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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What is squash? Why do you like Penn State? How many medical schools did you apply to?" Report Response

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

"Explain your current research. Explain the research you did in high school.... and five more specific questions on the latter only." Report Response

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

"Does Amnesty International actually accomplish anything? So, your dad is a physician? (NO!) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Explain to me the sport of squash " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The fifth or sixth question I was asked about a research project I did in high school - it was 7 yrs ago - ask about my current research!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, mock interview, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing - the simulation lab, the children's hospital, and everything else. People seemed very happy, and I liked the emphasis on a humanistic and wholistic approach to medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the interviewers mostly, they seemed rather distant from the actual medical school experience and directed the conversation away from what I thought was important or interesting or wanted to talk about and spent so much time on the details of some of least significant experiences I've had. Also, the rural, middle-of-nowhere location, but depending how you look at it, that could be a plus too. lack of diversity also." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"enter the parking garage from the right (not left) side of campus :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had begun to build a great picture of the school from the tour and info session, but my interviews just put a negative spin on the day and the university." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2004

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