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PCOM (Philadelphia) Discussion Thread 2011-2012

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by ShyRem, Apr 24, 2011.

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  1. EvryDayImHustln

    EvryDayImHustln 2+ Year Member

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    Interviewed here today. PCOM is such a great school!
    The interview, along with breakfast and tour, was very laid back and conversational. It seems like the majority of people in my group got asked Why PCOM and why philadelphia
     
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  3. seraphkz

    seraphkz 7+ Year Member

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    Still no interview =\ completed 09/06
     
  4. Uspchef

    Uspchef 5+ Year Member

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    Do interview invites come via mail or email?
     
  5. EvryDayImHustln

    EvryDayImHustln 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    They come via email. Also, you may get an interview before you get a "complete" email. As what happened to me
     
  6. ian1605

    ian1605 5+ Year Member

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    This also happened to me. They deposited my check on 8/18 and I didn't find out they lost my app until last week. Still not complete yet...
     
  7. TallScrubs

    TallScrubs Coude Rockin' Everywhere 5+ Year Member

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    Anyone interviewing tomorrow: do NOT base your opinions of the students from what you see tomorrow.

    Why?

    Head and neck exam for first years. Second years? They just had an exam that covered six weeks of material so they should be on cloud nine--talk to them tomorrow
     
  8. Congratulations on your interview! Can you tell me more about the structure of it? Committee? Open/closed file? Was it a group interview? My interview is tomorrow. Thanks! :)
     
  9. Congratulations on your interview! I was hoping you could explain the structure of the interview. Committee or individual? Open or closed file? Was it group interviews? My interview is tomorrow. :scared: Thanks :)
     
  10. EvryDayImHustln

    EvryDayImHustln 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you! It is a committee/panel interview. You will have it with 2/3 faculty members. It is open file and no group interviews. Good Luck!
     
  11. 05272011

    05272011

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    Got an invite today to interview on 10/3!
    So excited!!
     
  12. seraphkz

    seraphkz 7+ Year Member

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    New Jersey
    Congrats! Are you in state?
     
  13. 05272011

    05272011

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    Thanks and yes, I am in state.
    You?
     
  14. seraphkz

    seraphkz 7+ Year Member

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    New Jersey =\ Haven't heard back from them yet. Sigh. Losing hope haha.
     
  15. nyk

    nyk

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    They don't even give ya a weeks notice?esp. this early in the cycle. I hope I have more notice than that if I get an invite.
     
  16. uzzy89

    uzzy89

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    Anyone interviewing tomorrow? I just got into philly about 2 hours ago. Staying at the hilton. PM me if your here
     
  17. I will be!! Good luck and see ya there!
     
  18. mbm54

    mbm54 7+ Year Member

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    likewise! see you both soon!
     
  19. Pgustin

    Pgustin Pre-Medical

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    Just got my secondary completion email. I swear I mailed in my check like 3 weeks ago. Now just hoping for an interview. (OOS)
     
  20. octupus

    octupus inside a lobster suit! 2+ Year Member

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    e-mailed secondary 9/8, fee 9/14, received e-mail for completion 9/29
     
  21. minnesota7666

    minnesota7666

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    interview invite here today. i was complete over a month ago. i'm surprised they don't give you a choice of days. Interviewing on halloween! trick or treat?
     
  22. WisdomDoc

    WisdomDoc 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats! I have been complete since 9/7, hopefully I will hear something soon.
     
  23. latony

    latony 2+ Year Member

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    Info in my MDApps. Congrats to everyone with interviews and best of luck to those still waiting!
     
  24. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor" 7+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Samesies

    [​IMG]
     
  25. fngerscrossed

    fngerscrossed 2+ Year Member

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    Those of you who have interviewed- When did they tell you that you should expect to hear back with a decision? I interview Monday and I'm wondering how long after that I will have to wait.
     
  26. amberisma

    amberisma 5+ Year Member

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    MDApps:

    I think that means you get to wear your Halloween costume to the interview instead of the normal suit attire :laugh:
     
  27. WaffleDoc

    WaffleDoc Newbie 2+ Year Member

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    California
    MDApps:
    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: hahaha I think you're right.
     
  28. mbm54

    mbm54 7+ Year Member

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    They said they we should hear a decision within 2 weeks on the interview. The send their decisions through snail mail, so be sure to look out for it!
     
  29. retro

    retro 5+ Year Member

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    Hey, can someone in the school please verify with me..
    Does PCOM have a cutoff for mcat subscores? I have a 27 with 6 verbal, and a gpa of 3.86, and I'm not sure if I should even bother to apply.
    It'd be great if anyone can get back to me before I use up my 50 bucks for their secondary. Thanks!
     
