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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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)?

"In your essay, you mentioned a rough time during your undergrad years, can you talk about how you got through that? (Most of the questions asked revolved around my AMCAS)" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite non-science course? Both interviewers asked if I had questions for them." Report Response

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

"What was the hardest thing you saw during your volunteer experience? Can you explain why you took time off after undergrad graduation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does your dad do for a living? I'm not sure what this adds to my application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't really any difficult questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over AMCAS (REALLY IMPORTANT for this interview), SDN, TMSI book, school's webpage" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the Simulation lab was awesome! The students were pretty open and positive about the school, the housing was just remodelled :) " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's definately not CA weather! But I was expecting that, apparently I missed the big storm by a few weeks." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviews were very conversational. The interviewers had reviewed my application before-hand and had questions they wanted to ask. The whole day was pretty well-organized, but allowed a bit of time for wandering the halls. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

MDT

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

SpringHill Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/26/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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