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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"what kind of music do you listen to? " Report Response

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

"do you have any questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your favorite poet?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what's your favorite quote?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read penn state's website, student doctor, my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"penn state is an awesome place. the facilities are very nice, the medical school is physically connected to the hospital, and the faculty-student dynamic is def. positive. penn state is also interested in ethics education. they even have a literary magazine (i didn't see anything like this at any other schools). penn state trains doctors who are informed on a number of different levels-- science, art, and politics." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"i only spent the day in hershey so i can't say a whole lot about it, but from what i did see, it seems like it's pretty secluded and maybe a little dull. however, the students that we ate lunch with really tried to dispel that notion saying that hershey is actually pretty touristy (b/c of the chocolate and all that noise), it's close to harrisburg and the airport, it's only an hour away from philly, and they encourage students to complete some rotations off-site (in cites across the world). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"stay at the COMFORT INN" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the interview format is pretty standard-- 2 interviews, each about 45 minutes. the ppl i interviewed with were very nice. the first guy just went through my app., and we talked pretty casually about my history and the school. the second guy was incredible. he was a lot of fun to talk to, and it seems like he really cares about his students. this really impressed me." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

MDT

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?

01/01/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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