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  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Both interviewers asked why penn, and my faculty interviewer asked specifically what I wanted her to tell the admission committee about me. I appreciated that opportunity and that she was so open about it." Report Response

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

"Spoke at length about my activities, so be prepared to talk about anything on your application, obviously. also had the totally vague "tell me about yourself" question." Report Response

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

"Asked me how I felt about the learning teams, and how I would go about dealing with different dynamics, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the school and what I liked about it. Had a list of questions to ask both students and faculty members." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"You get a lot of student interaction (with mostly M1s), and they really want to make you feel important and welcome. Students are incredibly friendly; everyone will ask you if you have any questions and make an effort to get to know you. Interviews are very relaxed, but still designed to get to know you. Both my interviewers knew my file well, had questions prepared, and were interested in hearing my answers. They answered my own questions, and overall, it felt very much like a conversational interview. Students really love this school. I mean, REALLY love this school. So much so, that it came across a little propagandistic, honestly (which I suppose leads me to my negative points)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I will echo what others have said about most students and interviewees being from an Ivy or similar standing school. This isn't in of itself a negative quality, but Penn is definitely not the most diverse in terms of undergraduate institution or geographic location (a lot of people seem to be from the northeast). Some people won't care about this, but I think it's fair to let people know if they do. Interviews are all in the afternoon, and it's a long day in general. I personally would rather have morning interviews and get them out of the way." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone here loves Penn. Their motto is, it seems, "everything sunny all the time always"." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

No Response

What was your total time spent traveling?

No Response

What was your primary mode of travel?

No Response

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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