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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?

4 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?

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 medicine" Report Response

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

"why penn" Report Response

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

"how do you feel about your undergrad institution?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could be any kind of animal what would you be." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My student interviewer and I got into a discussion about international health topics which sort of got out of control. It was a very laid back discussion but he asked me very direct questions about things that i didn't feel comfortable talking about in a med school interview. Like if I think poor people in the US are more deserving of aid than poor people in Africa." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, penn's website, my application, research goals, meditated." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Penn is apparently the place to be. They have what appears to be a well devised and student-friendly curriculum. I was impressed by the quality of the facilities, how friendly the students were, and how genuinely honest and welcoming the admissions office was." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"absolutely nothing. except the fact that all of the other applicants were from ivy's." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that penn loves people from california and yale." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My faculty interview was very relaxed and conversational. I wasn't really able to read him very well to evaluate whether or not I was doing a good job, but I think it might have just been his personality. " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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