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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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


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

"Why do you want to come to Penn?" Report Response

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

"Have you thought about how you'll reconcile the demands of med school and the demands of your personal life? Elaborate." Report Response

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

"Do you have any idea of what kind of medicine you'd like to go into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what do you think is the role of women in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"name 2 most negative aspects of healthcare in the US and provide a possible solution for each problem" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read brochure, talked to students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The program: Curriculum 2000 seems to present more opportunities for experiencing different medical specialties before having to apply for residency. Also, the options for joint degrees are amazing. HUP and CHOP (the hospitals) are very impressive. Philly has the feel of a big city and can cater to many interests. It was a lot safer than I expected." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students seemed to be a bit more stressed out than in other places I've interviewed at." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Leave time to roam around Philly and explore the city:)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The faculty interviewer was extremely nice and made me feel very comfortable. She knew my application very well and posed a few interesting but not stressful thought questions. The student interviewer didn;t appear to know what we should talk about- it seemed like she wanted to clarify a few minor details from my application but they were a bit unconnected so the conversation wasn't as smooth as the one with the faculty member. The student interview was only ~15 minutes. There were lots of interviewees there that day, but the admissions office staff was very organized and efficient." Report Response

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