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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 is your favorite book?" Report Response

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

"What are your favorite types of classes?" Report Response

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

"What draws you to medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is the Quaker house still in Ann Arbor? (My interviewer did his graduate work at my school the University of Michigan)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you feel prepared for the University of Pennsylvania?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read RDN, read UPenn website, went on 6 interviews before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The opportunities at the school are incredible. Over 120 students received funding to engage in international projects last year, and they have an entire department devoted to global health." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the students seemed a little nerdy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I couldn't swing a stick without hitting someone from Harvard. It was pretty inmidating." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very positively impressed with the city, the people, the culture, the campus and the school. The facilities are beautiful. The opportunities at funded research are second to none, as is the access to faculty. The curriculum is also very flexible. The one thing I didn't like was how the financial aid presentation seemed more like a justification of UPenn being so expensive, and seemed to be almost ''selling'' the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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