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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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 your parents do?" Report Response

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

"What frightens you most about being a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Give me a selfish reason why you're interested in medicine. Basically, he didn't want to hear that I like to help people. He wanted to know that I picked medicine for personal reasons, too." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What historical event in your lifetime had the most impact on you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked to explain a topic that I know a lot about to the interviewer as if he had only a 6th grade education. It wasn't that difficult but took me by surprise and I had to take a moment to collect my thoughts." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over PSU/AMCAS app, looked at the PSU website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The only Level 1 trauma center around, friendly people, the students and docs seemed enthusiastic about being there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We didn't see the lecture rooms or student lounge areas, and the presentation glossed over student housing. Do they have something to hide? And instead of having a room for us interviewees to wait for interviewers, we sat in the lobby of the biomed research building, which was a little awkward." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much, except that Hershey really does smell like chocolate (near the factory)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall relaxed. Both interviewers grew up in other places and chose to move to central PA, which was reassuring." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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