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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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)?

"Why medicine? <insert my answer here> Eventhough you will have to spend another 7-10 years in training? <insert my answer here> Eventhough you will likely have six figures of debt? <insert my answer here> Why not a PA? <insert my answer here> Why not a nurse? <insert my answer here> Why not a teacher? <insert my answer here> Don't you think medicine will interfere with your family life? <insert my answer here>" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult.... just why medicine? in 40 different ways." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website and previous interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are nicer than average." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students we met were fairly bland and uninteresting." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The housing situation in Hershey is pretty dismal so most people live on campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Penn State didn't leave a remarkable impression on me--not in a positive or negative way. Everything seemed pretty ordinary, aside from the OOS tuition, which is kinda high. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Airplane

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?

6 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?

6 out of 10

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