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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?

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 do you think Curriculum 2000 matches your learning style?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school this year?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They were all very application specific. Both interviewers asked many interesting questions, but these questions were instigated by specific points in my personal statement and my experiences." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really too difficult; both interviews were VERY conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the Penn website, mailers, and also spoke with current Penn students who attended my undergraduate institution." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The willingness of the admissions staff and the medical school faculty to genuinely help every student (and applicant). Also, the setting is wonderful in that the med school is in such close proximity to the undergraduate campus and other graduate schools (Wharton, SON, Law)..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The scary stories of safety concerns about living in Philly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They seem to really want to know (specifically) why you can see youself thriving at UPenn and with Curriculum 2000. Know why UPenn is appealing to you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview program is really very complete and one of the better ones I attended. It provides an excellent sense of the school, the students, and the facilities. Everyone was SO willing to answer questions about Penn and about medical school in general." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2001

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