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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me what you are most passionate about?" Report Response

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

"What was it like having a doctor as a parent?" Report Response

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

"General questions about EC's and Clinical work." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing particularly diffult or hyper-ethical." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the booklet and SDN the day before. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-The school was well wired-wireless internet and note taking services. The inside was well maintained as well. -In the class of 200, people landed very residencies in very competitive fields (neurosurgery, tons of orthopedics and dermatology) -55% post interview acceptance rate." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"-Weird neighborhood;it's really suburban on a one block radius around the school but outside of that I could not figure out whether I was in the Third World. -$35,000 a year!!! -Not the best education for your money. -Drexel is a rather unstable institution financially; it changed hands three times in the past 10 years! -The student interview was very clumsily coordinated;in an attempt to make it laid back, they had it during lunch! This was certainly weird and pretty inappropriate. -People had to take shuttle buses to interview locations fromt the school in the outskirts of Philly to Hahnemann hospital in center Philly. -The school had a high-schoolish appearance to it and I did not the get the University feeling from it" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The difficulty of finding this place; leave to the inteview well ahead of time and don't be afraid to ask for directions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty laid back and everyone is nice. The PBL curriculum and the IFM is pretty appealing and shows that the school has a correct trajectory in it's educational approach. Yet, the school did not have the luster to it. I think that it would be better to stick to your state school for a better education at a much cheaper price. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2003

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