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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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 do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Questions about personal struggles included in my AMCAS." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I note that you worked at the Gender & Sexuality Center. Can you tell me more about that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you prepared to come to the east coast? (I'm from the Midwest.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read my app, read the website, talked to my friend who is in her first year at Penn Med." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"So much! My faculty interviewer was amazing! He had obviously spent time looking over my app and spent our interview time asking about things that I care about. It was very conversational and comfortable. I bonded quickly with my student interviewer, so that was pretty easy too. Everyone at Penn seems thrilled to be there. Since I was in a suit, it was obvious I was interviewing, and students kept coming up to me to talk and tell me about Penn. We also got to see both the anatomy lab and trauma in the ER. Other tours have been more basic." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the other applicants in the very large interview group were a bit snobby. A bunch of Harvard/Yale people got into a little clique and talked about which houses/colleges they were in and which houses/colleges their fathers, grandfathers, etc. had been in. Still, my friend who goes there says that most of them won't get in, so that's not so bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview group was huge! I'm used to 7-10 people, but this group was about 30." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn is fabulous. The curriculum is unique, the students are excited and social, and the faculty is enthusiastic. I would love to come here. Unfortunately, they don't have rolling admissions, so I won't know until March." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2004

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