More from this Member More from this Member How do you see that merging with a career in the Army?''" | Report Response, "If accepted, how likely is it that you would come here?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How many languages do you speak?" More from this Member The people (students, staff, DOs) were extremely nice, and the day wasn't overly long, although I wish there was a formal presentation at some point and also a chance to ask questions to the financial aid staff." What is my favorite book, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response, "What was the worst thing that happened to you in college?" There are a significant number of nontrad/older students." | Report Response, "describe a situation where you felt strongly about something but it didn't come to fruition" | Report Response, "The wearhouse look of the building...but at least it's colorful!" | Report Response, "Tell us about the undergrad you went to. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Waiting for hours in the fishbowl" More from this Member | Report Response, "NOTHING!!!!" | Report Response, "What do you see yourself doing in 20 years? The environment in general was just so warm and welcoming. | Report Response, "I was a little surprised at the size fo the gym. I responded with my hair. | Report Response, "SDN, read over PCOMs website" | Report Response, "Ideally more of the process would be web or email-based. | Report Response, "The sheer class size. More from this Member | Report Response, "The facilities are phenomenal. " | Report Response, "The friendy people and technology of the school." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "You are from (semi-rural) PA...how do you expect to make the transition to Philadelphia? More from this Member | Report Response, "Talk about how you, since High School?" Superb facility design. More from this Member | Report Response, "What was one conflict you had in your life and how did you resolve it?" | Report Response, "nothing difficult. However, I didn't feel welcome at PCOM as I was at all the other schools. More from this Member | Report Response, "Please describe a difficult situation academic or not and how did you go about dealing with such difficult situation." Ms. Debbie at the security front desk is AWESOME!" More from this Member Overall, the experience was very positive. | Report Response, "How did you choose your undergraduate institution?" I thought it would be bigger. (I felt weird answering this question, because I did apply to both like most people, it's just a funny feeling you get after you tell them you did and you wonder how they interpret it.)" | Report Response, "Tell me about your internship experience and why it led you to choose an osteopathic school." More from this Member | Report Response, "PCOM has it all together. | Report Response, "The campus is completely modernized and furnished with the lastest technology. | Report Response, "How do you feel about the current national election contenders' health plans" What do you like to do for fun? | Report Response, "Do you have any questions?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "It was a large group of 15-16 prospective students so we were put into 3 interview groups: all 3 groups included a staffer from Admissions and a faculty DO, and one group also had a student rep. Students are very helpful and supportive. | Report Response, "Tell me about your MCAT scores" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The interview was great. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What specialty of medicine do you think you would most like to practice?" More from this Member Ultimately, if you are in a similar situation, being truthful and not making excuses for yourself is the best way to conduct yourself. More from this Member | Report Response, "Ditto- same as above, but with regards to question difficulty" | Report Response, "Pretty standard stuff actually...See questions below." More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell us where you see yourself in 12 years" | Report Response, "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, "that the interview is very laid back, i shouldn't have been stressed out abou it" While you are not interviewing, you are waiting at a lounge. | Report Response, "Excellent! | Report Response, "Tell us about Omaha, Nebraksa and why you moved there from New Jersey?" More from this Member They have a coat room when they take you back into "the fishbowl". More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What got you interested in osteopathy? More from this Member One actually took about 45 minutes out of his class time to talk to us about PCOM. More from this Member More from this Member They asked me how I managed to go from an average MCAT score to 80th percentile score in just a matter of two months. They made me feel like in telling the truth, I was harming my chances of being admitted at PCOM." More from this Member | Report Response, "The admissions staff are friendly, wonderful people." School Info. More from this Member | Report Response, "sdn site, reviewed applications, virtual tour, looked at curriculum, talked to some friends that were students" | Report Response, "why osteopathic medicine and why in philly?" More from this Member All facilities in the educational complex are specially equipped for handicapped students. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, wrote out my answers to potential interview questions and went over them with my family and friends" More from this Member I left loving PCOM. The centers, which provide care to the medically underserved in Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania, serve as clinical learning sites for PCOM students. I treated it like court testimony (which is a part of my job). " More from this Member I wanted to say "I didn't answer enough questions correctly," and that's it." More from this Member | Report Response, "How would you explain diabetes to a small child, say three or four that has just been diagnosed with the disease?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member The interview group had lunch with an obnoxious student (who ripped on every other medical school I applied to) and a professor from the school who was more interested in chatting with the obnoxious student about how cool the first year class was when compared to other classes at PCOM. