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  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How would you feel about living in philadelphia vs NYC and Boston?" Report Response

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

"Why did you attend a state school? (I received a full scholarship, and he followed up with: What kind of grades and scores did you have in highschool, and did you apply to Penn for undergrad?)" Report Response

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

"What kind of impression did you have of Penn before coming here? Do you have any concerns about coming to Penn? How do you plan to pay for your education?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Im a dental school applicant) Evidently you could have gone to medical school, why did you switch to dentistry? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What made you want to go into medicine? (Parents) Tell me how you would approach a patient who is terrified of the prospects of surgery? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the material and just knew myself and what i was about. Penn is more interested in the person, not just scores" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING. Interviewed at the other Ivy schools, Penn was just cooler.People are SUPERNICE and the facilities are incredible. The students are treated as equals and like doctors (just in training). Penn also treats the applicants like gold. The students are VERY approachable and friendly to the point i wanted to give them a deposit on the spot! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NOTHING. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"wish i could have stayed with a dental student and spent longer there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn is awesome. Philly rocks and there is plenty to do. Being smack between NYC and DC is great, but philly has so much to offer. " Report Response

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