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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How has your family situation influenced the doctor you hope to become? (My sister has had a chronic illness throughout my life)" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your major? x2" Report Response

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

"What do you know about Penn State-Hershey?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name three perspectives you have taken away from your studying abroad." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do squash and tennis relate to philosophy?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback, PSU website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities, comraderie of the students, the presentation, kindness of admissions staff/tour guides. It was all good." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. Some may say location, but I enjoy it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That an alum from my school was going to request I chat with him for a while right as I was about to head home. It was a great conversation though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"HMC was a great experience. I and only one other student were in the 10:30 group. We started with an informal introduction with Dean Lubbers. He repeatedly asked us what questions we had, so come prepared. He then gave a more formal presentation on everything penn state, followed by more questions and a wonderful speech by Dean Davis about the sacrifices of medicine. After that we headed off to lunch with a couple of first-years. They had just started themselves so they weren't completely up on the goings on of the first year, but it was good to talk to them. After lunch, we were given a tour and then taken to our interviews. They were very low stress, with only a couple curveballs. Nobody got any tough ethical questions. I actually got into a great conversation about relativism vs. absolutism with my first interviewer. Anyway, in short, the day was great, and you'll love winnie, the secretary. She's probably one of the sweetest women I've ever met. Best of luck." Report Response

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