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  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia, PA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"Everything from both interviewers was either from my statement or flowed naturally from the conversation. Be familiar with yourself and your statement." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"So what are you working on (my current research)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What can be done to help people with mental illness? (derived from my statement)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school website, read the PennMed quarterly magazine, spoke with a friend at the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I have been trying to think of something negative and have been unable to do so. I guess the only thing is that I had to give back the Black Key, I really wanted to keep it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That CHOP was on the school campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was completely blown away by Penn. I was nervous going into the interview because of the school's excellent reputation, but they did an excellent job of setting a nice calm tone. We got to go to a class (anatomy lab or a small group course), have a tour (brief view of CHOP, HUP, and the area right around there, and have lunch with a great view. My tour guide was amazing, she was a very knowledgeable third year. For lunch we ate with current students with whom we could also ask questions. After lunch were the two interviews. There was ample time to speak with the other interviewees who were all very accomplished, down to earth people. Altogether I would have to say that I can not imagine a program that could put together a much nicer day than at Penn. And the curriculum is well thought out and efficient allowing for 1.5 years coursework, 2.5 clinical. " Report Response

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