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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What do you think about the direction of healthcare in the near future?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself (one interviewer asked this three times so I had to keep digging for things to say)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How can healthcare providers help rural communities like the surrounding Hershey area?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the worst thing about medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SND, ethics books, HBR book on healthcare, bunch of other books about medicine/healthcare" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"HUGE campus. They are adding on a Children's hospital that we couldn't even see because it isn't open yet." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Area. While I appreciate rural medicine, the students were honest and said that there is little to do in the area for fun." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The amount of walking. Walked nearly every corner of the hospital because the admissions officer escorted everyone as a small group from one interviewer to another." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school. Very very nice people. It is clear that this university puts students first." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Harrisburg

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hershey Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/26/2012

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Follow-up Clinical Preference Survey was confusing. Also, I would prefer if the interview reminder email had the specific date and time on it just to confirm that the appointment was correct." Report Response

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