2018-2019 University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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  1. freedoctor17

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    Someone on November 16th posted that there was only 1 December date and 1 january date left? Or maybe that's all that was available to them. At this point they must be very close to finishing or maybe they'll have a few more to fill still and some empty spots to fill if anyone withdraws their interview.
     
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    thanks! that's a bit of a bummer - I was hoping for an excuse to visit Philly:p
     
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    II! So happy right now. Complete 9/10. There are four days available in early/Mid January.
     
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    II today! Complete late August. Options available to me were second and third week of Jan.
     
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    Has anyone complete in October or late received an II?
     
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    Is there anyone who has interviewed here already that can give some feedback on their experience? This thread seems so dead compared to other schools
     
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    I just interviewed there recently in the last two weeks and absolutely loved Penn. You could tell that they really thought about what would be the most helpful experience for us as we go through schools. For instance, instead of having the standard "intro about ___ school" presentation, they had a brief overview and gave several specific examples of their teaching curriculum. Instead of having a traditional tour, we got to see more in-depth into specifics such as operating a mannequin and having a physician teach / walk us through a typical sim center scenario for MS2s. I really appreciated this, and everyone at Penn absolutely loves it (a great sign IMO). Professors are really supportive of students, with lots of flexibility / people interested in things beyond medicine (e.g. policy, business). They also gave us a free hat lol

    Penn wasn't initially the highest on my list but now just might be -- I was thoroughly impressed by the interview day! Hope this helps, just my 2c.
     
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    Did they happen to mention how far they are in their cycle? I have some family in the area so penn would be a nice place to check out although i don't know much about it so it was never high on my list.
     
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  9. enjoythefood

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    No they didn't, but they're not rolling and a friend of mine recently got an interview so I would guess they're still considering people. The last interview date is mid/late January according to their post interview survey so they're probably nearing the end
     
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    Ok, thank you! Sounds like there's low chances of getting one at this point but oh well, im thanksful that it's been a good cycle.
     
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    It was fantastic and I would even call it fun. They gave us demos of their curriculum—on my interview day, we got to play around with ultrasounds and participate in a standardized patient activity. There were also a lot of students that stopped by throughout the day to chat with us, which I thought was a good reflection on student happiness. My faculty and student interviewers were also very friendly and interested in what I had to say. No tour of the facility strangely, but that choice seemed almost like a flex as if the other activities would more than make up for it lol.

    Basically I went into this application cycle not really sure which school would be my top choice, but after interviewing at Penn, it is now definitely at the top of my list.
     
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    Sounds amazing! Thank you guys sm, I really appreciate it! And good luck to you both :)
     
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    I agree with what other posters have said. It was definitely one of the most chill and fun days I've had so far.

    Also their campus is stunning... that balcony view is Instagram worthy.
     
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    +1, the students were the happiest and most chill I met!
     
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    when I interviewed at Penn I also surprisingly loved it. I didn't expect to and had my heart set on another school, but the interview day put Penn at the top of my list!!
     
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    So on their application portal they have a drop down menu for updates, whether it be unofficial grades, continued interest, or just an update. I want to send an update and express my continued interest at the end of the update letter, would that be okay?
     
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    Did anyone get interview invites recently?
     
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    Are they done with interviews/interview invites?
     
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    Their site says they invite August - January. According to last year’s data there were a few interviews given out around really January.
     
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    Thanks. Is that data available for all schools?
     
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    There is some data from a few select schools in the comment on this post. But they are all based off of responses from last year’s thread, so feel free to look there too.
     
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    I interviewed at Penn in October, and after interviewing at more schools it's clear that this is where I want to be. When would be the appropriate time to send a letter of intent since they interview into January?
     
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    From an adcom perspective, for a school like Penn that is non-rolling, you should not send a letter of intent until you are sure you are finished interviewing. We understand that applicants may not really know what they are looking for in a medical school until they finish all of their interviews and know what there IS to see at a medical school. If you are sure you are not going on any more interviews this cycle, then feel free to update them with a letter of intent (assuming they accept them).
     
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    Are there new interview invites recently? Is Penn done sending out interviews?
     
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    Last year it looks like last send out for interviews was on January 9th
     
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    I called Perelman yesterday they told me that there wrapping up interviews this month and that there were still a small handful of interview invites left to give out


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    That last batch of II go out yet?


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    Can totally agree with everyone else here that said that Penn jumped to the top of their lists after interview day. It was honestly the most fun and engaging interview I went to. Food was great too.
     
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    admissions told me that they have finished sending interviews
     
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    Rip
     
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  31. StanleyYelnats

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    Pouring one out for this school
     
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    Ugh it was my top choice going in :'(
     
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    Same but don't fret my dude maybe it was meant to be. Also their loss haha
     
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    Penn is underrated as a med school. Loved facilities, faculty, students, school mission, etc. They are also expanding rapidly with a huge new hospital in the works. Best interview day.
     
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    I agree, loved the interview day as well (and the hat they gave us). But I wouldn't say it's underrated; it shares the highest residency director score with Hopkins and UCSF, and for a while Penn consistently ranked as the 2nd best med school in the country!
     
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    yah haha, this was one of my fav interview days too but I would describe Penn as "rated".
     
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    I think we're pretty swell but I wouldn't say we're underrated. We get the love.
     
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    Outside of medicine, Penn doesn't get the recognition it deserves. While both are great schools, the layman often ranks Yale over Penn, while the medical community typically does the opposite. A few faculty I spoke with at HMS recognized Penn as superior in some aspects (though the difference may be marginal, as the latest PD rankings seem to indicate).

    I'm making these disclaimers/modifiers because all of the T10s/T20s are great schools and, in my opinion, the difference between the schools (especially Penn and its overshadowing big brother) is negligible. With that being said, Penn was easily my favorite interview and is my top choice. Like many others have said, I didn't expect to fall in love with the school as hard as I did.
     
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    Wait a second the one and only @Lucca, certified SDN godfather, is applying to Penn? Bruh if you get in here and don't come I will be devastated; I always thought you were some sagely resident.
     
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    lol nah im just some premed pleb who spends too much time on the internet. I did apply to Penn MSTP though! One of my top choices after interviewing there. I already knew the program would be great since the MSTP there has a rly strong track record and is one of the biggest, but I was a holdout on Philly having never been. After visiting, I actually think it would be a good place to live for 8 yrs.
     
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    Anyone know what post-interview accept rate looks like here?
     
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  42. about 28% to 30%.
     
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    A long two months to go :/
     
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    I know. I wasn't sure how much I liked Penn at the interview but as time goes on they've gone up on my list, but of course you don't want to get your hopes up...
     
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    a lot presumptuous I know, but trying to plan things, so anyone know what dates second look is here?
     
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    I don't think it's set yet. But last year ours was April 19-21.
     
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    Anyone know if they are still sending out II?
     
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    So if we haven't heard by now it's a silent rejection, right?
     
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    Yah the school sent an email saying interviews are done
     
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    StanleyYelnats I can fix that

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    Haha they didn’t even have the decency to send me that email
     

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