Menu Icon Search
Close Search

< Response List


Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 medicine? Why PSU?" Report Response

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

"If you were sent to assess blame for a hospital's mistake in treatment, how would you go about it?" Report Response

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

"If you yourself made a mistake in treatment, how would you respond?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have a philosophy for dealing with hardship/stress/tragedy?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you want me to take away as an impression of you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read PSU website, read SDN interview feedback, reviewed AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities, the humanities program, the support services in place, the research requirement, the overwhelming friendliness and approachability of staff and students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Certain features were both pros and cons. The location was very rural, good for focusing on study but limiting for social life (the main entertainment seemed to be post-exam pub crawls in Harrisburg). The research requirement sounds time-consuming but beneficial for residency applications later. A car is probably necessary. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It takes some time to find a parking lot open to visitors rather than staff. Don't confuse the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at PSU with the nearby Milton Hershey School's Medical Center." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"One interview was very conversational and relaxed (which seems to be the norm). The other was equally friendly and low-stress, but had specific pre-written hypothetical questions. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2009

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 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?

5 out of 10

// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //