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  • 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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"Tell me about yourself. Have you interviewed anywhere else? What is the worst part about you as a med school applicant? Were you influenced more by your mother or father? What do your parents do? Whats the most enjoyable part of undergrad? How did you prepare for this interview?" Report Response

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

"Why did you get an L on the writing for the MCAT, thats pretty bad? Why haven't you done research? What are you looking for in a medical school? They have your AMCAS app with them so they will ask about almost ALL of your activities/stuff in personal statement on there!" Report Response

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

"Who is the most important person to improve someone's health? What is the best and worst part about medicine (healthcare debate stuff)? If the world were healthy, what would you be instead of a doctor? Do you think the people in the US have healthier outcomes compared to those in other countries? Tell me about a medical/ethical dilemma you faced and how you handled it? What makes a good doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You can look at the questions i was asked and pick for yourself. it was pretty difficult compared to others i talked to that day." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, AMCAS, Secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly staff. They are expanding their medical center. cool simulation lab. The staff actually escort you to both of your interviews (2 different faculty interviews) which was really nice! Med students kept wishing us luck as they passed by!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Your interviewer really knows your AMCAS application really well so you should too. Also, be able to explain your intensions, future goals. i wasnt asked the traditional question of why become a doctor or why penn state. The questions can be random but try to play it cool and go in with an open mind! Good luck." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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?

8 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?

10 out of 10

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