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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?

30 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)?

"Why do we have and what are we to do about the obesity problem facing the United States? What was the worst thing that has ever happened to you and what did you learn from that experience? " Report Response

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

"What is one thing that you would change about yourself? What are we to do about the current health care situation in the United States, should we adopt a socialist system like Canada?" Report Response

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

"Why are preseciption drugs so expensive? What is the current situation in Palestine and how do you think it should resolve itself? Tell me about the man who just spent 2 million dollars on his wife's birthday party? Where was the party at? (I had no idea, my interviewer was obviously interested in current events and politics) What have you learned from your research? Do you think it is going to be a bad winter?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do we have and what are we to do about the obesity problem facing the United States?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the worst thing that has ever happened to you and what did you learn from that experience?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, AMCAS, read PSU website, make sure you know a lot about the humanities curriculum, they feel very strongly about it and you will more than likely be asked some kind of question about humanities" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions office people were the friendliest people I have ever met, the asthetic beauty of the campus, cheap cost of living" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The the tour was given by a retired Hershey citizen and not the students, we didn't get to see the lecture halls, anatomy lab, library, etc., we were just given a floor by floor tour of the hospital, disappointing " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the whole town smells like chocolate year round." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview at PSU was very promising. The students really like the school and there does not exist a cutthroat atmosphere at all. The facilities are nice and the location is persect of you are from a small city atmosphere. PSU is my top choice so far. There was potential for my interview to be nerve racking judging by the questions I was asked below, but I seemed to luck out because I had reviewed many of those things the night before and had a good answer prepared for each of them. Besides, when I was asked these questions, i basically got 3 words out before my interviewer basically answered the question for me, not too sure what to take of this but oh well. PSU regardless is a very good school and I would be happy to spend 4 years there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2003

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