  30. beeDOodle

    beeDOodle

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    You should definitely apply. I have friends that have gotten a six in verbal. you have a great gpa and did great on the other sections of the mcat. Good luck :)
     
  31. beeDOodle

    beeDOodle

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    Sorry I didn't mention that I go to pcom. If you have any other questions feel free to ask :)
     
  32. flight24

    flight24 5+ Year Member

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    For those who have gotten interviews or are current students, how many of you are from California or other nearby states? Just asking since I heard that there's somewhat of a big regional bias..
     
  33. retro

    retro 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks a lot for the encouragement, beeDOodle. I'll def give it a shot, and keep you posted if I ever get some love from PCOM!

     
  34. TallScrubs

    TallScrubs Coude Rockin' Everywhere 5+ Year Member

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    Definitely a big regional bias. That being said, I know of at least 4 people from Cali in my class.

    -Tallscrubs
     
  35. whyrishiwhynot

    whyrishiwhynot 2+ Year Member

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    II for 10/10. 3.6 cgpa, 3.6 sgpa, 30N, IS. woohoo
     
  36. ACHSD

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    I'm from CA and have interviewed this cycle. Though I kind of fall into the nontraditional category, my best advice is to apply as early as possible and make sure you communciate your commitment to medicine. From talking to students in current classes it sounds like the number of CA students hovers around 4-5 per class.
     
  37. jyb5011

    jyb5011 2+ Year Member

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    There are many more than 4-5 from Cali per class. Although I'm sure it varies my class has a large number if people from Cali
     
  38. AMEHigh

    AMEHigh 7+ Year Member

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    I'm not sure that PCOM has a HUGE bias. Just like most schools, more people from the immediate area apply as opposed to people from the opposite coast. Therefore there are going to be more in state residents than from CA.
     
  39. Auchtoritas

    Auchtoritas 2+ Year Member

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    Received my complete email back on 9/6 and haven't heard anything back yet. Getting a little anxious :bang:

    OOS btw....not that hearing any news of regional bias makes me feel any more assured.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011
  40. TallScrubs

    TallScrubs Coude Rockin' Everywhere 5+ Year Member

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    ~70% of class is from PA, so roughly 189 of the 270 are from PA. I am not certain of this, but I can definitely speculate that PA residents didn't make up 70% of all applications to PCOM.

    Combine that with our Dean of Admissions saying that they have an in-state bias leads me to believe that they have an in-state bias.
     
  41. MilitaryMed

    MilitaryMed

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    :( there go my chances
     
  42. Rollo

    Rollo Renowned Wolf 2+ Year Member

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    There definitely is an in-state bias because PCOM wants its graduates to stick around PA/NY/NJ/DE area.

    But to all you out-of-state'rs, I wouldn't lose hope if your application is strong. If you have a weak application, then don't keep your hopes up.

    Not trying to sound discouraging, just being realistic.
     
  43. mtmed

    mtmed

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    Interview invite yesterday!! OOS 33Q 3.75 s&c
     
  44. yellowpwr

    yellowpwr 7+ Year Member

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    ACCEPTED!!! Love this school! :soexcited::soexcited:
     
  45. uzzy89

    uzzy89

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    Hey, first off CONGRATS!!!!

    when did you interview btw? I'm at my parents and the letter is supposed to arrive at my campus address which I checked yesterday but didn't have anything.
     
  46. museic

    museic 2+ Year Member

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    The nati'

    congrats!

    are u a PA resident? I'm OOS and was in the first group so I'm super anxious!
     
  47. yellowpwr

    yellowpwr 7+ Year Member

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    Interviewed on September 21st. Good luck to you :thumbup:

    I am a PA resident (I grew up/home address 45-50 minutes from PCOM). Hopefully your letter comes in today or tomorrow!!
     
  48. fngerscrossed

    fngerscrossed 2+ Year Member

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    ACCEPTED!!!!!! Good luck to my fellow 10/3'ers!
     
  49. jmulhern

    jmulhern 2+ Year Member

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    Accepted!!! Interview was on 9/26!
    Stats: MCAT 24 (so there is hope for those with low scores!! just have excellent references and activities, volunteer etc) overall GPA 3.68
     
  50. mbm54

    mbm54 7+ Year Member

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    CONGRATS!! i interviewed on 9/28. Did the acceptances come in a small or big envelope?!
     
  51. jmulhern

    jmulhern 2+ Year Member

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    Small envelope!! I was very nervous when I saw it, since I thought acceptances came in the full-size envelope!
     

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