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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"If you were very ill, what would you look for in a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What are some differences you see in our school compared to your other choices?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is one fear you have of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none too difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about curriculum 2000. Checked this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school. The curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They say you can park in the Penn Tower parknig lot, but when you get there they will say only patients can park there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview was good, maybe even great compared to other interviews, if the questions are compared. There was one half hour session with a student which was actually a little more stressfull than a second half hour session with a faculty member. The choice of faculty member did not appear to be random. The questions asked did not seem evaluative. The student just wanted to see consistency with my personal statement and the faculty member just spoke about my interests and wanted to make sure I knew everything there was to know about the school. From my experience, I believe the interview is probably not a big factor in determining who to keep and who to drop because it was simply more of an information session with little or no evaluation." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

07/20/2002

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