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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Do you like to read? What type of books do you like?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research, tell me about your clinical experiences" Report Response

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

"Are your parents supportive of your decision to become a doctor? Did they influence this decision at all?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most medical school applicants feel some degree of anxiety over the difficulty level of the material covered in medical school. Have you ever felt anxiety that you won't be able to handle the work? No? Well, what aspects of medicine are you anxious about?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If neither of your parents are doctors, and no one in your family is in health care, and no one in your family is/was seriously ill, where do you get your motivation to be a physician?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, read website of school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the cardiovascular surgery advances, and the friendliness of everyone, the fact that current students were extremely happy and enthusiastic about the school, and that some students had turned down highly ranked schools to go to Hershey " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

""There are more cows per square mile out here than there are people" said my interviewer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that Harrisburg is about 15 minutes away" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewer was nice, but he was hung up on discussing my academic credentials and didn't give me the opportunity to show him that I am a whole person. My second interviewer was awesome! He was really nice. Both interviews were informational and informal, very low-stress." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2002

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