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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"Out of 100 pre-med students, what rank are you?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What is your greatest achievement?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to read?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The rank question really irritated me -- it was a classic stress question. One of my interviews was an interrogation that left me annoyed whereas the other was a fun conversation. The latter seems to be more the norm." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about school online, SDF." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was surprised by how much I liked this school given its location. It's really close to a big city, and the school offers a lot of unique, varied clinical opportunities. There really is a sense of community among faculty and students. Also, really inexpensive to live there!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interrogation interview seemed to be unusual for the school and really left me with a negative impression. I don't mind hard questions, but these didn't serve an apparent purpose. However, EVERYTHING else about the day was terrific." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You may not have any down time so rest up and wear comfortable shoes." 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

10 out of 10

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