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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What makes you different? What are your three strenghts and one weakness? How did you get interested in medicine? Why Penn?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your free time? What is your favorite book? Do you think medicine is the kind of field that would stifle your creativity? What do you think will be difficult about medical school?" Report Response

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

"Any questions? (ALWAYS ASKED - ALWAYS HAVE AN ANSWER)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had 15 minutes with President Putin what would you say to him to convince him to renounce his chauvinistic views? (I mentioned Putin and chauvinism in my PS)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you deal with your frustration and anger? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over the school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming; the group of applicants was very social and we had a great time chatting during breaks and everyone was very positive and outgoing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. The tour wasn't as extensive as at some other places, but I didn't mind." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day starts pretty late, 9:15-10:00 is breakfast and just time to hang out with other applicants. Then there was an overview presentation which was really extensive and very informative. After that there was the student-led tour and then the financial aid talk. I liked how honest the staff was about debt and dealing with it. Then we had lunch with students, after which there were three 45-min blocks. Two of them were for interviews - one faculty and one student; the other was for free time. Both the student and the faculty interviewers were extremely nice and I enjoyed my conversation with both of them immensely. The student asked pretty typical interview questions, but he did it in a way that made the conversation totally casual. Both interviewers seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me and figuring out whether I would fit into the school's environment. I thought the interview went very well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/11/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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