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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?

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 Penn? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about this activity?" Report Response

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

"What do you feel about staying at Penn for med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Elaborate on the critical thinking skills you acquired from your research experiences. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Did you ever consider taking a year out before applying?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about Penn, read my application, prepared questions for my interviewers" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"This was the perfect interview day schedule. Arrival at a modest morning time, and the day is over not too late. The admissions office, at your interview, will take good care of you. Even ask you about special diet restrictions for your lunch online. How cool is that? The students were great, but I knew that as I am a Penn undergrad. I had an even more positive impression of Penn Med after the interview day. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Maybe the student interviewer, hard to read her. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Student interviewer did not asked just a few questions, and I ended up asking her about a dozen just to kill time. Maybe she was not experienced enough at interviewing, but felt I could have done a better job interviewing someone. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Many interviewees, but overall, the day is structured enough such that it is not at all a problem. Be relaxed, you'll learn much about Penn. We even got to go to a brain dissection class. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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