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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 international experiences and your research.. (All straight from AMCAS app)" Report Response

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

"Why didn't you take the MCAT again?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine and why Hershey? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are your parents surprised that you want to become a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give one 4 letter word to describe you? What's one unique quality you would bring as an applicant that no one else would have?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went through AMCAS App, prepped with students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"First interviewer was excited about my application. Had specific questions about things I did, related them to his interests.. Was more of a conversation! Really liked the humanities aspect and the PBL" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Second interviewer had not looked at my application much previously so he wasn't very prepared and asked lots of general questions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wear comfortable shoes" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone is super friendly and helpful!" 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/04/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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

4 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?

9 out of 10

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