More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member After all the interviews we had a tour guided by a 2nd year student." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Everything. More from this Member How many times did you take the MCAT? I used this as a foundation to answer the inevitable question: Why medicine and why osteopathic?" What do you do for fun?" | Report Response, "Nothing really. | Report Response, "Why is there a dip in your grades?" 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, "Having to wait so long to be called in for my interview....they should schedule the day differently" No screwy ethical questions " More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Great experience overall!" | Report Response, "I interviewed with PCOM-Georgia branch. Currently waiting for the MD school responses, but either way, NYCOM is my top choice for DO." 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?" | Report Response, "Read through my application essays, read feedback on this site, mentally prepared, then relaxed during the actual interview." | Report Response, "bookstore is open, but not fully stocked yet." | Report Response, "Tell me about your ECs. | Report Response, "Nothing was particularly unimpressive, but the library is a little undersized." | Report Response, "SDN, reviewed their CD" It was ok though, because the people in my group were cool. The doctor that was with her was extremly nice. | Report Response, "I took MCAT twice with two month in-between, and increased my score by about 6 points (30+). Would you come to Georgia if accepted? More from this Member | Report Response, "How enthusiastic the students were about their school, how friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response, "Read the PCOM site, this site, some stuff about osteopathy." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "WHen is the last time you laughed? More from this Member | Report Response, "read interview feedback, read up on DO history and PCOM" More from this Member | Report Response, "What schools did you apply to? More from this Member They also asked basic questions about OMM and the differences btw. More from this Member More questions about my research" The recreation facilities are great. I am going into my interviews ready to answer everything honestly. | Report Response, "everyone (faculty, staff, & students) are HAPPY to be there" More from this Member everyone was very friendly." | Report Response, "SDN, SDN, SDN...Read "The DOs" by Norman Gevitz (didn't help me in particular but if you want to understand osteopathic medicine, read it! | Report Response, "If you were accepted here, would you come?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Did you enjoy your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response, "You never shaddowed an osteopath, why?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Reading this website, talking to other DO students and reading my personal statemenst and my application. The interview is really laid back and I didn't have any difficult questions at all! It went on pretty fast. They are competitive with NJ-SOM, so if you want PCOM, make sure you let them know they are your first choice and why." | Report Response, "Reviewed primary and secondary application, SDN, and mock interview." The waiting is not that bad - if your interview pool is talkative. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "I want to go into psychiatry, so I was asked how getting a DO would help me in that field (as opposed to an MD)" They really did just want to learn more about me and if I would be a good fit for the school. | Report Response, "How did you improve your grades so much from undrgrad to grad school? Two admissions board members ended up responding and talked to me about the school. " Describe your research. " More from this Member | Report Response, "Questions about Healthcare reform, the economy and bailout." Were you accepted at any of those schools?" Leave an insane amount of time to get there." More from this Member Students kept coming in and talking with all of us, I got to sit in on an OMT lab, the facilities are AWESOME (got to see the 76ers practing), breakfast was good and very informative," Everyone I met was SUPER nice and very helpful. | Report Response, "What do you know about the philosphy of osteopathic medicine and OMM? I did not consider it difficult to answer, but I felt uncomfortable that they were asking me this question." Why? More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member It left me with a negative impression of the place." | Report Response, "what do you think is the bissest problem with healthcare? Just come in and enjoy your day at PCOM. More from this Member Student Tour 12:00 PM More from this Member | Report Response, "What was your biggest challenge?" | Report Response, "Why are you interested in Medicine? More from this Member | Report Response, "i was nervous, but interviewers were nice and made me feel at ease--students also came in and talked to us" I felt like they really wanted me there. More from this Member More from this Member Think about the question before answering and take your time." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "''I see you're interested in forensics. More from this Member Have you been interviewed? More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you do to relax? | Report Response, "SDN, read over PCOMs website" More from this Member More from this Member were interesting...Lecture halls had tons of plasma TV's/screens which was really nice." | Report Response, "Most D.O. Why DO? More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member I had a good group of fellow interviewees to talk, which helped relax me. More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing really because I already knew a lot about the school and what to expect since it was my first choice." There were two of us there, and the other guy went first. They wanted to know what other schools i had gotten interviews from and seemed surprized when I told them I had gotten any. " | Report Response, "Breakfast 8am. | Report Response, "I actually had a lot of fun at this interview. | Report Response, "What do you think about vaccinations? More from this Member It caught me off gaurd a bit..." Everything else about PCOM was great!" GREAT! | Report Response, "SDN, application, people who interviewed there in the past. " More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, school web-site, AACOM" What kind of books do you like to read? | Report Response, "PCOM website, SDN" Physical 8, verbal 10, bio 9, writing N (If I recall correctly). More from this Member | Report Response, "Describe your problem solving skills" More from this Member | Report Response, "If a car crashed and went into the river, would you jump in the river and help?" I got to school WAY early...!" | Report Response, "The admissions office seemed unable to handle the large number of interviewees present. