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bluenebula83

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Apparition said:
that was my face too, when i found out about it, i already started thinking that it was all a dream. when did you interview? have you checked mail today?


hey apparition, ya i did check my mail today--nothing yet. :scared:

i interviewed on...9/28. i'm also an out-of-stater. i'm assuming that mite have an impact. also the fact that i can't find admissions stats on penn state ANYWHERE sorta sucks. i'm hoping they accept 99.9% of the applicant pool. :laugh:

gluck dude/dudette! :luck:
 
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hey apparition, ya i did check my mail today--nothing yet. :scared:

i interviewed on...9/28. i'm also an out-of-stater. i'm assuming that mite have an impact. also the fact that i can't find admissions stats on penn state ANYWHERE sorta sucks. i'm hoping they accept 99.9% of the applicant pool. :laugh:

gluck dude/dudette! :luck:

At the interview, they mentioned that they accepted approximately 1/3 of the interviewees. :scared: :scared: :scared: Good luck to you too! :luck:
 
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At the interview, they mentioned that they accepted approximately 1/3 of the interviewees. :scared: :scared: :scared: Good luck to you too! :luck:


btw when did u interview there? how'd u find ur experience? personally, i really enjoyed it and was impressed by the trauma I center they have (especially since i work as an EMT myself).

i also remember my first interviewer being the chaplain there. it wasn't too hot cuz it seemed he didn't really ask alotta questions. but my second interviewer, a behavioral scientist, was definately much better. she was great to talk to and had some interesting questions based on some of the answers i told her.

:luck:
 
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I didn't get anything today! But it's good to know they've finally started sending stuff out. Of course now I'm going to be crazy about checking the mail again like I was with Drexel! And I'm going out of town Thursday afternoon for the whole weekend! lol

(btw I interviewed 9/19)
 
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bluenebula83 said:
hey apparition, ya i did check my mail today--nothing yet. :scared:

i interviewed on...9/28. i'm also an out-of-stater. i'm assuming that mite have an impact. also the fact that i can't find admissions stats on penn state ANYWHERE sorta sucks. i'm hoping they accept 99.9% of the applicant pool. :laugh:

gluck dude/dudette! :luck:

I INTERVIEWED ON 9/28!!!!!!!!! ...who are you....

i was the first male to go to interviews

i'm not expecting anything good from them due to mr. jerkface interviewer....all the students saying the interviews were stress free lied to me!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you weren't that kid that also had that guy...i felt bad for the both of us
 
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I INTERVIEWED ON 9/28!!!!!!!!! ...who are you....

i was the first male to go to interviews

i'm not expecting anything good from them due to mr. jerkface interviewer....all the students saying the interviews were stress free lied to me!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you weren't that kid that also had that guy...i felt bad for the both of us


HI! i was one of the two kids who did the morning interview. ya sorry dude, but my interviewer wasn't stressful at all. but u know wat, it mite actually work to ur favor. it'll show that you can handle stressful situations.

my first interviewer was the chaplain and the second one was a behavioral scientist (i loved her!). but yea gluck to all of us! :D
 
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HI! i was one of the two kids who did the morning interview. ya sorry dude, but my interviewer wasn't stressful at all. but u know wat, it mite actually work to ur favor. it'll show that you can handle stressful situations.

my first interviewer was the chaplain and the second one was a behavioral scientist (i loved her!). but yea gluck to all of us! :D

let's just say i didn't handle that stressful situation too well :)

....were you the first girl that went....meaning you were the other person at the same time as me?

to PhillyEaglesFan: sorry 'bout last night, mwhaahahahahhahahahha (go cowboys :D ) i do feel bad for you guys though...to an extent

edit: and congrats! sry for not saying that b4
 
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let's just say i didn't handle that stressful situation too well :)

....were you the first girl that went....meaning you were the other person at the same time as me?

to PhillyEaglesFan: sorry 'bout last night, mwhaahahahahhahahahha (go cowboys :D ) i do feel bad for you guys though...to an extent

edit: and congrats! sry for not saying that b4


i was that DUDE in a blue suit/blue tie.
 
