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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 was the most interesting question?

"My faculty interviewer was a clinical neurologist, so he didn't know much about public health/policy (my areas of interest). At one point, he asked me what I thought about the recent genocide in Sudan and how it would affect the spread of infectious disease there. Before I responded he added that he really didn't know anything about Sudan and so he wasn't fishing for a correct or incorrect answer. He was just really interested. That impressed me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""How do your interests fit in with UPenn's curriculum and opportunities?" FYI, my interests don't coincide that well with UPenn's." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I went to school in the Philly area, so I knew a bit about UPenn Med before going. I looked over their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Almost everything. The facilities are good, and the students were really friendly. The school didn't feel ashamed about selling itself, but at the same time it didn't push too hard." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Almost nothing - except that almost all the other interviewees came from the Ivies (a common trend on many interviews), which makes one wonder about how these schools select people for interviews." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UPenn doesn't have many public health and/or policy opportunities. This is training that you can get after medical school if you want it, though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved UPenn. If admitted, I will probably attend. It's a great school with great students and great facilities. It's in a really interesting area of Philly, but it's close enough to fun, younger areas that you're not required to live in University City. I can't sing its praises enough." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2004

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