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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

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)?

"Tell me about yourself, your college activities, and your research (my second interviewer, a PhD, was particularly interested in my research; this has been true at other schools where my interviewer was a PhD.)" Report Response

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

"Would you really want to come out here from California? Be honest." Report Response

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

"Tell me about what you did in college. (I hate this type of question so much b/c I am not sure what to talk about and where to begin. For heaven's sakes, its all there in my AMCAS!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think the elections are going turn out on Nov. 2nd? Did you see Michael Moore's "9/11"?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think the elections are going turn out on Nov. 2nd? I was honest on this issue and felt free to discuss my political views partly because the interviewer and I were on the same page." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"As usual, I read through my application and read about the school from its website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students at PSU were among the happiest I have seen. I got pretty good vibes from the school in general, and the air around the medical school smelled of warm chocolate (from the nearby Hershey plan). Hmmm... Other than that, the school is in a good location, the currciculum is awesome. Additionally, you know about the humanities courses that are part of the medical school curriculum, in addition to the thesis students are required to write. I think that these things are great complements to any medical school education. Also, the tour of the facilities was lead by a senior citizen volunteer, and it was A LOT of fun." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not too much. Weather sucked, and the hospital did not feel like an academic center (I did not see too many doctors or patients)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a lot to do in Hershey! There are themeparks and so many tourist sites to visit. If you're interviewing at the medical school and paying to travel out there, you might as well take some time to check out the local attractions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had low expectations going into the interview, but I came out pleasantly surprised. The interviewers are pretty cool, and PSU students are incredibly happy and laid back." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2004

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