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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Are you interested in primary care?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your second degree, anthropology." Report Response

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

"Do you see yourself as being research oriented?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my application, caught up on national news, looked at website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is beautiul and all of the students are so friendly and willing to answer questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers had more to say about Dartmouth (his alma mater) than Penn State. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The information I had about Penn State told me that the school had a pretty solid research base, but both of my interviewers were negative about the schools research and seemed to push the schools desire to produce strictly primary care physicians." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviews left me very unsure of how well they liked me. The first interview went pretty well, but didn't ask me any kinds of questions other than if I wanted to be a primary care physician and he wanted to know about anthropology (my 2nd degree). I wasn't sure how much he could really learn about me from those 2 subjects. My second interviewer basically went through my AMCAS application asking me about each activity. He asked me if I applied to Dartmouth and then preceded to tell me how wonderful Dartmouth is. I was a little confused because he seemed to be more interested in my applying to Dartmouth than my interview at Penn State." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

8 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?

10/31/2005

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

6 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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