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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Out of all the bright, amazing people applying here, why should we take YOU? Then, "why SHOULDN'T we?"" Report Response

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

"How did your parents meet?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why medicine? Why Penn? What do you think of Philly?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why should we NOT accept you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, stayed with student host" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Many friendly students, and the opportunity for an extra 6 months of clinical time. It's definitely a huge draw--too bad it goes hand in hand with squishing the first half of school into just 1.5 years." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The intensity of the students. Although most were very friendly, they were clearly VERY into the rigor of their work. One girl said to me how irresponsible she'd been because she'd spent a couple hours at a sports event that day. This was EIGHT days before a test, and seemed representative of the academic culture there. Yikes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice, organized day. The interview group is HUGE though--like seriously, enormous. All day long I kept looking at other interviewees and thinking geez, have I even seen you before? The size of the group made me feel a little less engaged in the day, especially during presentations, which then felt like lecture class. Going to anatomy lab with the students was great, and my interviewers were both very nice. They were, however, definitely my shortest interviews ever: one was 1/2 hour and the other BARELY 15 minutes, so I felt somewhat rushed. All in all, though, a good day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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