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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 do you perceive as your weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Why PSU?" Report Response

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

"What qualities do you feel make you an exceptional candidate at PSU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions about my family history, experiences, and other inquiring questions from my app- nothing stressful, he just wanted to genuinely get a feel for what i had done" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing--- they just want to get an earnest look at who i was and what i'd done" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, look over amcas but tried to be as natural as possible" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great facilities with $100 million in major additions, students were great and surprisingly very happy for being in med school-- student passing by talked about their experiences and are definately a big asset of PSU and its overall personality" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tour could have been better but nothing too drastic" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"did the research so i was okay- fyi...stay at the COMFORT INN if you cant get a host- its down the street and has shuttle service from Harrisburg Intl and the Hershey med center for free" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great experience! Conversational interview takes a little bit of the pressure off and you get chocolate from Winnie at the end. Certainly catapulted to being among the top choices for med-- I wish I was a PENN resident though, it would make the decision so much easier" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2004

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