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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"How's your mom?" Report Response

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

"What was it like going to the Hutterite colony?" Report Response

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

"Do you take BART to work?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All of the questions I was asked were unique to me, so they'd be of no use to anyone" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"ibid" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over SDN, practiced with friends, but it was useless, because I wasn't asked normal "interview" questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum was even cooler than I thought, in some ways." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I guess I didn't believe other people's reports of how rural it really is there. Also, the curriculum is pretty jam-packed, so there isn't much room for experimentation if you don't know what you want to specialize in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you do the 10:30 interview, you actually interview at around 2:00" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Mostly positive. The first guy I interviewed with was an ER doctor, and when I told him that I was interested in Integrative Family Medicine, he said, "you mean like voodoo?" We had very different medical philosophies, and that became clear as the interview progressed. Oh, and then he told me to consider applying to schools in the Carribbean and followed that statement up by saying I'd be a really good fit for Penn State. The second interview was fantastic: she was the kind of woman I'd like to have as a friend." 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 is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

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?

02/25/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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