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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?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Everyone shows their best face when interviewing, what would the five individuals who know you best, say when describing you?" Report Response

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

"How do you communicate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you justify expensive surgical procedures (organ transplants) when there larger uninsured population who could benefit substantially from the funds?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read student, read the schools website, spoke to other students who had interviewed there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital facility is really comprehensive. Got to hand it to Milton Hershey, the guy spotted beautiful land that was inexpensive. This lets the healthcare dollar go farther in rural Pennsylvania, than it would go in a metropolitan area. The buildings are designed to provide a significant amount of natural light, which is a nice feature given the amount of studying we all can expect to be doing next year. In addition, the faculty and staff were among the friendliest that I have met while interviewing. The students were down to earth and very honest about their experience at Penn State." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Make no mistake, this is a rural school. It is part of what is enticing about the campus as well as what is negative. The surrounding community was very homogeneous and as a student who would be a minority in that community, the cultural landscape gave me pause." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A very strong orthopedic department" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was certainly worth the time to visit. I would reccomend it to any student interested in visiting a rural school." Report Response

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