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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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 you want to be a doctor? (First interviewer, the nice doctor)" Report Response

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

"What are your plans for having children?" Report Response

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

"How does your spouse feel about you going to medical school (also illegal)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your plans for having children? ILLEGAL!!!!!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked an ethical question about abortion" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school, thought about questions I would be asked." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school was very nice, the students and staff extremely friendly and helpful, and the town of Hershey smells like chocolate. Penn State seems to be an excellent medical school, and they are really expanding their research interests." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything was good except my second sexist interviewer asked me every illegal question in the book, including my plans for having children. He didn't read my file and didn't even try to get to know me. He just grilled me about every aspect of my personal life, as if it were relevant." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be the only one to interview with a crusty old dinosaur who thinks women should be barefoot and pregnant." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved the school except for the one interview. The first interview went very well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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