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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?

40 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)?

"Tell me about your motivations for entering medicine." Report Response

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

"What clinical experiences have you had?" Report Response

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

"Are you continuing to sing now? (after I had mentioned this as my primary extracurricular activity)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really. What would you do if you couldn't do medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, nothing much -- it was all very conversational. I guess, "how do you explain the disparity between your GPA and MCATs?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, studied the programs of PSCOM on the website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! It's great because you don't have to worry about competitive behavior from your fellow students and the campus is serene and crime-free, so you're really intensely focused on your education (happily so). (But if you want to get out, you can.) Most of all, the students stopped by when I was waiting to interview, introduced themselves, asked about me, where I was from, etc., told me their opinions of the school (they love it) and wished me luck. All in all, a very friendly, relaxed, self-confident, cool bunch. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really. I know I would be very happy there, but as it was my first interview, I wasn't sure how it compared to other schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews themselves were fine. The first guy, Dr. Gingrich, was very nice, although a bit quiet. I felt like I was talking his ear off, but he wrote everything meticulously down in my file and smiled kindly at me a lot. He asked the typical questions. My second interviewer was more talkative, which made me more comfortable (more of something to bounce my answers off of), and was also nice. I couldn't have asked for a better, lower-stress way to start off the interview process." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2003

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