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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"What about Penn State interests you?" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in pediatrics?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about _____ activity (he went down my list of activities on my AMCAS application and asked me to explain any that I thought needed elaboration)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you know that just because you enjoy working with children you want to enter pediatrics? You've worked with sick children, but how do you know you wouldn't be better suited for working with healthy children?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my AMCAS and secondary, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has some nice facilities like a simulation lab and a really great children's hospital" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hershey was much more bleak than I had expected. It's not very diverse and because of the rural area, some of your options for medical training are limited." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much the setting of a school can really influence your impression of the school itself, despite its opportunities." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both of my interviewers were very nice. My first interview was only about 25 min long, even though we had 45 minutes alloted for each interview. He said he didn't want me to be late for my next interview, but I felt as though I didn't get a chance to bring everything up that I had wanted to. I wasn't sure if my second interviewer had ever looked at my application before b/c he went into his room for 15 minutes b/f he met with me to write down notes from my file. He was very nice though and gave me advice about the medical profession and medical school at the end of the interview. Both interviewers were very pleasant and just wanted to find out more about me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hershey Travel Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2006

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?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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