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Drexel University College of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Philadelphia
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 461 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $53,164
  • Non - Resident Tuition $53,164
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT -
  • AVG GPA -
  • LIZZYM Score -

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 2900 Queen Lane
  • Philadelphia 19129
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Drexel University College of Medicine, a new name just a few years ago, is the consolidation of two venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Established in 1848 and 1850, respectively, they were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman's was the very first medical school for women in the nation. Today, with over 1,000 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) is the largest private medical school in the country.

Curriculum

Recognizing that students have different learning styles, students choose between two innovative academic curricula for their first two years of study. Both options focus on professional medical education, preparing students to pursue a career as either a generalist or specialist. Both stress problem solving, lifelong learning skills and the coordinated teaching of basic science with clinical medicine. The Interdisciplinary Foundations of Medicine (IFM) curriculum integrates basic science courses and presents them through clinical symptom-based modules. Each first-year module focuses on clinical symptoms and features relevant material from the perspective of several basic and behavioral science disciplines. By the end of the first year, the basic and behavioral science courses have presented their entire core content, integrating it with related material in other disciplines. In the second year, students study basic and clinical sciences using an organ system approach. Students learn in lectures, labs, and small group settings. Students who choose the Program for Integrated Learning (PIL), a problem-based curriculum, learn primarily in small groups which are supervised and facilitated by faculty. There are seven 10-week blocks over the first two years. Each block contains 10 case studies, detailing real patient issues relating to the topics of the block. The cases serve as the stimulus and context for students to search out the information they need to understand, diagnose, and treat clinical problems. Developing the information they need to learn is crucial to the PIL approach. Sharing information, concept mapping, evaluating and giving and receiving feedback are essential facets of the curriculum. Laboratories and lectures complement the case studies.

Facilities

The College of Medicine`s main campus, Queen Lane, is in a suburban-like setting in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Additional facilities are located at the Center City campus, which includes Hahnemann University Hospital. Our Pediatrics Department is at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Psychiatry is based at Friends Hospital. Students can receive clinical education at 25 affiliated hospitals and ambulatory sites chosen for commitment to teaching as well as medical excellence.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 330
Negatively 44
No change 6

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.83 453

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 295

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They should have an actual person welcome us instead of a video. It felt very insincere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Improve food offerings. Use people to give presentations, not videos. Allow applicants to interact with students who have been at the school for longer than 3 months." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why make us write another essay? Don’t schedule four applicants with the same interviewer back to back, if he runs late to begin with and runs over time, the last applicant is set back over an hour and a half. It really means a lot to have an actual person welcome the applicants who visit the medical school campus, the video was a complete turn off, and started the day on the wrong foot." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were told that it would take 6-8 weeks to hear any word back due to the high volume of applicants. However, this is quite a long time and is very stressful to applicants. I would suggest, however if it is possible or not, to cut that waiting period down significantly." More from this Member | Report Response

"-have an actual interview packet or something to give to people when they come for an interview. an information booklet or something that they can take home instead of just a few sheets of paper. -make the lunch more organized instead of just directing students to the cafeteria -notify students when they are being offered an interview immediately, instead of waiting however many weeks to send an email and leaving it up to them to check their portal every day I understand that Drexel receives a lot of applications but their admissions & interview process needs a lot of work." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been nice if things didn't overlap so much (interviews and tours and presentations, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't schedule a tour of the anatomy lab/school facilities at the same time some interviewees have to leave for interviews. The admissions office gave a tour of the medical school and the anatomy lab to all interviewees except for me as soon as I left to attend my interview in Center City." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe have a student give the tour so interviewees have a better feel for what the students think. Also maybe have refreshments while interviewees wait in the room for long periods of time, I was starving while waiting for the student interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be so rude. Had a horrible experience with admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make it an actual interview day instead of sitting us in a conference room the entire time." More from this Member | Report Response

"An itinerary would be nice. There were multiple points during the day where I wasn't exactly sure what I was supposed to be doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"faster decision making." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions, everyone did a wonderful job helping me feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the admissions office could improve by sending out emails regarding applicants in a more timely manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shorten the down time and the over all length of the day perhaps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thanks for the relaxed interviews. I'd love to see more of what we could see as med students. Seeing the PIL program was good, but I would have loved to see some more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stop having interviews at an off campus location." More from this Member | Report Response

"they need to review completed files faster" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you give out folders to interviewing students, it would be nice if you included their names and schedules in there instead of having us shuffle papers around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Less down time - more structure or shorter interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Train the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, so far, although I do wish that the process would not take six weeks" More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a lot of free time to sit around and do nothing. Maybe have some current students around." More from this Member | Report Response

