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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

No Response

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

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

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

"Faculty: Ethical problems in medicine? Why Drexel? Talk about your experience with X activity? My interview with the faculty member (who I believe was on the adcom) was mildly catastrophic. I completely botched the question "Why Drexel?" and it went downhill from there." Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

No Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were better than expected on the inside. Philadelphia was nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'll preface this by saying that I was "spoiled" by interviewing at 2 incredible schools before Drexel. Yes, I did not have a great impression of this school. 1.) Location - I got lost in the ghetto trying to find the school. At first it was funny, but then it got depressing when I started thinking about actually being a student here. 2.) No campus/isolation - the entire school seemed like a kind of retirement community/high school. Yep, I would not want to go back to anything resembling high school as a med student...Nothing to do in the Queen Lanes area. 3.) Complacency - Students seemed to be there because it was the only school they had gotten into. Not one student popped by the conference room to talk to us about the school. 4.) Close to no focus on research - My student interviewer mentioned "volunteering" at another institution for a project. I'm sorry to be blunt but even if a school is not a research powerhouse, when students are paying one of the highest tuitions in the country, a funded project should be expected. My undergrad has more research opportunities than this med school. The biggest strength of my app is my research and my faculty interviewer didn't even want to talk at all about it. 5.) Cost - it did not match up with what they were offering. An adcom member pretty much said the debt coming out of here is insane. 6.) Rotations - While bouncing around the state 3rd and 4th year may provide for a more "diverse" experience, it is certainly not ideal. 7.) Large class size - Call me a cynic, but the option to choose one of 2 types seems like a way to manage the 200+ students than anything else." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That most of the day would be spent sitting in a conference room. Now I understand there's nothing to do outside but at least show that you're interested in us." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Drexel doesn't even try to make an impression on its applicants. Don't expect to feel special on interview day. You won't get a name tag or breakfast." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Garden Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

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