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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?

50 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)?

"Tell me about how you've come to be interested in a medical career. Why would you not pursue a degree in clinical psychology with your background? Why did you take the MCAT so late (non-traditional applicant) and what did you do between graduation and the test? " Report Response

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

"Is there anyone in particular who is a role model for you in your pursuit of medicine? Why would you want to come to Hershey? What are your fears or concerns about practicing medicine? Do you have any regrets, would you change anything about your undergraduate career if you could go back--academic, extracurricular or otherwise?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any other questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can I see your scar?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Could you explain your academic inconsistency while an undergrad? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This web site, NYTimes health section, AMA website, mock interview (although none of these were really necessary). " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Exceptionally friendly students and staff, comfortable atmosphere. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was too brief and conducted in a large group." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the day would be virtually stress free." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't stress about this for a minute. The interview questions are obviously very important, but at least in my case, they were presented in such a way that you could not be anything but yourself. The interview was conversational, almost disarming. Great day overall, it will probably move Penn State up on your list. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2004

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