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  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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 Penn?" Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family. Do they support your decision to attend med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you consider Penn for undergrad? (Yes) Why did you chose xx school over Penn?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What scares you about medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They put on a great show- facilites are amazing, campus is beautiful, opportunities for dual degrees seem great. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I thought they were exaggerating Penn's assets. They made it sound easy to get an MD/MBA, but a friend of mine at Penn Med told me that it's really hard to get into the program without prior business experience or a background in Econ at the very least. Also, they seemed to be trying to hard to demonstrate that, contrary to rumor, Penn students are not competitive or stressed out, even with the H/P/F grading. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Penn Med campus is adjacent to all of the other Penn campuses, including the undergrad, Wharton, law, etc. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn came off looking really good, but I think this may be an exaggeration. They particularly stress the dual degree opportunities, but I think that they are falsely representing how easy it is to participate in these programs. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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