"make sure students receive secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"be more responsive to questions... didn't feel like mine were clearly answered" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much. They were really nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a letter given referring to a packet in the folder about PIL but it was missing from the f" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have enjoyed more student contact and opinion. While the student interview was a great way" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is great, actually. I would only suggest trying to schedule interviews so that" More from this Member | Report Response

"timely (or any) answers to emails would be great" More from this Member | Report Response

"Inform students that they may be taking the bus into center city for an interview on the other part" More from this Member | Report Response

"Never really dealt with anyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Release decisions online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have someone sitting at the desk at all times" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would appreciate a quicker turnaround on a decision following an interview. As of now it is 6-8 w" More from this Member | Report Response

"Redesign that opening presentation and think long and hard about what makes Drexel so different than" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What undergraduate school did you go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you mentioned many doctors have jokingly said turn around now, why do you still want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Affordable Care Act?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assuming multiple acceptances what factors would influence your school choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion about humor in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your best friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the types of problems you think you will face as a future physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked about a specific course I took first year "First Year Preceptorial" as it was in a letter of rec, or "Conversations in a World of Strangers" as on the transcript. Probably because of the discrepancy. File specific, but transcript is fair game." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your background and your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think (my school)'s basketball team is going to do this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you write about (in the essay prompt)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest thing you've had to deal with academically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your sisters do?...Kinda random" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your interests in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: Why Drexel? What do you do for fun? What's your favorite movie and book? What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know this, this and that about you. What else should I know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, what are the top 3 most important advances in medical technology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since graduating and now" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (resume experience)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor and not a nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current health care system in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which curricula would you prefer once enrolled? PIL (small group based) or IFM (lecture based)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain what you learned from your clinical volunteer experience..." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what do you want to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHy do you want to go to Drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Here are the three possible ethical question essay prompts I'm aware of. I may have paraphrased them or gotten the details wrong but if they're close enough that that won't matter. 1) You're a doctor, it's 4:00 pm and time for you to go home. You have long-standing evening plans. Your patient patient is just going in for a diagnostic test for a serious medical condition that will take an hour to complete. Do you cancel your plans in order to be there when your patient's results come back or leave your patient in the care of the on call team? Explain your reasoning 2) You're riding in your friend's car when she runs a stop sign/red light and gets into an accident (no fatalities/injuries/damage of that magnitude). She asks you to be involved in lying about the cause of the accident for insurance purposes. What do you do? 3) Rules exist for a reason but aren't applicable to all situations. Explain a time you've broken the rules and some of the ethical consequences (I forget exactly which they ask for, but if you think about an example and what you learned, why you broke the rules, and other ethical ramifications of such a scenario, you'll be prepared) You have about half of the space on one side of a unlined sheet of standard printer paper to answer the prompt." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose to go to (my undergrad school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation for becoming a doc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurriculars did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what they do at your school for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain these weaknesses in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a role model for your medical goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do HMO and PPO stand for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I like my undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student and I had a pretty easy flow of conversation and really wasn't an interview at all. The professor/doctor had me shadow him a bit and then we did the interview in his clinic's break room. He asked me if I was satisfied with my MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to pursue a college education? (I'm a non-trad.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What impressed you positively about Drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Drexel had two interviews: student and faculty. The questions that were asked by faculty were very simple and it was very conversational. The student interview for me lasted almost hour and a half, but normally its only half an hour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were your undergraduate grades so low as compared to your post-bacc grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to teach [skill from application], how would you go about it? Tell me how it all works." More from this Member | Report Response

"Without political opinion, how do you think the potential changes, or potential lack there of, in the healthcare system will impact your future practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty: Tell me about your family. Why Medicine? Tell me about your research. What was your most/least favorite class and why? Why Drexel? How can Drexel help you achieve your goals? Student: Why Drexel? What do you do for fun? What is your favorite book/song? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine/medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine ?." More from this Member | Report Response

"Without repeating anything in your file, tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are negative aspects of going to medical school? being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult medical decision you ever made in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who inspired you to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Drexel? Why medicine? General questions about GPA and extracurriculars. Questions regarding my graduate program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do your parents think about you going into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specific areas of medicine interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New York? (for undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Abortion, which I thought was inappropriate." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do before you decided to apply to the medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? How did you get from Cornell to Drexel (I've been out of college for 5 years)? Why medicine and not public health? Have you been discouraged by anyone in persuing medicine? If you were President Obama, how would you handle the healthcare crisis? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself ... ... what else ... what else ... what else" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most important qualities of doctors today." More from this Member | Report Response

