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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"What problems do you expect to face in health care?" Report Response

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

"What's your motivation to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What is your primary extracurricular activity?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some problems you expect to face in health care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Drexel's website, brochures, my applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"People seemed very nice, the area seemed safe, it's extremely close to Manayunk & Roxborough, their curriculum seems really good (I like symptom-based modules better than anatomy/biochem/physio blocks)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The whole campus is one building, which seemed kind of high-school-ish. Facilities were extremely small (especially since it's one of the largest classes in the US). Library, study spaces, gym, cafeteria...all very small. They don't offer on-campus or school-affiliated housing, which isn't necessarily negative, just odd. Also, they require every student to own a laptop and a PDA." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I'd say I had a positive experience there, but I just wasn't really impressed by the physical school itself (the building, grounds, etc) Not sure I'd want to spend 4 years there. My faculty interviewer was half an hour late, and I spent only about 25 minutes in with her, but she was nice enough. That interview was open file. My student interview was over lunch, with is hard to do because I was trying to eat and talk at the same time. It was closed-file, but I spent over an hour in there with him. He was cool though, we ended up just chatting about everything from Drexel to Penn State football and partying. His friends were there so I got even more feedback too, which was nice. They all seemed very normal. Be prepared for a LOT of down-time throughout the day though. At one point I sat in the conference room for an hour and a half waiting for my next appointment." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2003

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