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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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)?

"Basically, the interviews consisted of a brief synopsis of the application, followed by a line by line discussion of each activity." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I can't find anything wrong with your application. What do you think about that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I wouldn't call any of the questions they asked all that difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read some health care policy, current events, info about the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How much effort the staff/students/everyone that came into contact with the interviewees gave. All of these people read a short bio on all of us and remembered details prior to the interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No 3rd or 4th year students to ask questions of. The tuition and inability of students to realize its consequences in the future. The interviews may have been TOO easy. I'm not sure how they would differentiate between candidates if everyone had such laid back interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I left feeling better than I did when I got there. What amazed me the most was how much effort the interviewers and staff put into getting to know the interviewees. They interview ~900 people a year, and yet all the welcoming crew knew something about the interviewees on the day I was there. There is ample information given to you during the interview, including a CD filled with info. Each interviewer had pages of notes already written on my before I stepped into the room - a good sign that they were actually interested in me. There weren't many 'questions', more like suggestions to explain certain parts of my application. This makes the applicant to do all the talking on his/her own terms. You can potentially talk yourself into or out of a hole." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Automobile

What airport did you use?

dca

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2006

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

4 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?

5 out of 10

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