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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (in the context that you can help people in many other professions)" Report Response

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

"What are you passionate about?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who (anyone in history) would you spend a day with?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing too hard, but they really study your application and try to get to know you, so make sure you know why you feel the way you do!!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, Penn State web site, talked with physicians, SDN, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how welcoming everyone was- when they say they are humanistic, they mean it :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"construction going on at the school, but they will all be good renovations" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn State is a great school and they really appreciate their students. The interviews are conversational and the interviewers are very nice. Don't be nervous- relax and be yourself- they want to see the human side of you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2006

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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