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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?

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

"What books do I read?" Report Response

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

"What do I do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Why am I interested in PSCOM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pretty standard interview questions...reviewed application info... Only "odd" question was 'What books do you read?'" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What can I write down for your leadership experiences?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Website, PSCOM website, reviewed primary & secondary applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was SO friendly. Sounds trite, but they really were. Everyone was smiling all the time and were extremely helpful. Even 1st & 2nd year med students stopped by to chat on the way to class and to wish us luck and to encourage us to come to PSCOM." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital/college's layout was very confusing and maze-like. Also, the rural location was a negative thing for me (but not for some other people)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They're in the process of major expansion. SO...there might be a lot of construction underway during med school (if I go there)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, PSU was a very positive experience. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. Very low competitiveness. The interviews were mostly just chit-chat & going over application stuff. The tour was an hour long though, so don't wear extremely uncomfortable shoes. Overall, I really liked the school. If only it were in a city...." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2003

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