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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" Report Response

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

"Why Penn State, What do you think of Hershey?" Report Response

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

"my second interviewer went step by step through my amcas app" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge in medicine 25 years from now?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Assuming you become a physician, what do you want your legacy to be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, website of school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities, the pbl format, the student (saw us in suits and came up and offered to answer questions, seemed genuinely happy and not fake in any way)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hershey is a small town but there are opportunities to do rotations at other places too and the lack of diversity" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's not really possible to get a Penn state residency (for tution purposes)nor is it really worth the effort" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Had my interview in the afternoon which was nice in that I could absorb more about the school. There was a short presentation and then a sobering speech by one of the profs about the uninsured and their issues with healthcare. We then had lunch with the students who very honest and open (did I mention how friendly the people are? :) ) Then came the tour by the volunteer who seemed to know answers to most questions unlike other student tours that I've been on. The facilties are impressive on their own- plans for the new building were also shown. Was escorted to my interview (actually we had escorts for the whole day) which went alright. My second interviewer was delayed so I had to wait a while but he explained that he wanted to give me a fair chance and took notes on my file before he met me. Overall wonderful experience :) I love the school ..(would love it more if I get in)!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Cocoa Inn?

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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