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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Talk about your research." Report Response

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

"What kind of medicine?" Report Response

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

"Any more questions about Penn?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My student interviewer and I talked about crab fishing, that was pretty amazing." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread AMCAS, read about the school, listened to the morning's presentations and tours" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Amazing hospitals, amazing campus. They really sell dual-degrees. They encourage people to go abroad, and they'll figure out the funding for you. Only 1.5 years of basic sciences and 2.5 years of clinical." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Rain. But that's the east coast for you." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That everyone in the room was from Harvard, Hopkins or Columbia." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The presentation by the admissions person in the morning was really positive, and really sold the school. We spent about an hour in the anatomy lab talking with 1st years. The tour was great, taking us through the hospitals. Then we had a faculty and student interview. My faculty interview was great and really intelligent. My student interview had taken the time to study my file and ask me pointed questions about my application. Everyone was nice and loved the school. Great experience overall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

phl

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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