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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research experiences." Report Response

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

"Why Penn?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too interesting - very standard questions - perhaps, "how have you learned more about yourself through your patient interactions?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I know I should have had this one nailed by now, but I couldn't think of something really worthwhile to say: "Tell us something else that we wouldn't necessarily know about you from looking at your application."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read, looked through Penn's brochure, read AMCAS essay, spoke with Penn MS2" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Penn is ridiculously organized - a thorough overview of the curriculum/methodologies/mission, a class observation, a brief financial aid presentation, a send off as you leave - very nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although I had heard that Penn's students are very laid back and chill, a few I met weren't - but I suppose every class has a couple gunners, right? Also, it was obvious that my faculty interviewer had only poorly skimmed over my application - he knew little-to-nothing about me, my motivations, etc - so I had to do a lot of explaining, clarifying - and I felt pressed for time because the interviews are fairly short (~ 40 minutes). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much input the students have re: curriculum, student life, etc. The administration just seems awesome." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was great. The day was very organized and well laid out - nothing was stressful. Start the day with breakfast/coffee, ppt presentation about the school by the dean, class oberservation, financial aid presentation, tour (tour guide was EXCELLENT; animated, knowledgeable, cute), lunch (very nice!), interviews, good bye! It was a very long day, but worth it. I really feel like I know a LOT about Penn now - and it just does really seem great." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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