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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"When I decided to be a physician." Report Response

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

"Research." Report Response

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

"What I want to specialize in." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What factors will you use to choose a school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Can you remember the names of some scientists that reactions are named after? (talking about my major)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice, new facilities incl. simulation lab. Innovative curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Host program run ineffectively. The wait for taxi at airport. Construction will only be done after a few years. "Catered" lunch was only pizza. Admissions director and the office didn't know some information." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Comfort Inn has a free shuttle to and from the airport before 10pm. The peds dept treats all the students at the huge Milton Hershey School, a free live-in school for disadvantaged kids." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first was really short (others also had short interviews) and easy going, he told me about the Hershey School. On the 2nd I got grilled quite intensively with every question you might expect in an interview, and she was very intent on finding out how "good / important" my experiences were. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

MDT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/31/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

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