"where r u from? very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do not get into medical school this round, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quoting from previous poster.. pretty much word for word same question (aka: Same interviewer) Are you ready to pay the price? Your kids are not going to see you, you will miss great part of their life, are you really sure you want to go through with this? And he went on and on saying how his kids still judge him for been missing in their life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get these 3 C's? What makes you think you are ready for medical school? (my GPA is a 3.7 but i got 3 C's) Do you even know your limits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergrad? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What type of doctor? What kind of environment would you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest challenge your generation of physicians will have to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

""You've taken a rather circuitous route to medical school...explain"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Interview: Why do you like Drexel? Faculty Interview: Tell me about your research involvement as an undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are so great about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should i help you get into drexel med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about X (this was something on my app)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you transfer schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood, family, siblings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (such and such activity from my amcas)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your academic strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine? Why Drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you get accepted to medical school the first time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strenght? weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you do any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what aren't you looking forward to as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since graduating from college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say that being a doctor never existed, what else would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? How do you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues facing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Drexel? Why did you choose to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you retake the MCAT? What are some academic challenges you have faced? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why Drexel? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you'd like to explain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get involved in cancer research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than medicine, what could you see yourself doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What isn't in your application that you want us to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick your undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences and how you were lead to pursue a career in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing people need to prevent disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical specialties particularly interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does HMO stand for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical stuff. Why medicine, why Drexel, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Is it because your father is a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"positive/negative qualities about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite type of wine? The faculty interviewer asked about the origin of my name and we started talking about French wines." More from this Member | Report Response

"are you qualified to study medicine? (assuming b/c of my poor start to my undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of ethical problems do you think you will face as a doctor? How will you handle them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself... including childhood, undergrad, postbacc, jobs, life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family, background, why you chose your undergrad school, and how did you got to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with our health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first things she said were: Ok I want to know about you, I want to know about your family, what do your parents do, any siblings, where you're from, where you went to college, how you chose this college and your major, and what made you decide to pursue medicine. This was really intimidating at first but it allowed for a great flexible conversation with a lot of tangent/joke room. If you get Lisa Cifeli, you are in luck. I heard the other interviewers were great too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you know medicine was right for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See "immigrant" question above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the biggest challenge will be coming into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you do, if it were not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which one of the undergraduate class did you not like the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about an ethical issue I had faced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (The only question asked by the student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to move from California to Pennsylvania." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you realize you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you know healthcare issues exist" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you feel deprived?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I see you've lived in the UK most of your life. Which healthcare system is better? (I answered the US, but I guess my interviewer disagreed, and then proceeded to grill me on my choice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the cannibalism thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like being a latchkey kid? (i can't believe he asked this, what a dlckhead)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your MCATs, grades, personal experiences ect..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most passionate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about XX activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I picked biomedical engineering as my major" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know if you would rather do PIL or IFM? They have 2 tracks of curricula. You have to pick one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (where you were born, what schools you attended and why). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your wish list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I chose my undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you see yourself doing in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you study abroad in England?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a C- in [insert class here]? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you just tell me a little bit about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Drexel" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you choose your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problem facing medical field today" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a pressing issue in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your previous career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to know about you? What else? What else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were treating a patient who disagreed with your course of action, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me how you became interested in medicine and why you switched from your original intended career (i definitely like this question better than straight up "why medicine?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about leaving your family and moving here for medical school? (Im from CA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the most challenging issue facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun? (it seems like fun is a big deal at drexel, another thing i liked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see most interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about certain Supreme Court cases concerning euthanasia." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was you favorite undergraduate course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your transition of coming from Hong Kong when you were a kid. (asked by both faculty and student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most challenging course in college? (faculty interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself and your parents." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst part about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seemed to have a rough start in college, can you tell me about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friend was stressed and questioned his or her decision to continue residency, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I applied to Drexel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and not a translator? (referring to my experience as a medical translator)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was Jane Austen a feminist? (I'd just taken a Jane Austen class.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your strengths and weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were about my work experiences: Why did you pursue service work abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergraduate research project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain two classes (took when I went abroad) and describe how they relate to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"favorite/least favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"She asked me specific questions about classes i had taken in college, like economics and philosophy -- she then linked them to healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you even like to be around sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"How come I did so poor in college, especially my undgrad science, while my postbac grades have been so good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research. Why don't you try an experiment that makes no sense?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience (she referenced my essay)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take the MCAT twice" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to pursue medicine as opposed to something else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (again, because he did not have my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were specific to my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor only asked one question: Ask me anything you want to know about Drexel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine/Drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your verbal score. What's a big problem in medicine today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think your Christianity will negatively influence your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"She said upfront that she wasn't going to ask me anything about academics and that she just wanted to know if I was a normal, TV watching kind of person. She wanted to know that I had a life outside of books." More from this Member | Report Response

