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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?

3 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 was the most interesting question?

"Whether one of the people I mentioned in my personal statment was real or fictional." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why Penn State should accept me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had a mock interview last year... that's about it." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Seemed really friendly, students were enthusiastic, cafeteria was good... :-) They seemed very interested in cultivating the humanities in their curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't really see the town, it seemed pretty far out there... I like suburban/rural areas but others might not." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That all other med school applicants have fancy leather cases to carry their papers in..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first guy was extremely nice and talked to me about PSU's humanities-related courses, showed me their literary magazine and so forth, we had a great conversation. The second man was much more abrupt, and as other people have mentioned, he asked "Can you tell me anything more about yourself?" over and over, which got old fast." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2002

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