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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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 total, but split into two separate 30 minute interviews

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 do you think you would like most about being a physician?" Report Response

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

"What do you think you would like least about being a physician?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviewer set up a long situation that was essentially asking about how I would deal with stress,, but phrased in a very open-ended way." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were particularly difficult, both of my interviewers seemed to just want to have a conversation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through the website, the school scheduled a couple presentations on the school before the interview (useful to have talking points), reread my AMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone (even folks not associated with admissions) was incredibly friendly and helpful. All the admissions staff did their best to make the interview low stress. Gave the interviewees plenty of "off the record" time with medical students and made sure to emphasize when we were "off the record" and not being observed. Also very well organized and timely." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The directions to the admissions office were somewhat cryptic, but everyone I bumped into was super happy to help me find where I was going." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This was honestly a very fun interview. I wish I had known not to be as stressed as I was going in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn State sells themselves as being friendly/non-competative, patient-focused, and team-oriented. From what I gathered from the interview and discussions with the medical students, this is very true. I had a fantastic experience interviewing." 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?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

Philadelphia International Airport

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The dean of admissions is, perhaps, the most jovial person I have ever met. He had something personal and nice to say about each and every one of the applicants present at the interview. He was also incredibly receptive to questions and wanted applicants to be as low-stress as possible. Keep him around, he's a gem." Report Response

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