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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?

1 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)?

"Tell me what you want me to know about yourself... How long were you in the Marines? What kind of research have you been involved with? What else do you do other than work and go to school (clinically and extra curricular activities)?" Report Response

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

"Why Penn State? What kind of research have to been invovled with? Where do you see yourself in the future? What's it like to drive a Zamboni?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So what's it like driving a Zamboni? (the interviewer played hockey and so do i)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me what you want me to know about you..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Read PSU Website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly, quiet, and safe the area felt. Truely there was a family (we're a team) atmosphere throughout the staff and students alike. Having lunch with the current med students really put some questions to rest. Especially how Hershey is just as good as if not better than an inner-city med school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the questions I prepared for (the tough ethical and moral questions) were not asked and it was more like a meet and greet than a high intensity interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"N/A ~ i did enough research to know what was coming." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a very low stress interview. My thoughts about Penn State Hershey Medical changed significantly when I was able to talk to the other current students and talk with the staff. PSCOM is definately growing and expanding. They are not simply riding a name to get students but are taking leaps and bounds to be a great Med School." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2003

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