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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 brought you on your path to medicine and Hershey?" Report Response

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

"Why Penn State?" Report Response

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

"Can you describe to me your research in lay terms?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Number 3." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, to be honest." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, secondary, AMCAS, exploration of the website and town of Hershey." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are really nice and so are the people at the school. It looks like the student's have access to top-notch researchers and faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"For me, the location still is bothersome. It is literally in the middle of nowhere. I'm not sure if there is much to do outside of being a medical student without doing quite a bit of travelling." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed the day was going to be and how well the interviewers knew my application. Also, I like to do research and I got an impression that the faculty is struggling to get the same level of enthusiasm for the MSR program in their students. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day is laid out very typically. There is a great tour and presentation of the school. There are two interviews - one of which should be with an MD and the other with a PhD - so that both can get a perspective of why you'd be a good fit at the school. Both of my interviews were SUPER laid-back and actually some of the most fun thus far. Btw, the Dept. of Humanities here is the FIRST one in the country and its integration within the curriculum is awesome!" 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Harrisburg

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?

Hershey Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

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