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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

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"No specific question I put down here will be of any use to you who read this. I found that the conversations (I can't call them interviews) were based around the specifics found in my AMCAS essays/details. Your questions will be personalized too. Student, review thyself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I work in a chronic wound clinic, and during the faculty interview we got to talking about it. I was asked to explain Vacume Assisted Closure (VAC), a type of dressing used on larger wounds. But this wasn't a test of my knowledge, rather the doc just wanted to know more about it. What I find interesting about this is it serves as proof to me that the faculty at UPenn really listen, learn and respond to their students. It was truly a two way conversation." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you plan to pay for medical school. Yikes." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UPenn pamphlet, Google, SDN review, and went down a day early to volunteer with moveon.org to get out the vote for John Kerry. Heh, at least it worked in Pennsylvania." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students attitude of cooperation. It was remarked to me that going to school with intelligent peers who want to help you succeed makes better doctors of all. Also, the emphasis that UPenn puts on experiential learning really meshes with my view of what's important to learn in medschool. Their curriculum has 1.5yrs of condensed sciences so that they can cram in 2.5 yrs of clinical experience. Brilliant!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothin." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UPenn's strong record of responding to student feedback." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It is an amazing school, with a diverse array of students and teachers. I found it to be supportive and self avowidly "touchy-feely". They want students who can go out of their way to learn in a highly unstuctured environment. The interviews were relaxed and conversational. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2004

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