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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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)?

"See most interesting question?" Report Response

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

"Are there any Scandinavian authors I may recognize (I took a Scandinavian class)" Report Response

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

"What makes you unique out of all the other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I have a patient who needs to have their thyroid removed (thyroid cancer). However, the patient has 5 social security numbers (illegal immigrant). What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see most interesting question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical center is amazing. You actually feel like you are going to medical school here. The students really advocate for the school (something must be right). Students would always come by asking if we have any questions. Was told by the students how great the clinical training is here (hands-on experience early). The whole town revolves around the med center/school (6K of 15K population works for the medical center/school). High residency match rate, and many possible sites for clerkships throughout country and internationally. The whole day was very well organized. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The town is so small, with nothing really to do in terms of night-life. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How there is not much to do around the town." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, after interviewing I really want to come to this school. In terms of receiving the best medical school education/experiences Penn St. would be ideal. The faculty/students are all really dedicated to becoming compassionate medical doctors. The medical center is top-knotch and they are continually expanding their facilities. All the students are supportive of one another and the facilities and programs (patient project, simulation lab, MSR) are all great. " Report Response

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