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Why medicine?" | Report Response, "After arriving, we were offered a very light breakfast and then shown to the lobby of the admissions office, which was to be our home for the next 5 hours or so. | Report Response, "SDN, PCOM website" They even told us before the interview that they were not going to ask any outlandish questions, and they held true to that. " | Report Response, "Bad luck that interview day coincided with exams for first year students. | Report Response, "Question about why i chose my undergrad program and if i would go there again" More from this Member | Report Response, "What do I do for fun? More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you think about your MCAT scores? More from this Member | Report Response, "I interviewed in February, and chose this school over about a dozen other acceptances across the country. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Out of the four, PCOM was the worst in terms of academic standards, the clinical facilities, and just the overall atmosphere of the school and the surrounding area. More from this Member The labs have 6 plasma flat screens hanging from the ceiling along with floor to ceiling projectors... the professors can therefore work at their table and have the camera on what they're doing so you can see it from your seat. | Report Response, "SDN interview feedback questions. When PCOM interviewed me, I was excited and thoroughly pleased by everything I saw and heard on the day of the interview. | Report Response, "Facilities are incredible" More from this Member what do i do for fun?" | Report Response, "How will PCOM benifit by having me as a student?" I see that you like to ice skate and go hiking, what else do you do to relieve stress? | Report Response, "Why PCOM? The interview seemed very low stress, which I've found to be not uncommon of the newer DO schools I've interviewed with. The interview was very laid back and the same basic questions were asked. | Report Response, "What were some things you do to take care of your health?" | Report Response, "Something about who is playing in the football game nexy Monday?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "none really. More from this Member More from this Member It made it feel like a conversation, not an interrogation. Because they are so new, no board rates nor major clinical involvement in first two years." More from this Member Oh, did I mention they have the nation's leaders when it comes to OMM doctors?! More from this Member | Report Response, "The students and faculty were all extremely pleasant. | Report Response, "Favorite classes?" | Report Response, "PCOM website, SDN forums" (I was stationed there for two years)" I wanted to note that because I had no idea what to wear and had to ask a bunch of different people. More from this Member So, this was related to my history." | Report Response, "What would you do if a miracle made human illness obsolete?" More from this Member More from this Member The interviewer knew my file but knew there was more to ME than what was on paper and she took the time to find out what would me a good physician." | Report Response, "Overall the experience was awesome. More from this Member Breakfast was good, too! More from this Member if president bush called you and asked you what to do about it, what would you advise?" | Report Response, "My interview experience was made great by the PCOM staff and interviewers. Dr. Nicholas is a character and definitely put everyone at ease. | Report Response, "What schools did you apply to? | Report Response, "What does it feel like to deliver a baby?" | Report Response, "In a single sentence, how would a friend describe you? | Report Response, "Tell me about your undergraduate experiences " Wasn't able to observe any lectures. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How few of the second year students attend lecture? 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. | Report Response, "SDN, mock interview" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Other than those two questions, one of my interviewers pretty much spent the entire time talking. As soon as I started talking about it, the student who asked the question cut me off and said WHAT ELSE? More from this Member | Report Response, "Explain your path to medicine. I thought the school is very proud of itself and rightfully so. More from this Member As I walked into Evans Hall, the first person I came into contact with told me I looked good in my suit...:) Then the lady at the desk greeted me before I could even open my mouth. The interviewer knew my file inside and out and made me feel completely comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response, "school is all wireless and technology is state-of-the-art" | Report Response, "None - very good process." More from this Member How can you explain that?" PCOM-Atlanta went from my 2nd choice to my 1st choice right after the interview. | Report Response, "What challenges do you see in future for military medicine? - Students were nice...admissions staff was nice, STAN/NOELLE (Spelling?) More from this Member More from this Member 's" More from this Member | Report Response, "what do you know about OMM" More from this Member After the interview you are free to leave. | Report Response, "I was only asked one question...why PCOM?" After I met with my cousin and he showed me around the school. about the interview." More from this Member I like the location of the school, being situated in Bala-Cynwyd, a predominantly residential and office building area. | Report Response, "Students were in the middle of finals because it was the end of their first trimester. More from this Member | Report Response, "Read over my file" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member He was very nice and talkative and answered any questions we had. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Would you mind being touched in the OMM lab?" More from this Member why PCOM?" More from this Member He told us about rotations and anything else we asked. I was asked nothing on ethics, healthcare, or controversial issues--questions were strictly about my application and me. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "I'd visited the school, talked with many graduates, and visited the college's website." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "NOTHING!!!!" | Report Response, "When did you realize you wanted to be a DO? " There weren't any surprises." SAT Scores? " I've already gotten into other MD and DO schools, so I just wanted to see PCOM, which other SDN'ers described as ''exclusive''. | Report Response, "Something about the DO I shadowed" | Report Response, "If you get a chance, apply to the school! 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