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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"do you think you will be able to adapt to the rural environment (again, I'm from LA)" Report Response

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

"tell me about your research (in immunology)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"why do you think people will come to you as their doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none too hard...just the typical ones. why penn state? what specialty? etc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read website, SDN, talked to others who had interviewed, read admissions materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the people were great. and there is so much vision for the school, so much room for growth. also, they ESCORT you to your interviews!!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the area. im from a major urban center, so hershey is very quaint. still, im sure i could get used to it...it's so cute!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"they REALLY emphasize the AMCAS app, not so much the secondary. also, i had my interview after lunch, and i thought it was much easier that way than having them before and just wanting to get out. i felt much more familiar with the school and why i really did want to go there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"there was a powerpoint presentation from the admissions director and an impassioned plea from one of the assistant deans to consider the patients. not gonna lie, i nearly cried. then a tour given by a cute old man who was a volunteer and used to be a doctor at the medical center. lunch was with a bunch of medical students, one of whom happened to be on the admissions committee, so he provided some insights. the students were friendly and willing to help. then just two interviews, one with one of the guys who started the ED at the medical center. i actually had fun in that interview...i had to remind myself it WAS an interview. All in all, a great experience. I went in thinking it was one of my bottom choices, but i was really impressed." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

MDT

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?

02/06/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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