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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"How are your parents responding to such an expensive career path?" Report Response

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

"Coming from a large city why would you want to study here?" Report Response

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

"What are you weaknesses and strengths- nonacademically" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your favorite American writer?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you really know how much it takes to be in medicine?" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The organization of the day. Unlike most interviews, Penn State had every second planned, and they walked you to and from each interview. The students were really nice. The interviewers asked a lot of interesting questions, and really tried to make me feel comfortable. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"2nd years did not do well in their boards this year. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you can, get a morning interview. Wear comfortable shoes because you end up walking from one building to the next and back. Stay at the Days Inn- they drive to the med school and even to the bus stop afterward! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really like Penn State. This is the only school with a humanities department, and classes like history of medicine. I just wish it wasn't in the boonies. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2004

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