"Motivations for going into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"why didnt i go to medical school immediately following college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What healthcare issues do you think you will be facing as a future physician? (Faculty Interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, Your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to become a doctor (Faculty Interviewer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to come to drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical/laboratory research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you attend a community college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have any of the physicians you've worked with in the past tried to discourage you from going into medicine given the state of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your _________. (research, jobs, volunteer work, blah blah blah)." More from this Member | Report Response

"why med discuss research exp" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you been in school for so long?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most problematic issues in the field of healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your fav/least fav. class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other professions have you considered? What led you to your decision to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your decision to pursue medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See above; also, how does your family feel about you entering medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialties interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the big rat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to another country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which country did I think had the highest life expectancy rate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if not med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your leadership experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What would you like me to tell the admissions committee. (faculty)" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why do you want to be a physician"" More from this Member | Report Response

"MCAT Verbal Prompt (Physician Interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Gotta love that one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very specific, mostly my faculty interview wanted to verify my activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems with medicine today? (Followed by) Any other problems with medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer went through my file and asked about the activities, etc. that I was doing. Most of the interview was based on this." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a memorable patient experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you expect to face in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Drexel? What will you bring to the medical community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you doing in your current courses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strength and weakness of our healthcare system. how would you improve weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this experience...what did you learn from it? This went on and on..until it was time for the interview to be over!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult obstacle you've had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you wait to apply? Why go directly to med school after college? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic questions about research, volunteer, working, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you get out of these specific classes? (mine were "the art of war" and "british and irish drama 1956-1965"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you are most passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the experiences that led you to decide on a career in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to work with Alzheimer's Dimentia patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do so poorly your first year of school if you always knew that you wanted to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you see are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest challenge you have faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why score low on verbaL???" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you interviewed elsewhere? What schools? What did you think of them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Tell me about your parents. How do they feel about you going into medicine? What was your most interesting class in college? What was your most difficult class? Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Drexel? Why Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What hospital experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something interesting you've done at work." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of research background, but only a few experiences in clinical medicine. Do you think you should be looking at an M.D. or a Ph.D.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"By student interviewer: Describe a difficult situation that you have had to overcome. What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult challenge you have faced (bnoth interviewers asked me this)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you write on your epitaph?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Drexel/PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Challenge you overcame? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in joining clubs here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about your family background. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges have you faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself type of interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the biggest problem facing medicine today? How woudl you solve it? Who do you think is to blame?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor and what kind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a challenge you overcame?" More from this Member | Report Response

"student interviewer asked if there were any challenges I overcame, what I do in my spare time" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difficulties have you overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my medical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your biggest accomplishment so far? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges have you faced and what did you gain from overcoming them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer, although he never asked, mentioned that he was 'supposed' to ask me about the current and future state of health care as it related to managed care, malpractice etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"If patient wanted you to perform a task that was against your religious beliefs, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Very standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most important qualities of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would friend describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the current healthcare situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario: You are on your way to visit one of your best friends, who is on their deathbed in the hospital. On the way, you hear the best joke you've ever heard in your lifetime. When you get to the hospital your friend is lying in a bed surrounded by other friends and family and nearing death. Do you tell your friend the joke?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Affordable Care Act? (interestingly enough, didn't ask "why Drexel?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all designed to be open ended to spur on further conversation. Consequently, all of the questions led to interesting tangential topics of discussion which were very interesting. The conversation was very enjoyable and very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given a certain amount of money, what would you do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On euthanasia" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your sisters do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me (the third time he asked)." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what kind of food do you and your family like to eat? (In reference to my mixed racial upbringing.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about health care economics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel about seeing the anatomy lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your experience that you mentioned in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your mother doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which aspect of your application do you believe will help you to be a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"discuss transitioning from high school into undergraduate..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best friend like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHat books are you reading now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the school system here doesn't encourage learning a second language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to cook (I said I love cooking and that is what I do for fun)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of the Graf Spee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard of Yellow? (an techno group- i mentioned that i liked electronic music)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a role model for your medical goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you write about in your essay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can I fit so much into my schedule" More from this Member | Report Response