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How laid back it really was. Many of they just stopped by to say hello and answer the questions. " More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Interviewers were not amiable (left from the interview with a negative impression of the faculty), lack of a campus --everything is in one building which is a warehouse, no windows, multicolored walls " | Report Response, "What are you doing with your year off? Dr. Nichols and a 2nd year took us (11 other people being interviewed) to have breakfast. More from this Member | Report Response, "If you go into a DO school what would my father (an MD physician) say?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "By reading over my entire application a few times, then writing answers to several commonly asked questions. The students are non-competitive and help each other out. More from this Member In fact, they didn't have an exam for about a week and some change..." | Report Response, "What do I do in my spare time? More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member (I was an English major as an undergrad.)" Do you think graduate school prepared you for the rigors of medical school? | Report Response, "Well, its a DO school and the match rates are significantly lower than the MD schools I've interview at... And I have to learn OMM :(" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What's the link between medicine and literature? Again, great experience overall. I was impressed by PCOM, especially by its people and facilities. More from this Member | Report Response, "Interview was very laid back. How did you study for the MCATs? | Report Response, "na" But you know you're going to have to explain these MCAT scores. " I've been there twice, once to tour at a conference, once to interview, and each time I found at least 5 to 6 people to talk to and all loved the place. | Report Response, "What other schools did I apply, and current results? | Report Response, "SDN, went over answers out loud" | Report Response, "lots of waiting around (2 hours), while others are being interviwed, but i guess this is something that is unavoidable" | Report Response, "None of the questions were difficult. | Report Response, "How did your undergraduate institution prepare you?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Whats my job?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Do you think you will have a problem being touched by your classmates in OMM class?" | Report Response, "SDN, Spoke with current students, Mock interview" | Report Response, "None at all.....real laid back" why PCOM?" current students genuinely wanted to be there and chose that school even though they had other options." | Report Response, "One of the interviewers knew some information about the medicine in the country where i came from so he asked me about it." | Report Response, "Explain the reason for the decline in your grades here." | Report Response, "My interview was AWESOME! Have you been to PCOM before?" | Report Response, "The encouraging, non-competitive environment was a huge plus." I got to school WAY early...!" The school seems to have already laid some ground work for rotations." (This tipped me off that they had not read my app at all, since it talks extensively about the five years I have spent practicing this career.) | Report Response, "none- the interview was very conversational and relaxed." Feb 4, 2016 111 73 Status. Hands down." | Report Response, " nothing really.... " | Report Response, "The interview day was relaxed and everyone was friendly. More from this Member | Report Response, "The fact that I spent two and a half hours after my interview with nothing to do until the tour." | Report Response, "Who are your role models besides your parents?" | Report Response, "I was impressed that the students do rotations with MS from Temple, UPenn, and Drexel. | Report Response, "nothing really, everything was pretty basic and straighfoward" More from this Member Explain how you prepare for the MCAT." | Report Response, "How do you handle anger?" More from this Member | Report Response, "They call the school P.C.O.M. Dr. Nicholas is a character and definitely put everyone at ease. More from this Member The faculty was pleasant (especially the lady at the info booth right at the entrance...what a sweetie!)" More from this Member | Report Response, "That there was going to be a group waiting with me." | Report Response, "specific to my file" More from this Member My interview was as above, but I could have had a six pack of V-8! More from this Member I also did two practice interview runs, one with my family and one with my masters program counselor." I skimmed my personal statement and other materials too." | Report Response, "Why I chose the college I chose? | Report Response, "SDN, school website, mock interviews, book on osteopathy" | Report Response, "Nothing. | Report Response, "If faced were with difficulties in medical school, as far as coursework is concerned how would I deal with that?" | Report Response, "Why medicine? More from this Member | Report Response, "What my favorite piece of music to sing is? | Report Response, "Notification of being complete would have been appreciated, but I understand they are going to cpus" " What is your favorite movie? | Report Response, "Who is your role model?" | Report Response, "SDN, school web-site, AACOM" | Report Response, "To not be nervous for an interview because it really wasn't scary at all." My best interviews where conversational in nature. | Report Response, "how did I prepare for the mcat? More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "You did well on the MCAT, how did you study?" | Report Response, "1.) My Stats- 3.7 GPA, 27 MCAT." ( I scored significantly higher the 2nd time I took them)" | Report Response, "nothing in particular" | Report Response, "It went well, and was just a basic conversation. | Report Response, "Why PCOM? Atlanta location is a big plus." More from this Member The second floor of the libary was just re-done and looks great and spacious. More from this Member 2) What do you think is the most common injury in gymnastics (I was a gymnast)?" What is your primary language? We were able to leave after the tour (~1:15pm)." | Report Response, "Why a physician instead of a physician assistant? " | Report Response, "What made you decide on your undergraduate institution? | Report Response, "Tell us about yourself." | Report Response, "What is a physician's role in society?" More from this Member More from this Member my answer was photography. