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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"You obviously have a strong background in research. Would you rather spend your time doing clinical or bench research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did they even ask questions? It was like a conversation about me and where I am now. Quite relaxed." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't. This was my practice. Not very high on the list. Although, it's moved up now, despite the location. Really, in all the students I talked to, I got one story of a stressful interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I actually stayed with a host the night before, and everyone was rediculously friendly. I did some reading in the library while they studied and was impressed by how cooperative they were with one another." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The rural community. I really love city life and wish this place were even just 45 minutes closer to Philly." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed the whole day was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent. This moved PSU up on my list. I encourage you all to spend a night there before. The admissions office can give you a name when you call to make an appointment." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2005

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?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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