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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"what are your greatest strengths?" Report Response

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

"any questions for me? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"can't remember... the first interview was more of a conversation and the other was more like an awkward grilling, but not too many questions stick out..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"why wasn't nursing enough, we really need nurses... " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"relaxed, went on a nice run that morning through amish country, ate a good breakfast." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities are wonderful, the students were super nice and genuinely cool, the campus is expanding, the simulation center is neat." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the town very very very small, but nice" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"if you stay in a b and b in lancaster they can arrange a dinner with an amish family!! so cool." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the good feel at hershey was a wonderful surprise. this was the first time where i truly enjoyed both the interview group and the med students we interacted with. everyone was pretty relaxed and just excited about medicine. wish we could've sat in on a lecture, but no big deal. everyone was very friendly and helpful. make sure to get there early as it can be confusing to find your way around such a huge place. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Churchtown B&B

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?

6 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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