"healthcare reform... since he teaches business and policies at the med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really anything, it was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were pretty standard, but it was literally a conversation the entire time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you've been involved extensively in community service. What makes you like it so much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first of these. The interviewer said outright that it was meant to demonstrate my response to pressure." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a looking glass, what do you see yourself doing 10 years after you graduate from medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any question to me? What do you like to know about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student asked me 3 words to describe me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD, not phd ?." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a follower or leader? Explain. Why are both of those characteristics necessary in a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define a "medical professional"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the weakest part of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Current state of health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"none in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure this is what you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what is involve in this process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get into medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your patient needs a blood transfusion and refuses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something about yourself i cant get from your amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very conversational interview...for the most part, I was allowed to drive the conversation and talk about what I wanted to talk about." More from this Member | Report Response

"I mentioned that my current job was incredibly challenging and she asked me why and how and we had a really interesting discussion about the nature of medicine today. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about medical practice and ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you don't get into any program in U.S.A. Would you accept a program out of the country to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were President Obama, how would you handle the healthcare crisis? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do to relax? both interviewer asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready for what you have to give up for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many students in your school are premed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 1... he just wouldn't let up. I started by mentioning I would talk with my kids about the work "daddy has to do" and that is why he can't be around all the time.. but that wasn't enough for him. He said, "They still don't appreciate it, even though they understand..." I was stuck, and then he told me this is his life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you ready to pay the price? Your kids are not going to see you, you will miss great part of their life, are you really sure you want to go through with this? And he went on and on saying how his kids still judge him for been missing in their life." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. My interviewer actually told me a lot about the school, especially the curriculum. Otherwise conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just your standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, i was only asked 2!!! grrr" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked by the student interviewer: ''If you had to pick a theme song to represent you, what would it be and why?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever cheeted" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were directed towards my application except a)Why do you want to be a doctor? b)Why Drexel? c) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given unlimited time and money what would you do to better the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something about yourself that's not on your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is a fairy god mother who will give you a list of wishes, what would be your list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a situation where you observed cheating and how did you handle it? ( asked by the student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something you'd change about your personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should i help you get into drexel med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real interesting questions...there just wasn't enough time! With only 30 minutes it was a real no-nonsense interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an example of how you work well in groups." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hopes and dreams?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what skills do you have that you can bring to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a problem I had overcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the weaknesses of Drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing terribly interesting was asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you need to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why Drexel and not Temple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you would fit in with the students here, and what was one important thing you've learned that will help you when you're a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think living in LA affected your studies or career goals? What problems do you think you would have adjusting to living on the east coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing exciting. He flipped through my file and asked me to talk about a few things." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were able to cure all disease, would this have a positive or negative impact on the human race (and why)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you not looking forward to as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you change your mind about going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting.. a lot about alternative career paths if medicine doesn't work out... think that's a standard question though" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting. It was about a 10 minute interview. He asked me to tell him about myself and then interrupted me to ask if I thought I could handle medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"By Dean of Admissions after learning about my baby-signing experience, 'Have you ever seen Meet the Fockers?' She's a really cool down to earth woman, easy to relate to, but is also highly qualified and accels at her job." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues facing medicine? (It was interesting because it was asked a few times consecutively, so I really had to reflect on the answers I gave)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were particularly difficult or interesting. I'm pretty sure that applicants always hear that a school's interviews are conversational but the Drexel interviews were just that. Seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you want to go into medicine? no really, are you sure? you really want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had all the money and time in the world, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to center yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your limited clinical exposure, how do you know medicine is right for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly just the standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"You gave me a whole bunch of reasons, but what is single most important reason why you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a fairy-godmother to grant me my perfect life in the future I would ask for..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was basically a get to know you conversation. can't remember any specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything you would like to explain in this file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose 7 year vs. 8 year? (I applied to the Villanova/Drexel combined program)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical questions do you think doctors face? How would you deal with that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard that someone was asked ''how many uninsured patients are there in the US and how would you go about addressing this problem?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing people need to prevent disease? (I said nutrition, the answer is clean water.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you treat an illegal alien? Would you if it was unlawful to do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had ten million dollars, how would you change healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty basic get to know you and why you want to go here questions. i actually enjoyed the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is research important to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much. i don't remember." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is simple (after a discussion about my complex background)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite type of wine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like Sheryl Crow's music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did my sister's cerebral palsy affect my family's life and my decision to become a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react if you were the physician who had to treat the victims of the amish school shooting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the US Healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer did not ask specific questions. She just told me to talk about my family, background, ECs, why I picked my undergrad school, and why choose medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you stop pursuing a career in music for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So what brings you here (in reference to choosing medicine and Drexel)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Drexel Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle a situation where a patient--such as an illegal immigrant-- arrived needing help, but the law forbad providing it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew about a George Harrison song called "wa-wa"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think Freud got right and what did he get wrong? (In relation to an independent study I did on Freud)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were not going into medicine, what would I do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got asked a lot about my non-traditional path to med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the immigration controversy? Do you think illegal immigrants should be able to get health care in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the reaction of people around you when they found out you were applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 20-30 years tell me what you picture your typical day to be like, start with waking up, breakfast etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"fairly standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do bharat natayam dancing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing... the interviewer asked me only 2 basic questions, problems in healthcare, and why I thought I was waitlisted last year." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I see you've lived in the UK for most of your life. Which healthcare system is better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All typical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

