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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why did you want to do medicine?" Report Response

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

"I see you worked in a warehouse for one summer. How did you like that?" Report Response

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

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare? How would you fix it? *after I answered* That would take a lot of money. Where would it come from? Why is health care so expensive?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Critique yourself. What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"From what you have read, what is the biggest problem facing health care? How would you fix the problems in health care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Browsed school website, made up a small list of potential questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, beautiful campus, friendly students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tour wasn't able to show much (as tour guide, a retired doc mentioned, privacy laws make it tough to see any "real" parts of the hospital)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"More draining than I had expected, even though my interviews were done by 10:30 am. With the presentation, lunch, and tour, I was more tired at the end of the day than expected!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn State is my first choice, and still is after today. First interviewer was tougher--although not hostile--and issue-oriented. Second interviewer was very congenial, but didn't go into as much depth. All in all, the facilities are great, both interviewees and students were easy to get along with, admissions staff outgoing. Good place to be." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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