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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"So, what interests you about Penn State?" Report Response

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

"What do you see being the most difficult for you during your medical school years?" Report Response

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

"What made you switch from engineering to medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the last movie you saw?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think so many doctors are unhappy?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, AMCAS application, secondary application and essays, school website, SDN feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone....all faculty, physicians, etc. were extremely welcoming, friendly, and down to earth, no pressure at all. There are some progressive components to the curriculum, and the campus is massive and is still growing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's Hershey....a/k/a the middle of nowhere...and I don't even like chocolate." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Harrisburg, PA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They have been the most genuinely friendly admissions office I have met so far...truly a pleasure." Report Response

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