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i was that DUDE in a blue suit/blue tie.

lol, sry, so you were a bit after me...i don't remember much from that day, just girl that was w/ my interview time and guy w/ crutches...i tried to blank the rest out...if i don't remember it happening, they won't, and i'll still have a shot!

g/l
 
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bluenebula83 said:
btw when did u interview there? how'd u find ur experience? personally, i really enjoyed it and was impressed by the trauma I center they have (especially since i work as an EMT myself).

i also remember my first interviewer being the chaplain there. it wasn't too hot cuz it seemed he didn't really ask alotta questions. but my second interviewer, a behavioral scientist, was definately much better. she was great to talk to and had some interesting questions based on some of the answers i told her.

:luck:

I interviewed the first week of Oct. I totally loved it, most of all the energy of the med center. Students seemed really cool, stopped by to wish us luck.
I haven't seen the trauma center but the sim lab was awesome. I just got a really positive feeling about that school and hershey is kinda nice in its own way too, all green, clean. It would be a great break from my current location to live there.
 
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I interviewed 10/19.. I had a rough interviewer too (I think from histology)... he rattled off questions without really listening to my full answer. Being my first interview, I was nervous and coming out of the gate cold. And I didn't feel a good connection between us like I usually do with people. He also did not speak English very well, so I had to really break down everything for him..

The second interviewer was a LOT better.

I got the 2 questions: 1). What would I do if I could not be a doctor? 2). I need to tell my patient that he/she has a terminal illness. How would I go about doing this?

I felt like I did OK, but who knows what he was looking for?

Looks like I'll have to wait till the end of December for a decision...
 
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lol, sry, so you were a bit after me...i don't remember much from that day, just girl that was w/ my interview time and guy w/ crutches...i tried to blank the rest out...if i don't remember it happening, they won't, and i'll still have a shot!

g/l

hey guys!! i was there on 9/28 too!! i'm trying to remember who was there and i remember an older woman, a guy with crutches and i'm trying to remember the morning interviewees, i interviewed in the afternoon. i'm scared about penn state's decision!! :scared:
 
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hey guys!! i was there on 9/28 too!! i'm trying to remember who was there and i remember an older woman, a guy with crutches and i'm trying to remember the morning interviewees, i interviewed in the afternoon. i'm scared about penn state's decision!! :scared:

wow, i've had sdn ppl at 3 of 4 interviews so far

guy w/ crutches is the only real person i can remember...and girl that interviewed at my time, but i don't even actually remember her past that....
 
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Thank you guys! I live only 15 miles from the med school, so that's probably why I'm the first :) I'm sure there will be mail coming for you soon. It's a thick envelope with the acceptance slip, a housing brochure, and student health forms.

My interview actually didn't go that well, I thought. I had an interviewer from hematology who didn't smile much or seem to think much of my answers. I felt like I was rambling nonsensically. The second interviewer was much nicer, so nice, in fact, that we didn't seem to go in that great depth.

And the Eagles deserved to lose :)
 
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I'm applying for the program and they send final letters in the beginning of april. Deadline is Nov 30th and there are 2 interviews (one with penn state and one with jefferson). Definitely not as drawn out as regular MD.
 
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I asked this question on one of the other penn state threads, but for those of you who interview/invited for interviews how much time was between you being "complete" and when you were invited for an interview.

complete 10/28, invite 11/9, so a little under two weeks.

do you guys know when penn state started interviewing? they asked me to schedule my interview withing 8 weeks of the invite but i wanted to schedule it with my drexel interview which is in ~10 weeks. now i'm kinda worried that i'm waiting too long and it's gonna land me a waitlist spot.
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complete 10/28, invite 11/9, so a little under two weeks.

