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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?

5 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)?

"Tell me about your experience abroad." Report Response

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

"I see you have done a tremendous amount of research. Did you play a primary role in your research project. How so?" Report Response

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

"It is open file, so expect question about anything on your AMCAS. Why was your MCAT score low. Why did you get a low grade in class X. Why do you want to go to PSU. Why do you want to do medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I would not consider any of the question interesting. They were all typical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the problem with health care today? How do you propose we fix it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"It is open file-They ask you questions directly from you AMCAS application (make sure to review it!). Also, I recommend rehearsing responsed to question you might anticipate. Finnaly, review studentdoctor.net" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The emphasis PSU had on humanities. They stress that their school is geared towards training you to get involved in the humanist aspect of medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Their research opportunities. It is not a school to do research. However, their must be good scientists at that school if they are receiving funding from NIH." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a terrific experience. The location was great. If you are a city person, this school may not be for you. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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