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  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
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)?

"Tell me about a challenge you have overcome. (from the student interviewer)" Report Response

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

"What questions do you have for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about Philadelphia? (from the faculty interviewer- she went on to recommend restaurants to me!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Penn website, read SDN feedback, had lunch with a friend who is a second-year the day before" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty interviewer was really cool and down-to-earth. The students were extremely friendly, helpful, and generally nice throughout the day. We got to see the anatomy lab during the tour, which was cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The compressed curriculum seems to make the first 1.5 years pretty hellish. I met very few students who had time to do anything outside of studying." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview day is super-long. They make you go on long tours and listen to lots of info sessions. Also, there is no coffee at lunch. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked Penn a lot while I was there, but the more I thought about it afterwards, the more stressed-out the students seemed. The interviews themselves were not a big deal- very conversational and relaxed." Report Response

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