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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"What type of medicine would you like to practice?" Report Response

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

"How do your parents feel about your choice to practice medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What specific mechanisms do you have for dealing with stress?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other things about yourself would you like me to know?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Penn State website, AMCAS materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Overall, I was very impressed with the facilities at Penn State. From the plush leather couches in the lobby area of the admissions office, to the million dollar patient simulation lab, Penn State's facilities appear to be cutting edge. Nearly all hospital rooms are private, and the specific one we toured on the pediatric floor was well equipped and nicely decorated. I was also impressed by the pervasive message of the interview day which was that Penn State is endeavoring to create sensitive human beings who are also excellent physicians, not detached clinicians." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was disappointed by the fact that my first interviewer, who was an electrical engineer, could not answer my questions about the first year curriculum, and seemed generally removed from the medical school experience. Also disappointing was that my second interviewer seemed primarily interested in touting Penn State's accolades, rather than learning more about my candidacy. While I feel that learning about Penn State is an important part of the interview day, I also would like to feel assured that the recommendation my interviewer will make to the admissions committee is one that accurately reflects me and my interview. I do not feel convinced that his can happen without an active dialogue. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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