""There's a lot of diversity here, which should interest you since you've studied cannibalism a lot." "..Wha?" "[rereads my file] Oh. Never mind. I was way off."" More from this Member | Report Response

"woud your family support you if you did not want to study medicine? (Both of my parents and two of my grandparents are physicians)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like growing up as a latchkey kid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is so special about you that med school would want you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were pretty basic, about items on my application and my ideal career. The student interviewer asked me a lot about what I want in a medical school and sold me on Drexel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly questions about grades, why medicine, when did you come to that conclusion, what are your strengths, and is there anything else you'd like to add?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You took the MCAT three times. That's a lot of times to take an exam. (Not a question but this prompted a response). " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know the [educational organization I lead] was successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think one of the most difficult situations doctors face when providing care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself...." More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of master's program are you in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With all of the new information being discovered in the human genome project, what do you think will be the next big discovery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats your wish list?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None too off the wall. We talked about our separate experiences visiting Argentina." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because you are a x major, why not enter x field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you get that watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not too intersting...but what I did to improve my mcat score" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"she asked me why I wanted to go into medicine more than once, it was basically the same question, different wording." More from this Member | Report Response

"what were the best and worst things to ever happen to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"which track (PIL or IFM) would you be interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall they were the basic questions, but framed in unique ways. instead of "why medicine" it was "why not nursing?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really unusual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your parents meet when they were doing their residencies? I know...wtf." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a friends of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just standard questions about background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your favorite Science Fiction book." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's with your MCAT verbal score? Did you have trouble finishing the passages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Among all your extracurricular activities, which one would you re-do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the career change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked anything interesting. She said, "so, I guess psychology is your thing?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your "a-ha" class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were treating a patient who disagreed with your course of action, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"every question was standard, straight out of the book." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a story behind the C you received your last semester? (I was happy they asked this b/c I had a chance to explain)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my biggest shortcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed you listed your marriage as an activity on your application - do you care to explain that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of personal questions about my family" More from this Member | Report Response

"hmm nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was some decree that said you absolutely could not practice medicine anywhere, what would you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a recent Supreme Court case concerning euthanasia. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I see as the shortcomings of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend (asked by student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my thoughts of professionlism in medicine, and how would I exemplify them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most challenging course in college? (interesting because that depends on how you define "challenging")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. It was just a conversation . Tell me about yourself...your family...your activities..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual healthcare stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really stuck out as unusual, it was very conversational she just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the patient physician relationship? Give me an example of a doctor who you think is good at relating to patients and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"what lessons did you learn from traveling abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most pressing problem facing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a 2-seat car and drove by a dying woman, your best friend, and the love of your life, who would you pick up and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the population of the cities I previously lived in ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty standard questions. My interviewer was a faculty member who wasn't an MD and didn't ask any questions about med ethics or problems in health care (i.e. PA's med liability crisis)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting, just the standard fare of personal questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is different between inner-city and rural hospitals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was Jane Austen a feminist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i'm a beginner skier, why size skiis should i buy? (i used to ski professionally, so i think they were just getting me to talk)" More from this Member | Report Response

