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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Penn State? (I rambled on and on for a while after this one and he kinda giggled and stopped me but seemed to like it, so have an answer prepared)" Report Response

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

"You were a Political Science major in college, how did you decide you wanted to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"What kind of medicine do you see yourself practicing 10 years from now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you seen Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"no difficult questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and scoping out med students at a coffee shop the night before and asking them questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"GREAT facilities and expanding rapidly. The faculty seems very warm and friendly. I love the humanities requirement. It sounds like they train very well rounded doctors." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hershey is....kinda...Hersheyish" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have preferred to do a morning interview" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was very impressive. The slideshow at the beginning of the day (I started at 1030) was very informative and very well done. The tour was given by a very friendly old man. I had my interviews in the afternoon. The first one was at 230. The second one was going to be at 330 but I asked for it to be pushed forward so I could catch my 445 train out of Harrisburg. They were really nice about switching the interviews around for me. The first interviewer was very pleasant and very welcoming of questions. The first 20 minutes were all just me asking questions about living in Hershey, music, his research etc. it was more like I was interviewing him than him me. The second guy was also really friendly although he asked me more questions, like those listed below." 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?

2-3 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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Addy's Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/20/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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