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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"how did you learn about the school? where have you traveled to? what was that like?" Report Response

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

"describe your perfect day. why do u want to be a doctor? went over other things i had written about in my essay and mentioned on my amcas app." Report Response

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

"do you have any teaching experience? tell me all about it, what was it like, did you like/dislike it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a perfect day for you." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a perfect day for you" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, read school website, went over amcas and secondary app, read med interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the simulation lab, the artificial heart, the extreme FRIENDLINESS of everyone there. I had expected it, but was still surprised when I encountered it. Also, they want to ensure not only that you are a good fit for the school, but that the school is a good fit for you. It seems like they are genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of their students/potential students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lack of public transportation - you either have to have a car, or know someone who does" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"all of the medical innovations the school has been involved in" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"even though the day was quite long (from 10ish to 4), it went by really quickly. The majority of time was spent presenting information to us. The interviews were REALLY stress free, the only stress being how nervous I made myself, but it was all for naught. My interviewers were so relaxed and it was really a conversation rather than a question-interview period." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

MDT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

comfort suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/28/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

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