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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why do you think what your research is important?" Report Response

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

"Don't you think that other professionals have the same working hours as doctors? " Report Response

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

"What does your mother do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have a skilled doc with no bedside manner, or a non-skilled one with great bedside manner, which would you choose?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think a patient that has a renal carcinoma will be after they have a kidney removed?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, schools' website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty, the laid back vibe." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location, the fact they didn't have a tour for me since I was the only interviewee." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was soo good" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was nice. I was the ONLY interviewee, which I was told had never happened. I had my interviews early and then had the presentation, and lunch with a bunch of faculty and some students. All in all, it was a good day even if I was the only one there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hershey Fairway Motel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/04/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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