"He didn't really ask me any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"he barely asked me any questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Drexel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important aspect of a medical school to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like living where you live? (I'm from a very rural area)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Routine q's." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the differences in the US healthcare system and the healthcare system in my country? (a question specific to my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical challenge physicians face today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had carefully read my application and asked a lot of questions about classes i had taken, including an essay-writing course. She asked what my favorite piece of writing had been and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked anything I thought was "interesting"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a non-science course you had that you enjoyed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my graduate research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The questions were really basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristic of your best friend makes you friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I felt it was harder working with children or adults as patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question abou9t my volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sometimes a positive quality turns into a negative one, has this effected you ever?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what quality is most important to me in selecting a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, all boring stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interviewer asked "if i were to bump into you and your friend and pull him/her aside ask them to name one thing they like about you and one thing they don't, what would they be?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your study abroad change your worldview? What criticisms of the US did you develop while living abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None in particular. All but one were specific to my experiences listed in my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the ethical challenges to your current work and research? (I work on providing cash incentives to schizophrenics to encourage them to quit smoking cigarettes.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"From my student interviewer - "Why are manholes round?". She told me there was no real answer to the question, she was just curious how I would reason the answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, all pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"no interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on your background in political science, who is going to win the Democratic Nomination? I said Kerry and turned out to be right." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine and how do you think you will make a positive contribution to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could pick one issue in healthcare today and have it solved overnight, which one would you pick." More from this Member | Report Response

"why didnt i go to medical school immediately following college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question I was asked was about how I would make the transition to medical school. (asked by my student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should Drexel accept you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"No question was really interesting. I think that the questions that I asked my faculty interviewer were more interesting than the ones he asked me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked, what was the weirdest question you've been asked in other interviews??? (He liked to see if anyone had a horror story)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions are your expected, general ones you'd expect at most interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions, most were very standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the best places to eat in Fort Lauderdale?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no questions that pertained to my applciation. They were all general questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself fitting into medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Assuming that 20 years from now all of the malpractice and managed care/medicare problems are solved, what do you think will be the most pressing issue in healthcare? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered how chosing a career in medicine will affect you financially?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. Very canned questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. The student gilled me a bit on health care and the price of medications. He jumped from subject to subject. It felt artificial - not like the natural flow of a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the recent changes at the university? All of this info is on their site how it has changed, affiliates...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides HMOs, malpractice insurance, health care system etc. what do you see has the biggest challenge facing medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewers questions were all personal in nature, intended to examine specific aspects of my application. The most interesting being what I would do for my community if I became a physician. The student interview was odd, my interviewer appeared quite shy, and I asked most of the question." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how would your prevent yourself from getting sued?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assuming the insurance issue is cleared up in the upcoming years, what do you see as the most challenging issue in the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of racial diversity in the workplace and educational system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think define a physician? Watch out, my interviewer wrote down everything I said. The follow up question I did no expect.." More from this Member | Report Response

"hardly any questions, mostly just discussion" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't going to medical school, what career would your pursue." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself -- very broad question that allowed me to pretty much tell them anything i want them to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was interesting or out of the ordinary. Every question was completely run-of-the-mill." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was just a conversation geared to get to know you better. All questions related to my application and life experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"If, for some reason, you didn't get into medical school, what other profession would you like to pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about urban public hospitals losing money like crazy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the greatest challenge that your generation of doctors will face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what recipes you published in your column? (I wrote for a paper... my interviewer *really* read my application!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you suppose the amount of time a patient spends with a doctor is so brief...because of the doctor or the hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the big rat? (nurses striking outside, 15 foot inflated rat sitting outside)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think undocumented immigrants deserve medical treatment while in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the following scenario: I am a physician and I have two patients, but only enough time to dedicate to one. The first patient listens to everything I recommend and follows instructions about meds perfectly. The second patient never listens to my recommendations and refuses to take meds. Keeping in mind the time constraint, how do I spend my time treating the patients? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like the weather in Pennsylvania? (I'm from California) " More from this Member | Report Response

"No question I got was particularly interesting, but the overall experience was really nice. My faculty interviewer was very chill, and it was more like a conversation than an actual interview. He asked me just the standard questions really, such as "Why do you want to be a physician," "Why Drexel," etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"She asked if I could remember the MCAT verbal prompt. I scored well and she said most people cannot remember the question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest obstacle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Theoretically, if Drexel were to make you an offer, how enthusiastic would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school? What is a problem you'll face in healthcare. What do you do on your free time. What are you currently doing at your job." More from this Member | Report Response

