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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?

6 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?

4

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)?

"Do you have any questions for me? (Asked by each interviewer)" Report Response

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

"What type of research do you do and what're you interested in?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think NK cell immunological synapses are a lot slower to develop than cytotoxic T cell immunological synapses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I only got real questions from one guy. Everyone else just acted like it was a conversation between two strangers. More get to know you questions than anything else. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I just had a patient this morning who has mutant IL-12 genes. What types of problems would you expect this person to have?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read research papers by my interviews. Practiced enthusiasm." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They totally try to sell you on Penn the whole time, whether it's a facade or not just to get you to go I have no idea. Everyone's extremely nice and organized. Philly's not as nearly bad as people make it out to be. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. The only minor thing I can think of is that I met with two faculty members from New York who totally bashed Boston, which is where I'm from. But everyone was so accommodating." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's no stress at all. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview was a totally exciting and amazing experience. Everyone's more accommodating than you could ever imagine and I didn't know anyone who had a negative experience out of about 20 kids. It was a bunch of faculty trying to impress you and students who loved the place. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2005

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