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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to Penn state?" Report Response

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

"How can someone so petite have accomplished so much?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a physician what do you see as being your greatest challenges in your personal life as well as your professional life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When you look back on your life what do you hope to have accomplished? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read, read up on health care issues and basically thought about what medicine means to me" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I couldn't believe how extremely nice and helpful everyone was. Throughout the day med students who saw me would ask how everything was going and if I had any questions. Everyone seemed very happy to be there. There were excellent facilities and great opportunities for research and clinical experience. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the weather was really bad and Hershey seemed like it was kind of the sticks- quaint or cozy town guess. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The campus is expanding its facilities tremendously. The children's hospital is also just one floor of the hospital- it's not a separate building." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great experience overall!! I left feeling really positive about the school and my decision to practice medicine. My first interviewer was more serious and asked me a lot of questions about my motives to practice medicine. My second interviewer was so kind and basically reviewed my accomplishments and applauded me for them. I have an unusual family background and he asked me a number of questions about that. " Report Response

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