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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?

2 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 about yourself." Report Response

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

"What makes you happy?" Report Response

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

"What do you think the word "community" means?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think the word "community" means?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably the question above since I had never been asked that before." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read all the info in the UPenn brochure, SDN, read over application, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I loved this school. The staff was very nice and the students were all extremely friendly and had great personalities. We got to sit in on a small group session which blew me away. There were two faculty facilitators to make sure everything was covered and the case they were studying was part of the virtual curriculum-meaning that all the slides and info were on the web and projected onto a screen during class as well. You get to start your clerkships in Jan of your second year. The curriculum seems perfect, the hospital was nice, my student interviewer was fantastic...need I go on?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You'd have to look hard to find things you don't like about UPenn. It was freezing when I went and I'm from California so that was a bit of a shock. Also, the school is a bit expensive and it's going to be so hard to wait until March for a decision." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the students would be so cool. My student interviewer and I could have talked for hours, she even emailed me about an hour after I left to say she enjoyed meeting with me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved UPenn. I was sorta expecting this school to be less than it was hyped up to be, but it far exceeded my expectations. In the morning you have a brief breakfast, a talk about the curriculum, a visit to a class, a tour by a third or fourth year student, a financial aid chat, lunch, a faculty interview, a student interview, and then a wrap-up. The day is very long, but well worth it. I loved UPenn and would love to get in there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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