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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"the student interviewer asked the basics: what do you do in your free time, etc. He would spot check through my application and ask me about things he had previously 'circled.' it was very conversational." Report Response

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

"the faculty interview was entirely conversational. i dont remember questions bc if anything they were merely starting points to jump into conversation with. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none really." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my AMCAS, looked over research, if you've already interviewed at other places just go through your normal sequence." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"global health initiative, students, city, administration, everything." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"philly was gloomy and ive heard from some students that went to penn ugrad that they dont really want to stay for another 4 years for penn med b/c the location" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"student interviewer was very interesting and relaxed. the faculty interviewer was the most relaxed I have seen. He was a resident and so acted as a peer instead of a prof." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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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