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What's your biggest weakness?" | Report Response, "SDN, reading my essays, and researching the school a ton. " More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell me about your research?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Have you ever worked with sick or dying people?" More from this Member | Report Response, "What do I like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response, "read over application, essay, read SDN interview feedback" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The facilities are brand new, the students were helpful and willing to answer any questions we had (I even got some email addresses) and they seemed very tight knit (probably because there class was realitively small). Acutually I thought there were two classes their but there was only one." | Report Response, "What type of medicine do I think I would want to practice?" I had the opportunity to view a radiology class and the students were singing karaoke! Opps to rotate through some of the best hospitals in the country and work in underserved areas." More from this Member but that's just my opinion---others may have really appreciated the barrage of info." More from this Member The interview was very laid back and conversational." | Report Response, "What happened in Calculus? | Report Response, "What do you think of the state of healthcare today?" | Report Response, "[In asking about my job, which involves drug and alcohol addictions research] Do you think the cause of substance abuse is genetic or environmental?" More from this Member More from this Member PCOM offers many opportunities to get involved in exciting research areas, like Alzheimer's disease, etc. More from this Member | Report Response, "my southern accent was more noticeable than i anticipated " | Report Response, "na" | Report Response, "I had only applied to M.D. More from this Member | Report Response, "Students could not say enough about the school!! What do you do. More from this Member | Report Response, "How did you study for your MCATs? More from this Member Did you apply to NJ-SOM. | Report Response, "Be prepared to get an earlier flight out than you planned." More from this Member I think the entire time, about 3 medical students stopped by to let us know how great PCOM is. More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN interview feedback questions. | Report Response, "None really--it was a very conversational interview." I've heard it was located in the suburbs but it gave me the impression of a compact busy little city.....not suburban. More from this Member | Report Response, "How do you handle anger?" The interview seemed like a conversation than a grilling session. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What classes are you currently taking? More from this Member It seemed too too easy, so that could be good or bad." More from this Member Everyone makes you feel at ease." More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN,Gevitz book, PCOM website" | Report Response, "website.." APPLY EARLY!!!" | Report Response, "Everyone seemed happy and they had great facilities" You learn one system at a time." student tour of the facilities during which learned everything imaginable about attending school there. More from this Member | Report Response, "Why do you specifically want to be a physician, instead of another clinical application of medicine like nurse practitioner or physicians assistant?" More from this Member More from this Member They were pretty lousy interviewers especially Kominsky" The first interviewee left around 10! | Report Response, "PCOM website, health care reading, reading my application and secondary." 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. " More from this Member I love the school and it is my first choice" | Report Response, "I can see from your transcripts that your grades are above avergage....excellent even. More from this Member Why DO?" | Report Response, "That they overbook their interviews for the amount of time they have. " More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How would you rate yourself (1-10) as an applicant?" (I plan to go into the military as a doctor)" | Report Response, "How do you define success? More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "school website, this site, writing answers down to hypothetical questions " More from this Member | Report Response, "Have you ever been involved in music?" More from this Member More from this Member There was a total of 5 of us interviewing that day. One suggestion: relax and let the answers flow. They made the whole process less stressful and provided deeper insights in the school. " | Report Response, "One of the professor makes you come up to the front of the class and sing (usually student - interviwers too if you were standing in the back of the classroom)." | Report Response, "Did you apply to NYCOM since you are from NYC?" | Report Response, "Whoever I spoke to a few weeks earlier to reschedule my interview- an absolutely rude person who gave me such a hassle. | Report Response, "The atmosphere at the school. More from this Member | Report Response, "I wish I had listened to my instincts about the school on other visits. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "am i planning on taking the mcat again? | Report Response, "''What is your understanding of Osteopathic medicine?''" More from this Member Sitemap; Privacy Policy; Terms of Use I will seriously consider matriculating if I am accepted (they said the wait time for a decision is less than a month)." This point that I could grow hair as I had talked to.!, relaxing and fun. 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