do you guys know when penn state started interviewing? they asked me to schedule my interview withing 8 weeks of the invite but i wanted to schedule it with my drexel interview which is in ~10 weeks. now i'm kinda worried that i'm waiting too long and it's gonna land me a waitlist spot.
-mota

the first day offered was sept 12th, and they interview every Mon, Wed, Fri
 
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So I didn't get anything in the mail today. It's now been about 9 weeks since I interviewed. So I called to find out if they're backed up or something. The woman wasn't so nice this time. She said, "there's nothing I can tell you." I asked if they're backed up, and she said, "It goes to committee, and when they make a decision you will receive it in the mail." So I said yeah but are they backed up, because it's been 9 weeks? And she just repeated the exact same thing about the committee.

So whatever.
 
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So I didn't get anything in the mail today. It's now been about 9 weeks since I interviewed. So I called to find out if they're backed up or something. The woman wasn't so nice this time. She said, "there's nothing I can tell you." I asked if they're backed up, and she said, "It goes to committee, and when they make a decision you will receive it in the mail." So I said yeah but are they backed up, because it's been 9 weeks? And she just repeated the exact same thing about the committee.

So whatever.

ya their secretaries are kind of robots. even when i called to schedule an interview theywere incredibly rude. but thank god you have those 2 acceptances. i thought you were pretty set on either drexel or jeff no?
-mota
 
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ya their secretaries are kind of robots. even when i called to schedule an interview theywere incredibly rude. but thank god you have those 2 acceptances. i thought you were pretty set on either drexel or jeff no?
-mota

heh, I really don't know. At this point I'm leaning towards AECOM if I get in there (hope I do!). But really, it's up in the air. It's a weird feeling. I like being more certain about my future. I know I'm lucky to at least be certain of having somewhere to go.

But I'm interested in hearing from Penn State mostly for financial reasons, since I'm in-state. I'll hold on to everything I get until I find out about financial aid. That wouldn't be an issue at AECOM because of a scholarship through my undergrad.
 
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I asked this question on one of the other penn state threads, but for those of you who interview/invited for interviews how much time was between you being "complete" and when you were invited for an interview.

I was complete on 10/6 and got an invitation today (11/17). I'm from Oregon, so I'm out of state (and very non-traditional).
 
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for 2004

Applications
Pennsylvania 907
Non-Pennsylvania Residents 4,704
Total 5,611
Interviews
Pennsylvania 264
Non-Pennsylvania Residents 654
Total 918

hi, if u don't mind me asking..where did u get these numbers from? only b/c i've tried EVERYWHERE looking for them. and also, i remember the lady at the admissions office saying they accept 1/3 of the ppl they interview there.
 
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Has anyone gotten out of the "continue to review" category yet and been invited for an interview? I'm (not so) patiently waiting. :)

:luck:

I think in most cases the "continue to review" category is just Penn State's unique way of saying "rejected". I applied there last year and was put on the "continue to review" list soon after they received my materials. I don't recall getting a formal rejection letter from them, so, who knows, maybe they're still reviewing my application.

*shrugs shoulders*

I don't like chocolate anyway. :cool:
 
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I think in most cases the "continue to review" category is just Penn State's unique way of saying "rejected". I applied there last year and was put on the "continue to review" list soon after they received my materials. I don't recall getting a formal rejection letter from them, so, who knows, maybe they're still reviewing my application.

*shrugs shoulders*

I don't like chocolate anyway. :cool:

Does anyone else know about this? I am hoping that some people get interviews in that category being that I am currently in it
 
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Does anyone else know about this? I am hoping that some people get interviews in that category being that I am currently in it

i was on that list last year as well, and then much later (this spring) i was rejected.....this year interviewed....i have no more info on it (i do, but they'll kill me if i tell you) (don't tell them i said that!)
 
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Wait, so nobody else has heard? Just one person? That's weird and absurd. It's been 9 weeks since I interviewed! I've been out of town since Thursday, so I don't know if I got anything, but I'm assuming I didn't since nobody else did. Weird.
 
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