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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why do you want to become a military physician?" Report Response

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

"Why Hershey?" Report Response

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

"Why should we pick you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We just chatted about my AMCAS application. Nothing too interesting or difficult." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I researched the school and read over my AMCAS application thoroughly, trying to anticipate questions they might ask. By the way, once you are called for an interview at Penn State, you probably will not be asked about grades. However, I had one interviewer give me some gentle ribbing about only having a 30 MCAT score." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Almost everything. The people were awesome, the students all said hi, no one there seemed to be arrogant, and I noticed that in the cliques at Hershey, 1st year students hung around with 2nd and 3rd year students. Everyone helps each other get throught the program. According to one student there, "If you ask anyone here for notes, they will cheerfully give them to you immediately."" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only thing that impressed me negatively was the ribbing about my MCAT score. However, I took this with a grain of salt because, if I wasn't qualified, they wouldn't have called me for an interview. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing because I researched the school's website the day before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very low key. Basically, I just had a conversation with my first interviewer. The second interviewer basically just went through my AMCAS application with a fine tooth comb and had me explain a few things. Compared to other places, it was a cake walk." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

$101-$200

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?

Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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