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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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 a little about yourself. - Greatest strengths/weaknesses. - Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why would you want to move to rural Penn. after living in New York City for practically all of your life?" Report Response

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

"- Where do you see yourself in 10 years? - A lot of other questions pertaining to things in my AMCAS" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would your parents consider moving down to Penn. if you were accepted? (I come from a very close knit family, and he asked because I told him that my mother, father, and younger sister made the trip from NY to Penn with me for the interview.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why the low score on the MCAT writing sample?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prayer, SDN, Prayer, Mock Interview, Prayer, school site, Prayer, Rehearsed much, did I mention prayer?" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are beautiful, the students were enthusiastic about the school, Interviewers were great, they really put me at ease and were interested in getting to know me. The new children's hospital is great. one of the little children waved at me. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really, the campus is very rural, but if thats what you are looking for in a school, there are no problems." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What a great school Penn State is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"By God's Grace, both of the interviewers were amazing. They did their best to try to get to know me as a person and just asked me to expand on some things from my AMCAS. The second interviewer was more interested in what I wanted to specialize in and so on. The students that took us to lunch were great too. The first years had just finished a series of tests the week prior to my interview, an the second years were actually taking a 2 part exam, the second part of which they were going to take soon after the lunch time. Still, they all were very happy with their choice to attend Penn State, and were highly enthusiastic about it. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

10 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?

01/27/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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