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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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?

3

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 MD/PhD?" Report Response

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

"What would you do your PhD in?" Report Response

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

"Why Penn State?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you thought about how you are going to combine your MD and PhD in your career after school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, previous interviews, schools website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The microbiology department is very strong (my PhD interest)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The town is SO small, and not close to anything. The students did not seem overly enthusiastic about the program. I did not like the program director; his humor did not sit well with me. The facilities are not that nice. The student who gave the tour skipped a bunch of stuff and kept saying bad things about the program." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to stay with a student host. She made sure I knew I was in her way. Also how small the town was. Hershey is damn small." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first day we got together with everyone and went on a tour and had dinner, then went out to a local bar. That was pretty fun, but we were not quite in the social mood since we hadn't had our interviews yet. The next day we met with the program director and had our interviews. For lunch we had a 6th year do a presentation of her research. The day was over by 2:30pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2007

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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