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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?

2 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)?

"Tell me about your clinical experience." Report Response

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

"Do you like where you are living now?" Report Response

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

"What questions do you have for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your favorite movie? (I guess that's not very interesting but it was fun to answer)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As a hospital administrator, what one thing would you do with leftover funds? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my AMCAS and secondary, trolled the Penn State website for potential questions to ask (which turned out to be a very good choice)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at the school was very friendly and students were generally happy and well-adjusted, even the first-years with their exams coming up. Penn State seems to really care about their students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Penn State is sooooo self-contained. If you lived in the student housing, you would be living at work. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that my interviewers wanted me to do the majority of the asking questions. I don't think this is standard for most interviewers." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was very impressed with Penn State-- the students were friendly and always made a point to stop and say hello; the faculty seemed to care about both their students and their patients (Dr. Davis should run for office); and, the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Advice for first-time interviewees: try to get to know your fellow interviewees because it makes the day a lot less awkward (rather than sitting in a nervous silence). Most of the other people I was there with reported their interviews as being conversational and generally they ran over the 45 minutes alotted. However, both of my actual interviews were short-- not stressful-- just ending with neither interviewer having any more questions for me. I guess this is good? In any case, it was very helpful for me to have an arsensal of 5 or 6 questions ready in order to fill up the remaining time. However, both of my interviewers were kind and truly interested in my success during the process. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2007

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

7 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?

4 out of 10

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