"When mentioning to practicing physicians that you are applying to medical school what is their response?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the East Coast (i'm from the west)? Why Drexel? What experiences made you want to pursue medicine? Basically, getting-to-know-you type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly interesting. I was asked by the student what I would be for Haloween." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parlez-vous Francais?(I had listed french as a language that I spoke fluently)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any failures or academic disappointments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my religion" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would a friend describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's 2 times 2? (My student interviewer needed to assess my "problem-solving skills")" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had one year to do anything you wanted, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be a hard thing you will have to face as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into clinical medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about needle exchange programs? (and "why are manhole covers circular?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to give an in depth explanation of a particular extracurricular activity that I had. This interviewer was interested in the event and wanted to know more about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing specific. Just an honest attempt to get to know me and the decision making process I used in getting to this point." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to make an "ideal" medical school, what characteristics would it have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you want to come to Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you want on your epitaph?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really...very informal...just wanted to know who I was " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Very standard questions like, "How was it having a physician as a father" and "what are you most passionate about." The student interview asks questions off a sheet of paper and the "what are you most passionate about" questions is one of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a high school applicant applying for a BA/MD program. How do people respond when they find out you have decided to physician at the age of 17?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think infant mortality is so high in Phili?" More from this Member | Report Response

"very standard questions. interviewer just wanted to get to know me" More from this Member | Report Response

"-None-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you anticipate having difficulty with the coursework in medical school or do you feel prepared? (student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is what the typical person would do. Now here is what you did. Please explain this to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting...the faculty interviewer was not very nice...she kept asking why i had scored so low on the verbal part of the mcat." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest challege you've faced so far (seems to be a Drexel required question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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"I wasn't even asked questions by the faculty interviewer really. We just talked about him for most of the interview and I asked the questions. The student interviewer asked the standard questions like why medicine and what do you do as a hobby. Here's the thing, I thought my faculty interview went bad because we spent the entire time talking about his life and acomplishments. He was super friendly, but I didn't know what he could possibly write on my evaluation because I never really got asked questions. But I got acepted. Contrast this with Albany's interview in which I prepared so much for ethics questions and talked rather well in my opinion for a total of 3hrs over two interviews only to get put on the alternate list. The interview process in general seems a little screwy to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"just basic stuff really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most interesting class? What was your most challenging class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting, pretty standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out that your parent had HD? (I would have a 50% chance of getting the disease, and the interviewer wanted to know if I would get genetic testing to find out if I had the disease)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you considered military service to pay for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if a patient refused a life-saving treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"By the student: What's your favorite vodka? By the doctor: Are you sure you don't want to be a lawyer instead? (apparently I was pretty talkative)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think research will help you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a medical scientist do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are malpractice insurance premiums so expensive in PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing unusual, "how would your friends describe you", "what obstacles do you expect as a physician"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest obstacle in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing I should mention to the committee when I present your file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has Hinduism impaceted your decision to enter medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"A challenge I have encountered and how I overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your background in research help you as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you write on your tombstone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all really straight forward...general questions based on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewer asked me to compare the health care system before an after the Soviet Union broke up (I am originally from there). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What future obstacles do you see for the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about the rising cost of malpractice insurance premiums?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the current situation with HMOs, why do you still want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty typical." More from this Member | Report Response

"all standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did your recommender say this (something)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would like written on your epitah?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing you'd want me to say to the admissions committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i didn't think that any of the questions i was asked were particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your life growing up." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty standard fare" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is Alice Coltrane?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the thing that you regret most in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting, we just talked about my extra-curriculars. I was asked if this interview was my first and since it wasn't, where else I had interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"besides HMOs what is the next big thing facing the medical community" More from this Member | Report Response

"what am i most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your project?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you intend to provide quality care in an HMO environment (or something along that line)." More from this Member | Report Response

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How do you feel about the location of the school?

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How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

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What do you like most about this school?

"P/F with no mandatory attendance and everything is recorded. Scheduling is also great with exams typically scheduled on Fridays allowing us to take full weekends off and we're given 9 weeks for dedicated period this year." | Report Response

"Giving me a medical degree." | Report Response

"The cooperative environment." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The amount of TBL type exercises which are being mandated by the LCME. They dropped off a lot second year and its gotten much better" | Report Response

"Bare bones program. Enormous class size leads to lottery system in rotations. Poorly run business class. Adversarial relationship at times between faculty and students." | Report Response

"The cafeteria food." | Report Response

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"Underrated program with a very unique curriculum, accessible faculty, and a great atmosphere." | Report Response

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