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  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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 I do in my spare time? Talk about your family. What movies have you seen lately?" Report Response

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

"What do you think are the negatives and positives of being a doctor? What specialty are you interested in? Why?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about stem cells? What do you think about all the new technology we are creating?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to go to Penn? (Isn't that one a little obvious? It's PENN!!!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tons of ethical questions, where I see medicine going in the future, detailed questions from my personal statement. Even the student had my entire file, which surprised me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"PENN IS AWESOME!!! Everyone, including the current students and the other applicants I met, LOVES PENN! It's assets are way too long to go into, but it really rocks." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing (well, the lunch they gave us wasn't the greatest, but that doesn't matter.)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you are coming from the West and taking the turnpike, you have to get off at the 476 sign, otherwise 76 magically becomes 276 (no signs!) and you wind up in New Jersey." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was awesome. Penn is one of my top choices, so I was nervous during the interviews. They were nice, but they were pretty tough questions in comparison to the casual conversations that I've had at other schools. Make sure you know how you feel on healthcare issues." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2002

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