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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"From the first interview: Why did you apply to Penn State? What do you think you still need to learn to be a good physician?" Report Response

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

"From the second interview: I was asked to describe a number of activities I listed on my AMCAS. Why do you want to study medicine? Tell me about your volunteer experience. Was there anything else? How do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think you still need to learn to be a good physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any other volunteer experiences aside from XYZ clinical volunteer experience?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are really nice. One of my two interviewers treated me like a colleague already, which was what the students said of many of their professors. It's cheap to live there, there is a photography exhibit in the hospital that is pretty cool, and the hospital is a level 1 trauma center." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hershey is very small." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The medical center employs a number of people that exceeds 1/4 of the number of people who live in Hershey." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were two faculty interviews. One of them went extremely well, so when the second one didn't turn out quite as well, I didn't get too worried. Both interviewers asked if I had any questions for them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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