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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hershey
Overall Experience
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How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

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

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Tell me an EMS war story." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"That they never actually asked questions. They just asked what questions I had, and then used that as a conversational springboard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Exactly that." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read specifics about the curriculum, school's materials, review app, and get some sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was absurdly nice. I know I'm from Massachusetts, so everyone seems unduly nice to begin with, but this was over the edge--everyone smiles. All. The. Time. Students themselves were extremely helpful. At least six of them stopped by and asked, completely un-prompted, if we had questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Applebees was the thing to do there. The guy leading the tour wasn't a student, but a volunteer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The head of their NICU and their chief resident of internal medicine would be interviewing me. Both were really nice and nonthreatening, but still." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Have questions lined up for them. Bear in mind that what questions you ask reveals what's important to you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


Would you recommend the hotel?


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