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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Do you think living in Hershey will be a problem? (I'm from Tampa, FL)." Report Response

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

"Explain your MCAT (I took the MCAT twice, greatly increasing my score the second time around). Also, as I mentioned earlier, almost the entire interview (both of them) were based on my application. Be prepared to discuss your experiences/education. " Report Response

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

"Both interviewers asked: ''Do you have any questions for me?''" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None, really. I was never asked a question directly. I simply chatted with both interviewers with the conversation revolving around my AMCAS/application. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, nothing was ''difficult,'' in my opinion. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Penn State COM's webpage, this webpage, read up on healthcare policy. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the facilities at the Hershey Medical Center are VERY nice. Everyone I met went out of their way to be pleasent, polite, and helpful. The quality of care and education both seem above par (in my experience). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My second interviewer was behind schedule. I sat in a hallway for 20 minutes before I actually got to interview and was subsequently late for the school's presentation at 11. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was great. The interviews were non-stressful, I was escorted around the facility (rather than wandering around and getting lost), the day is well structured and not exhausting. Also, Hershey was a nice town and everyone I met (outside of the Medical Center) was cordial and helpful. The descriptions of the experience given by other students on this webpage were, for the most part, accurate. I loved it!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

MDT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Springhill Suites (Marriot)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/03/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 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?

7 out of 10

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