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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare today? How do you propose we fix it?" Report Response

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

"What does 'orthopedic' mean in Latin (I do not know any Latin)? The interviewer wasn't too upset that I didn't know the answer." Report Response

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

"Why would you make a good doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Out of 100 applicants, where would you rank yourself in terms of who would be the best physician? Why did you rank _#__ others better than yourself? Why did you rank yourself better than _#__ others?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read the school's website, reviewed common interview questions, talked to students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great facilities. The entire campus is wireless. Lectures are on the web, and the students are very involved in the decision-making process. Students were REALLY enthusiastic." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's pretty rural... One of the interviewers didn't seem that impressed by the school?!?!?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Chocolate Avenue really does smell like chocolate! Third and fourth year students have rotations all over the country." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are morning and afternoon interviews. If you interview in the morning, you have your interview at 8:00 (8:30?)am and then the joint day with the other half of the group begins. Everyone listens to a presentation on Penn State's offerings (it is REALLY thorough), eats lunch with current students, goes on a tour of the hospital (the tour is almost entirely indoors), and then morning applicants leave while afternoon applicants have their interviews. There are 2 interviews for 30-45 minutes each. They are supposed to be relaxed and conversational, but I felt like I fielded a few tricky questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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