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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 research." Report Response

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

"Why Penn State?" Report Response

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

"How do you think you will handle living in Hershey?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the biggest problem you see facing your era of physicians?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as the most interesting." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, previous interviews, read school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The attitude of everyone at the school. Every student that stopped by seemed to be extremely happy about their decision to attend the school. The facilities were also great. The hospital is fairly large with lots of different opportunities. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Two of my fellow interviewees were complete boners, and thought they were obviously very special, because they went to Berkely and Hopkins...please. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing...everything was an awesomely pleasant suprise. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great. This school immediately jumped to the top of my list. In fact I like this school even more then my state school OHSU. People were friendlier, and more supportive of the students. I also liked it better then RFU, VCU, and UVM. This is where I will be attending next year and will be turning down offers from other schools to do so. I loved it. It was just an overall good fit for me. " 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western?

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2006

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

10 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?

6 out of 10

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