots at those places? I thought this was crap that they asked me this." Report Response

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

"Why DO? This was awkward because I told them I was also applying to MD schools. I was trying to be smart about this, but also honest. It backfired a bit. " Report Response

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

"In my personal statement I talked about my own experience with leukemia...they were so awkward about it...I gave them a short run down and they had absolutely nothing to say about it. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"For me, it was 'why DO?' mostly because I had already told them I was applying to both MD and DO schools. Every other person at the interview was also applying to both MD and DO, so I don't think I'm unusual to have this approach. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, PCOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Our tourguide was friendly. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"During the breakfast we had with the OMM expert physician, he acted like we had another thing coming if we thought we knew what osteophatic medicine is. I'm sure he is well-informed about osteophatic medicine; however, he came off as somewhat abrasive. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How hard of a time they would give me about applying to both MD and DO schools...I honestly felt this was the bulk of the interview. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Ehh, PCOM has a good reputation and produces good doctors...but, I just wasn't feeling it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn- Historic Distric

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2009

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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